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2:05 PM ET, April 15, 2011

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Biz Stone:
The Trouble Bubble  —  We founded Twitter, Inc. in March of 2007 and while we have long said it's about the users, not the service, we have nevertheless enjoyed favorable media coverage.  What took so long for somebody to write the article that says we are falling apart?
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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
The Truth About Twitter's Troubles  —  This week, Fortune highlights “trouble” at Twitter.  —  The story touches on Twitter's lack of revenues, its management discord, its relatively small user-base, and its refusal to accept huge multi-billion dollar offers from the likes of Google and Facebook.
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
These People Sold Twitter For Just $5 Million Back In 2006  —  How would you feel if a company you sold for $5 million less than five years ago was now reportedly fetching offers as high as $10 billion?  —  That's almost exactly what's happening to the dozen or so original owners of Twitter.
Discussion: BaltTech and The Business Insider
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Twitter: Too many cooks could spoil this bird
Discussion: CNN and BoomTown
Justin Case / Android Police:
[Updated] Exclusive: Vulnerability In Skype For Android Is Exposing Your Name, Phone Number, Chat Logs, And A Lot More  —  Update #1: Skype is investigating the issue, we've been told.  —  Update #2: Skype's official first response can be found here.  —  The safety of our personal information …
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Paul McIntyre / AdNews:
Google: we want iPhone to grow  —  Google's Android platform might be in a fierce battle with Apple to dominate smartphone handsets and apps, but the search giant's APAC boss says iPhone is delivering so much mobile search traffic they want their rival competitor to keep growing.
Joe Light / Wall Street Journal:
Mobile App Talent Pool Is Shallow  —  Companies Scramble for Engineers Who Can Write Software for Smartphones  —  This year, magazine publisher Hearst Corp. intends to add five software engineers to its mobile development staff.  Social-networking company Ning Inc. plans to nearly double its mobile development team.
Ashlee Vance / Business Week:
This Tech Bubble Is Different  —  Tech bubbles happen, but we usually gain from the innovation left behind.  This one—driven by social networking—could leave us empty-handed  —  Phillip Toledano  —  As a 23-year-old math genius one year out of Harvard, Jeff Hammerbacher arrived at Facebook …
Discussion: Fortune, Betabeat, @eldon and @hpnews
Peter Farago / Flurry:
Apple and Google Capture U.S. Video Game Market Share in 2010  —  Last year, Flurry reported that iPhone and iPod touch game sales surged from 2008 to 2009.  From a standing start, and in just one year, iPhone games captured 5% of the mature U.S. video game market.
Electronista:
MeeGo head says LG signing on despite Nokia backing away  —  MeeGo working group member Valtteri Halla on Friday said LG had picked up some of the slack in MeeGo phone development after Nokia relegated the OS to an experimental project.  The Korean company had joined a coalition including …
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Electronista:
Android 3.0 tablets allegedly delayed due to low hopes  —  Companies building Android 3.0 tablets are supposedly holding back on launches based on concerns of low sales and support from Google.  Results for the Motorola Xoom were “lower than expected,” according to rumors.
Zak Stambor / Internet Retailer:
Facebook wants to make daily deals more social  —  The social network hopes to leverage its news feed to help consumers discover their friends' interactions with Facebook Deals.  The move is designed to distinguish Facebook's offering from competitors such as Groupon and LivingSocial.
Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
RIM Chiefs Defend PlayBook Tablet Against Critics as Debut Approaches  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) co-Chief Executive Officer Jim Balsillie said criticism of the company's PlayBook tablet computer, which goes on sale next week, are misguided because they ignore RIM's base of BlackBerry faithful.
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Google Faces Antitrust Complaints in South Korea on Popularity of Android  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), the largest Internet- search company, is facing antitrust complaints in South Korea as mobile phones using its Android software gain dominance, adding to global scrutiny of the company's businesses.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook for iPhone Now Pulls the News Feed From m.facebook.com  —  Earlier this month, Facebook released an update for the Facebook for iPhone mobile app that included an “Improved news feed”, but no one seemed to understand what had actually changed.  We've determined that the native app …
Discussion: App Advice and TUAW
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
mSpot offers Netflix-like movie club for new streaming movies  —  Netflix has made a big splash with its library of movies for low fixed monthly subscription fees.  Now mSpot, which provides streaming movie services for a bunch of big carriers, is offering similar monthly deals …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Secret Tasty Labs Prototype Unleashed To A Select Few  —  Delicious founder Joshua Schachter always had a funny answer when we asked him what his new startup, Tasty Labs, would focus on. … But a few months have gone by, the company raised a nice store of cash and they're about to release …
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Interview: Nintendo sold 400,000 3DS systems in first week  —  Nintendo launched its new handheld 3DS game system in the last week of March in a quiet fashion compared to that of its last system, the Wii.  —  Consumers bought just fewer than 400,000 Nintendo 3DS systems in the week …
Mary Pilon / Wall Street Journal:
T. Rowe Price Invests in Facebook  —  Mutual-fund company T. Rowe Price has invested in Facebook Inc., according to recently released filings, underscoring traditional investment vehicles' growing interest in hot technology companies.  —  T. Rowe said it invested a total of $55.4 million …
Discussion: DealBook and Tech Trader Daily
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Microsoft's latest WP7 chassis spec includes second-gen Snapdragon, optional gyroscope  —  The minimum specs for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS have taken a nice bump upwards, it has been revealed at this year's MIX.  Current WP7 handsets are all running the Qualcomm MSM8x50 Snapdragon …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
T-Mobile G2x now available online for $200, hitting stores April 20th  —  T-Mobile's Android roster is growing in number and sheer benchmarking virility today with the launch of the LG-produced G2X.  This handset runs bone stock Android (Froyo today, Gingerbread in the future) …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Why is Chrome so important to Google?  It's a ‘locked-in user’  —  Google's Chrome browser historically has looked like just another side project for the company.  Sure Chrome is a speedy browser.  Sure Google has garnered impressive market share in a short time.  And yes Google gets to push browser development a bit.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
The Business Market Plays Cloud Computing Catch-Up  —  The big spenders on technology are businesses and government agencies.  They buy about 75 percent of the computing goods and services sold worldwide.  Yet it is increasingly evident they are not driving the new ideas …
Discussion: Bits and Bottom Line
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
The Tragic Death of the Flip  —  Day before yesterday, my jaw hit the floor, and I still haven't managed to get it back up again.  Cisco is killing the Flip camcorder.  Let's see if I can get this straight.  Only two years ago, Cisco bought Pure Digital, the company that made the Flip, for $590 million.
 
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Steven Levy / Fortune:
Inside Google's China misfortune
Discussion: SAI
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Europe moves to give consumers control of online ads
Discussion: iabeurope.eu
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
FCC boss says wireless spectrum allocation is key to making mobile broadband competitive
Discussion: Ars Technica
Paul Kapustka / PC World:
LightSquared Poised to Build Nationwide 4G Network
Discussion: PhoneArena
Mark Boslet / PE Hub Blog:
VCs Put More Money to Work in Fewer Deals in Q1: Report
 Earlier Items: 
Horace Dediu / asymco:
First quarter PC forecast: Windows down 2%, Mac+iPad up 250%
Discussion: Techland and MacDailyNews
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Blogging for HuffPo Is Like Writing Open-Source Code
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Entrepreneurs Plan To Legalize and Monetize Illegal Music
Matthew Kato / gameinformer:
Multiple Sources Confirm New Nintendo HD Console
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Flipboard Confirms $50 Million Funding at $200 Million Valuation