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7:30 AM ET, April 13, 2011

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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” …
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Eric Reagan / Photography Bay:
Final Cut Pro User Group Supermeet - LiveBlog (Updated: Final Cut Pro X Officially Unveiled)  —  This will be a live blog feed - with the newest updates at the bottom.  (Hit the ‘Refresh’ button for updates.)  —  There is a crowd growing outside of the conference room of the Final Cut Pro User Group Supermeet right now.
Wall Street Journal:
Rebels Hijack Gadhafi's Phone Network  —  A team led by a Libyan-American telecom executive has helped rebels hijack Col. Moammar Gadhafi's cellphone network and re-establish their own communications.  The new network, first plotted on an airplane napkin and assembled with the help of oil-rich Arab nations …
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!)
Henry Blodget / SAI:
THE FACEBOOK LAWSUIT: Here's What Happens Next — And Who Is Likely To Pay  —  Last night, we wrote about the amended lawsuit that Paul Ceglia has filed against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook claiming that Ceglia owned 50% of the “project” that became Facebook back in 2004.
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.
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Carbon-Fiber iDevices?  We Think Not  —  According to new information that's allegedly leaking from Apple, Steve Jobs is intent on pushing for wireless iDevice syncing.  Better Wi-Fi connections thanks to a carbon fiber chassis may be the solution, it is said.  Let's see if this makes sense.
Discussion: SAI, SlashGear and GigaOM
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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
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: Guardian, VentureBeat, Pulse2 and SAI
BBC:
Microsoft launches StreetView rival in Europe  —  Microsoft is taking pictures in conjunction with mapping partner Navteq  —  Microsoft is launching its own version of Google's StreetView - dubbed Streetside - across Europe.  —  Cars fitted with cameras have begun taking pictures around London …
Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Hacker ‘handshake’ hole found in common firewalls  —  NSS Labs tested Cisco, Check Point, Fortinet, Juniper, the Palo Alto Networks, and SonicWall firewalls  —  Some of the most commonly-used firewalls are subject to a hacker exploit that lets an attacker trick a firewall and get into an internal network as a trusted IP connection.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sweeet!:  Sugar Gets $15 Million More in New Funding From IVP and Sequoia  —  Sassy women-focused content site, Sugar Inc., has raised another $15 million in late-stage venture funding from new investor Institutional Venture Partners, as well as its original one, Sequoia Capital.
Discussion: SAI, VentureBeat, paidContent and TechCrunch
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Kyocera Echo review  —  It's not exactly difficult to put into words what the Kyocera Echo is — it's a dual-screened Android phone, after all — but it's a wee bit more challenging to wrap your head around who exactly it's for.  The hardcore gaming contingent already has Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play …
Luiz Pereira / Docs Blog:
Pagination comes to Google Docs  —  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.  In particular, we baked in a way of supporting text features …
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: Googling Google Blog
Levi Pulkkinen / seattlepi.com:
Feds charge Microsoft employee accused of bilking company  —  Federal prosecutors in Seattle have filed wire fraud charges against a Microsoft employee accused of stealing more than $515,000 from the company.  —  Arrested Tuesday morning, Robert D. Curry stands accused of stealing …
Discussion: The Register, Electronista and GeekWire
Electronista:
Intel roadmap shows sped up Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge  —  An uncovered roadmap in the midst of Intel's Developer Forum in Beijing has revealed plans from Intel to speed up its current desktop processors from the Sandy Bridge platform as well as some early details of its Ivy Bridge successor.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
HTC's New Android Phone to Offer Netflix-Like Video Service  —  HTC revealed its latest high-end Android smartphone offering, the Sensation 4G, on Tuesday.  Along with the phone, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is also debuting its new mobile media rental-and-purchase service, HTC Watch.
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.
Cortney Fielding / GigaOM:
Startup Boom Push Rents to New Highs in SF  —  You're the head of a growing San Francisco startup looking to cut a sweet deal on a “creative” new office space to contain your ever-expanding cadre of devoted young employees and make your old incubator buddies jealous.  Should be a cakewalk in a down market, right?
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
Chris / Adventures in Capitalism:
The Death of the Feed  —  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 about a promising new VC blogger named Jeff Nolan from SAP Ventures.
Discussion: @davewiner
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Meet Duolingo, Google's Next Acquisition Target; Learn A Language, Help The Web  —  In 2005, then-Carnegie Mellon PhD grad student Luis von Ahn had an idea for a game.  In one of the first examples of true crowdsourcing, he had people looking at images and labeling them to improve image search.
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.
 
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Hotz lawyer: PS3 hacking case over, DMCA and IP abuse live on
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Opera browser update boosts Turbo, improves Speed Dial
Discussion: The Register and SAI
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
No First Birthday Party for Twitter's Chirp Conference This Year
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
AMD to back USB 3.0 in its chips
Discussion: TechEye, Engadget and Crave
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Data.gov et al. Budget Slashed by 75%
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Microsoft releases Office for Mac 2011 SP1 with Apple Sync support for Outlook
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Andy Isaacson / The Atlantic Online:
Are You Following a Bot?  —  How to manipulate social movements by hacking Twitter
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
FilmOn Streams Live TV, Movies via Facebook
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
Exclusive: Autodesk Brings AutoCAD to Android Phones and Tablets This Month
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and SocialTimes.com
Ray Colitt / Reuters:
Foxconn considers investing $12 bln in Brazil
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Several sites claim permanent iPhone unlock solution without jailbreak
 

 
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