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11:55 AM ET, April 7, 2010

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans Thursday, and Google Can't Wait to Tell the FTC  —  Apple is likely to introduce its mobile ad platform Thursday at its iPhone developer event, say sources familiar with the company's plans.  Expect to hear a loud cheer from Google, Apple's former ally and current competitor.
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Gdgt Raises New Financing with New Concept  —  Is there room for another Web site for gadget lovers? … Peter Rojas, 35, and Ryan Block, 27, veterans of tech blogs Gizmodo and Engadget, think so.  Last year, they launched gdgt, a new take on a discussion forum for gadget lovers.
Discussion: GigaOM, Silicon Alley Insider and I4U News, Thanks:labnol
Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple iPad Components Cost At Least $259  —  Much of the tablet's electronics powers its touchscreen and other user-interface aspects, according to a teardown analysis by iSuppli  —  Apple's (AAPL) iPad tablet computer costs as little as $259.60 to build, according to analysis by the research firm iSuppli.
Paul Harris / Guardian:
I'll stop Google taking our news for nothing, says defiant Rupert Murdoch  —  News Corp boss hails iPad as potential saviour of newspapers, but says industry must stand up for itself and charge for content  —  Rupert Murdoch has launched a spirited defence of putting up paywalls around …
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
How to Turn an iPhone Into a Wireless iPad Camera  —  The iPad doesn't have a built-in camera, but you can give it something better.  By putting an app onto each an iPad and an iPhone, you can connect the two via bluetooth and have a wireless camera for your iPad.
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Yahoo Readies Launch Of iPad Advertising Model  —  Inspired by video game development, Yahoo has been working on a new advertising model for tablets, such as Apple's iPad, to provide another option for brands to tap its ad network.  The strategy for the new screen moves more toward product placement similar …
Discussion: AppScout, Thanks:steverubel
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple iPad, iPhone OS 4 appears set to gain direct printing support  —  Apple has hinted at the prospect for direct printing from the iPad in its support documents for iWork apps, suggesting the feature may appear as part of iPhone OS 4.0.  —  Support pages for iPad's Pages, Keynote …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How “Dirty” MP3 Files Are A Back Door Into Cloud DRM  —  All the big music sellers may have moved to non-DRM MP3 files long ago, but the watermarking of files with your personal information continues.  Most users who buy music don't know about the marking of files, or don't care.
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:
How Twitter's 1 API Gave Birth to 43 New APIs  —  While Twitter mashups continue their tremendous growth, there's another area we're also noticing blossom: APIs that are based on the Twitter API.  It's a growing trend, and we now have 43 Twitter-derived APIs in our directory.
Thanks:atul
IAB:
Internet Ad Revenues Reach Record Quarterly High of $6.3 Billion in Q4 '09  —  Slight Decline Year-on-Year to $22.7 Billion, Still A Bright Spot in Media Industry  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) today released the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for the full year 2009.
Discussion: MediaMemo and paidContent
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Say What?  Yes, You Heard Right - Zynga Could Be Worth $5 Billion  —  Zynga, the leading social-gaming company behind Facebook hits such as Farmville and Mafia Wars, would likely be worth as much as $5 billion if it were publicly traded instead of privately held, according to SecondShares.com …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The Problems with the iPad and Streaming Video  —  While the iPad may be a marvelous and elegant new kind of computing device, and our show looks very nice on it indeed, the inconsistent WiFi connection and subsequent buffering is insufferable for consuming streaming video.
Discussion: BBC, Silicon Alley Insider and Lost Remote, Thanks:beet_tv
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Lenovo C200 brings NVIDIA Ion 2 stateside for $499  —  If you've been patiently waiting on a low-cost NVIDIA Ion 2 system it looks like today is your lucky day since it looks like Lenovo has scored an early lead in unleashing the wrath of the new Atom / GeForce combo.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Box.net Raises $15 Million To Take On Microsoft SharePoint In The Cloud  —  Cloud storage and document sharing startup Box.net is announcing significant news today: the startup has just raised $15 million on Series C funding led by Scale Venture Partners, with existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson …
Discussion: VatorNews, GigaOM and diversity.net.nz
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Conan O'Brien Ventures Onto the Web to Promote His Tour  —  LOS ANGELES — When Conan O'Brien wanted to start a Web site last winter, he was reminded that he did not own his dot-com name, ConanOBrien.com.  —  Gainfully employed by NBC for some two decades, a personal Web site had hardly …
Thanks:rawmeet
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Microsoft cites no-email crawl pledge  —  Unlike Google, Microsoft will not scan its hosted mail to target ads  —  Microsoft has a big responsibility in maintaining users' data as part of the company's hosted applications such as Hotmail, said Tim O'Brien, Microsoft senior director of platform strategy, on Tuesday.
Fred / A VC:
The Twitter Platform's Inflection Point  —  I was emailing with a friend of mine yesterday who is a 30 year veteran of silicon valley.  He'd written a post that was quite positive about the iPad.  I sent him my post which wasn't so positive.  We had a good discussion.  Which ended with my friend making this point:
Thanks:atul
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
In the Search for a Hot Job Title, Enter the Ninja  —  These Silicon Valley Warriors Write Computer Code; ‘Guru Is So Web 1.0’  —  Nicole Sullivan's job used to involve promoting the latest technology, so her résumé described her as an “evangelist.”
Discussion: BaltTech
The Technium:
How to Thrive Among Pirates  —  Shangri-La is the official name of a small Chinese town in a mountainous valley on the edge of the Tibetan plateau.  Formerly called Zhongdian, the town was renamed Shangri-La by local businessmen with the blessings of the national government in order to spur tourism.
Discussion: open
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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Dan Gillmor / Mediactive:
Net Neutrality Has Always Been Up to Lawmakers: Will They Pay Attention Now?
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Amazon adds messaging to its Web services  —  Developers who use Amazon's cloud-based Web services should now have an easier way to send out messages to their users.  —  A new messaging feature called Amazon Simple Notification Service will let developers with Amazon Web Services accounts push …
Discussion: Between the Lines
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobile Ad Network Millennial Media Unveils iPad SDK And New Ad Formats  —  With the iPad officially in the hands of consumers, mobile ad networks and platforms are rushing to create iPad specific ad formats.  Medialets, Mobclix, and Greystripe have all created ad formats for the device.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
PayPal's iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads In Under 3 Weeks  —  Ecommerce giant eBay has been reaching big milestones with its mobile apps, and apparently PayPal, its electronic payments subsidiary, is striking a chord with mobile users around the globe as well.
Discussion: Business Wire and Payments News
Nick Kallen / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
Introducing Gizzard, a framework for creating distributed datastores  —  An introduction to sharding  —  Many modern web sites need fast access to an amount of information so large that it cannot be efficiently stored on a single computer.  A good way to deal with this problem is to “shard” …
Discussion: GigaOM, ReadWriteWeb and pluGGd.in, Thanks:atul
Todd Lappin / Laughing Squid:
A 2.5 Year-Old Uses an iPad for the First Time  —  My iPhone-savvy 2.5 year-old daughter held an iPad for the very first time last night, and it turned out to be an interesting user-interface experiment.  —  As you can see, after geeking out on my Sutro Tower homescreen, she took right to it …
 
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Robert Andrews / mocoNews:
Vodafone Brings Mobile Web To Developing Markets With Opera Mini
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Plaxo Doubles Address Book Traffic, Raises Ambitions
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
UK iPad users blocked from App store
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Launch: OpenSky Wants To Turn Bloggers Into Sellers Without Sacrificing Their Souls
Discussion: Bits and VentureBeat, Thanks:andrewpbrett
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Zynga Mafia Wars Addicts Can Now Whack Their Rivals With An SMS Message
 Earlier Items: 
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Is iPad a game-changer?  —  If you're old enough to remember …
Discussion: Technovia
Associated Press:
Verizon CEO has told Apple of iPhone interest
Marco Tabini / Macworld:
Apple confirms iPad Wi-Fi issues, suggests fixes
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
AOL Admits Bebo To Be Sold Or Shut Down; Memo Sets May Target For Decision