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1:50 AM ET, May 23, 2010


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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Late Night Froyo Treat!  Android 2.2 Goes Live On The Nexus One  —  Sometimes there are advantages to staying up really late at night.  I had just laid down in my bed to try and get some sleep before an early flight to New York tomorrow when I remembered I hadn't charged my Nexus One.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms Froyo Launch: “The roll out to Nexus One devices has begun!”  —  Last last night (early this morning) there was some confusion about our post indicating that Android 2.2, Froyo, had started to roll out.  Some thought we had Photoshopped the pictures (I wish I was that good at Photoshop) …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Post-I/O Thoughts  —  Post-Google I/O, there's not much room left to see iPhone-vs.-Android as anything other than an all-out war.  What we've got here is a good old-fashioned epic rivalry.  —  It's exciting, vicious, fun to watch, and ultimately should prove to be excellent news for consumers.
Discussion: OurielOhayon and, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google, Apple, Jacob, And The Man In Black  —  ABC's popular television show Lost comes to an end this weekend.  This season has been largely about the backstory for why things are the way they are on the island.  It's a minor spoiler to say it, but I'm going to anyway — basically …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
How the iPad is changing art and music  —  Now that more and more people are getting iPads we are seeing just how they change everything, especially art and music.  Here I meet David Newman, artist, in a parking garage.  I was sitting next to him in the Google IO keynotes and was amazed …
Erico Guizzo / IEEE Spectrum:
Microsoft Shifts Robotics Strategy, Makes Robotics Studio Available Free  —  Updated May 20, 4:23 p.m.: Added National Instruments comments; 5:49 p.m.: Added Willow Garage comments; May 21, 11:21 a.m.: Added details on competing robotics software platforms; 1:50 p.m. Added Herman Bruyninckx comments.
Discussion: OStatic blogs
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Regulators Are Watching Google Over Antitrust Concerns  —  IN the 1990s, Gary Reback, a Silicon Valley lawyer, almost single-handedly brought the antitrust weight of the federal government down on that era's high-tech heavyweight, Microsoft.  Now Mr. Reback contends there is a dangerous …
Discussion: eWeek, Digital Trends and IntoMobile
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
“Foursquare for TV” app Miso gets seed funding  —  Bazaar Labs, the creator of a mobile application for sharing what movies and television you're watching called Miso, just announced that it has raised a seed round of undisclosed size.  —  Miso is modeled on Foursquare, the mobile application for sharing your location with friends.
Discussion: Bazaar Labs Blog and TechCrunch
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Opera Plans Container Data Center in Iceland  —  A map of undersea fiber cables providing connectivity for data center projects in Iceland.  —  Iceland's supply of renewable power has won its first high-profile international data center customer.  Web browser developer Opera Software …
Discussion: and Slashdot
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
First Screenshots of AutoCAD for Mac  —  Back in April we reported that AutoCAD was probably coming soon to the Mac, considering all the OS X references that were spotted in the SDK.  Today we've managed to get the first screenshots of an actual beta, running at 64-bit on Mac OS X.
Discussion: MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
Pete Carey / Mercury News:
Silicon Valley unemployment rate falls in April  —  Silicon Valley's troubled job market turned a corner in April with a sharp drop in unemployment in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, driven in part by an increase in tech hiring.  —  “The Silicon Valley economy is growing again,” …
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems  —  While grandma flips through photo albums on her sleek iPad, government agencies (and most corporations) process mission-critical transactions on cumbersome web-based front ends that function by tricking mainframes …
John Ribeiro / PC World:
Facebook Page Banned by Pakistan Is Back Online  —  The Facebook page that led the Pakistan government to ban the entire site was back online Saturday, at least for some users, after it was inaccessible for about two days.  —  The page was removed Thursday after one of the moderators …
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Google chief suspects ulterior motive in Pakistan
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
“F— those motherf—ers”: YouTube/Viacom suit gets nasty
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