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12:45 PM ET, April 28, 2010

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Announces Patent Agreement With HTC  —  Agreement will cover HTC's Android phones.  —  Microsoft Corp. and HTC Corp. have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for HTC's mobile phones running the Android mobile platform.
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft claims Android steps on its patents  —  The mobile phone wars got a more interesting late on Tuesday as Microsoft publicly asserted for the first time that Google's Android operating system infringes on its intellectual property.  —  Microsoft has taken the position …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Is the Microsoft-HTC patent deal more about Linux or Apple?
Discussion: Fone Arena and Phone Scoop
CNET News:
Prosecutors defend Gizmodo search in iPhone probe  —  San Mateo County prosecutors are defending the search of a Gizmodo.com editor's home and seizure of his computers that are part of a criminal investigation into an iPhone prototype lost by an Apple employee.
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Zusha Elinson / LAW.com:
Gizmodo Editor in Missing iPhone Case Retains Criminal Defense Lawyer
Vladimir Vukievi:
Fennec on Android  —  Over the last few months, we've made some great progress on bringing Firefox to Android.  Michael Wu, Brad Lassey, Alex Pakhotin and I have been focusing on getting a build ready that's usable by a broader set of people, and we're now ready to get that build out there.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Mozilla Officially Unveils A Pre-Alpha Test Version Of Firefox For Android
Discussion: Geekword
Apple:
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 7 in San Francisco  —  Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 7 through June 11 at San Francisco's Moscone West.  The five-day conference includes the first ever iPad™ development sessions …
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Gabriel Madway / Reuters:   Apple to host conference in June; new iPhone expected
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Welcome Back, Steve: Apple CEO Jobs to Appear Onstage at D8  —  Apple (AAPL) CEO and Co-founder Steve Jobs will appear at the eighth D: All Things Digital, in an interview on the opening night, kicking off our tech and media conference that will also include famed Hollywood director James Cameron …
Doantam Phan / The Official Google Blog:
Discovering pages “similar to” ones that you like  —  One of the great things about the web is choice.  There's a website out there for nearly everything, and sometimes there are many sites all dedicated to a single topic.  But how can you find all the sites that are related to the subject that interests you?
New York Times:
Apple Buys Intrinsity, a Maker of Fast Chips  —  Apple wants the fastest chip for its mobile devices and has bought another chip maker to gain an edge over its competitors.  —  Apple has acquired a small Austin, Tex., company called Intrinsity, known for making zippy versions of a computer chip often found in mobile devices.
Markus Frind / Plenty of fish blog:
Match.com No longer top dating site, sends in the lawyers.  —  Here is comscores worldwide ranking of dating sites for march.  We are doing pretty good considering we are only in UK, Canada and US.  —  Last year Match launched a plentyoffish clone called downtoearth.com which was supposed …
TechCrunch:
When Jack Dorsey Met Fred Wilson, And Other Twitter Tales (Book Excerpt)  —  Editor's note: The following excerpt is from Mastering The VC Game, a new book by Jeffrey Bussgang that goes on sale Thursday.  It tells the backstory of Twitter from the perspective of founder Jack Dorsey …
Discussion: A VC, Thanks:eghosao
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Surprise Surprise, Pre-Ordered iPad 3G Begins Shipping  —  Being the 28th of April, it figures that iPad 3G pre-order customers have begun receiving confirmation their iPad 3Gs are shipping.  They should be dropping on doormats this Friday, or available in-store after 5pm that day.  [9to5Mac]
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and Erictric
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AOL Sells IM Service ICQ To Russia's DST For $187.5 Million  —  As expected, Russian investment group Digital Sky Technologies says it has reached an agreement with AOL (NYSE: AOL) to buy its instant messaging service ICQ for $187.5 million.  DST, which has investment in Facebook and Zynga …
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Windows Live Messenger for iPhone unveiled  —  Remember in December 2009 we told you Microsoft were planning a Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone?  Well today we can reveal a little bit more.  —  Today we can exclusively unveil the first official screenshots of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone.
Eric Schmidt / Harvard Business Review:
How I Did It: Google's CEO on the Enduring Lessons of a Quirky IPO  —  It happened six years ago, but I still remember every detail of our journey to becoming a public company.  It was a uniquely “Googley” experience that to this day says a lot about who we are.  An IPO can change a company.
Discussion: paidContent, Thanks:atul
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Tremor Media Rounds Up Another $40 Million For Web Video Ads  —  Remember when the pre-roll — ads that run before Web video clips — was supposed to be on its way out?  Somebody forgot to tell Tremor Media.  —  The video ad network, which makes most of its money selling pre-rolls …
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider:
Apple Buys Siri, A Mobile Assistant App, As War With Google Heats Up  —  Apple has acquired Siri, a mobile “assistant” app maker.  —  This puts Apple in closer competition with Google, as we believe that mobile assistant apps are one of the many ways that search will look on mobile platforms.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
The Mysterious And Scary BitTorrent Monitoring Site  —  While many BitTorrent users operate their clients without a second thought, many are well aware that everything they can do has the potential to be monitored by someone, somewhere.  The data available in BitTorrent swarms is necessarily public …
Discussion: Download Squad
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
iPhone Leapfrogs BlackBerry As The #1 Handset For Opera Mini In The US  —  Opera just released its latest State of the Mobile Web report, in which it zooms in on the popularity of its iPhone application, which was approved for the App Store just a little over two weeks ago.
 
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Jeremy Caplan / Digits:
The iPad and the Future of Text
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AOL's Turnaround Isn't Here Yet: Revenues Down 23 Percent
Jim Buckmaster / craigslist blog:
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Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:
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Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View:
Unknown HTC Android QWERTY phone (Wildfire?) hits the FCC, AT&T 3G included
Tim Ferguson / silicon.com:
Windows 7 now on one in 10 of world's PCs
Discussion: Erictric, T3.com News and Engadget
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Amazon, Dell Founders Help Fund Healthcare Startup
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Gene J. Koprowski / Fox News:
Apple Needs to Do More to Keep Porn off iPhones, Watchdog Group Says
Discussion: TG Daily, Macsimum News and PC World
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Nokia says leaked N8 has early software, shouldn't be reviewed
Evan Ramstad / Wall Street Journal:
South Korea Lifts Brief iPad Ban
Discussion: TUAW and Macsimum News
Michael Wolff / Newser:
Creepy Steve Jobs May Not Want You to Read This (or Will Break Down Your Door)
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Frothy Times for Web Angel Investing
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog, Thanks:atul
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