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6:35 PM ET, May 11, 2010

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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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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Square's iPhone App Hits The App Store
Niraj Sheth / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless, Google Work on Tablet  —  Verizon Wireless is working with Google Inc. on a tablet computer, Verizon Wireless Chief Executive Lowell McAdam said Tuesday, as the company works to catch up with iPad host AT&T Inc. in the area of devices that connect to wireless networks.
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.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Early adopters, rejoice: AT&T begins rolling back upgrade eligibility dates for the next iPhone  —  Okay, I've got big news.  Really - you're going to want to sit down for this one.  Ready?  Apple.. is going to release a new iPhone this year.  Probably next month.  —  Why is your jaw not dropping?
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)
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.
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Adds Voice-Guided Turn-by-Turn Navigation To Windows Mobile App
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Calacanis' new The Launch Conference: Everybody wins!
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:paulboutin
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal:   TechCrunch50 off as founders part ways
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
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).
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
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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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.
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
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.
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.)
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 …
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.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Mozilla CEO John Lilly to Step Down and Head to Greylock; Replacement Search Underway  —  According to several sources, 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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sobees Launches iPad App For Facebook  —  Twitter client Sobees, offers a number of social media clients on the market, including a native Windows client, a web-based client and a Twitter app for Android phones.  Now Sobees is venturing into the iPad space with a native Facebook app.
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Facebook Fights for Facebook.me Domain Name  —  Facebook files for arbitration to get Facebook.me domain name.  —  Facebook has filed a complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization to get the domain name Facebook.me.  The domain name is currently registered to a United Arab Emirates man.
Marc Flores / LAPTOP Mag:
Verizon Tests LTE in Boston, Wows Coffee Shop Customers  —  Verizon is planning on having a full 4G/LTE layover of its 3G data network by 2013.  That means if the carrier wants to blanket the entire country with 4G data coverage, it has to get to work with testing and laying down infrastructure now.
 
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Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Microsoft Tweaks Office Mobile
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter In-Stream Ad Network Ad.ly Raises $5 Million, Recruits News Corp Exec As CEO
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Udemy Launches Virtual Learning Academy
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat, Thanks:erenbali
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Zillow CEO Pozits a Social Q&A Site
Discussion: TechFlash
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
NYU Launching a Seed Fund For Univ Startups; Hires MD to Run It
foursquare:
We've just made the “Places” screen smarter!
Discussion: TechCrunch, The Next Web and Mashable!
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
New attack bypasses EVERY Windows security product
Stuart J. Johnston / Datamation:
SharePoint Could Drive Enterprises' Office 2010 Plans
Discussion: CNET News and internetnews.com
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Anna Leach / Shiny Shiny:
Apple's no-nipples policy means fashion mags are censoring their iPad editions
Discussion: Gizmodo
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs ‘Fully Operational’ One Year After Transplant
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Landor Associates working on upcoming iPhone campaign for Verizon
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Office 2010: Microsoft to charge PC makers less for preloading more
 

 
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