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1:30 PM ET, April 13, 2010

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Biz / Twitter Blog:
Hello World  —  Although our services extend beyond the Web, Twitter ranks as one of the most popular sites on the Internet.  Over the years, we've resisted introducing a traditional Web advertising model because we wanted to optimize for value before profit.
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Twitter Unveils Plans to Draw Money From Ads  —  Twitter will unveil on Tuesday a much-anticipated plan for making money from advertising, finally answering the question of how the company expects to turn its exponential growth into revenue.  —  The advertising program …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Twitter Has a Business Model: ‘Promoted Tweets’  —  Search Ads For Twitter That Split Difference Between ‘Earned’ and ‘Paid’ Media  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In the four years since Twitter launched, two questions have hung over the micro-blog service: Can it make money?  If so, how?
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Twitter To Roll Out “Promoted Tweets”: Initial Thoughts (Developing)
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Will Twitter Twist the Timeline?
Apple:
Apple Updates MacBook Pro Line  —  Faster Processors, Next-Generation Graphics & Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life  —  Apple® today updated the MacBook® Pro line with faster processors, powerful next-generation NVIDIA graphics and even longer battery life.
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
New MacBook Pro: 10-Hour Battery, Hi-Res Screen, i7 CPU  —  Apple has, at last, updated its MacBook Pro Line with new CPUs and graphics.  The 15-inch can now be had with Intel's Core i5 and i7 chips and the 17-inch gets the i5 as standard and the i7 as an option.
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Apple snubs Blu-Ray in new MacBook Pro line  —  Apple today announced a new line of MacBook Pros today with Intel's new Core i5 processors.  — The new 13-inch MacBook Pro (with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo) starts at $1199  — The 15-inch MBP with a 2.4GHz Core i5 starts at $1799
Discussion: InfoWorld and Yahoo! News
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
HTC Incredible specs  —  One of our Verizon connects just came through for us in a huge way by passing along the entire spec list for the fast approaching HTC Incredible.  There's not a whole lot for us to say with this one so we'll let the specs do the talking, but damn can we not wait to finally get our hands on this phone.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
A Google Tablet Could Be Good News for Adobe  —  As Ashlee Vance and I report in a Monday article, Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Microsoft and a suite of other companies are hard at work on products that they hope will be iPad killers.  —  Apple will likely swat at most of these companies …
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Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Gruber: Apple Was Right, Adobe Get Over It [Video]
Opera Press Room:
Approved  —  Opera Mini App approved for the App Store  —  Opera today announced its popular mobile browser, Opera Mini has been approved for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store.  Opera Mini will be available as a free download within 24 hours, depending on market.
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A Brief Review of Opera Mini for iPhone  —  Opera Mini for iPhone is fast, but at best only seems 2 or 3 seconds faster at getting to a readable page than MobileSafari over AT&T's 3G network here in Philly.  And, worse, over my home Wi-Fi network, MobileSafari is faster.  I ran those tests using my iPhone 3GS.
PC World:
Intel Puts Google's Android on Atom Smartphones  —  Intel has ported Google's Android mobile operating system to smartphones based on its Atom microprocessors, an Intel executive said Tuesday.  —  Intel already has Android running on Atom-based smartphones and certain customers are interested in using it …
Reuters:
Huawei approached by Palm for acquisition talks: source  —  (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies HWT.UL has been tapped by money-losing smartphone maker Palm Inc (PALM.O) for preliminary acquisition talks, a source familiar with the matter said.  —  Huawei was approached through …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Steve Jobs: Apple owns the trademark on ‘Pad’  —  We told you last week how ContactPad was told by Apple that they could no longer use the -Pad suffix in their name.  It may sound a little nuts, but Apple's policy is that they own the trademark on “Pad” and Steve Jobs is going to enforce it.
Discussion: TUAW, EverythingiCafe, CloudAve and MacNN
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video  —  Google will soon make its VP8 video codec open source, we've learned from multiple sources.  The company is scheduled to officially announce the release at its Google I/O developers conference next month, a source with knowledge of the announcement said.
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:   Google TV: Another Reason Open Sourcing VP8 Matters
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Spreads Across The Web, Launches Official Share Buttons  —  You may remember that soon after Google Buzz launched, our crack developer Andy Brett made the Internet's first Google Buzz Button, which you can use to share our stories to the new service.
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear:
RipCode allows iPad to play Flash video  —  There are many iPad and iPhone owners that would agree the biggest single shortfall of the new iPad and the iPhone is the lack of support for Flash video.  Apple is adamant that Flash will not be supported and until HTML5 is more common in video streaming …
Discussion: RipCode, Erictric, I4U News and Neowin.net
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A “Hole-Filler” Gets Funded: TweetPhoto Raises $2.6 Million  —  The new conventional wisdom is that photo-sharing systems built around Twitter are toast.  —  But don't tell that to the TweetPhoto team.  The San Diego-based photo service, which is indeed built around Twitter …
Bing / Search Blog:
Get the Latest on Twitter with Bing Social Search  —  Have you ever searched for information on something that is happening right now, only to find out that there's nothing matching what you're looking for?  News on an earthquake that just happened or information on a hot new product announcement …
Discussion: Mashable!
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Flip Slide HD officially official, on sale now  —  After a week of essentially non-stop leaks from Best Buy, Cisco's finally coming clean with the Flip Slide HD, the newest member of its Flip family.  Obviously the big feature here is that pop-up three-inch screen — when folded down and in record mode …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Cuil Failed at Search, Now Fails to Copy Wikipedia  —  During the rise of the Beat movement in the 1950s and '60s, avant-garde writer William S. Burroughs developed a process he called the “cut up” technique, in which he would literally cut out sentences and passages from poems, stories and books …
Lawrence Coburn / The Next Web:
Why Dave McClure is Wrong about LBS  —  “Check-Ins are Coupons.  Game Mechanics are Bulls**t.  Show Me The MONEY or Go Home (Loser).”  —  Over the weekend, Silicon Valley investor / advisor Dave McClure wrote a thought provoking post about why check-in services like Foursquare and Gowalla …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
 
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Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Microsoft's Silverlight 4 available Thursday
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Italian judge: Google profit prompted guilty verdict
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Oracle boosts MySQL investment, targets Microsoft
Discussion: InfoWorld and InformationWeek
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Microsoft Kin notifications have up to fifteen minute delay
Discussion: Erictric, Neowin.net and Phones Review
Stephanie Goldberg / CNN:
Facebook launches new Safety Center
Dave Olson / HootSuite blog:
Team Collaboration ~ HootSuite Releases Tools for Agencies and Groups
Paul Taylor / Financial Times:
Seagate to preload hard drives with movies
Discussion: Pocket-lint, Go Rumors and CNET News
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Malware Extorts Cash From BitTorrent Users
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook May Be About To Jump Into The Virtual Currency Offers Game
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Mary Meeker: Mobile Internet Will Soon Overtake Fixed Internet
Discussion: TechStartups.com and VentureBeat
Kimbal Musk / OneRiot Blog:
Monetizing the Realtime Web - Insights and Challenges after 6 Months
Discussion: Beyond Search, Thanks:chrismessina
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Week two: Apple stores still finding it tough to keep iPad in stock
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
NASDAQ and CEA announce Smartphone Index
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
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