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11:25 AM ET, April 26, 2010

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Gary Krakow / TheStreet.com:
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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
RIM melds BlackBerry with PBX handsets
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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 …
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P. J. Connolly / eWeek:
OAuth Is the New Hotness in Identity Management
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Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:   The Open Sausage Foundation
Reuters:
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 and Gearlog, Thanks:marcusschuler
Electronista:
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.
Laura Mortkowitz / Washington Post:
More colleges, professors shutting down laptops and other digital distractions  —  As a culture, we're at an odd crossroads regarding personal computers.  For years, educators have been clamoring to put technology in the hands of young students through partnerships with big tech companies …
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: Help Net Security and Tech Eye
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Wi-Fi Sync: wirelessly sync the iPhone with iTunes... in your dreams (video)  —  Hey iPhone, welcome to 2007.  Following Opera's script in building grassroots hysteria to goad Apple into approving a contentious app, developer Greg Hughes is teasing a video of his Wi-Fi Sync app to the peoples of planet internet.
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 …
Kemberly Richardson / ABC 7 Eyewitness News:
Schumer challeges Facebook over info sharing  —  new york state politics, charles schumer, facebook, politics & elections, kemberly richardson  —  NEW YORK (WABC) — U.S. Senator Charles Schumer on Sunday urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide guidelines for social networking sites …
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.
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Google Nexus One Gone From Verizon Lineup  —  Many Nexus One fans have been watching the Google Nexus One web site to see when the dreaded “coming soon” to Verizon message would go away and the phone would be available for order.  That may not ever happen as a check today shows the Google Nexus …
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Modernizing the ‘Kodak Moment’ as Social Sharing  —  DESPITE the predictions of naysayers, the concept of the “Kodak moment” has endured into the 21st century, even if Kodachrome film is going the way of the Brownie Starmite camera.  Now, Eastman Kodak, eager to sustain some recent momentum …
Chris / cdixon.org:
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).:
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Elias Bizannes / DataPortability Blog:
Assessing the openess of Facebook's “Open Graph Protocol”
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
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Gina Trapani / Fast Company:
Time to Audit Your Facebook Privacy Settings, Here's How
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Times of India:
Undersea cable system repair may hit Internet service in India
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Diary Of An x264 Developer:
Announcing the first free software Blu-ray encoder
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