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Omar / The Life and Times of AdMob:
Mobile advertising and the iPhone  —  Apple proposed new developer terms on Monday that, if enforced as written, would prohibit app developers from using AdMob and Google's advertising solutions on the iPhone.  These advertising related terms both target companies with competitive mobile technologies …
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Bing / Search Blog:
Use Bing Social to search Facebook and Twitter  —  Back in October of last year, bing.com/twitter launched the first ever search experience powered by the Twitter firehose.  Today at SMX Advanced, Bing's Senior Vice President, Yusuf Mehdi, sat down with Danny Sullivan to announce bing.com/social …
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Bing upgrades ‘social’ search, adds top Facebook shared links  —  Microsoft is creating a new section of search results on its Bing search engine that will aggregate tweets, Twitter trends and the top links being shared at any given moment by users of Facebook, according to a demo shown …
Discussion: VentureBeat and ReadWriteWeb
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Father of webOS notifications leaves for Apple  —  The man who “Invented the non-intrusive banner notification system used in webOS” and also did all sorts of other work for the OS, Rich Dellinger, is leaving Palm to return to his earlier employer, Apple, as a Senior User Interface Designer.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
AOL to Hire ‘Hundreds’ of Journalists, Reorganize Content Division  —  Sites to Be Grouped Into ‘Super Networks’ and Sold to Advertisers  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — AOL is planning to hire hundreds of journalists, editors and videographers in the coming year as it builds out its content-first business model.
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:   AOL's Hundreds of New Content-Generators: Journalism or Content Spam?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
David Eun Puts AOL On A URL Diet With ‘Super Net’ Strategy
Discussion: MediaFlect
Carrie Grimes / The Official Google Blog:
Our new search index: Caffeine  —  Today, we're announcing the completion of a new web indexing system called Caffeine.  Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and it's the largest collection of web content we've offered.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Tweetie 2 and 3 definitely coming to the Mac, iPad soon  —  Tweetie for Mac won our 2010 Ars Design Award for Best Mac OS X User Experience, and for good reason.  Despite development house Atebits recently being acquired by Twitter, developer Loren Brichter swore up and down that the popular Twitter client would not die.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Linden Lab Lays Off 30 Percent Of Staff  —  Linden Lab, the company behind virtual world Second Life, is laying off 30 percent of its staff, according to a release issued today.  Labeled as a “restructuring,” the company is consolidating its software development team in North America and is …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Google Maps Navigation comes to Canada and mainland Europe, remains free as a bird  —  Patience has had to be your foremost virtue if you were eager to use Google Maps Navigation outside the US or UK, but you might be in luck today as a sizable new batch of countries is getting the free turn-by-turn nav service activated.
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Zee / The Next Web:
Google Voice Search Now Comes in French, German, Italian and Spanish
Thomas E. Weber / The Daily Beast:
Why I Fired Steve Jobs  —  INNOVATION  —  As Apple's CEO introduces his new iPhone today, and its market cap passes Microsoft's, the man who infamously fired him, John Sculley, tells The Daily Beast's Thomas E. Weber about his regrets, their rift—and how their partnership could have worked …
Discussion: Gizmodo and MacStories, Thanks:atul
Reuters:
Sprint says it overstated EVO launch day sales  —  (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp said on Tuesday it had inadvertently overstated the launch day sales of the much anticipated EVO 4G phone from HTC Corp, which is touted as a serious competitor to Apple's iPhone 4.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
How Zynga Survived FarmVille  —  When Zynga launched FarmVille last June, the company thought 200,000 daily active users in the first two months would be a success.  Within eight weeks, the game had surpassed Zynga's hits of the previous two years.  For the first 26 weeks FarmVille added 1 million net …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Zynga's FrontierVille Looks To Recreate The Success Of FarmVille In The Wild West
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:leenarao
Joe Ciarallo / PRNewser:
Twitter Feed @BPGlobalPR More Clearly Labels Itself a Fake After BP Request  —  The parody Twitter feed @BPGlobalPR has updated its bio to make it more clear that the feed is a parody of BP, as opposed to an official BP communications vehicle.  —  The Twitter account posted yesterday afternoon …
John Oates / The Register:
Google's Wi-Fi sniff probe reveals ‘criminal intent’ - PI  —  ‘We paid them to say what?’  —  An analysis of Google's Wi-Fi sniffing code, paid for by Google, suggests the company could find itself facing criminal charges, according to a privacy watchdog and pressure group.
Discussion: Privacy International, BBC and p2pnet
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Street Artists Add A Little Porn To The iPad All Around San Francisco For WWDC  —  If you've been to San Francisco in the past few months, you'll know that the entire city is plastered with iPad advertisements.  The situation is even more out of control now that it's WWDC week and thousands of Apple developers are in from out of town.
Discussion: CNET News
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
RIP, Macintosh  —  Is Apple ignoring its signature line of computers and laptops?  Yup.  —  Click the image above for a look at Apple's Innovations.  —  Dear Macintosh,  —  I hate to tell you this, but my guess is you've probably been sensing it already.
Electronista:
Skype won't use FaceTime, still hints at iPhone 4 video chat  —  Skype today clarified its interest in iPhone 4 and the possibility of video chat.  A spokesman said Skype was curious about FaceTime and wanted to “see how this process unfolds” but made clear that the company …
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Why Instapaper Will Never Be Booted From the iTunes App Store  —  Creator of the popular reading app Marco Armenti on how he's managed to avoid angering the New York Times - so far.  —  Publicity-wise, nothing could have been better for bestselling iPad newsreader Pulse than being featured …
Discussion: Macworld and TechCrunch
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
IP-Addresses of First Hurt Locker Victims Revealed  —  Little more than a week ago the makers of The Hurt Locker filed a complaint against the first 5,000 ‘unidentified’ BitTorrent users.  Helped by the U.S. Copyright Group (USCG), the film makers are requesting the personal details connected …
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Computerworld:
WWDC claim exposed: Apple Safari 5 isn't fastest  —  Apple claimed at WWDC that its new Safari 5 browser is “fastest.”  Faster than Chrome; faster than Firefox; and definitely faster than IE.  Naturally, this was a red rag to the proverbial male Bos primigenius, so smarty-pants everywhere had to go see for themselves.
Jason Cross / PC World:
Does the iPhone 4 Really Have a “Retina Display”?  —  Dr. Raymond Soneira runs DisplayMate Technologies, which makes software to test display quality.  He also knows more about digital displays than just about anyone I know - and I know some pretty tech-savvy folks.
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Electronista
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nexus One steps up to 720p HD video thanks to latest hack (video)  —  Just more evidence that rooting is the only true path of the geek.  The indefatigable coders over at xda-developers have just pushed out a download that allows the Nexus One to start shooting video at 720p resolution.
 
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft exec: Yahoo should have Bing algorithms by holidays
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Andrew Kameka / Google Android Blog:
Norton Security releases Android app for “anti-malware” and remote protection
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Glam Goes After Google's DoubleClick, Launches Ad-Serving Platform (GOOG)
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Babbage:
Location, location, location  —  Geotagging services like Foursquare …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox 4 Gets WebM
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Foxconn axes suicide compensation, relocating some production to Vietnam or Taiwan
Discussion: Gizmodo, Fudzilla, Future Tense and Pulse2
Philip Shenon / The Daily Beast:
The State Department's Worst Nightmare
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Mike Jazayeri / Chromium Blog:
An update on Google Cloud Print
Timothy A. Clary / Newsweek:
Drumbeats: The Tech Press Turns on Microsoft's Ballmer
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Fortune
Christopher Schanck / Design By Gravity:
AT&T Learns Exactly The Wrong Thing About Data Usage
Discussion: Fast Company
Leah Yamshon / PC World:
The Truth About the Faces in Your Facebook Ads
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