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9:20 AM ET, April 30, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hewlett-Packard To Kill Windows 7 Tablet Project  —  Hewlett-Packard has killed off its much ballyhooed Windows 7 tablet computer, says a source who's been briefed on the matter.  —  The device was first unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at CES 2010 in January and was supposed to hit the market in mid 2010.
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Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Cancels Innovative Courier Tablet Project  —  According to sources familiar with the matter, Microsoft has cancelled Courier, the folding, two-screen prototype tablet that was first uncovered by Gizmodo.  —  We're told that on Wednesday, Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer informed …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Microsoft confirms, kills Courier in one fell swoop  —  Well this is depressing.  Word has just gone fluttering out of Redmond that work on the Courier project — a heretofore rumored dual-screen tablet which rightfully set the tech world ablaze — has been spun down by the company.
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iPhone Finder Regrets His ‘Mistake’  —  The person who found and sold an Apple iPhone prototype says he regrets not doing more to return the device to its owner, according to a statement provided by his attorney Thursday in response to queries from Wired.com.
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CNET News:
The people involved in sale of lost iPhone revealed  —  The saga of the lost prototype iPhone started with a 21-year-old Silicon Valley resident who says he regrets not trying harder to find its real owner, according to a published report.  —  Brian J. Hogan, a 21-year-old resident of Redwood City …
Kevin Lynch / Adobe:
Moving Forward  —  This morning Apple posted some thoughts about Flash on their web site.  —  The primary issue at hand is that Apple is choosing to block Adobe's  —  widely used runtimes as well as a variety of technologies from other  —  providers.  —  Clearly, a lot of people are passionate about both Apple and Adobe and
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Highlights: The Journal's Exclusive Interview With Adobe CEO  —  Earlier on Thursday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs published an essay in which he took Adobe to task over its Flash software, which Apple does not support on its mobile products, such as the iPhone and iPad.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Adobe CEO says Apple's ban of Flash “has nothing to do with technology”
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple To Shut Down Lala On May 31, iTunes.com Launch Impending?  —  Lala - where music will stop playing ...  In a brief message that was just posted on the Lala.com website, Apple has announced that the service will be shut down on May 31st, 2010.  Apple will not be accepting new users …
IEBlog:
HTML5 Video  —  There's been a lot of posting about video and video formats on the web recently.  This is a good opportunity to talk about Microsoft's point of view.  —  The future of the web is HTML5.  Microsoft is deeply engaged in the HTML5 process with the W3C.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Microsoft takes H.264 stand in Web video debate  —  Deepening a rift in a key Web standards debate, Microsoft said Thursday that Internet Explorer 9 will support the variety of Web video Apple built into Safari but not the one embraced by Firefox and Opera.  —  “In its HTML5 support …
Kroc Camen / OSNews:   IE9 HTML5 Video Will Be H264 Only
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Why it is too late to regulate Facebook  —  I've seen a lot of angst over the past week about Facebook's moves to open up your data to other applications.  —  To really understand how huge these changes are I had to get away from Silicon Valley and come and hang out with the geeks in Kinneret …
Discussion: CNET News and Regular Geek, Thanks:marcusschuler
Chris Holt / Macworld:
Steam set to arrive on the Mac May 12  —  Valve's game distribution service to launch on the Mac platform  —  Valve revealed Thursday that Steam, its digital distribution service for games, will launch a Mac OS X version on Wednesday, May 12th.  With over twenty-five million users and hundreds …
Manish Bhargava / The Official Google Blog:
Integrating virtual keyboards in Google search  —  You've spilled coffee on your keyboard.  The a, e, i, o, u, and r keys have stopped working.  Now try to search Google for the nearest computer repair shop.  The pain of typing on this broken keyboard is similar to what many people searching …
Lou Young / WCBS-TV:
NJ Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking  —  Benjamin Franklin Middle School Chief Says Students Should Be Cut Off From Facebook, Text Messaging  —  RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBS) ― A controversial proposal has students horrified at a Bergen County middle school on Wednesday.
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
MSI Android, Windows 7 tablets launching in June, dualscreen delayed until Q4  —  It looks like ASUS won't be the only Taiwanese manufacturer whipping out new tablets at Computex in early June, and MSI will be joining the party with its Android and Windows 7 touchscreen devices.
Discussion: Softpedia News and TG Daily
Brett Winterford / iTnews:
Warning: Why your Internet might fail on May 5  —  Network operators urged to check routers, firewalls.  —  Network managers are being urged to run a series of checks on their routers and firewalls to ensure their users will still be able to connect to internet sites in the wake of a major change …
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
We are removing Flash support from OS X  —  This is an important new change.  But in the near future we will be removing support for Flash from our OS X operating system.  —  This is for all the same reasons that I cited in my essay, “Thoughts on Flash.”  Those reasons apply to OS X as well as to iPhone.
Discussion: ARMdevices.net and bit-tech.net
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Before The FTC Blocks The Google-AdMob Deal, Maybe It Should Read Apple's iPhone Licensing Agreement  —  The Federal Trade Commission is seriously thinking about blocking Google's proposed $750 million acquisition of AdMob on antitrust grounds.  A decision on whether this is where the government …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo CEO starts reign with $47.2M comp package  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo Inc. CEO Carol Bartz received a $47.2 million compensation package during her first year on the job as the Internet company tried to motivate her to engineer a turnaround.  —  The 2009 package spelled …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Opera Software Acquires Email Service Provider FastMail.FM (Updated)  —  The Norwegian software company has yet to make any announcements of its own, but Opera has acquired email service provider FastMail.FM, according to a message posted on the latter's company blog.
Noah Robischon / Fast Company:
Sean Parker: Facebook Should Not Have Won, MySpace Blew It  —  Why did Friendster and MySpace fail where Facebook found phenomenal success?  It's not that the site was better marketed, designed or had fancier code, according to Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook and now managing partner of Founders Fund.
Thanks:noahr
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Yahoo predicts problem for Google  —  Google will have “a problem” if it does not diversify its business, the head of Yahoo has told BBC News.  —  Carol Bartz said that Google would have to “do a lot more than search” and suggested that it would have to “grow a company the size of Yahoo every year”.
Discussion: BoomTown, TechCrunch and Tech Eye
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Rolls Out New Video Player  —  Updated: YouTube has started to roll out a new Flash video player across its site that features not only a completely new design, but also offers some nifty bits of information about the performance of the current video.
Discussion: Pocket-lint, 901am and Mashable!
 
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Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
HTC DROID Incredible sold out, new orders ship May 4th
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Gowalla Checks-In To The iPad Before Foursquare
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Reuters:
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German Supreme Court rules that Image Search does not infringe copyright
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Linux on the console? Sony sued for removing PS3 support
Associated Press:
Activision locks up ‘Halo’ creators for 10 years
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Liau Yun Qing / ZDNet:
China drops out of ‘Dirty Dozen’ chart
Discussion: CNET News
Boy Genius Report:
AT&T gets ready for your iPad, new iPhone with micro-SIMs
Discussion: App Advice
Don Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
Google Wins Ruling in Trademark Suit by Rosetta Stone
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Jon Fortt / Fortune:
Q&A: HP's strategy chief on the Palm acquisition
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