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8:05 PM ET, April 26, 2010

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Gizmodo:
Police Seize Jason Chen's Computers  —  Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers.  —  They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Cops Bust Into Gizmodo Editor's Home And Seize Computers, Documents In iPhone Probe (AAPL)  —  Police raided Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home in Fremont, Calif. last week, seizing computers and other gadgets, as detectives probe how the gadget blog editor obtained an Apple iPhone prototype …
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
Gawker Media Believes Police Violated Journalist Shield Law In Gizmodo Search-And-Seizure  —  In one of the first major test-cases of whether employees of online news organizations are entitled to the same protections as mainstream media “journalists” in the eyes of the law …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Next Question: Are The Police After Gawker Or The Person Who Took The iPhone?  —  So yeah, that just happened.  —  Friday evening, police raided the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen.  Their mission?  To search the premise and confiscate all items that could be related to the supposed theft of the next generation iPhone prototype.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Could Gizmodo's iPhone Scoop Settle Whether Bloggers Count As Journalists?
Google Nexus One:
An update on Nexus One partnerships  —  When we launched Nexus One in January, we announced partnerships with Vodafone in Europe and Verizon Wireless in the US.  We have news on both fronts.  —  Today, Vodafone begins accepting pre-orders for Nexus One from customers in the United Kingdom …
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Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Verizon Doesn't Plan to Distribute Google's Nexus Phone  —  Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, retreated from plans to offer service for Google Inc.'s Nexus One phone, saying it will focus on other Android-powered handsets instead.  —  Until this morning …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Motorola Dumping Google's Built-In Location Feature For Skyhook …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Google Nexus One Gone From Verizon Lineup
Dilbert.com Blog:
That Lost 4G Phone  —  Two questions I am often asked:  — How far in advance do you work?  — How quickly can you publish a comic on a current event?  —  Today I will indirectly answer both questions by talking about something else entirely.  I assume you've all been following …
Ashvin Kumar / The Blippy Blog:
Blippy Issues, Resolutions, Plan  —  It has been a rocky weekend for Blippy.  The weekend began with a front page article in the New York Times announcing our Series A financing.  The elation didn't last long.  A few hours later, reports surfaced about the discovery of credit card numbers within Google's cached search results.
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Mint founder Aaron Patzer makes a jab at Blippy's privacy woes
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and GigaOM
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Facebook privacy hole ‘lets you see where strangers plan to go’  —  Developer says new API lets you query social network's databases - and there doesn't seem to be a way to turn it off  —  Facebook's new system for connecting together the web seems to have a serious privacy hole, a web developer has discovered.
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Dave Berkowitz / The Windows Blog:
Wanna Peek at the Next Version of Windows Home Server?  Check out the new public beta for Windows Home Server, Code Name “Vail”  —  Many of you may already know that Microsoft has been hard at work on the next version of Windows Home Server.  We are excited to announce today that the beta …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
BlackBerry 6 coming in third quarter of this year  —  RIM's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis just announced in an analyst call today that the company's next platform — coined BlackBerry 6 — will be available “in the next calendar quarter,” which we take to mean the third quarter of 2010.
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Jason Cipriani / BerryScoop:
BlackBerry Concierge Coming To Help You Monitor Applications
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
RIM announces the BlackBerry Bold 9650 and Pearl 3G  —  So check it out... RIM's huge BlackBerry hullabaloo, Wireless Enterprise Symposium, or “WES”, officially kicks off tomorrow in sunny Orlando, but that didn't stop the Waterloo folks from busting out two — count 'em, two — hot new smartphones prior to all of the festivities.
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Penry Price / Inside AdWords:
A new approach to how we work with advertising agencies  —  Cross posted from the Official Google Blog:  —  As the advertising industry has grown and evolved, so too has our relationship with advertising agencies.  These companies, from SEMs to the largest traditional agencies …
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Google To Eliminate Agency Search Fees, Launches ‘Certified’ Program
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DigiTimes:
Nook outnumbers Kindle in March, says Digitimes Research  —  Manufacturers' e-book reader shipments to Barnes & Noble surpassed those to Amazon in March 2010, as demand for nook was picking up, according to Digitimes Research.  —  Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo cited figures …
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.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Will Foursquare Badges Really Help Newspapers?  —  The Wall Street Journal, which has waded into a fierce battle for local New York readers with the New York Times, has turned to the uber-hip social networking service Foursquare for some reinforcements.  The Journal announced today that readers …
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
The Wall Street Journal Partners with Foursquare
Brian McClendon / The Official Google Blog:
Earthly pleasures come to Maps  —  Earth Day may have just passed, but the Google Earth team loves it too much to let it go.  So we've found our own special way to celebrate Earth Day (a little late) by making an announcement that we've been working toward for a long time: Earth view in Google Maps.
Mark Sigal / O'Reilly Radar:
Five reasons iPhone vs Android isn't Mac vs Windows  —  Last week I presented at Stanford Graduate School of Business in a session on Mobile Computing called, “Creating Mobile Experiences: It's the Platform, Stupid.”  —  As the title underscores, I am a big believer that to understand …
Discussion: Mark Sigal's Blog, Thanks:atul
Austin Haugen / Facebook Blog:
Answers to Your Questions on Personalized Web Tools  —  We've had an amazing response to our announcements from last week as more and more people engage with social and personalized experiences on other websites and services.  We've also heard many questions and wanted to answer the most common ones …
Discussion: Digits and Technologizer
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Street View Adds Local Business Listings  —  Last week, the newly renamed Google Places added a ton of features to help local businesses create a directory page right on Google.  Today, Google's Street View is joining the party by showing links to local business listings right in Street View.
 
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Jin Hyun-joo / The Korea Herald:
Samsung eyes Google TV
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Doing 10-20X As Many App Downloads A Day As BlackBerry (RIMM, AAPL)
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel launches new version of its Classmate PC for kids
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CableLabs Next-Gen Broadband Project Envisions Multigigabit Speeds
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EveryBlock Partners With SeeClickFix To Add Local Complaints To Its Feeds
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Facebook Marketing Start-Up Capitalizes on Social-Media Buzz
Discussion: TechCrunch
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
4G wars: LTE spending to surpass WiMax, says IDG
Discussion: Tech Eye
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Twitter Taking Down Tweets Over Bogus DMCA Claims
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Microsoft, Mozilla, and Opera team up on Web font standard
Discussion: Webmonkey and Softpedia News
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple-part-owned Imagination teams with MIPS in blow to ARM,
Discussion: EE Times, AppleInsider and SlashGear
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Video Ad Startup FreeWheel Raises $16.8M From Turner, Disney And Others
 

 
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