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4:00 PM ET, April 22, 2010

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Ian Schafer / AdAge:
Facebook May Not Be Skynet, but It Is Getting Smarter, and That's Bad for Google  —  Founder Mark Zuckerberg Is About to Tap Consumer Insights a Search Engine Can Only Dream of  —  Remember the computer network in “The Terminator” that progressively got so smart it became sentient and attempted to annihilate the human race?
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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 …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Where Was Facebook's Location?  —  For some, watching Facebook announcements from its developer conference on Wednesday was like playing a game of Where's Waldo, but instead of looking for a little man with a red and white striped sweater and bottle top glasses, people were waiting for Mark Zuckerberg …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook: We Want to Integrate 200 Credits Payment Options Worldwide
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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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.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell Thunder explodes Android with 4.1-inch OLED screen, promises Hulu app
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Dell Flash to offer Android Froyo in a ‘dramatic’ package
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Dell Smoke slaps Android in the wild form factor you secretly wanted
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Dell could be a real smartphone player
Discussion: Digital Daily and Engadget
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 …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why $10 a Month for Hulu Is Too Much.  And Too Little.  —  Is ten bucks a month too much to pay for “Hulu Plus”?  Or too little?  —  Perhaps both.  —  The Web video site is getting ready to roll out its much discussed subscription offering of $9.95 a month, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Bobbi Newman / Librarian by Day:
Protect Your Privacy Opt Out of Facebook's New Instant Personalization - Yes You Have to Opt Out  —  Facebook does it again!  I see this when I check my page today.  —  Connect with your friends on your favorite websites.  —  Sounds great.  Sounds suspicious.
Discussion: Technologizer
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook's Instant Personalization Is the Real Privacy Hairball
Discussion: Reuters
Reuters:
Privacy chiefs keep watch over Facebook
Discussion: Mashable! and Help Net Security, Thanks:marcusschuler
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 …
Steffen Meschkat / Google LatLong:
The Google Maps search box just got smarter  —  The Suggest feature for Google Maps helps you find what you want faster and more accurately by showing search suggestions for the most relevant places, businesses and points of interest as you type.  We experimentally launched suggest for Google Maps …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
McAfee admits “inadequate” quality control caused PC meltdown  —  If your company uses enterprise security products from McAfee, you probably had a bad day yesterday.  If you're an IT professional at one of those companies, you're probably still cleaning up the mess caused …
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 …
Guardian:
ARM boss pours cold water on Apple bid rumours after shares soar  —  ARM Holdings and Apple go way back and on Thursday the market was taking the view their relationship could be about to become even tighter.  —  Shares in the Cambridge-based chip designer soared to an eight-year high …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Make an Offer to Acquire ARM?
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Apple not banning analytics from apps  —  It was a reasonable rumor: Apple changed the words in the legalese that comes with the software development kit for its upcoming iPhone 4.0 operating system — the OS that will power iPhones and iPads beginning in June or July.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Video Rental Store Now Open  —  YouTube has quietly begun offering a variety of movies and TV episodes available for rental at youtube.com/store.  After experimenting with $5 rentals of Sundance Film Festival movies this January, the site is now offering 48 hour rentals mostly between 99 cents and $3.99.
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Becomes More Business-Friendly  —  If Foursquare is ever going to be worth more than $100 million to Yahoo or anyone, it will have to add not just a hell of a lot more users, but also a hell of a lot more local advertisers.  Currently, there are only about 2,000 live offers …
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:atul
 
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Chris Kanaracus / InfoWorld:
Appirio makes $1 million cloud savings promise
Discussion: VentureBeat
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News Corp. Invests In Music Start-Up Beyond Oblivion
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses
Discussion: p2pnet
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Letterman's Top 10: Excuses for the guy who lost Apple's top secret iPhone
Discussion: CNET News and Mashable!
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
MXP4 Raises $4 Million Funding For Its Interactive Music Widgets
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Jaimee / Ground Truth:
Ground Truth: Half of All Time Spent on the Mobile Internet …
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Deceiving Users with the Facebook Like Button
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