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1:35 PM 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
Discussion: Yahoo! News, I4U News and Phones Review
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Blippy users' credit card numbers found on Google  —  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 in funding and was profiled in The New York Times.
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Brad Stone / Bits:
What Danger Do Blippy and Swipely Pose to Amazon?
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
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.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:   Twitter Buys Cloudhopper To Bolster Its SMS Service
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.
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.
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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 …
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.
Brad Stone / New York Times:
For Web's New Wave, Sharing Details Is the Point  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Brooks wants the whole Web to know that he spent $41 on an iPad case at an Apple store, $24 eating at an Applebee's, and $6,450 at a Florida plastic surgery clinic for nose work.  —  Too much information, you say?
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 …
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nook gets web browser, free in-store reading, and games in new firmware
Discussion: DailyTech, Gadget Lab and Electronista
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
Barry McPherson / McAfee Security Insights Blog:
An Update on False Positive Remediation  —  As you know, McAfee on Wednesday released a faulty signature update file (DAT file) that caused problems for a number of our customers.  —  First off, I want to apologize on behalf of McAfee and say that we're extremely sorry for any impact …
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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
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 …
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 Nystedt / PC World:
Shortage of Popular Intel Chips Threatens Laptop Rollouts  —  A shortage of the latest Intel laptop PC microprocessors appears to be worsening and could cause some PC vendors to delay the rollout of new laptop computers, chip distributors and industry researchers say.
Discussion: MacRumors and Electronista
 
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Mr. Fixit Goes Open Source With DIY Repair Site
Electronista:
Cisco reading a 7-inch tablet of its own?
Discussion: CNET News, I4U News and SlashGear
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC moves to open television set-top box for Internet, competition
Discussion: DSLreports
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway's SVAngel Closes $20 Million Venture Fund. …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Softpedia News:
Nexus One to Land at Vodafone UK in April
Discussion: Phones Review
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
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Brian Prince / eWeek:
1.5 Million Facebook Accounts for Sale in Web Forum, VeriSign Reports
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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