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12:40 PM ET, April 12, 2010

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Bloomberg:
Palm Said to Put Itself Up for Sale; Bids May Come This Week  —  Palm Inc., creator of the Pre smartphone, put itself up for sale and is seeking bids for the company as early as this week, according to three people familiar with the situation.  —  The company is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
HTC May Buy Palm to Fight Apple  —  Moribund Palm is up for sale, says Bloomberg.  Who is in the short list of potential bidders?  It's not Google, but close enough: HTC.  And it makes total sense, because buying Palm could save HTC's ass in the Apple lawsuit.  —  Bloomberg says that Lenovo may want to buy it too.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Palm for sale tip insiders: HTC, Lenovo, Dell & others in running
New York Times:
After iPad, Rivals Offer Variations on a Theme  —  Just as Apple's iPhone shook up a complacent cellphone industry, the company's iPad is provoking PC makers — and non-PC makers — to fight back with new devices.  —  Google — a search and advertising company — is soon expected to begin selling …
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Google Tablet, HP 6-inch mini slate & Nokia ereader tipped to take on Apple iPad
Discussion: Electronista and Android Central
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Steve Jobs Replies to Mail, Apple Is Dropping Support for the iPhone 2G  —  He did it again, and with his usual style we've gotten used to.  Steve Jobs has replied to a customer mail regarding the future support for the iPhone 2G (do you even remember it?) and clearly said:
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection:
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Boldly Empowers the Digital Artist  —  So I've been playing around with Adobe's lateset version of Photoshop that will be coming out in the next month, CS5, and I have to say that I think it represents a bold, dramatic and fundamental shift in digital art creation.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Photoshop CS5 tries advancing photo frontier
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Now Available
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Adobe - Apple Flame War  —  The short version:  —  Who, in his right mind, expects Steve Jobs to let Adobe (and other) cross-platform application development tools control his (I mean the iPhone OS) future?  Cross-platform tools dangle the old “write once, run everywhere” promise.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive Video: Adobe CTO Lynch Smacks Back at Apple's “Protectionist …
Discussion: NewTeeVee and paidContent
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company:
Google Buys U.K. Start-Up Plink, a Shazam for Art  —  Google has just announced it's buying up Plink, a nifty little U.K. start-up that calls itself a visual search engine developer.  The plan is to apply its algorithms to Google's visual search platform, Goggles.
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Mark / PlinkArt Blog:
Plink is joining Google!  —  We have some very exciting news - Plink has just been acquired by Google.  —  We started Plink to bring the power of visual search to everyone, and we're delighted to be taking a big step towards that goal today.  Google has already shown that it's serious …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Docs Gets More Realtime; Adds Google Drawings To The Mix  —  Slowly but surely, Google keeps trying to chip away at Microsoft's core Office productivity suite with Google Docs, its free online word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software.  Today, Google Drawing is being added …
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Jonathan Rochelle / Docs Blog:
A new Google Docs
Reuters:
Google CEO says Apple helped AdMob deal  —  * FTC reportedly gearing to challenge acquisition  —  Apple's (AAPL.O) plunge into the advertising market announced this past week gave Google (GOOG.O) a big boost in arguing for regulators to approve its acquisition of mobile advertising leader AdMob, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said on Sunday.
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Tensions Rise for Twitter and the Outside Developers Tapping In  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.  —  Twitter made it easy for programmers outside the company to build 70,000 applications that made the microblogging service more usable.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Overture Founder Launches Tweetup, “Adsense For Twitter”  —  idealab, the incubator behind the company that invented search engine marketing as we know it today, is launching a new startup that they say is applying some of the same business mechanics to the Twitter stream.  The new startup is called Tweetup.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive Video: Bill Gross Talks About TweetUp and Gives a Tour of Idealab
Discussion: paidContent
Microsoft:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Available  —  Silverlight 4 will release to Web this week; next wave of developer tools and technologies re-defines simplicity, creates new opportunities for developers.  —  Kicking off a global launch consisting …
Mark Pothier / Boston Globe:
Please do not change your password  —  You were right: It's a waste of your time.  A study says much computer security advice is not worth following.  —  To continue reading this story, enter your password now.  If you do not have a password, please create one.
Jessie / The Official Netflix Blog:
Netflix Now Available on the Wii™ Console  —  Jessie Becker here from Marketing and we're thrilled to let you know that we are now shipping instant streaming discs for the Wii to ALL members who want one today!  If you didn't reserve a disc already, click here and we will ship …
 
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Should the US govt force all cell phones to carry TV tuners?
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
ZoomSafer Raises $1 Million, Could Be Your Next Personal Safe Driving Assistant
Business Wire:
Barnes & Noble and Best Buy Announce Partnership For NOOK™ …
41Latitude:
WHERE'S NEW YORK CITY?
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com:
Nice effort, but the Mag+ app deserves a Mag
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Timothy / Slashdot:
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JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Yelp grows up  —  The site is making some changes …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:lutherlowe
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?  —  Must be a quiet …
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: I Admit It, The iPad Is A Kindle Killer. …
Discussion: broadstuff and Kindle Review
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?
Discussion: CloudAve, Thanks:rawmeet
 

 
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