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10:50 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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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?
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
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Mozilla's Firefox 4 vision looks a lot like Google Chrome
Discussion: Ars Technica, PC World and DailyTech
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  —  Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal  —  It looks like TechCrunch50 won't be held after all, with founders Michael Arrington and Jason Calacanis going their own ways.  —  The end of the annual tech product launch conference was rumored …
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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Jeff Bertolucci / PC World:   Google: Skip Office 2010, Use Docs Instead
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 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.
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
Discussion: diversity.net.nz, Thanks:atul
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.
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.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Protect Yourself Against Facebook's New Hacker Path  —  Facebook had its third alarming bug in as many weeks, when a security researcher showed how a hostile website could obtain your Facebook information via Yelp.  The hole is supposedly fixed, but then so were the prior two.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Yelp Security Hole Puts Facebook User Data At Risk, Underscores …
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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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: PC World, Bloomberg, 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 …
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.
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
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 …
Discussion: The Register and CenterNetworks
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.
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
HP App Lets You Pin Any Webpage to a Location
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Marc Flores / LAPTOP Mag:
Verizon Tests LTE in Boston, Wows Coffee Shop Customers
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
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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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
Anna Leach / Shiny Shiny:
Apple's no-nipples policy means fashion mags are censoring their iPad editions
Discussion: NBC Bay Area, Gizmodo and Yahoo! News
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
LG Ally pre-orders begin May 13th, available in all channels on May 20th
 

 
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