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8:25 PM ET, May 11, 2010

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Niraj Sheth / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon, Google Developing iPad Rival  —  Verizon Wireless is working with Google Inc. on a tablet computer, the carrier's chief executive, Lowell McAdam, said Tuesday, as the company endeavors to catch up with iPad host AT&T Inc. in devices that connect to wireless networks.
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Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Verizon in Talks With Google About an iPad Rival  —  Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile carrier, is in talks with Google Inc. to develop a tablet computer that would rival Apple Inc.'s iPad.  —  The computer will run on Google's Android operating system, Marquett Smith …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Did Verizon's Google Tablet Just Pour Cold Water On The Verizon iPhone Rumors?  —  The Wall Street Journal has just put up a very short post indicating that Verizon is working with Google on a tablet computer.  But this isn't speculation or a flimsy report based on unnamed sources …
Noah Robischon / Fast Company:
Square Brings Credit Card Swiping to the Mobile Masses, Starting Today  —  Now that Square is publicly available for iPhone and Android OS, with millions of card readers being shipped free-of-charge, Jack Dorsey tells Fast Company how his business model will disrupt the way you pay.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Jason Calacanis To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt, And He Wants To Buy You A Ticket  —  We have parted ways with our long time TechCrunch50 business partner, Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis.  Sometimes, having more than one bull in the china shop can get a little messy.
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Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal:
TechCrunch50 off as founders part ways
Discussion: 1938
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Launch Conference founder will invest in winning startups
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:paulboutin
Matthew Glotzbach / Google Enterprise Blog:
Upgrade here  —  This week Microsoft will take its Office 2010 suite out of beta.  If you're considering upgrading Office with Office, we'd encourage you to consider an alternative: upgrading Office with Google Docs.  If you choose this path, upgrade means what it's supposed to mean …
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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:   Google To Businesses: Don't Upgrade To Office 2010 Tomorrow!  (GOOG, MSFT)
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Android market share over iPhone not as impressive as it looks  —  When news broke on Monday that Android had taken over the second spot from Apple's iPhone OS, I thought the Internet was going to blow itself to pieces.  But there is more to the numbers than a simple boost in Android sales and Apple agrees.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Yelp Security Hole Puts Facebook User Data At Risk, Underscores Problems With ‘Instant Personalization’  —  As if Facebook's Instant Personalization needed another knock against it, tonight comes news of a security issue that makes the feature even more unnerving.
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real, Some Are Not
Discussion: diversity.net.nz, Thanks:atul
Ryan Tate / Gawker:   Protect Yourself Against Facebook's New Hacker Path
Michelle Chen / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Maps for Android Gets Biking Directions, Navigation Shortcut, Sharing, and More  —  Starting today, Google Maps for mobile has a few new ways to help you and your friends quickly get to where you're going whether you're on 4 wheels or 2 (or maybe even 3).
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Mozilla CEO John Lilly to Step Down and Head to Greylock (Plus Departure Email!)  —  John Lilly, the well-regarded CEO of Mozilla, is preparing to give up his post at the open-source software nonprofit foundation, which is also a for-profit start-up.
Justin Jed / Bing:
Updated Bing App For Windows Phone  —  We're happy to announce two new features to the Bing app for Windows phones.  The first is a redesign to the home page.  We changed the navigation to give people faster access to common searches, such as Movies and Traffic.
Arn / MacRumors:
iPad Wi-Fi Issues to be Addressed in Software Update  —  Apple recently updated a support document detailing current solutions to Wi-Fi connectivity issues surrounding the iPad.  There have been several distinct Wi-Fi issues reported on various discussion forums.
Ryan Stewart:
Examples of Flash Content Running on Android  —  On Friday I gave the Keynote at Flash Camp Seattle and as part of that keynote I tried to show off Flash Player 10.1 running on Nexus One.  Unfortunately the demo didn't go well and it got some attention around the web.
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Mike Beltzner / beltzner:
Firefox 4: fast, powerful, and empowering  —  Today, I presented an early product plan for Firefox 4 to the Mozilla community (live, over the web!) to share our vision for the next version of Firefox, and what projects are underway to realize it.  Then I invited everyone to get involved …
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Mozilla's Firefox 4 vision looks a lot like Google Chrome
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
Justin Osofsky / Facebook Developer Blog:
After f8: Personalized Social Plugins Now on 100,000+ Sites  —  Facebook Platform's tools enable you to capture the power of the social graph.  On Facebook, we've seen how much more people engage with different content — such as photos, events, and games — when their friends are involved.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Hearing on Gizmodo iPhone warrant scheduled  —  Chief deputy district attorney Stephen Wagstaffe, shown in his office in Redwood City, Calif., says the reasons given to search a Gizmodo editor's home should remain under seal.  —  A judge in Silicon Valley will hear arguments later this week …
Discussion: MacNN and Macsimum News
Brad Stone / New York Times:
F.T.C.'s Review of Google-AdMob Deal Gets More Time  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google may have gotten some help from rival Apple in its attempt to acquire the mobile advertising start-up AdMob.  —  The Federal Trade Commission got a two-week extension from Google and AdMob for its review …
New York Times:
Facebook Executive Answers Reader Questions  —  Last week we asked readers to submit questions about Facebook and its approach to privacy, which Elliot Schrage, vice president for public policy at the company, had agreed to answer.  —  We sifted through roughly 300 questions left by readers …
Discussion: All Facebook
Jakob Nielsen / Alertbox:
iPad Usability: First Findings From User Testing  —  Summary: iPad apps are inconsistent and have low feature discoverability, with frequent user errors due to accidental gestures.  An overly strong print metaphor and weird interaction styles cause further usability problems.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Microsoft confirms Natal launch in October (video)  —  We've heard it before, now Microsoft's Syed Bilal Tariq is repeating the October launch date for Natal.  Speaking to GamerTagRadio, Microsoft's marketing manager for Saudi Arabia says that the Natal launch, … So there you have it.
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows Phone 7: Near-Final Screenshots  —  This week, a ROM image of a near-final (RC1 escrow) version of Windows Phone 7 leaked online, providing us with a near-final look at Microsoft's next smart phone operating system.  (It's an unlocked version of the April CTP, for those who are curious.)
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Delivery Agent Acquires Media Firm The Band To Enable Cross Platform E-Commerce
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
HP App Lets You Pin Any Webpage to a Location
Thanks:hpnews
Marc Flores / LAPTOP Mag:
Verizon Tests LTE in Boston, Wows Coffee Shop Customers
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Microsoft Tweaks Office Mobile
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Facebook Fights for Facebook.me Domain Name
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter In-Stream Ad Network Ad.ly Raises $5 Million, Recruits News Corp Exec As CEO
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Zillow CEO Pozits a Social Q&A Site
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New attack bypasses EVERY Windows security product
Anna Leach / Shiny Shiny:
Apple's no-nipples policy means fashion mags are censoring their iPad editions
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