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6:55 PM ET, April 6, 2010

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Kevin Rose / Digg Blog:
Digg: The Digg iFrame Toolbar is Dead / Unbanning Domains  —  Here are a couple updates regarding the DiggBar (iFrame toolbar) and banned sites.  Note: These changes will not take place until the launch of Digg v4, sign up for the beta here.  —  DiggBar:  —  Framing content with an iFrame is bad for the Internet.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
As Kevin Rose Restarts Digg, He Faces an Unsocial Problem  —  New Digg CEO Kevin Rose is wasting no time in changing the direction of the site.  He's killing the DiggBar and welcoming back previously banned domains.  But the big challenge he faces is to restart Digg by making it more social, real, personalized and engaging.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Will FCC Choose “The Nuclear Option” In Net Neutrality Fight?  —  Today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals to strike down the FCC's authority to order Comcast (CMCSA) not to throttle down traffic from BitTorrent and other file-sharing services poses a fundamental challenge to the government ability …
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC loses Comcast's court challenge, a major setback for agency on Internet policies  —  Comcast on Tuesday won its federal lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission in a ruling that undermines the agency's ability to regulate Internet service providers just as it unrolls a sweeping broadband agenda.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Court Tells FCC It Has No Mandate To Enforce Net Neutrality …
Discussion: PC World and Maximum PC, Thanks:nsputnik
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
AOL Admits Bebo To Be Sold Or Shut Down; Memo Sets May Target For Decision  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) told employees today that it may sell or shut down social network Bebo this year after deciding it would take too much additional investment to make keeping it worthwhile.  Here's the memo from AOL Ventures EVP Jon Brod...
Marco Tabini / Macworld:
Apple confirms iPad Wi-Fi issues, suggests fixes  —  If you feel like your brand-new iPad isn't working with wireless networks the way you think it should, the problem may not be in your head.  Apple's support forums contain a number of comments from frustrated users who are experiencing problems …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Crippled iWorks apps for iPad causes confusion and frustration for new owners  —  It seems that the iPad's crippled support for iWorks documents is causing frustration for some users.  —  The problems relate to the Keynote and Pages apps for the iPad and how these apps support certain features …
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Nokia Aiming a Tablet at Apple: Exclusive  —  Stock quotes in this article: NOK , AAPL , MSFT , GOOG , HPC  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Nokia(NOK) is out to prove again that it can be late, wrong and yet still willing to stick its neck out in areas where growth could be.
Marco.org:
iBooks and private APIs  —  iBooks' use of tons1 of private APIs is frustrating on a few levels, the biggest that it makes all third-party reading-related apps second-class citizens.  —  I won't be able to offer some features that iBooks has (such as a true brightness control) …
Discussion: Gizmodo and MacStories
Google Mobile Blog:
Gmail for mobile integrates with Google Buzz  —  When Google Buzz for mobile launched in February, we created the mobile web app at buzz.google.com so you could post buzz on the go.  Depending on your inbox integration settings buzz gets sent to your Gmail inbox when people @reply you …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Reason No One Is Bragging About iPad App Sales: The Numbers Are Too Small (AAPL)  —  Around Christmas, iPhone app developers LOVE to brag about how many apps they sold.  The numbers are often huge.  —  But in the early days of Apple's iPad app market, no one's bragging about anything.
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Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Apple Splits The App Store - iPhone & iPad Apps Now Separated
Discussion: Mashable! and Macworld
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Fusion Garage JooJoo review  —  We're not sure what's harder to believe: the fact that after months and months of the soap-opera-like drama that the JooJoo (formerly known as the CrunchPad) has finally landed in our hands, or that within just a few days there are now two capacitive touchscreen …
TechCrunch:
John Doerr: The Next Big Thing  —  This guest post was written by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partners John Doerr, Bing Gordon, Chi-Hua Chien and Ellen Pao.  We covered KP's increase in the size of the iFund last week, and additional insights from KP's Matt Murphy on the iPad.
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Apple IPad Listings on EBay Surge Fivefold Amid Foreign Demand for Device  —  Apple Inc. iPad listings on EBay Inc.'s Web site surged fivefold over the past week as early purchasers targeted foreign consumers who can't yet get the tablet-style computer at home.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Next Up, Multi-Tasking?  —  With the market so focused on dissecting Apple (APPL) iPad sales yesterday, there was surprisingly little attention to the news that the company on Thursday morning will provide a “sneak peak” at the next version of the iPhone OS.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Chrome Cracks 6% Market Share, Could Hit 10% in 2010  —  Google's Chrome Web browser held 6.1 percent market share through March 2010 and is on pace to top 10 percent by the end of 2010, according to data from Net Applications.  Chrome's gain comes after it held 5.6 percent market …
Discussion: Maximum PC and Mashable!
Electronista:
Nintendo: Apple isn't “viable” gaming platform  —  Nintendo's US president Reggie Fils-Aime has denied that Apple's handhelds are having an impact on sales for the DSi.  The executive in an interview claimed that the iPhone and iPod, as well as the iPad, can't affect Nintendo's device …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Associated Press:
Verizon CEO has told Apple of iPhone interest  —  NEW YORK - Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg says the company has told Apple that it wants to carry the iPhone.  But he declined to say when — or even if — the popular smart phone will be available for Verizon Wireless customers.
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
Rhapsody, Now Independent, Reboots With a Price Cut  —  Rhapsody has officially become an independent company, two months after former parent RealNetworks revealed plans to cede majority control of the music subscription provider.  Now a standalone entity in which RealNetworks …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Android App Growth on the Rise: 9000+ New Apps in March Alone  —  According to recent statistics from AndroidLib.com, the Android Marketplace saw 9,331 new mobile applications added to its app store during the month of March, 2010.  This number is even more phenomenal when you look at the Android Marketplace's historical growth.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Dan Goodin / The Register:
RSA says it fathered orphan credential in Firefox, Mac OS  —  Ultra-sensitive root cert no longer homeless  —  Updated Digital certificate authority RSA Security on Tuesday acknowledged it issued a root authentication credential shipped in in the Mac operating system and Mozilla web browsers …
Discussion: Zero Day
Jeremy Stoppelman / Yelp Official Blog:
We're Increasing Transparency and Eliminating ‘Favorite Review’  —  User trust is the foundation on which Yelp is built and the reason 31 million consumers turned to the site last month to find a great local business.  Today we're announcing two important product changes to reinforce that trust …
Craig Newmark / cnewmark:
Trust and reputation systems: redistributing power and influence  —  People use social networking tools to figure out who they can trust and rely on for decision making.  By the end of this decade, power and influence will shift largely to those people with the best reputations and trust networks …
Electronista:
OmniVision cameras seen likely for next-gen iPhone, iPad  —  OmniVision executives today gave JP Morgan analyst Paul Coster hints that they may have deals for cameras in next-generation Apple devices.  After a discussion, Coster understood that ‘top-tier smart phone companies’ would move …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
 
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Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Windstream Hijacking Firefox Google Toolbar Results …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Facebook Users Still Confused by Privacy Changes
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Damaster / LiveSide.net:
Windows Live Calendar for Mobile coming in Wave 4
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Elemental Live: the cure for lousy streaming video?
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Plastic Logic up for sale even though its QUE proReader isn't?
Discussion: CNET News, MediaMemo and paidContent
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Skype updates for iPad: no Push Notification, no 3G, not even formatted for iPad
Discussion: Geek.com, App Advice, PC World and NewTeeVee
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Understanding the iPad's Industrial Design
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