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2:50 PM ET, April 27, 2009

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Ray C. He / Facebook Developers:
The Facebook Open Stream API  —  Today we are excited to announce an important step toward greater openness through Facebook Platform.  For the first time, we're opening the core Facebook product experience — the stream — with the new Facebook Open Stream API.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Forget that redesign, you can get Facebook's “stream” anywhere  —  Facebook is trying to get third party developers to deeply integrate its users' home page “stream” (formerly called “news feed") by adopting a new open standard so it can be accessed on any site.
Jeff Bercovici / Portfolio:
Conde Nast Closing ‘Portfolio’  —  For nearly two years I've been covering the media industry's bad news on this blog, including some that's hit very close to home.  Now it hits closer still: Condé Nast Portfolio is closing.  —  Our editor in chief, Joanne Lipman, just broke the news to staff …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Three's Company: Meet Your New MySpace Executive Team  —  Less than a week ago MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe still felt secure in his job.  Fast forward to today and DeWolfe is out and a new CEO, Owen Van Natta, is starting his first day on the job.  —  And he's already got two lieutenants …
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Taking Helm at MySpace  —  New CEO Sets Out on Mission to Revive Growth, Buzz  —  When Jonathan Miller, News Corp.'s chief digital officer, phoned Owen Van Natta to finalize his appointment as chief executive of MySpace last week, Mr. Miller offered the dealmaker the sort of job …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft's Mundie, Google's Schmidt named Obama advisers  —  Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer, was among 20 science and technology leaders appointed this morning to President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.  Also on the list is Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive.
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The White House:
President Obama Announces Members of Science and Technology Advisory Council
Discussion: TechCrunch, Beet.TV and AppScout
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Apple and Verizon consider iPhone deal  —  Verizon (VZ) and Apple (AAPL) are discussing the possible development of an iPhone for Verizon, with the goal of introducing it next year, people familiar with the situation say.  —  It would mark the first time Apple has produced a version …
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Inside Sprint Now:
Some Palm Pre Questions  —  Despite the fact that all of us that know the actual release date of the device are bound by a NDA and our job titles, we all know that it's going to be soon... so I figured it might be nice to answer a few FAQ before it arrives.  Here's some questions and facts …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
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Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Sprint Leak: Remote Backup/Wipe, Memory Management, and More
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung I7500 with OLED touchscreen powered by Android, dreams  —  Anticipated for months, Samsung's first Android phone is finally a (paper) reality after being flushed through the rumor mill just hours ago.  Launching “in major European countries from June,” the 11.9-mm slim quad-band GSM …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple building YouTube support into Snow Leopard  —  Apple will further its endorsement of YouTube and open video standards by building support for the Google-owned video sharing service into one of its flagship applications due to ship later this summer as part of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Discussion: MacRumors and Softpedia News
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
Whoops!  Apple miscounted the “Say on Pay” vote, reverses decision  —  Apple this week informed the SEC that it had miscounted the shareholder votes on the ‘Say on Pay’ referendum at the February 25th shareholder meeting.  The referendum was intended to let shareholders weigh in on policies regarding executive pay and compensation.
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Steve Dowling / Apple:
Apple Corrects Form 10-Q
Discussion: SiliconBeat, CNET News and AppleInsider
New York Times:
One Internet Village, Divided: In Developing Countries, Web Grows Without Profit  —  Facebook is booming in Turkey and Indonesia.  YouTube's audience has nearly doubled in India and Brazil.  —  That may seem like good news.  But it is also a major reason these and other Web companies …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration, Thanks:atul
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPhone is Boosting Demand For Location-Based Services  —  Nearly two years ago, I outlined five reasons Apple's iPhone will change the wireless business, the foremost being increased web usage on mobile phones.  I should have added another item to that list: catalysing location-based services …
David Marshall / David Marshall's blog:
Microsoft Windows 7 gets a virtual mode  —  Microsoft says Windows 7 will get backward compatibility with Windows XP thanks to virtualization and a free future download from their corporate Web site  —  Microsoft has been whispering about some secret feature within Windows 7, and now that secret has been revealed.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Inside Steve Jobs' tear-down mansion  —  On Tuesday a California city council will reconsider Steve Jobs' longstanding request for permission to tear down the empty 84-year-old mansion that stands on the site where he wants to build a smaller, modern house more to his exacting taste.
PR Newswire:
Verizon Communications Reports Revenue, Earnings and Cash Flow Growth in 1Q 2009  —  Sales of Verizon Wireless, FiOS Internet and TV, and Strategic Business Services Show Continued Strength  —  1Q 2009 HIGHLIGHTS  —  Consolidated Results  — 58 cents in EPS and 63 cents in adjusted EPS …
Discussion: DSLreports
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Kim Dixon / Reuters:
FTC says Internet firms near “last chance”  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Companies that track consumer behavior on the Web for targeted advertising without proper consent are near their “last chance” to self-regulate, the head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.
Dennis Sellers / Macsimum News:
Former AMD/ATI chief technology officer joins Apple  —  Bob Drebin has been hired from AMD by Apple and is now serving as a senior director.  He worked at AMD until January 2008.  —  “The just about a year interlude before joining Apple seems suspiciously like a non-compete/don't-sue-me hiatus,” notes The Inquirer.
Discussion: CNET News and Inquirer
Dominic Casciani / BBC:
Plan to monitor all internet use  —  Communications companies are being asked to record all internet contacts between people to modernise police surveillance tactics in the UK.  —  Home Secretary Jacqui Smith stepped back from a single database - but wants companies to hold and organise the information for the security services.
Discussion: p2pnet and CircleID
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Follow the Deadly Swine Flu Pandemic in Real Time With Google Maps  —  The current H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic headlines read like those flashing through the intro sequence of a post-apocalyptical movie.  Now you can see the cases spreading in real time—as the WHO declares them—in Google Maps.
 
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Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Cassatt Near The End
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Cox Communications Gets Into Ad Network Business
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Cari Tuna / Wall Street Journal:
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PE Hub Blog:
VC Performance Declines Across All Time Horizons
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Eric Franklin / CNET News:
Now, LCD monitors watch you
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Will Oracle kill MySQL? Who cares?
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Steinbeck Heirs Seek To Slow Google Books Settlement
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Microsoft's Home & Work XUI concept videos
Colin Barras / New Scientist:
Gallery: Flickr user traces make accidental maps
Discussion: Guardian and Softpedia News
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Disney Gets Ready-Finally-to Hold Hands With Hulu
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Surge to Impose Online Sales Taxes
 

 
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