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4:10 AM ET, April 11, 2011


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Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Steve Jobs Authorized Biography Coming in 2012  —  First authorized biography on Apple CEO Steve Jobs coming in 2012  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in a book about his life.  —  Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that Walter Isaacson's “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” will be published in early 2012.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The man who won Steve Jobs' trust  —  Who is Walter Isaacson, and why did Jobs choose him to tell the story of his life?  —  Isaacson at the iPad unveiling.  Photo: Michael Copeland  —  [NOTE: Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that the first authorized biography of Steve Jobs — iSteve …
Discussion: TUAW, Thanks:philiped
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Adobe Recasts the iPad as High-Tech Palette for Photoshop (Video)  —  While there are many applications that aim to bring a piece of Photoshop to the iPad-including some from Adobe itself-the creative software company's latest effort envisions how Apple's tablet can play a supporting role in content creation.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
These Are the First Three Adobe Photoshop Touch Apps for iPad  —  Rejoice, Photoshop junkies of the world, because Adobe is jumping into the tablet world for real.  And while this is not Photoshop for iPad (yet), my most precious body appendage is tingling with pleasant turgidity anyway.  More »
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 adds subscriptions and tablet apps  —  Adobe just revealed the details of Creative Suite 5.5, the software package that includes many of its flagship design and development products, including Photoshop, InDesign, and Flash Builder.  Although the number suggests …
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Google's social strategy  —  It is widely believed that Facebook presents a significant competitive threat to Google.  Google itself seems to believe this - Larry Page recently said that all employees would have their bonuses tied to the success of Google's social strategy.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Vic: here's your Google bonus (you gotta waste time to get it)  —  Vic Gundotra was the guy who hired me at Microsoft and today is in charge of Google's social strategy.  He's one of the “post reorg” guys who were hand picked by Larry Page.  —  Also announced last week is that Larry Page …
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
Once the hobby of tech geeks, iPhone jailbreaking now a lucrative industry  —  Kevin Lee, a George Mason University senior, says he earns about $50,000 a year with an illicit-sounding pitch on Craigslist: “Get Your iPhone Jailbroken Today.”  — Within minutes, the computer science major …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Has Stopped Street View Photography In Germany  —  In most locations, Google sends its Street View cars out on a repeated basis “to make sure the information is accurate and kept up to date,” as the Street View website explains.  —  But that's not happening in Germany.
Analysis: Alliance Data may face high Epsilon breach costs  —  (Reuters) - Alliance Data Systems Corp could face costs and lost sales of $100 million or more as it tries to recover after hackers stole reams of names and email addresses from its Epsilon marketing unit.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: Meet the senator blocking Big Content's Web censorship plan  —  Start talking about the Web censorship legislation currently being drafted in both chambers of Congress, and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) becomes an instant quote machine.  This isn't just another of the many political issues Wyden …
Goldy / The Stranger:
Obsessed with Jacob  —  The US Government Keeps Harassing a UW Researcher Who Speaks for WikiLeaks  —  One day after being detained at the Canadian border trying to enter Washington State, Jacob Appelbaum jokes about writing the first Yelp reviews of all of our nation's airport detention areas.
Discussion: @jilliancyork and @zephoria
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Hire indicates Apple shift from aluminum to composites?
Discussion: MacRumors and Electronista, Thanks:markgurman
Kai Lukoff / TechRice:
MySpace's Sorry Failure in China (Or What Facebook Should Not Do)
Discussion: Penn Olson
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Can't Build A Real Startup? Play The ‘Startup Fever’ Boardgame
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Linux Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and the Story of its Roots [Infographic]
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Loves TV, and The Feeling Is Mutual
Groklaw Articles Ending on May 16th
Discussion: Open Source Blog and TechSpot, Thanks:ilamont
 Earlier Items: 
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Sony's database used to create gesture-enabled mouse driver (video)
Discussion: PC Magazine and LAPTOP Magazine
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
No More Privacy Paranoia  —  Last week the Federal Trade Commission …
Brian Heaton / Government Technology News:
Mayor-Elect Discusses Open Source 311 for Chicago
Ohad Samet / TechCrunch:
Paypal Is About To Get A Bruising From Facebook And Square
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Feel Like a Wallflower? Maybe It's Your Facebook Wall
Discussion: @joshconstine and All Facebook