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7:50 PM ET, April 16, 2010

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AppleInsider:
Apple in advanced discussions to adopt AMD chips  —  Intel has served as Apple's sole source for the microprocessors used in its notebook and desktop personal computers since the company began its transition away from PowerPC in 2006, but that may soon change given the company's recent talks …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dell's 7-inch and 10-inch Streak tablets leaked!  —  We'd heard through the grapevine that the engineers at Round Rock were working on a number of slates to fill the Streak lineup, but man, we didn't see this coming... at least not yet.  A couple of images along with an internal Dell announcement landed …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Steve Jobs Says Apple Made a Mistake in Rejecting Pulitzer Winner's App  —  Apple's chief executive apparently believes that his company made a mistake when it rejected an iPhone app from a cartoonist who is now a Pulitzer prize winner.  —  An Apple spokeswoman did not comment Friday afternoon …
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Cartoonist: Apple Backs Down After Denying iPhone App  —  The cartoonist who won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning this week says Apple has asked him to resubmit an iPhone app that it earlier rejected because it “ridicules public figures.” … Mark Fiore, who won the prize …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
It's Not the Control, It's the Secrecy
Discussion: Slate, Mediactive, PC World and DailyTech, Thanks:atul
Boy Genius Report:
AT&T blocks employees vacations in June for iPhone launch  —  Same story as last year and the year before, but we've confirmed with multiple AT&T sources that the carrier has now put a block on employees taking vacations in June.  The only time AT&T does a straight block like this is for iPhone launches.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Can Yahoo Still Nab Foursquare for $125 Million or Will VCs Prevail?  The Race for the Hot Mobile Start-Up Nears Its End.  —  You have to give Yahoo an A for effort, if perhaps the ultimate grade in its ongoing quest to buy hot mobile social network Foursquare is an F.
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:   Foursquare Product Boss: “I Like Yahoo” (YHOO)
Pandu Nayak / The Official Google Blog:
Search with fewer keystrokes and better spelling  —  We spend a lot of time thinking about search results, but we also spend a lot of time thinking about search queries.  Today we're announcing three enhancements to help you input your searches more quickly and easily: more localized Google Suggest …
Electronista:
RIM chief: no market for tablets, touch-only phones  —  RIM's co-chief Mike Lazaridis downplayed many of Apple's efforts today in a keynote at the TD Newcrest technology conference in Toronto.  The executive was concerned that there wasn't necessarily a market for tablets like the iPad …
Wall Street Journal:
Tech Sector in Hiring Drive  —  Google, Intel Add Workers as Profits Snap Back; Start-Ups Also Fight for Talent  —  The technology industry, an engine of innovation and U.S. prosperity for more than half a century, is accelerating its recovery from the recession with surging earnings …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Introduces us to a New iTunes “Concert Ticket +” System  —  There's no missing the point that Apple wants to enter the electronic concert and event ticket business via a new application and system simply called “Concert Ticket +.”  The system that is laid out in this extraordinarily detailed patent …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
More Details Emerge About the iPad's Connectivity Issues  —  According to Dow Jones, some colleges have banned the iPad from their networks.  Princeton and Cornell, for example, are seeing major networking and connectivity issues that mirror the problems many users are seeing with their iPads at home.
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Andreas Constantinou / VisionMobile :: blog:
Is Android Evil?  —  You thought Android was open?  The Android governance model consists of an elaborate set of control points that allows Google to bundle its own services and control the exact software and hardware make-up on every handset.  All this while touting the openness rhetoric …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Those iPhone 4 case shots?  Fake!  —  Yesterday evening, we posted a handful of images that were going around the Internets, purportedly showing the back of the next-gen iPhone (iPhone 4, iPhone HD, whatever you want to call it.)  We spent more than half of the post decrying them as fakes — and it looks like we were right.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google's Plan To Give Chrome OS (And All Web-Enabled Devices) Universal Printer Support  —  Google's Chrome OS is due to come out some time this year, and there are still plenty of questions about how people are going to use a computer that's based entirely in the browser.
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Mike Jazayeri / Chromium Blog:
A New Approach to Printing  —  When we demonstrated Google Chrome OS …
Jason Rosenthal / Ning Blog:
An Update from Ning  —  As many of you know, we made a decision yesterday to focus 100% of the company on enhancing the features and services we offer to paying Ning Creators.  The tens of thousands of you who already use our paid service represent over 75% of our traffic …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter reveals details of new “Annotated Tweets” feature  —  One of the most exciting announcements at Twitter's Chirp conference this week was “Annotated Tweets”.  Now the company has revealed more details in a message to developers.  —  The easiest way to think of annotations is as …
Thanks:zee
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Ideas for Twitter's new Annotations — from obvious to intriguing
Discussion: Scobleizer
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Microsoft pulls part of Kin campaign after ‘sexting’ complaints  —  Microsoft is saying no to “sexting.”  —  As part of the launch of its new, mostly kid-oriented Kin phones, Microsoft posted a video depicting young people rocking out at a music club — including a scene of a young man peeling off …
Discussion: Telegraph and Consumer Reports …
Paul Kapustka / Sidecut Reports:
Verizon's Lynch: LTE Going Live in Q4  —  Verizon chief technical officer Dick Lynch is an excited guy, and why not: Thursday he helped announce the groundbreaking for a new Long Term Evolution (LTE) Innovation center in the Boston area, while also confirming that the company is still on track …
Stanislav Datskovskiy / Loper OS:
Non-Apple's Mistake … The howls of protest coming from iPhone and iPad developers are loud and shrill, and are sure to grow louder and shriller as their Golden Cage grows smaller and smaller, as I'm certain it will.  —  The Golden Cage is indeed a cage, and a strong one.  Yet it has no door.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Calif. cities dominate Apple's top 10 markets  —  Shocker!  The San Francisco Bay Area is the biggest U.S. market for Apple products, according to the results of a survey conducted by research firm Experian Simmons.  The study found that 32.3 percent of adult residents of the region own …
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
Wi-Fi-Only Nook “Lite” Coming Soon, Nook 2 To Follow  —  We're told that Barnes & Noble will be revealing some new products later this year: Nook 2 ("Project Encore") and a Wi-Fi-only Nook Lite.  Meanwhile, a software update that includes a full browser is supposed to hit next week.
Thanks:sebatinsky
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Office 2010 releases to manufacturing, availability as soon as May 1  —  The first volume licensing arrangements for Microsoft Office 2010 will be made through company partners on May 1, almost two weeks earlier than expected.  This news today from the company's Office Engineering team …
 
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Palm's SVP of software and services takes off, others (including CFO) …
Discussion: CNET News and Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Launches Twitter-Like Channel Bulletins
Rob Lewis / Techvibes:
Tynt raises $8 Million for Copy and Paste
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Security Experts ‘Shocked’ by Palm's WebOS Vulnerabilities
Discussion: EverythingPre and PreCentral.net
Eric Slivka / MacRumors Page 2:
Sprint Rolls Out Combination iPad ‘4G Case’ to Promote Overdrive Mobile Hotspot
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
DOJ abandons warrantless attempt to read Yahoo e-mail
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Digg Relaunch Reportedly Pushed Back 2 Months
Discussion: Erictric, Thanks:jacobdfriedman
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Prosper Raises $14.7 Million For Peer To Peer Lending Market; Eric Schmidt Invests
John Borthwick / THINK / Musings:
bit.ly and platforms ...  Twitter announced this week …
Discussion: GigaOM, Fast Company and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Twitter Will Get Its Own Data Center
Discussion: GigaOM and SocialTimes.com
Neil Vidyarthi / All Facebook:
Report: 6.8% Of Business Internet Traffic Goes To Facebook
Discussion: Mashable!
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Millennial Media: Android Ad Impressions Rise 72 Percent From February To March
Discussion: mocoNews and Electronista
Paul Alan Levy / Techdirt:
Has the New York Times Run Afoul of the FTC's Endorsement Guides?
Asher Moses / The Age:
Autism iPhone breakthrough: from tantrums to app-y days
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, Thanks:mayav
 

 
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