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11:30 AM ET, April 23, 2010

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Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Lenovo emerges as leading candidate for Palm -sources  —  Lenovo (0992.HK), the world's No.4 PC brand, has emerged as the leading candidate to buy struggling smartphone maker Palm (PALM.O), after the U.S. firm was rebuffed by other potential Asian buyers, sources said.
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Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Palm pledges to survive as an independent  —  The head of Palm has insisted that the troubled smart­phone maker can survive as an independent company in spite of disappointing sales of its flagship handsets.  —  Jon Rubinstein, chief executive, said that Palm would look at letting …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Don't bet on Lenovo saving Palm  —  Lenovo has reportedly emerged as the leading candidate to buy Palm after HTC bowed out, but would the PC maker really pull the trigger?  Logic dictates that Lenovo is an unlikely savior.  —  Reuters is reporting that Lenovo is in the running for Palm …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Phones Review
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Understanding the Open Graph Protocol  —  I attended Facebook's F8 conference yesterday (missed the keynote IRL, but you can catch it online) and came away pondering the Open Graph Protocol.  —  In they keynote Zuck said (as Luke Shepard calls him):
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Fred / A VC:
One Graph To Rule Them All?  —  My partner Albert posted this on his blog yesterday: … He's talking about Facebook and the new services they announced this week at f8.  Clearly Facebook is executing fast and well at a scale that few Internet companies have ever reached.  It is very impressive to watch.
Bloomberg:
Apple IPhone Captures 72% of Japan Smartphone Market  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone shipments to Japan more than doubled in the past year, capturing 72 percent of the country's smartphone market, a research firm said.  —  Shipments of the iPhone, which began selling in Japan in July 2008 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook And Microsoft Check-In With Foursquare.  Will Crowley Sell?  —  There is a lot of action surrounding Foursquare right now.  And CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley has a tough decision to make.  —  It's already been widely reported that Yahoo is seriously pursuing a Foursquare acquisition …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One Millionsquare: Foursquare Hits The Big Number
Brad Stone / Bits:
What Danger Do Blippy and Swipely Pose to Amazon?  —  The social buying site Blippy is part of what one might call the Internet's “Too Much Information Movement,” which I write about in Friday's paper.  —  The startup, based in Palo Alto, Calif., allows people to link their credit cards …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
August Capital And CRV Spend $11.2 Million At Blippy.  Valuation Now $46.2 Million.
Discussion: Pulse2
Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Third-Quarter Revenue  —  Windows 7 momentum continues.  —  Income Statements  —  Segment Revenue and Operating Income (Loss)  —  Third Quarter Form 10-Q  —  View the PowerPoint Earnings Release  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record third-quarter revenue …
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Sethgoldstein / @seth:
Here We Go Again...  I remember that Monday morning, January 10, 2000.  The day that AOL announced it was buying Time Warner.  The word starting seeping out the night before, Sunday night.  I went to sleep like it was Christmas eve, and couldn't wait for what market madness the morning would bring.
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:seth
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
A Peek at the Next Kindle and Nook Display  —  Assuming the next generation Kindle and Nook stick with E Ink as their display provider, this video highlights what'll be new: Animation and nearly double the contrast ratio.  —  Shipping to OEMs in the second half of this year, it's definitely nice.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Velocity Micro's Cruz Tablet has Android 2.1 with full Flash support  —  Some alleged spy shots of a brand-new Android tablet materialized in our inbox this afternoon, and after sending a few e-mails and making a quick phone call, we can confirm they're 100 percent legit …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC moves to open television set-top box for Internet, competition  —  The Federal Communications Commission took a tiny step forward on Wednesday toward updating the television set-top box, a move that Chairman Julius Genachowski hopes will eventually stir more competition between providers of paid television and Internet services.
Brian Prince / eWeek:
1.5 Million Facebook Accounts for Sale in Web Forum, VeriSign Reports  —  Security researchers at VeriSign iDefense can put a price on your Facebook account.  As a recent attempt to sell 1.5 million accounts shows, social networking credentials are gaining value in the cyber-underworld.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway's SVAngel Closes $20 Million Venture Fund.  He Tells Us How He'll Invest It [Video]  —  In February we reported that legendary angel investor Ron Conway was raising a small seed fund for SV Angel from outside investors - which is notable because for the last decade or so he has only invested his own money in startups.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Lynne Terry / Oregonian:
Video of 99-year-old Lake Oswego woman with iPad goes viral  —  A 99-year-old Lake Oswego woman stars in a YouTube video that's gone viral.  —  Virginia Campbell sits on a sofa in her apartment in Mary's Woods Retirement Community.  —  She never looks up at the camera.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Google To Bring Free Turn-By-Turn Navigation To The iPhone  —  A neat thing about Android (which now also works on the iPhone) is that it comes with a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app.  I mean, TomTom and Navigon are great, but having to drop almost a $100 on them is very painful.
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nook gets web browser, free in-store reading, and games in new firmware  —  It's not in our nature to get all excited about firmware updates, but B&N sure seems to be bringing the good stuff in release 1.3 of the Nook's software.  The major new features include a Beta release of a “basic” …
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
Android 2.2 Allows Automatic App Updates?  —  I was a bit skeptical when a user from 4chan claimed to be an “android trusted tester” and posted screenshots of a MyTouch 3G supposedly running Android 2.2 Froyo - afterall we know how easily those “About” screens are faked.
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.
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Softpedia News:
Nexus One to Land at Vodafone UK in April
Discussion: Phones Review
Gwen Hinze / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Preliminary Analysis of the Officially Released ACTA Text
Discussion: Fast Company, Telegraph and Techdirt
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
India's copyright proposals are un-American (and that's bad)
Discussion: Techdirt, Michael Geist Blog and Boing Boing, Thanks:atul
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
Skype slams mobile operators for threats to mobile net neutrality
Discussion: TG Daily, The Big Blog, Techdirt and Inquirer, Thanks:stuartdredge
Sarah Lai Stirland / Broadband Breakfast:
Google Exec: Incumbent Telcos Welcome On Our Gigabit Network
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EdgeRank: The Secret Sauce That Makes Facebook's News Feed Tick
Discussion: Download Squad
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Zynga and Facebook. It's Complicated
Discussion: TechCrunch
Joseph Menn / blogs.ft.com:
Yahoo wants to do what Facebook did, only slower
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's $100 Billion Valuation Doesn't Sound Stupid Anymore
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Goodbye CableCARD, hello “AllVid”
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Makes One Change Per Day To Search Algorithm
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses
 

 
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