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10:45 AM ET, April 6, 2010

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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP Slate to cost $549, have 1.6GHz Atom Z530, 5 hour battery?  —  Well, well — what's this?  We just got our hands on what looks like an internal HP Slate presentation given to cool down some of the iPad hype amongst HP employees, and it just happens to have specs and pricing details on the elusive Windows 7 tablet.
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Phil McKinney / HP Voodoo Blog:
HP's Slate Device Delivers a Holistic Mobile Experience
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 …
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:   Yelp Makes Big Changes in Effort to End Extortion Claims
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft's mystery event revealed  —  Microsoft's mystery event is a mystery no more.  —  A source confirms I was on target with my prediction that the event will herald the introduction of Microsoft's long-awaited new phones for the always-connected crowd.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
6 Features to Expect in iPhone OS 4.0  —  Less than a week after the introduction of the iPad, Apple plans to share details on “the future of iPhone OS” at a press event this Thursday, where the company is widely expected to lift the wraps off version 4.0 of Apple's mobile operating system …
Kleiner Perkins Caufield / 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.
Discussion: Irregular Enterprise, Thanks:atul
Todd Jackson / Gmail Blog:
Confirm your Buzz settings  —  Shortly after launching Google Buzz, we quickly realized we didn't get everything right and moved as fast as possible to improve the Buzz experience.  We made a number of changes to the getting started experience based on your feedback, the most significant …
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Kim Hart / Hillicon Valley:   Google plans to add Buzz to its enterprise version of Gmail
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Understanding the iPad's Industrial Design  —  Apple's iPad embodies Dieter Rams' famous Ten Principles for Good Design, the ten commandments that every company should follow before manufacturing any product.  It feels like the future in your hands.  But it could be better.  More »
Thanks:turnipsun
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
The iPad Flies Through Airport Security  —  The iPad, as Steve Jobs told us from his comfy leather chair at Macworld, represents a new computing form factor that falls squarely between the laptop and the smartphone.  Which raises a curious problem for the Transportation Security Administration …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Skype updates for iPad, no Push Notification, no 3G  —  Skype updated their iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad app today to 1.3.1 with the below improvements.  —  Tested with iPad, iPhone OS 3.2 Improved stability in the following areas: - When switching between tabs - During an incoming call with chat …
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Apple Splits The App Store - iPhone & iPad Apps Now Separated  —  It didn't bother me much personally, but the way Apple mixed up together iPhone and iPad apps on the App Store, and more particularly on its front page wasn't really optimal in terms of user experience.
Discussion: Mashable!
Dan Frakes / PC World:
The IPad's Charging Challenge Explained  —  Anyone taking possession of a shiny new iPad this weekend may have noticed an odd message when connecting their gadget to some computers or USB chargers: the words Not charging in the iPad's menu bar.  We experienced the same issue during our initial testing …
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.
Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
China rejects hacking ‘insinuations’ after spy ring revealed  —  IDG News Service - China on Tuesday rejected “insinuations” of involvement by its government in cyberattacks after North American researchers exposed a China-based cyber-espionage ring that targeted computers in the Indian military and elsewhere.
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Is permission needed to retweet hot news?  —  When an aggregator like Google News publishes newspaper headlines, is the company treading on thin ice?  What about aggregators that publish headlines and a one-line excerpt?  What about those that simply rewrite the facts contained in the story …
James Lewin / Podcasting News:
iPad Peek Lets You See What Your Site Looks Like On An iPad - Except That It Doesn't  —  Mashable today highlighted a site called iPad Peek, calling it a “nifty tool that lets you see how any website will be rendered on the iPad.”  —  It sounds like a good idea, Unfortunately …
Alex Payne / al3x:
The Moderate's Position on iPad Openness  —  When Apple's iPad was announced in January, I immediately posted a reaction.  Now that the device is out, it seems worth revisiting the subject.  —  Do You Feel Like A Hypocrite Yet?  —  First thing's first.  Back in January …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Is Time Charging $5 for Its iPad App?  —  One subplot amid the iPad hype: A lot of grumbling about the cost of the apps, particularly from established media companies.  —  Example A: Time Magazine, which is asking $4.99 a week for its app-the same price you'd pay if you bought the paper edition at a newsstand.
Discussion: TUAW, Daring Fireball and ReadWriteWeb
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Pricey iPad Not A Must-Have Dedicated E-Reader; Kindle App Outperforms Apple's iBooks  —  Let me get this one piece of advice out of the way: if you're thinking of buying an Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPad primarily to read e-books, don't—unless you'd rather spend extra bucks on looking cool than on books.
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James McQuivey / paidContent:
Why The iPad Actually Strengthens Amazon's Position
Discussion: IntoMobile, CNET News and Kindle Review
Rachael King / Business Week:
Uncle Sam Wants You (To Fight Hackers)  —  The U.S. government is stepping up recruitment of engineers who can help wage cyberwar  —  Kyle Osborn does a good job impersonating a technical support rep. On a recent day in Southern California, the 19-year-old is working the phones …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Venture Funding Doubled To $12.8 Billion In First Quarter  —  Venture capital is flowing once again to startups at a steady pace.  During the first quarter of 2010, the total value of venture funding doubled to $12.8 billion from $6 billion a year before, when it was scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Elemental Live: the cure for lousy streaming video?  —  Watching live video on the Internet remains a hit-or-miss experience, with buffer delays and stream glitches ruining the show.  Elemental Technologies is launching a hardware system today that makes it much simpler and cheaper …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Xconomy
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM and The FASTForward Blog, Thanks:mathewi
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Plastic Logic up for sale even though its QUE proReader isn't?  —  While you can't buy a QUE proReader until summer it seems that you can buy the company.  Well, maybe not you but someone with a few hundred million in the bank.  At least that's the way the Financial Times is framing …
Discussion: MediaMemo
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Benchmark Helps Web Talk Radio Startup Stitcher Turn Up The Volume By $6 Million
Discussion: mocoNews, VentureBeat, BoomTown and GigaOM
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iTunes To Integrate Facebook Connect
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