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9:35 AM ET, April 26, 2010


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Gary Krakow /
RIM Unveils New BlackBerries  —  Stock quotes in this article: RIMM , S  —  WATERLOO, Canada (TheStreet) — Research In Motion(RIMM) has just announced two new BlackBerry smartphones, but it's not exactly being forthcoming in providing details about them.  —  There are no new blockbuster designs …
Alex Iskold / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Open Graph: The Definitive Guide For Publishers, Users and Competitors  —  Facebook just shook the tech world by announcing several major initiatives that collectively constitute an aggressive move to weave the social net on top of the existing Web.The rumors were that the leading social network …
Discussion: Adam Sherk and Guardian
P. J. Connolly / eWeek:
OAuth Is the New Hotness in Identity Management  —  With Facebook Connect being abandoned in its favor, and a new draft specification before the IETF, OAuth is shaping up as the cornerstone of identity management for cloud-based applications and services. eWEEK Labs Senior Analyst P. J. Connolly looks …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Facebook's Open Graph Protocol from a Web Developer's Perspective
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:   The Open Sausage Foundation
Pirates rewrite script for Apple's China iPad launch  —  (Reuters) - Just three weeks after the global launch, bootleg versions of Apple Inc's hot-selling iPad tablet PCs have begun showing up on the shelves of online and real-world shops in piracy-prone China.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:marcusschuler
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Rhapsody Adds Offline Listening To Its iPhone App  —  Newly independent Rhapsody is giving its iPhone app some bragging rights with an update that lets subscribers listen to tracks even when they're not online.  Users will now be able to download their Rhapsody playlists to their phones …
Nokia N8 already reviewed, panned as poor iPhone rival  —  The Nokia N8 has already been given an early review that calls it a poor rival to Android and the iPhone.  Symbian^3 is said to have “little change in functionality,” and the phone itself as seen as offering little new that Nokia or other companies haven't done before.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Steve Jobs Replies to Email: There Won't Be A Mac App Store  —  We heard a rumor last week about Apple making some big changes to the Mac OS X platform, let's say to 10.7, in order to make it similar to iPhone OS and introduce an App Store for Mac applications that should be approved by Apple first.
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
Spammers Paying Others to Solve Captchas  —  MUMBAI, India — Faced with stricter Internet security measures, some spammers have begun borrowing a page from corporate America's playbook: they are outsourcing.  —  Sophisticated spammers are paying people in India, Bangladesh …
Discussion: Tech Eye
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Sex Ads Seen Adding Revenue to Craigslist  —  Craigslist, one of the most popular Web sites in the United States, is on track to increase its revenue 22 percent this year, largely from its controversial sex advertisements.  That financial success is reviving scrutiny from law-enforcement officials …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nexus One launches on Vodafone UK this Friday, April 30  —  The first European carrier for the Nexus One is all set to start offering Google's superphone for free on two-year contracts costing £35 ($54) or more per month.  Pre-orders are being taken today and full retail availability is slated for April 30.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Intel prepares to launch more Atom processors  —  Intel is preparing to launch more Atom-based processors for netbooks soon including models that support DDR3 memory and dual-cores, according to sources from notebook players.  —  Intel launched its second-generation Atom N450 and N470 processors …
Chris /
The tradeoff between open and closed  —  When having the “open vs closed” debate regarding a technology platform, a number of distinctions need to be made.  First, what exactly is meant by “open.”  Here's a great chart from a paper by Harvard professor Tom Eisenmann (et al).:
Elias Bizannes / DataPortability Blog:
Assessing the openess of Facebook's “Open Graph Protocol”
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Dell roadmap shows ‘Sparta,’ ‘Athens’ Android netbooks amid smartphones  —  Here's a little more out of the Dell camp following last week's insane smartphone leak of the Thunder and Looking Glass, along with the Streak (Dell Mini 5).  The roadmap we've obtained shows a few new items …
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