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6:00 PM ET, April 11, 2010


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Greg Slepak / Tao Effect Blog:
Steve Jobs' response on Section 3.3.1  —  After posting my reaction to clause 3.3.1 of the iPhone SDK terms I decided to write Steve Jobs the following email: … His response: … Of course he was right, I had somehow missed that post by Gruber, having only read the original.
Innerdaemon / Sharing the truth one thread at a time:
Sorry, Adobe, you screwed yourself  —  In 1996 when Apple was seemingly on the ropes, Adobe made a crucial business decision and one that is coming back to bite them in the ass.  They declared that their primary development platform would be Windows; subsequently, every new application …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Has Steve Jobs gone mad?  —  Or is he trying to ensure that Apple apps continue to “just work?”  A guide to the latest flap  —  Photo: gdgt  —  The hottest topic in tech these days — and the lead item all weekend in Techmeme — is an obscure clause in Apple's (AAPL) …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs Responds To iPhone SDK Complaints: 'Intermediate Layers …
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Adobe Vs. Apple War Generates Rage, Facebook Group
Discussion: Monday Note and Electronista
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Flash CS5 will export to HTML5 Canvas  —  In a previous post, I'd wondered why Adobe didn't spend their time building HTML5 Authoring tools rather than putting so much time/energy/money into their Flash->iPhone Apps exporter tool for Flash CS5.  —  As it turns out, Adobe does have some …
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
Check-Ins are Coupons.  Game Mechanics are Bulls**t.  Show Me The MONEY or Go Home (Loser).  —  (shameless plug: May 12 social media marketing conference - get a 20% discount at bottom of this worthless & wildly speculative post)  —  For everyone out there wondering …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Twitter's Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships  —  So Twitter is buying and building Twitter clients.  I don't find this surprising at all.  In fact, I said as much in September 09 at a Twitter conference in LA on a panel that Guy Kawasaki was moderating.
Arn / MacRumors:
MacBook Pro Updates Imminent (Really), Part Numbers Appear  —  After months of speculation, it appears Apple is finally going to deliver new MacBook Pro systems to customers.  The above screenshow shows part numbers that Microcenter has received for new Mac systems.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Square Motorola Android slider leaks out, causes consternation  —  We swear we've seen a Motorola phone that looks like this odd square thing before, but it's also possible we're crazy.  Either way, it looks like Moto's working on a new Blur set running Android 2.1, and if you thought screen size …
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Removes ‘Rate on Delete’ for Apps in iPhone 4  —  Rate on delete feature introduced in iPhone OS 2.2  —  Developers will be pleased to learn that Apple has removed a controversial “Rate on Delete” feature from iPhone 4.  Starting in iPhone 2.2, when a user deleted an App from their iPhone …
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
I Was Hacked in Beijing  —  BEIJING — The reality — and my fears — dawned only slowly.  —  For weeks, friends and colleagues complained I had not answered their e-mail messages.  I swore I had not received them.  —  My e-mail program began crashing almost daily.
Susan Crawford / New York Times:
An Internet for Everybody  —  LAST week, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the legal authority to tell Comcast not to block certain uses of its Internet access services.  This decision has become a rip-the-Band-Aid-off moment …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Teaching About the Web Includes Troublesome Parts  —  MILPITAS, Calif. — When Kevin Jenkins wanted to teach his fourth-grade students at Spangler Elementary here how to use the Internet, he created a site where they could post photographs, drawings and surveys.  —  And they did.
Discussion: Switched and Silicon Alley Insider
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Innovation, by Order of the Kremlin  —  AROUND the time that Apple Computer was making it big in California, Andrey Shtorkh was getting a first-hand look at the Soviet approach to high tech: he guarded the fence keeping scientists inside Sverdlovsk-45, one of the country's secret scientific cities, deep in the Ural Mountains.
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