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7:20 AM ET, April 15, 2010

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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Will Have An Official Android App  —  At Twitter's Chirp conference today, Evan Williams announced that the microblogging network would be launching an Android app.  It's unclear whether Twitter will acquire an existing app (like it just did with Tweetie), if the company will partner …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Sorry Bit.ly, Twitter Confirms It Will Launch Its Own Link Shortener  —  Another hole is about to be filled in Twitter's product features.  CEO Evan Williams just confirmed plans to launch its own link shortener on stage during the final Q&A session at Chirp.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
The details: How Twitter's newfangled revenue model will work  —  Twitter's chief operating officer Dick Costolo said the company's new promoted tweets are fundamentally different from advertising at the Chirp conference in San Francisco.  The company launched a new way for brands and businesses …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Twitter Makes Itself More Useful
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:
Twitter Reveals: 75% of Our Traffic is via API (3 billion calls per day)
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Guardian
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Twitter Launches Places, Annotations, User Streams for Developers
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter Does 19 Billion Searches Per Month, Beating Yahoo & Bing (Sort Of)
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Tweet Preservation  —  The Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States and it is the largest library in the world.  The Library's primary mission is research and it receives copies of every book, pamphlet, map, print, and piece of music registered in the United States.
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Matt Raymond / Library of Congress Blog:
How Tweet It Is!:  Library Acquires Entire Twitter Archive  —  Have you ever sent out a “tweet” on the popular Twitter social media service?  Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less will now be housed in the Library of Congress.  —  That's right.  Every public tweet, ever …
Aaron Wise / The Official Google Blog:
Google Follow Finder: Find some sweet tweeps  —  This morning we announced a replay feature in real-time search that helps you search the public archive of updates from Twitter.  Now, we have more Twitter news from today's Chirp Conference.  We've just released a new experimental service …
Brett Terpstra / TUAW:
Big upgrades for premium Evernote users  —  It's been no big secret that I'm a fan and frequent user of Evernote.  It's useful, both as a memory augmentation and as a general information collection utility that makes it easy to locate what I need, when I need it.
Discussion: MobileCrunch and GottaBeMobile
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Guess What App Is Now The Most Popular Paid App Ever (AAPL)  —  There's a new king of Apple's App Store.  Doodle Jump is now the most downloaded paid app of all time, according to its one of its creators, Igor Pusenjak.  —  Igor anticipates hitting four million downloads by the end of April.
Discussion: TUAW
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?  —  Ever since we broke the news earlier this week that Google is going to open source its VP8 video codec at its Google i/O event next month, speculations have been abounded as to what this means for Ogg Theora, the video codec of choice of open source advocates and free software developers alike.
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
Intel Says Its Light Peak Optical Cables May Succeed USB  —  Intel sees its Light Peak technology for linking devices by optical cable as potentially succeeding USB 3.0, a change that in several years could mean the disappearance of a port used almost universally in gadgets today.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Congress outlaws all Caller ID spoofing (VoIP too)  —  The House has passed the “Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010” (PDF), which does exactly what its name would lead you to believe.  —  Under the bill, it becomes illegal “to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Kylo and Loop Advance Viewing Web Video on TV  —  More consumers are watching TV shows over the Internet using computers hooked up to their sets.  But this can be a hassle.  The major Web browsers were made for close-up use, so they have icons, toolbars and menus that can be too small to see from an optimal TV-viewing distance.
Discussion: Go Rumors
Mike Gikas / Consumer Reports Electronics Blog:
Microsoft's creepy Kin video: Does it encourage sexting?  —  Microsoft is promoting its new Kin phones, built for socially networked kids, with a video that we think comes uncomfortably close to advocating sexting—as in the sending of nude photos via cell phone.
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye:
Aussie telco hacked by China  —  Aussie telco Optus was suffering yesterday after a large number of its customers were hacked by China.  —  Amongst Optus's customers are the Australia's national news agency, AAP.  —  Optus announced that one of its corporate customers was hit with a …
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Harbinger Capital Partners buys a 9.48% “passive stake” in Palm  —  Palm announced today that hedge fund Harbinger Capital has purchased a 9.48% “passive stake” in the company.  The purchase of 16 million shares, completed on April 12, equates to an investment of approximately $83 million at Monday's stock price.
Ty McMahan / Digits:
You've Heard Of Foursquare.  How About This Start-Up?  —  From Venture Capital Dispatch:  —  In the shadow of Foursquare, which is fast becoming a start-up darling, the marketing chief of a competing location-based service wondered how hype could help propel his company.
Discussion: PSFK
Gopal Shah / Google Enterprise Blog:
Q1'10 spam & virus trends from Postini  —  Editor's note: The spam data cited in this post is drawn from the network of Google email security and archiving services, powered by Postini, which processes more than 3 billion email connections per day in the course of providing email security …
Discussion: Googling Google and SC Magazine US
Dylan Casey / The Official Google Blog:
Replay it: Google search across the Twitter archive  —  Since we first introduced real-time search last December, we've added content from MySpace, Facebook and Buzz, expanded to 40 languages and added a top links feature to help you find the most relevant content shared on updates services like Twitter.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Gets Serious About Events
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Amazon Goes Pro With Bit.Ly
Dmitry Gozman / Google Translate Blog:
More love for our multilingual Toolbar users
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Reminder: Original Xbox games lose Live support tonight at midnight PT
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Mobile Gaming Shifts Dramatically To Smartphones In One Year
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
Linux: Strong and getting stronger
Discussion: Linux.com, CrunchGear and OStatic blogs
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Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Twitter Ad Models Could Open PPC Trademark Can Of Worms
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Goodbye, Gears - Google Docs Boots Plugin for HTML5 on May 3rd
Discussion: Download Squad and The Register
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Facebook deletes iPhone apps from its system
Discussion: The Register
John Cook / TechFlash:
Zillow rises to No. 2 online real estate site behind Realtor.com
Niels Provos / Google Online Security Blog:
The Rise of Fake Anti-Virus
Discussion: eWeek and TG Daily, Thanks:atul
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel plans to sprinkle its Atom chip everywhere
 

 
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