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12:15 PM ET, May 7, 2010

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Apple:
iPad Available in Nine More Countries on May 28  —  Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on Friday, May 28.  Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Apple's online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday, May 10.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
That's a problem.  —  I went to buy Angry Birds on Topherchris' recommendation and got this:  —  The first two pages of search results for “angry birds”.  —  The first two are real.  Rocket Bird 3D and MY BEST FRIEND are other things (although probably keyword spammers).
Thanks:atul
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Needs To Fix Its App Store Spam Problem (AAPL)  —  Even with Apple's ham-fisted control over the App Store, it's still filled with spammy applications, notes Marco Arment, the developer behind the popular “Instapaper” app.  —  Case in point: Marco wanted to download a popular game called “Angry Birds” (iTunes Link).
Discussion: Marco.org
Nokia:
Nokia sues Apple in Wisconsin for infringement of Nokia patents  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced that it has today filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin, alleging that Apple iPhone and iPad 3G products infringe five important Nokia patents.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Nokia sues Apple again, says the iPad 3G infringes five patents
Discussion: Pulse2
Emily Bryson York / AdAge:
McDonald's to Use Facebook's Upcoming Location Feature  —  Brands Eager to Build Apps Once Massive Social Network Launches Its Own Foursquare Competitor  —  CHICAGO (AdAge.com) — Facebook is preparing to launch location-based status updates for its users.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Are You Ready, Foursquare?  Here Comes Facebook.  —  Okay, Dennis Crowley: Hope you've figured out the whole take-Yahoo's-money-or-not thing.  Because here comes Facebook.  —  The social network is finally ready to start rolling out its location service this month and has linked up with McDonalds …
David Wang / PC World:
Android Now Running On iPhone 3G  —  After just a couple more weeks of work, we've made tremendous progress and brought Android to the iPhone 3G.  Although this port is slightly more rough than the previous Android on first-generation iPhone port, this marks an important milestone …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tim O'Reilly: Steve Jobs Is Trying To Build A Fundamental Challenge To The Web  —  This morning during his keynote talk at Web 2.0 Expo, Tim O'Reilly took a look at the State of the Internet Operating System — a term he uses to describe the intertwined web services like search, the social graph …
Discussion: Connecting the Dots and ZDNet, Thanks:bobcaswell
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Latitude Has 3 Million Active Users, Check-Ins Likely On The Way  —  “Hey Foursquare and MyTown, suck it.”  —  Okay, Google's Steve Lee didn't actually say that during the location panel at the Web 2.0 Expo today, but he may as well have.  While Foursquare may have just crossed 1 million users …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
AT&T Palm Pre Plus and 3G MicroCell available nationwide on May 16  —  You've waited long enough AT&T customers.  So long that the Palm Pre is now the Palm Pre Plus and Palm, well, isn't even Palm anymore.  But you just never mind all that, what's important is that AT&T subscribers will finally …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
What Happens When You Deactivate Your Facebook Account  —  Facebook is a big part of millions and millions of peoples' lives, but what happens when you pull the plug?  Last night I met a man who walked to the edge of the cliff and nearly deactivated his Facebook account.
Chuck Hollis / Chuck's Blog:
What iPads Did To My Family  —  This one is most definitely off-topic, but you might find it interesting.  —  Last Sunday, I broke down and bought a non-3G iPad.  I just was too damn curious.  Walked into the Apple Store, played with it for 5 minutes, gave them my credit card, and walked out 15 minutes later.
Discussion: THINQ.co.uk and TUAW
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Relationship Between Facebook and Privacy: It's Really Complicated  —  The tension between Facebook and its users — and governments, and advocacy groups — over privacy is one of the biggest thorns in the company's side right now, as it tries to balance the demands of the network …
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Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:   Q&A: Facebook users aren't outraged over privacy issues
Bing / Search Blog:
Shop and Share with Bing  —  A lot of us don't shop alone.  Going to the mall is often a social thing, so why should shopping online be any different?  75% of shoppers seek advice from others even when shopping online and now Bing shoppers can too!  In the last announcement we refreshed …
Ginny Hung / Y! Mobile Blog:
Apple iPad User Analysis  —  There's no question that the iPad is the latest “it” product, with first-day sales exceeding 300,000 and some analysts projecting as many as 7 million units sold by year's end.  Inside Yahoo!, we're just as interested in the iPad phenomenon.
Steve Cheney / steve's blog:
Apple and Controlling the Platform  —  It's almost scary how much power Apple seems to have these days.  Heck, during the Gizmodo iPhone 4G saga, they apparently even had control over the police!  —  One thing is sure - Steve Jobs has been pretty serious about keeping power ever since Apple lost the PC vs Mac war.
Discussion: Digital Daily, Thanks:atul
Jared Friedman / The Scribd Blog:
The Future of Reading is Open  —  Today, Scribd is changing the way you read documents online.  Over the next few weeks and months, Scribd will convert our entire content corpus — tens of millions of documents, books and presentations — into native HTML5 web pages so that we can offer the best online reading experience.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Now Borders Has A Kindle, Too: Here's The $150 ‘Kobo’ (BGP, AMZN, AAPL)  —  If black-and-white “e-ink” e-readers have any chance to compete with more sophisticated tablets like Apple's iPad, they had better be cheap.  —  And that's the best feature of Borders' new Kindle clone: At $150, “Kobo” is by far the cheapest of the bunch.
Chris Cameron / ReadWriteWeb:
Layar Introduces Layar Stream to Help You Find Popular Nearby AR Content  —  Amsterdam-based mobile augmented reality developers Layar are announcing today the launch a new service that will make it easy for users to discover the most popular local AR content from their iPhones or Android devices.
Jeff Longo / MacRumors:
WWDC 2010 Sells Out In 8 Days  —  Apple has updated their WWDC website to indicate that the event has sold out.  The event took only 8 days to sell out after being officially announced last week.  —  WWDC 2010 will take place June 7-11 and is expected to focus intensively on the iPhone OS platform.
Ian Bogost:
FLASH IS NOT A RIGHT  —  What Gripes about Apple tell us about Computational Literacy  —  I've been watching reactions to Apple's controversial decision to prohibit the publication of iPhone applications created in environments other than Apple's own.
Bla1ze / CrackBerry.com blogs:
The BlackBerry Tablet - What We Know And What We Don't  —  To tablet or not to tablet... that is the question!  —  Alright, since the issue of the BlackBerry tablet seems to not be going away any time soon, we decided we'd summarize and share what information we know and what information …
 
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Dale Ford / iSuppli:
Semiconductor Industry Set For Highest Annual Growth in 10 Years
Discussion: Digital Daily and eWeek
BBC:
Decision urged on porn web domain
Discussion: GeekSugar, PC World and TG Daily
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Kindle 2.5 hands on: social networks, passwords, and more
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Judge forces more delays in unsealing of iPhone raid documents
Discussion: CNET News, AppleInsider and The Snitch
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James Niccolai / Computerworld:
Microsoft hit on lack of HTML 5 plans for XP
Discussion: Tech Eye and ZDNet
Robert McMillan / Network World:
Hacker develops multi-platform rootkit for ATMs
Tim Bray / ongoing:
HTML5 and the Web  —  I am an unabashed partisan of the Web …
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