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3:50 PM ET, April 23, 2010


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Kevin Thau / Twitter Blog:
Cloudhopping  —  Twitter was inspired by SMS and we continue to embrace this simple but ubiquitous technology.  In fact, Twitter's 140 character limit was designed specifically to allow for any tweet to be read in its entirety whether you're using a rudimentary mobile phone, or a more sophisticated Internet enabled device.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Buys Cloudhopper To Bolster Its SMS Service
Discussion: Nieuws and Phone Scoop
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Blippy users' credit card numbers found on Google  —  [Update: Blippy cofounder Philip Kaplan emailed a response.]  —  Yesterday was a big day for social-oversharing site Blippy, which lets members automatically post their purchases to the Internet.  The company announced $11.2 million …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Blippy cofounder responds to credit card leak: “It's a lot less bad than it looks”  —  Earlier today, VentureBeat broke the news that some members of Blippy, a social-sharing site for shoppers, had their credit card numbers published to Google by Blippy's servers.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Google blocks Blippy credit card search  —  This is why you must always take screenshots.  Overnight, a VentureBeat tipster discovered a simple Google search that turned up credit card numbers for a few Blippy members.  As of a few minutes ago, Google blocks any search for …
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.
Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Palm pledges to survive as an independent
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Don't bet on Lenovo saving Palm
Discussion: Yahoo! News, I4U News and Phones Review
Brad Stone / Bits:
When Over-Sharing Leads to Problems  —  In my story in Friday's New York Times, I wrote about sites that let people share all kinds of personal information with the world, and about how these sites are embraced by users, despite possible privacy concerns.  Now the blog VentureBeat …
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):
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why We Need an Open “Like” Standard
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Dear Facebook & Google: We Are Not Your Pawns - Enough With The Auto Opt-In!  —  Over the past few months, both Facebook and Google had followed an alarming trend of opting people into things rather than letting them chose themselves.  Fair to say, I've had enough of all that.  I don't think I'm alone.
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Google Dashes Hopes of Free iPhone Turn-by-Turn GPS  —  Google has denied the latest rumors that the search giant will bring free turn-by-turn GPS navigation on the Apple iPhone, although the features could come in the future to other (unspecified) mobile platforms.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek Eee Pad to hit channel in July  —  Asustek Computer chairman Jerry Shen has announced, at a conference in Taiwan, that the company will introduce its tablet PC, the Eee Pad, at Computex 2010, scheduled between June 1-5, and is aiming to launch the device in retail channels …
Dan / UNEASYsilence:
CONFIRMED: Fusion Garage SOLD ONLY 64 JooJoo Devices  —  STUPID STUPID Fusion Garage.  When you email your customers use the BCC field rather then the CC field!  —  This morning, Fusion Garage emailed all their customers asking for their experience using the JooJoo.
CNET News:
Lost iPhone prototype spurs police probe  —  Silicon Valley police are investigating what appears to be a lost Apple iPhone prototype purchased by a gadget blog, a transaction that may have violated criminal laws, a law enforcement official told CNET on Friday.
Discussion:, Thanks:beet_tv
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 …
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 …
David Carnoy / CNET News:
B&N delivers meaty Nook update, teases iPad app  —  Barnes & Noble's new Read in Store feature is part of the Nook's firmware 1.3 update.  —  When Barnes & Noble launched the Nook e-book reader late last year, the company said that it would offer unique features such as e-book lending …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nook gets web browser, free in-store reading, and games in new firmware
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 …
Discussion: VentureBeat
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
August Capital And CRV Spend $11.2 Million At Blippy.  Valuation Now $46.2 Million.
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and Pulse2
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