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9:10 AM ET, May 12, 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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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 …
Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
Will HTC make the rumored Verizon Android tablet?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Next generation iPhone unscrewed from Vietnam (update: video!)  —  The kids at Taoviet have really outdone themselves.  From the looks of these images, the Vietnamese site has nabbed an honest to goodness 4th generation iPhone — a 16GB model to be exact.  It's clearly pre-production judging …
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?
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
How Much are iPhone 3GS Owners Going to Pay For the Next iPhone?  —  When the iPhone 3GS went on sale last June, AT&T told folks who'd bought subsidized iPhone 3Gs a year previously that they didn't qualify to buy a 3GS at the full subsidy.  Seemed reasonable enough to me.
Discussion: SlashGear
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The Big Game, Zuckerberg and Overplaying your Hand  —  Important TechCrunch50 Message: At the bottom  —  Rights: Please do not post on the web (it's dead)  —  Last Wednesday, 10AM, Las Vegas.  —  The South Point Hotel and Casino, a couple of miles off the strip.  The
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Gmail Blog:
Drag images into messages  —  Recently, we launched a feature that allows you to drag an attachment from your computer right onto Gmail.  —  I've always been a fan of the inserting image lab, so I naturally wondered if it would be possible to combine the two.
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.
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Mozilla CEO John Lilly speaks about his future and the future of Firefox
Discussion: Associated Press
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 …
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Analysis: Some Facebook Privacy Issues Are Real, Some Are Not
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg's Biggest Problem Is Its Users And Their Constant Opinions On Things  —  There's a saying I love: “a camel is a horse designed by committee.”  A variation is “a volvo is a porsche designed by committee.”  Some of the best product advice I've ever heard goes something like “damn what the users want, charge towards your dream.”
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: VentureBeat
Jeff Bertolucci / PC World:
Google: Skip Office 2010, Use Docs Instead  —  As Microsoft prepares to launch Office 2010, the latest version of its venerable productivity suite, Google is persuading longtime Office users to ditch Redmond's apps and upgrade to Google Docs instead.  —  A pitch posted Tuesday …
Discussion: The Register, ZDNet and eWeek
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Matthew Glotzbach / Google Enterprise Blog:
Upgrade here  —  This week Microsoft will take its Office 2010 suite out of beta.
Valve / Steam:
Steam For Mac Launch Details Revealed  —  May 11, 2010 - Valve announced that Steam will launch on the Mac platform this Wednesday, May 12.  —  On subsequent Wednesdays, additional collections of Mac titles will become available, each designed to highlight specific functionalities of Steam on the Mac.
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).
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
Creating a Network Like Facebook, Only Private  —  How angry is the world at Facebook for devouring every morsel of personal information we are willing to feed it?  —  A few months back, four geeky college students, living on pizza in a computer lab downtown on Mercer Street …
Discussion: broadstuff and The Huffington Post
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! to open source floating Google-Amazon crossbreed  —  Our cloud is your cloud  —  Early next year, Yahoo! intends to open source its internal “cloud serving” platform, described as something halfway between Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud and Google's App Engine.
Discussion: Network World
Artem Russakovskii / Android Police:
EXCLUSIVE: AndroidPolice.com's Nexus One Is Running Android 2.2 Froyo.  How Fast Is It Compared To 2.1?  Oh, Only About 450% Faster  —  Folks, we have a Nexus One.  We also have Froyo.  In fact, we have the two mixed together in the most delicious frozen-yogurty Android 2.2 kind of way you can imagine.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Is Google Getting Back Into The Gaming Business?  —  Google has tended to stay away from the gaming world for the most part.  The search giant did have Lively, a browser-based virtual world that could be embedded into other websites, but that was deadpooled in 2008.
Discussion: Download Squad
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Amazon Spying On Your Ebook Highlighting  —  There have already been plenty of questions over who “owns” the ebooks you've bought, with stories of remotely deactivated books and remotely deactivated features — neither of which happens when you have a real physical book.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Makes Ad Inroads  —  Facebook Inc. is catching up to rivals Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in selling display ads.  —  In the first quarter, Facebook pulled ahead of Yahoo for the first time and delivered more banner ads to its U.S. users than any other Web publisher, according to market-research firm comScore Inc.
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD claims it has gained on Intel as its chips are used in 109 new laptops  —  Advanced Micro Devices is announcing today that it has had a great season for getting its new chips into the latest personal computers, from desktops to laptops.  The company's newest Turion line of microprocessors …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Service for Private Google Searches Shuts Down  —  A service that allowed users to search Google without having their queries tracked has shut down after Google changed the site that the service was using to get results, the service said Tuesday.  —  But Google said the site was never intended …
Johnathan Nightingale / Mozilla Security Blog:
Plugin Check for Everyone  —  It's been a few months since I wrote about the work our plugin check team has been doing, but there are a couple of pretty excellent pieces of news I'd like to share, most notably: the Mozilla plugin check now works for users of other browsers as well.  —  Plugin Check: A Refresher
 
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Lee Fang / Think Progress:
Telecoms' Secret Plan To Attack Net Neutrality: Target Video Gamers …
Discussion: Boing Boing, Thanks:victorzapanta
Jeff Whatcott / Brightcove Blog:
Solving the Online Video Monetization Puzzle
Discussion: Brightcove, Mashable!, VideoNuze and Beet.TV, Thanks:josh_hawkins
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Delivery Agent Acquires Media Firm The Band To Enable Cross Platform E-Commerce
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Protect Yourself Against Facebook's New Hacker Path
Discussion: WebProNews
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
HP App Lets You Pin Any Webpage to a Location
Discussion: Google Maps Mania, Thanks:hpnews
Marc Flores / LAPTOP Mag:
Verizon Tests LTE in Boston, Wows Coffee Shop Customers
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Mozilla's Firefox 4 vision looks a lot like Google Chrome
Discussion: LiewCF.com, ZDNet, Ars Technica and Switched
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Facebook Fights for Facebook.me Domain Name
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Twitter In-Stream Ad Network Ad.ly Raises $5 Million, Recruits News Corp Exec As CEO
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Examples of Flash Content Running on Android
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Hearing on Gizmodo iPhone warrant scheduled
Discussion: PC World, MacNN and Macsimum News
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Android market share over iPhone not as impressive as it looks
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
How to Save the News  —  Plummeting newspaper circulation …
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