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3:20 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
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.
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Rumor: Landor Associates working on upcoming iPhone campaign for Verizon  —  The rumor mill is churning about a company called Landor Associates “working on an advertising campaign” for Verizon for the upcoming iPhone (you know, the one that the police knocked down Jason Chen's door down to get generally more information about?).
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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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Mozilla's Plans for Firefox 4: Faster, Sleeker Interface & Better Privacy Controls
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 …
Discussion: ZDNet, TechFlash, Fortune and The Next Web
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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 and Phone Scoop
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).
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
April Search Numbers Out!  Yahoo Gains Share Because Of New Slideshow Tool (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT)  —  April's comScore search numbers were released tonight.  —  At first glance, Yahoo appears to be the big winner at Google's expense.  But that's mostly because of a new “slideshow” …
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.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter to Launch Twitter Business Center [SCREENSHOTS]  —  We have confirmed with Twitter that beta testing of its new business features, dubbed the “Twitter Business Center,” has begun.  —  According to the company, “only a handful of accounts have these features presently,” but it will expand on a gradual business to more accounts.
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
Apple's Jobs ‘Fully Operational’ One Year After Transplant  —  Apple Inc.'s Steve Jobs, a year after getting a liver transplant that saved his life, is back at work full tilt, overseeing product development, leading a campaign against Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash and endorsing a California law that promotes organ donations.
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
How to Save the News  —  Plummeting newspaper circulation, disappearing classified ads, “unbundling” of content—the list of what's killing journalism is long.  But high on that list, many would say, is Google, the biggest unbundler of them all.  Now, having helped break the news business …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
New attack bypasses EVERY Windows security product  —  Are you a Windows user?  Do you make sure that your antivirus program is updated regularly?  Do you feel safe?  You shouldn't!  Read on to find out why ...  Security researchers at Matousec.com have come up with an ingenious attack …
Stuart J. Johnston / Datamation:
SharePoint Could Drive Enterprises' Office 2010 Plans  —  Microsoft will launch Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 on Wednesday in what the company says is a major part of the biggest wave of enterprise products that it has released so far.  —  However, key to volume purchasers making …
Discussion: CNET News and internetnews.com
 
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Early adopters, rejoice: AT&T begins rolling back upgrade eligibility …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Zillow CEO Pozits a Social Q&A Site
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sobees Launches iPad App For Facebook
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
NYU Launching a Seed Fund For Univ Startups; Hires MD to Run It
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foursquare:
We've just made the “Places” screen smarter!
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Apple's no-nipples policy means fashion mags are censoring their iPad editions
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Office 2010: Microsoft to charge PC makers less for preloading more
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Swipely Nabs $7.5 Million in Series A Funding for Social Spending …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bezos And Mohr Davidow Back Stealthy Paperless Billing Startup Doxo
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Lenovo launches series of newfangled desktops, laptops and netbooks
 

 
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