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5:35 PM ET, April 21, 2010


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Bret Taylor / Facebook Developer Blog:
The Next Evolution of Facebook Platform  —  We're hosting our third f8 conference in San Francisco today.  There are two important themes behind everything we're delivering today.  First, the Web is moving to a model based on the connections between people and all the things they care about.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Building the Social Web Together  —  Facebook has always focused on building ways for people to connect with each other and share information with their friends.  We think this is important because people are shaping how information moves through their connections.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Facebook F8: One graph to rule them all  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg onstage at the F8 conference.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the company's F8 developer conference on Wednesday to unveil what he said is “the most transformative thing we've ever done for the Web.”
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Seeks To Build The Semantic Search Engine  —  If HTML is the way developers get information into Google's search engine, meta data is the way developers will get data into Facebook's semantic search engine which will be based on the company's “Open Graph”.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launches “Insights For Your Domain”  —  As we've been anticipating over the past few weeks, Facebook has officially launched a new product called “Insights For Your Domain”.  The product, which received no formal announcement during the f8 keynote or press conference …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook socializes the web with powerful new plug-ins  —  Facebook is launching a series of plug-ins that will dramatically expand its presence across the web.  —  “Social plug-ins are a way you can provide an instnatnely personal experience with one line of HTML,” said Bret Taylor, the company's director of product
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Facebook nixing ‘Facebook Connect’ branding
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Announces “App2User” …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Inside Social Games
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook: We'll Serve 1 Billion Likes On The Web In Just 24 Hours
Discussion: The Praized Blog
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Be Evil. Facebook's New Like Button Has An Interesting Option
Discussion: VentureBeat and Inside Facebook
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Removing 24 Hour Caching Policy on User Data for Developers
Discussion: Gawker
The Independent:
How to watch Facebook's F8 developers conference live on the web
Discussion: GigaOM, NewTeeVee and Inside Facebook
Pat Kinsel / Blog:
INTRODUCING DOCS... for FACEBOOK  —  I'm so excited to announce today the launch of a new beta Facebook app from FUSE Labs called “Docs”, also available at our website.  Built on Microsoft Office 2010, the Docs app enables Facebook® users for the first time to create …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb: Facebook and Microsoft Go After Google Docs  —  During today's F8 keynote, Mark Zuckerberg announced a number of new products and features for Facebook, including a new collaboration with Microsoft.  With, Microsoft's FUSE labs just launched an online document editor …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Botched McAfee update shutting down corporate XP machines worldwide  —  [We can't officially confirm this yet but,] We're hearing from all over that a bad McAfee for Windows XP update is causing computers worldwide to shut down.  Apparently DAT update 5958 deletes the svchost.exe file …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Gray Powell's father: ‘He was devastated’  —  The father of Gray Powell, the Apple engineer who reportedly lost a prototype of the iPhone 4G, says his son was reeling following the incident.  —  “Of course he was devastated,” Robert Powell told CNET in a phone interview Wednesday.  “He loves the company.”
Discussion: p2pnet, Media Maverick and News
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Why Apple Should Sue Gawker Over ‘Lost’ iPhone Story
Google Acquires Another Piece of the Tablet Puzzle  —  This week, Google took another step toward bringing its popular Web tools onto a myriad of nontraditional computing devices like tablet computers.  It acquired a mysterious Silicon Valley start-up called Agnilux.
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Adobe halts investment in iPhone-specific Flash dev tools, has another dig at Apple (update: Apple responds)  —  Color us unsurprised, but it's still notable to hear that Adobe is stopping investment in its software's capability to port content over to iPhone OS.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
iTravel: Apple's Future Travel Centric App for the iPhone  —  Christina Warrens of Mashable covered our iTunes Concert Ticket + report last week and added that “Delta Airlines, which is headquartered in my hometown, supports digital boarding passes at some of its bigger airports.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Target to sell Amazon's Kindle in select stores with broader rollout to follow  —  Target, a long-time Amazon partner, is going to give the Kindle a distribution hand in a small number of stores with a larger rollout later in the year.  —  The retailer said Wednesday that it will carry …
Anil Dash:
Know Your S**t: Ten Years of Twitter Ads  —  Last week, Twitter announced its new advertising system, called promoted tweets.  I was at Twitter's Chirp conference as a speaker, so I got an up-close look at the reaction to the big news, along with the (frankly, more interesting to me) announcements for developers and media.
Discussion: Bloggers Blog, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Business Directory Jigsaw For $142 Million In Cash Plus Earn-Out  — has just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jigsaw, which provides crowd-sourced data services in the cloud, for approximately $142 million in cash …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Google brings free turn-by-turn Navigation to UK Androids (updated)  —  Talk about random gifts from the ether.  British Android device owners are waking up this morning to discover their robot-themed operating system has gone and upgraded itself overnight.
Phil Bronstein / SFGate:
Bill Gates on Journalism and Social Media (and the iPad, too)  —  Bill Gates strikes me as a guy who rarely says anything other than what he wants to say.  And these days he's largely talking about the big, multi-billion dollar philanthropic work of his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype By the Numbers: It's Really Big  —  We all marvel at Facebook and its number of users, which at last check stood at around 400 million.  For context, consider Skype, which at the end of the fourth quarter of 2009 had 560 million registered users, a data point Skype's chief technology strategist …
Discussion: Softpedia News and The Xplanation
Mia / YouTube Blog:
Message your subscribers with bulletins  —  Bulletins are a great way to communicate with your subscribers on YouTube.  Just go to your channel, type an update, paste a video link, and click “Post Bulletin.”  Your bulletin will show up on your subscribers' homepage, in their Recent Activity feed.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Netflix Reports Big Jump In Instant Streaming  —  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) continues to add subscribers at a fast clip, adding a record 1.7 million subscribers to its roster during its first quarter, bringing its total to nearly 14 million.  That growth helped the company once again meet high earnings expectations.
Discussion: bizjournals and NewTeeVee
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Barb Dybwad / Mashable!:
Pandora Partners with Facebook for Social Music
Discussion: Pandora
Ben / Yelp Official Blog:
Yelp Partners with Facebook for a More Personal Experience
Discussion: SiliconANGLE
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Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Oxford University Press launches the Anti-Google
Discussion: Personanondata
Mac & the iPad, History Repeats Itself
Discussion: Global Nerdy and TUAW
Cameron Laird / claird's blog:
Will Wall Street require Python?
Discussion: InfoQ and The Consumerist
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Why computer science students cheat
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
The keyboardless Office: a review of iWork for iPad