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9:00 AM ET, April 22, 2010

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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Dell Lightning: the ultimate Windows Phone 7 device leaks out  —  Hot damn, people.  The mother of all Dell leaks just dropped into our laps, and the absolute highlight has to be the Lightning, a Windows Phone 7 portrait slider.  That's right — a portrait slider.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell Thunder explodes Android with 4.1-inch OLED screen, promises Hulu app  —  It's like Dell's making up for lost time with smartphones: while “Lightning” is the company's answer to Windows Phone extravagance, the Dell Thunder that's leaking out along side does up Android 2.1 with similar aplomb and a 4.1-inch WVGA OLED screen.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Dell Smoke slaps Android in the wild form factor you secretly wanted  —  Okay, so imagine a Pixi, but awesome.  We think you'd end up with something closely resembling the phone that Dell's whipping up with a codename of “Smoke,” running Android Froyo atop a 2.8-inch QVGA display (looks more like WVGA to us, but whatevs).
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Dell Flash to offer Android Froyo in a ‘dramatic’ package  —  If Dell's vision of a mainstream Android device for 2011 ends up materializing, we're not sure we even need a high end anymore.  Okay, that's not true — we'll obviously be power freaks to the bitter end — but the so-called …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook's ambition  —  Ambition.  —  It's the one word that kept coming up in conversations I had around the halls today at Facebook's F8 event.  Whenever I heard that word it was clear we were talking about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.  Compared to last week's weak moves by Twitter …
Discussion: Tech Eye and CNET News, Thanks:tnwsocialmedia
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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.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Building the Social Web Together
arnab's world:   Deceiving Users with the Facebook Like Button
Jennifer Leggio / Social Business:
Has Facebook won the web war against Google?
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook: We Want to Integrate 200 Credits Payment Options Worldwide
Discussion: TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launches “Insights For Your Domain”
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Removing 24 Hour Caching Policy on User Data for Developers
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Hulu pushes forward with $9.95 subscription service  —  Hulu, the popular online site for watching television shows, plans to begin testing a subscription service as soon as May 24, according to people with knowledge of the plans.  —  Under the proposal, Hulu would continue to provide …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone  —  The Phone  —  The first question is, how did the phone leave Apple's campus?  —  Starting a few weeks ago, some number of iPhone engineers who, because of the nature of their work were already familiar with the details of Apple's next-generation iPhone …
Discussion: Off On A Tangent and paidContent, Thanks:atul
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Gray Powell's father: ‘He was devastated’
Discussion: Tech Eye and p2pnet
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Dell Looking Glass tablet leaks: Tegra 2 coming your way in November  —  We'd already heard that Dell was working on larger tablets, and tonight's huge leak brought us tons of info on the Looking Glass, a seven-inch big brother to the Streak 5 that's due out in November.
Planetbeing / Linux on the iPhone:
Android running on iPhone!  —  I've been working on this quietly in the background.  Sorry about the initial video quality, but YouTube promises that the quality will get better as the video gets processed more.  The back part of the version I uploaded to Vimeo was cut off.  —  I think that says it all, really.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: In Case You Had Any Doubts About Where Apple's Revenue Comes From (AAPL)  —  Apple's iPhone business, which didn't exist three years ago, now represents a whopping 40% of the company's revenue, and has been the company's biggest revenue generator for three quarters in a row.
Discussion: Fortune and Distorted-Loop.com
AppleInsider:
Apple strikes back at Adobe, says Flash is ‘closed and proprietary’  —  In a rare public comment, Apple's public relations department responded Wednesday to criticisms from the project manager for Adobe Flash, suggesting his recent criticism of Apple was “backwards.”
Dave Cole / The White House Blog:
WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code  —  As part of our ongoing effort to develop an open platform for WhiteHouse.gov, we're releasing some of the custom code we've developed.  This code is available for anyone to review, use, or modify.  We're excited to see how developers across …
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Make an Offer to Acquire ARM?  —  The London Evening Standard reports that there have been rumors in London's financial district that Apple may be interested in acquiring ARM Holdings.  ARM's shares shot up today based on the strong financial results from Apple yesterday.
Pat Kinsel / Docs.com 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 docs.com website.  Built on Microsoft Office 2010, the Docs app enables Facebook® users for the first time to create …
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Docs.com: Facebook and Microsoft Go After Google Docs
Google Mobile Blog:
Search by Voice Comes to Google Maps 4.1 for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 phones  —  We understand that typing on phones isn't as easy or fast as talking into them.  As a result, we're big fans of letting you search in Google Maps for mobile in the most natural way possible — with your voice!
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Legal spying via the cell phone system  —  Two researchers say they have found a way to exploit weaknesses in the mobile telecom system to legally spy on people by figuring out the private cell phone number of anyone they want, tracking their whereabouts, and listening to their voice mail.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Now Available  —  The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 was first introduced last May as a series of 6 applications that are designed to showcase Windows Touch in Windows 7 and to help people learn touch gestures.  It consists of 3 casual games …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Neowin.net
 
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