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11:20 PM ET, April 26, 2009

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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
What Is Facebook Opening Up To Developers On Monday?  —Shared Feed Items Icon-We've been saying that Facebook is expected to open up access to the feed for a while now and it appears that tomorrow is the day.  Last week we were invited to a Monday afternoon developer cocktail hour …
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Opens Up For Developers, Turns Up The Heat On Twitter  —  Facebook will announce tomorrow that it will allow third-party developers to build applications and services that, with users' permission, access user videos, photos, notes and comments.  —  The service will be free …
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Facebook drops other shoe tomorrow?  —  The Wall Street Journal is reporting Facebook will open up most if not all of their user-contributed data to developers at a developer event tomorrow.  This has been long expected and will likely trigger a wave of third-party integration of Facebook streams …
Evgeny Morozov / Net Effect:
Swine flu: Twitter's power to misinform  —  Who knew that swine flu could also infect Twitter?  Yet this is what appears to have happened in the last 24 hours, with thousands of Twitter users turning to their favorite service to query each other about this nascent and potentially lethal threat …
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Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania:
Maps of the Swine Flu Outbreak - Updated  —  H1N1 Swine Flu My Map  —  Google Maps user Niman, who has a profile that says ‘Biomedical Research, Pittsburgh, PA USA’, has created this Google My Map of the current Swine Flu outbreak.  The flu virus is suspected of killing up to 81 people …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Swine Flu Spreads Panic Over The Web
Alan Patrick / broadstuff:   Mexican Swine Flu pandemic breaks out on Twitter
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Apple and Verizon consider iPhone deal  —  Verizon (VZ) and Apple (AAPL) are discussing the possible development of an iPhone for Verizon, with the goal of introducing it next year, people familiar with the situation say.  —  It would mark the first time Apple has produced a version …
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is Craigslist the victim of a witch-hunt?  —  In the aftermath of a horrible murder by someone who is now routinely referred to as “the Craigslist killer,” the online classified site has been coming under increasing pressure from both the government — which has been waging a prostitution-related crusade …
Thanks:atul
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Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Craigslist Killer - PR in the news  —  Doc blogs about the unfairness of Craigslist becoming an adjective attached to “killer.”  Yes, it's unfair.  It's what the tabloid press does.  And increasingly, that just means “the press.”  —  That's the sort of catchy name that sells papers.
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Maker: First Android netbook to cost about $250  —  Guangzhou Skytone's 1.5-pound Alpha 680 also first netbook to use ARM chip  —  Computerworld) The first netbook computer running the Google Inc.-backed Android mobile operating system on a low-cost ARM chip could become available …
QUALCOMM:
Qualcomm and Broadcom Reach Settlement and Patent Agreement  —  Agreement Ends Litigation Between the Companies Worldwide  —  Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM) today announced that they have entered into a settlement and multi-year patent agreement.
Edge Online:
The Making Of: PlayStation  —  This is a story that isn't just about the design of an object made from silicon, plastic and metal.  Nor is it just the story of the corporate politics that allowed the project to commence.  It's also the story of sales forces and distribution systems …
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Watch Out Twitter Spammers Got the @replies (and a solution)  —  It had to happen.  I just got my first @loic spam and there is no way to filter it.  Spammers got it.  It's very simple for them, they just tweet your @username, show up in your replies timeline and bingo that's the one you pay so much attention at so you won't miss it.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Micro Persuasion, Thanks:askseesmic
 
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