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3:50 PM ET, April 26, 2010

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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 …
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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 …
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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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.
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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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.
Discussion: wolog.net
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.
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Video Ad Startup FreeWheel Raises $16.8M From Turner, Disney And Others  —  Video advertising company FreeWheel has raised $16.8 million in funding from Disney's Steamboat Ventures, and existing investors, including Turner Broadcasting System, Battery Ventures, and Foundation Capital.
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.
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 …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Motorola Dumping Google's Built-In Location Feature For Skyhook On Android Phones (MOT, GOOG)  —  A nice win for Boston-based mobile location company Skyhook Wireless: Motorola will build Skyhook's location service into “much” of its Google Android-based phone lineup worldwide, replacing Google's built-in location service.
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
New Facebook First-Time User Flow Now Includes Suggested Pages  —  Some new users signing up for Facebook are starting to see Pages integrated into the process, including the number of other people who like each Page.  The result, for users who select Pages in this interface …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and TechCrunch
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Yahoo to be pre-loaded onto “tens of millions” of Samsung phones  —  App stores are no substitute for what the mobile industry calls “on deck” placement, in which an application is pre-loaded onto a phone's home screen or a top-level menu.  —  On-deck placement costs lots of money …
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 …
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 …
All Facebook:
The Problem With Community Pages  —  This post is by William Beutler, Innovation Manager at New Media Strategies, an online marketing and intelligence firm in Arlington, Virginia.  —  Among the changes announced at F8 last week, the one most users are likely aware of already is the introduction …
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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
4G wars: LTE spending to surpass WiMax, says IDG  —  Spending on Long Term Evolution (LTE) will continue to gain momentum and surpass the total spent on WiMax deployments by the end of 2011, according to a report by IDC.  —  Telecom carriers are busy building out 4G networks and most of them …
Discussion: Tech Eye
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 …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Facebook Marketing Start-Up Capitalizes on Social-Media Buzz  —  As more brands move their marketing onto sites like Facebook and Twitter, a start-up called Wildfire Interactive — which helps create social-media promotions like quizzes and coupons — has found itself in the right place at the right time.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Pulse2
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
EveryBlock Partners With SeeClickFix To Add Local Complaints To Its Feeds  —  EveryBlock—the MSNBC Interactive-owned hyperlocal aggregator—is bulking up its site with data from SeeClickFix, a startup that lets anybody report an issue in need of government action in their community.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and All Points Blog
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
U.S. Supreme Court to review California's video game violence law
Investor's Business Daily:
Google's Q1 Market Share Fell to 31% in China
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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
Gregg Keizer / InfoWorld:
McAfee promises to reimburse consumers for bad update
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple-part-owned Imagination teams with MIPS in blow to ARM,
Discussion: EE Times, AppleInsider and SlashGear
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
The Wall Street Journal Partners with Foursquare
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Screenwerk and TechCrunch
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Google Officially Adds TV Episode Video-Search Filter
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Mashable!
 Earlier Items: 
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Nvidia exec says Intel hindering graphics
Laura Mortkowitz / Washington Post:
More colleges, professors shutting down laptops and other digital distractions
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nexus One launches on Vodafone UK this Friday, April 30
P. J. Connolly / eWeek:
OAuth Is the New Hotness in Identity Management
Discussion: CloudAve, Thanks:chrismessina
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Rhapsody Adds Offline Listening To Its iPhone App
Brad Stone / New York Times:
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