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12:20 AM ET, May 1, 2010

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Leland Rechis / Twitter Blog:
Twitter for Android: Robots like to share too  —  When we tweet what's happening around us, we share not only our thoughts, but also web pages, photos, videos, location...anything.  Mobile phones are increasingly part of our lives, and we seem to be doing everything but making phone calls.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Android Fragmentation In Action: Twitter's New Official App Won't Work On Many Google Phones (GOOG, MOT)  —  One of Google's biggest Android problems is that its platform — as young as it is — is already super fragmented.  —  There's already a handful of Android phones on the market, which is good for Google.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Official Twitter for Android app goes live, will go open source
Discussion: Android Phone Fans
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
iPad 3G video downscaled, blocked over AT&T network  —  In our early testing, iLounge has learned that some video delivery applications act differently over the 3G network than they do on Wi-Fi.  The iPad's built-in YouTube application strips both standard and HD videos to a dramatically lower resolution …
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Dan Moren / Macworld:
First Look: iPad Wi-Fi + 3G  —  At last, the prophecy has been fulfilled: the second half of the coming of the iPad is upon us.  I have in my hands (well, on my ottoman as I write this), an iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, which is Apple's somewhat long-winded moniker for describing an iPad with cellular data access …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AT&T On The iPad 3G Video Restrictions: “That's something you need to ask Apple”
Discussion: Electronista
Erica Sadun / TUAW:
Skype calls not allowed over iPad 3G connections
Discussion: MacRumors
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The Official Verdict in the stolen iPhone Case  —  http://www.cbsnews.com/i/tim//2010/04/ 26/gizmodo.jpg  —  Jason Nation Mailing list: http://jasonnation.com  —  Unsubscribe: email unsubscribe@calacanis.com  —  Last Show: Sky Dayton http://bit.ly/b5Rsi1  —  Rights: Forwarding by email OK, but please do not publish on web
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Nick Bilton / Bits:   iPhonegate: Q.&A. With Mark D. Rasch, Computer Security Expert
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Apple Reported IPhone Prototype as Stolen, Law Enforcement Official Says
Discussion: PC World and textually.org
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.
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 …
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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 …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple To Shut Down Lala On May 31, iTunes.com Launch Impending?
CNET News:
Free Android phones coming to Adobe employees  —  This will come as little surprise to anyone who followed technology news this week, but let there be no doubt about the preferred smartphone platform at Adobe: it isn't the iPhone.  —  Adobe confirmed Thursday that it plans to demonstrate …
Megan Woolhouse / Boston Globe:
Family, Verizon far apart over nearly $18,000 phone bill  —  DOVER — Bob and Mary St. Germain say they can't believe it.  Four years after their son, Bryan, used his cellphone to connect to the Internet, the couple is still trying to fight the bill: a nearly $18,000 tab from Verizon.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
City of LA: Despite what you've heard, we still like Google  —  It looked earlier today like Google's work with one of its most high-profile Apps customers, the city government of Los Angeles, might be hitting some speed bumps.  TechCrunch spotted a city memo stating that some early users complained about …
Discussion: TechCrunchIT
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Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:   Exclusive: Justin.TV's New Android App, iPhone App Hits 1.5M Downloads (Video)
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
One in eight to cut cable and satellite TV in 2010  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Despite rising cable and satellite TV prices and easy access to streaming TV and movies on the Internet, few consumers have cut the cord.  But that looks like it's about to change.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Posterous Starts Automatically Inserting Affiliate Links Into Sites, Forgets To Tell Users  —  We've been tracking simple-simple publishing service Posterous for quite a while now, and for the most part they've turned us into big fans.  Unfortunately, they've just committed a fairly serious blunder.
Discussion: Alexey Shamrin
Adam Zeis / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Verizon Offering Push-to-Talk “Free for Life” on the BlackBerry Tour 9630  —  Verizon's Push-to-Talk service has been active for a few weeks now, and perhaps as a sign of just how many Tour users haven't added the service, Verizon has sent out emails to Tour users letting them know they can get the service free for life.
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook's impending fight with D.C. (FAQ)  —  You probably have a Facebook account—well over 400 million people do.  You've probably noticed that the look and feel of your profile have recently changed (again).  —  And you've probably heard a lot recently about Facebook changing its privacy policies (again).
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   Activist groups launch new Facebook privacy offensive
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AT&T wants 3 strikes tribunal, government website blacklist
Discussion: Boing Boing
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Tests Phone Numbers In AdWords Ads
Discussion: Maboot.com, Thanks:atul
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Researchers spy on BitTorrent users in real-time
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Google Ventures' Entire Investment Team Finally Revealed
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
New Chrome fires up geolocation ability
Discussion: Maximum PC
Slate:
Don't believe the telecoms. …
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Privacy Concerns Limit Online Ads, Study Says
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Set Google Voice as Your Skype Caller ID
Discussion: Computerworld
Chris Saad / Paying Attention:
Open is not enough. Time to raise the bar: Interoperable
Discussion: Brij Singh's Blog, Thanks:chrismessina
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NJ Principal Asks Parents To Ban Social Networking
 

 
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