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12:00 AM ET, May 10, 2010


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Obama: With iPods and iPads, information becomes a distraction; imposes new pressures on democracy  —  Barack Obama lamented Sunday that “with iPads and iPods,” information has become a distraction that is putting new pressures on the U.S.A. and “democracy.”
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Spotted: Facebook's Check-In Functionality And New “Places” Tab  —  Code doesn't lie.  —  Over the past several weeks, there's been a lot of speculation about Facebook's location functionality.  At least part of that speculation can end now.  We now know what Facebook is planning to launch …
Discussion: eWeek
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Files For “iTunes Live” Trademark  —  Apple has been filing applications for quite a number of trademarks lately, most of which get rigorously tracked and dissected by sites like, among others.  But somehow, the most recent applications filed by Apple trademark correspondent Lisa G. Widup have gone unnoticed.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Facebook Breached My Privacy, And Other Things That Whiny, Entitled Dipshits Say  —  Starting this week, I'm implementing a rule for readers of this column.  —  The fact is, I express some pretty controversial views here on TechCrunch.  Views on subjects like race and prostitution and terrorism and mental illness.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
The Tell-All Generation Learns When Not To, at Least Online  —  Min Liu, a 21-year-old liberal arts student at the New School in New York City, got a Facebook account at 17 and chronicled her college life in detail, from rooftop drinks with friends to dancing at a downtown club.
Discussion: Gawker
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Use iPad with Magic Mouse [Video]  —  If you have been using your iPad on a desk with the official iPad Keyboard Dock accessory, you might have felt the need of having a mouse to control iPad's screen.  This is because it is more convenient to use a pointing device for interacting with a device …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Official: Google Won't Offer Option To Restore “Classic Google” Look  —  As I covered in my article about Google's new look, while the new design appears to have been widely accepted without complaint, there are some who want “old” or “Classic Google” back.  Google tells me that's not going to happen.
Discussion: Technologizer
Zee / The Next Web:   How to access the old Google Search. No hacks or scripts required.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Incumbent's Curse: HP  —  Last week's acquisition of Palm by HP makes a clear statement: HP recognizes we are at the beginning of the end of the classical PC era — and we're witnessing the birth of a new generation, really personal computers, currently called smartphones (and tablets).
Daryl Deino / Examiner:
HP Hurricane webOS tablet may be released in 3rd quarter  —  We first speculated that since HP bought out Palm, they would come out wth a webOS tablet.  According to many industry insiders, this appears to be more of a reality now.  An insider at HP tells us that a webOS tablet under …
Pthurrott / SuperSite Blog:
Sorry, But the iPad is Not ‘Killing’ Netbook Sales  —  Hopefully by now, most readers of this site understand how the tech world works: Apple releases a successful product (the iPad) but it suddenly becomes The Second Coming (tm).  So much so that Fortune's web-based Mac blog, Apple 2.0 …
Discussion: Sharing the truth … and PC World
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Reuters Introduces Online VOD Platform Aimed At Subscribers  —  After spending much of the past year focusing its multimedia products at consumers, Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI) will introduce an on-demand, customizable online web video service that's mainly for its paying subscribers.
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Alliance of Wi-Fi and WiGig Standards in 60 GHz  —  Good news for those of us that like harmony in standards-land: The Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliances have agreed to cooperate on technology for networking in the 60 GHz band.  This is terrific, and not unexpected.
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Clay Dillow / Popular Science:
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