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5:00 PM 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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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft's Windows Monopoly Now At Risk As Tablet Market Sprouts Without It (MSFT, GOOG, AAPL, HPQ, PALM)  —  Microsoft's plans to enter tablet computing just took two steps backwards, and now it has no obvious challenger in the race with Apple's iPad.  —  The latest: Microsoft shut down its experimental Courier tablet project.
Hugo Roy / hugo's blog:
Open Letter to Steve Jobs  —  update 16:00: Steve Jobs answers to my open letter, see below.  —  Dear Steve Jobs,  —  Having read your Thoughts on Flash, I could not agree with you more.  Flash is not the Web, and I am glad Apple seizes the opportunity of open standards to build better products for their customers.
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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Apple May Be Gunning for Open Source Codecs  —  The latest indication that Apple is trying to strong-arm publishers to adopt HTML5 and H.264 came today, as Steve Jobs reportedly claimed by email that a patent pool was being assembled to “go after” Ogg Theora and other open source codecs.
Discussion: ChannelWeb and Fonehome.co.uk
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 …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Waiting for iTunes.com?  Don't Hold Your Breath  —  Apple is shutting down its Web-based music service in a month.  When will it open a new one?  —  No time soon, from what I can tell.  —  I've been on the phone all day with music industry sources.  None of them know of any specific plans Apple …
Discussion: MacRumors and iPodNN
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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Charlie Stross / Charlie's Diary:
The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash  —  There has been some ... interesting news from the tech sector this week.  —  Firstly, the Apple vs. Adobe vendetta gets even nastier, with a public letter from Steve Jobs explaining why Adobe's Flash multimedia format will not ever be allowed …
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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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 …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:   Facebook's impending fight with D.C. (FAQ)
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.
Jim Louderback / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why The Internet And Apps Will Crumble The TV Business  —  I recently heard a top cable exec argue that the current cable TV business model is sound, robust, and primed for the future.  His bullish rationale was that the dual revenue stream works great for everyone.
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David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
One in eight to cut cable and satellite TV in 2010
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Lost Remote
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Apple Reported IPhone Prototype as Stolen, Law Enforcement Official Says  —  An Apple Inc. lawyer told law enforcement officials last week that a prototype iPhone belonging to a company engineer was stolen, sparking an investigation that led authorities to seize computers from an editor whose blog bought the device, a prosecutor said.
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WBIR.com:
Palin e-mail breach: David Kernell convicted of obstruction of justice, unauthorized access  —  A federal jury has found former UT student David Kernell guilty of obstruction of justice and unauthorized access in the breach of Sarah Palin's e-mail.  The obstruction of justice conviction makes Kernell a felon.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
New Chrome fires up geolocation ability  —  “The geolocation feature is now available in Chrome 5.0.375.25 (Official Build 45690).”  —  With those words, posted Thursday at the bottom of a Chrome issue tracker item, the developer version of Google's browser catches up to Firefox with one important new component of the Web.
Discussion: Maximum PC
Percy Cabello / Mozilla Links:
Meet the new Firefox Add-ons Manager  —  It has taken a long time for the Firefox team to come up with a significant update to the Add-ons Manager, but it's finally coming to Firefox.next.  It looks and works great and there are a lot of opportunities for the new interface.
Lawrence Latif / Inquirer:
Joojoo 3G tablet will appear within 3 months  —  Could be cheaper than the first device  —  TABLET UPSTART Fusion Garage plans to offer a 3G enabled version of its tablet, the Joojoo, within three months according to the firm's CEO, Chandra Rathakrishanan.
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
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Justin.TV's New Android App, iPhone App Hits 1.5M Downloads (Video)  —  Justin.tv is finally kicking its mobile plans into high gear.  Next week, the lifecasting company will release its Android app to beta users.  Unlike its iPhone app (released last month) …
IDC:
Mobile Phone Recovery Continues with Nearly 22% Growth in First Quarter, According to IDC  —  The worldwide mobile phone market grew 21.7% in the first quarter of 2010 (1Q10), a strong rebound from the market contraction in Q1 2009.  Growth was fuelled by increased demand for converged mobile devices …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Cash cow out of the barn: Adobe shipping CS5  —  The official debut was two weeks ago, and now Adobe is actually delivering its Creative Suite 5 software to customers.  —  The CS5 software spans a broad range of uses—image editing in Photoshop, video editing in Premiere Pro …
 
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Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Now We Know: Google Ventures' Entire Investment Team
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Cloud Print Gets Mobile Printing Support from Cortado
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Don't believe the telecoms. …
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Privacy Concerns Limit Online Ads, Study Says
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Asustek Sees Netbooks Keeping Lead Over IPad-like Devices
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Picasa Now Has Twitter, Buzz and Blogger Sharing
Discussion: Softpedia News and Life Rocks 2.0, Thanks:timdifford
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Amazon Stabs Penguin in the Throat With Ebook Pricing for Real Books
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Set Google Voice as Your Skype Caller ID
Discussion: Computerworld
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Chris Saad / Paying Attention:
Open is not enough. Time to raise the bar: Interoperable
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Brings Living Stories to WordPress
Discussion: Google News Blog
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
MSI Android, Windows 7 tablets launching in June, dualscreen delayed until Q4
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HTC DROID Incredible sold out, new orders ship May 4th
 

 
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