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9:55 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.
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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 …
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.
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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 »
Discussion: PhoneArena and 1001 Noisy Cameras, Thanks:gizmodo
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:   Adobe launches Flex and Flash Builder software for cross-platform mobile apps
Chris / cdixon.org:
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.
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Michael Gartenberg / Macworld:
Why “post PC” doesn't mean “sans PC”  —  Apple has taken a lot of flak for Steve Jobs's comments at the iPad 2 launch event, which heralded the coming of the post-PC world.  —  If you mention that statement on Twitter, you'll immediately be confronted by couple of your followers over the fact …
Discussion: MacStories and @rawmeet
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Research In Motion Eyes a Rebound  —  WATERLOO, Ontario — In a rare interview last week, Mike Lazaridis, one of Research In Motion's two chief executives, was the one asking questions:  —  “Why is it that people don't appreciate our profits?  Why is it that people don't appreciate our growth?
Discussion: SlashGear and IntoMobile
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Facebook Strikes China Deal With Baidu  —  Facebook has struck a deal with Baidu, the biggest Chinese search engine, to open a jointly-owned socialnetwork in China, according to reports in the Chinese press, citing inside sources.  —  These sources said the new venture wouldn't involve Facebook.com …
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple AirPlay Private Key Exposed, Opening Door to AirPort Express Emulators  —  Developer James Laird has reverse engineered the Airport Express private key and published an open source AirPort Express emulator called Shareport. … Previously, the private key was unknown …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Hire indicates Apple shift from aluminum to composites?  —  Kevin Kenney has spent most of the last 14 years building carbon fiber bicycles as the President and CEO at Kestral Bicycles.  This month, he became an Senior Composites Engineer at Apple after consulting for the past few years.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Kiip Is An Entirely New Mobile Ad Model: Real Life Rewards For In-Game Achievements  —  Kiip, the seven month-old mobile ads startup, is finally coming out of stealth today and revealing an entirely new model for in-game advertising, one that offers users value instead of fighting an uphill battle for their attention.
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech:
Google Chrome Gets SPDY - And An Onscreen Keyboard  —  There has been quite some buzz about the Chrome touch UI lately.  Following our initial report from March 20, Cnet recently uncovered more evidence that Chrome (OS) will be getting a touch tablet version and now we are seeing a screenshot (?) of the onscreen keyboard.
Discussion: thechromesource, PC World and eWeek
 
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC Flyer hits UK pre-order status at £600, comes with 3G and 32GB of storage
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go:
Marchex Buys Jingle Networks for $62 Million in Cash and Stock
Peter Elstrom / Bloomberg:
Level 3 to Acquire Global Crossing in $1.9 Billion Stock Deal
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Patently absurd system encourages litigation, not innovation
Reuters:
Analysis: Alliance Data may face high Epsilon breach costs
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
Once the hobby of tech geeks, iPhone jailbreaking now a lucrative industry
Kai Lukoff / TechRice:
MySpace's Sorry Failure in China (Or What Facebook Should Not Do)
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: Meet the senator blocking Big Content's Web censorship plan
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Can't Build A Real Startup? Play The ‘Startup Fever’ Boardgame
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Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Linux Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and the Story of its Roots [Infographic]
Goldy / The Stranger:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Loves TV, and The Feeling Is Mutual
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Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
No More Privacy Paranoia  —  Last week the Federal Trade Commission …
 

 
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