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11:25 PM ET, April 12, 2011

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Dean Hachamovitch / MSDN Blogs:
Native HTML5: First IE10 Platform Preview Available for Download  —  IE10 Platform Preview 1, available for download today is the first step in delivering the next wave of progress in native HTML5 support.  Web sites and HTML5 run best when they run natively, on a browser optimized for the operating system on your device.
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Microsoft pushes out preview build of Internet Explorer 10 (update: Windows on ARM!)  —  Happy with your shiny new copy of Internet Explorer 9?  It's already out of date — Microsoft just announced Internet Explorer 10 at its MIX developer conference in Las Vegas, and if you're running Windows …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flip Founder and Former CEO Jonathan Kaplan Talks About Iconic Digital Video Camera's Demise  —  Right after BoomTown heard the sad news this morning that Cisco was jettisoning its Flip digital video camera division-part of a transparent effort to assure Wall Street that it was no longer serious …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cisco To Shut Down Flip Video Camera Business; Will Give Pink Slips To 550 Employees  —  Wow.  Cisco has just issued a release stating that in a strategic plan to “align its operations,” the company will exit parts of its consumer businesses and realign the remaining consumer business …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Carbon Fiber iPods Will Bring Wi-Fi Syncing [Exclusive]  —  Apple is prototyping iPods with carbon-fiber cases, like this wrap from Carbon:Era. www.carbon-era.co.uk  —  Steve Jobs is keen to bring wireless syncing to iPods this year, and carbon fiber may be the key.
Discussion: Pulse2, I4U News, Techland and GottaBeMobile
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Carbon-Fiber iDevices? We Think Not
Discussion: GigaOM
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: The Bleak Financial Numbers From The MySpace Sale Pitch Book  —  Back in 2008 MySpace was on a roll.  They racked up $900 million in revenue and the company was still growing.  But a year later top execs started to bail (the smart ones went early).  Within two months cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe was gone.
Discussion: VentureBeat, SAI and Pulse2
Mark Watkins / ReadWriteWeb:
2011: The Year the Check-in Died  —  Early last year, “checking in” was the cool new craze.  No visit to your favorite tech news site could be had without getting buried in an avalanche of articles about Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, BriteKite or a myriad other startups.
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
T-Mobile's new plans get official: starting at $60 for unlimited everything, throttling included  —  T-Mobile's just gone official with the new unlimited plans we caught wind of a few days ago, and while they are truly unlimited by numbers, they're not completely unlimited in functionality.
Discussion: SAI, tmonews.com and DSLreports
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Several sites claim permanent iPhone unlock solution without jailbreak  —  There has been a lot of chatter recently about a new permanent unlock solution for the Apple iPhone 4 and other iPhone models.  It works pretty much like any other standard cell phone unlocking service …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Social Browser Flock Shuts Down  —  Flock, the social browser we had high hopes for back in August of 2005, is officially in the deadpool today with a “Gone Fishing” note attached to its website.  The note reads: “Support for Flock browsers will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Apple announces Final Cut Pro X, rebuilt from ground up with 64-bit support (update: $299 in June)  —  Apple's just announced Final Cut Pro X at NAB, and Chief Architect of Video Applications Randy Ubillos is demonstrating a beta release as we speak.  The “rebuilt from ground up” …
Luiz Pereira / Docs Blog:
Pagination comes to Google Docs  —  (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog and Google Enterprise Blog)  —  Exactly one year ago, we launched a new version of the Google document editor, created from the ground up to take advantage of the latest capabilities in modern web browsers like Chrome.
International Business Times:
Apple's Assault on the Living Room and Video Is Coming: The New Halo Effect  —  Jefferies & Co. believes Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is about to launch a new video-focused cloud-based service.  The brokerage continues to believe that the assault on the living room likely means the introduction of another Apple appliance or device.
Chris / Adventures in Capitalism:
The Death of the Feed  —  Image courtesy of the awesomely cool Russell Beattie  —  I remember in 2001 when I first heard about RSS.  Back then, we still called them weblogs, and there were so few blogs that it was news when a new one started.  For example, I distinctly remember reading excitedly …
Discussion: @davewiner
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Democratic senator wants Internet sales taxes  —  A Democratic senator is preparing to introduce legislation that aims to end the golden era of tax-free Internet shopping.  —  The proposal—expected to be made public soon after Tax Day—would rewrite the ground rules for Internet …
Billboard.Biz:
Amazon Letter To Labels: Cloud Drive Locker Has Boosted MP3 Sales  —  In a letter to music labels, Amazon says its Cloud Drive locker has boosted Amazon MP3 sales.  The company also reiterated the claim that its current setup doesn't need a license.  —  The letter, signed from the Amazon Music Team …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
VMware Launches Open Source Cloud  —  VMware has entered the cloud game by offering an open source package called Cloud Foundry, a platform as a service that should strike fear in the hearts of its competitors, especially the likes of Salesforce.com Microsoft and Rackspace.
Lucy Bernholz / PHILANTHROPY 2173:
Craigslist Foundation launches LikeMinded  —  The Craigslist Foundation unveiled its LikeMinded network today - you can check it out here.  This is the second launch from the Foundation in 2011 - they launched CraigConnects several weeks ago.  —  LikeMinded, which is supported …
Discussion: SFGate
Ray Colitt / Reuters:
Foxconn considers investing $12 bln in Brazil  —  * Foxconn to start assembling iPad in Brazil by end-Nov  —  iPhone maker Foxconn Technology Group is considering investing $12 billion in Brazil to assemble monitors, Brazil's president said on Tuesday, in a sign the company may be ready …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google In Trouble Over Lying About Security Of Apps To The Government  —  Yesterday, Microsoft called Google a liar.  Today before the U.S. Senate, a government agent agreed.  —  The dispute hinges over a security certification called FISMA, which is required for some government contracts.
Discussion: Macworld
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Facebook Comments Plugin Gets Support for Hotmail Logins  —  Facebook today made some much-needed updates to its commenting platform for third-party sites.  Among other things, the commenting plugin now features permalinks to specific comments, a dark colorscheme and support for signing in with Hotmail accounts.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL, Arianna Huffington Hit with Class Action Suit  —  Huffington Post bloggers who think they ought to get paid for their volunteer writing have been litigating their case in the court of public opinion.  Now they're taking it to a real one.  —  Today, a group of bloggers led by union organizer …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Priceline founder takes aim at Apple, more than 100 others in patent suit  —  Apple joins other major technology companies including Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Facebook as defendants in a new lawsuit from Walker Digital, which founded the travel site Priceline.com.
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
No First Birthday Party for Twitter's Chirp Conference This Year  —  One year ago this week, Twitter held its first developer conference, Chirp, a glossy multiday event put on at picturesque venues on San Francisco Bay with an afterparty DJed by will.i.am.  —  Twitter has not scheduled Chirp 2.0 …
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Evernote for Windows Gets Social  —  The note-taking and storage app Evernote is cycling through the various platforms, releasing updates and upgrades along the way.  Most recently, it's web app received a major redesign, and now it's the turn for improvements to Evernote for Windows.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Data.gov et al.  Budget Slashed by 75%  —  Federal government transparency programs, including data resource directory Data.gov, face across-the-board budget cuts by 75% in the latest version of the federal budget to emerge from Congressional negotiations.  According to the Sunlight Foundation …
 
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Opera browser update boosts Turbo, improves Speed Dial
Discussion: The Register and SAI
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
AMD to back USB 3.0 in its chips
Discussion: Crave and Engadget
Tricia Duryee / All Things Digital:
American Express Continues Push Into Mobile Payments With Investment in Payfone
Discussion: CNET News
John Markoff / New York Times:
Study Shows U.S. Lagging in Use of Technology
Discussion: BBC and Mobilized
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 SP1 with Apple Sync support for Outlook
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, PC World and MacStories
Andy Isaacson / The Atlantic Online:
Are You Following a Bot?  —  How to manipulate social movements by hacking Twitter
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Angels invested $20.1B in 2010 — but they're taking fewer risks
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Phil Mattingly / Bloomberg:
Google, Facebook Group Asks Delay of Debit-Card Fee Rules (1)
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
Exclusive: Autodesk Brings AutoCAD to Android Phones and Tablets This Month
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
ChangeWave Research: iPad 2 demand 40% higher than iPad 1
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HTC Sensation 4G official: 1.2GHz dual-core, qHD display, and Sense 3.0
 

 
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