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10:15 PM ET, April 26, 2009

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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 …
Discussion: Mashable!, Pulse2 and Twitterrati
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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 …
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Facebook drops other shoe tomorrow?
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  —  Earlier today, the U.S. declared a public health emergency over the Swine Flu, after confirming 20 cases of the flu spreading to humans in New York, Ohio, Kansas, Texas and California.  More than 80 people have died in Mexico from the disease …
Alan Patrick / broadstuff:   Mexican Swine Flu pandemic breaks out on Twitter
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.
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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
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 …
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 Spamers 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.  Spamers 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
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View:
Samsung i7500 confirmed as Samsung's first Android phone?  —  After the Samsung S8000 was unveiled, many have thought this would be the first-released Android smartphone to bear Sammy's brand.  —  But it looks like that's not true and, instead of the S8000, we're going to have the i7500 …
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Search cashback “exponentially growing”: 5M pageviews and 10k purchases every day  —  Live Search cashback hasn't publically shared many numbers that we've seen, so these numbers kind of jumped off the screen when we noticed them in a Tweet.  Clicking through to the article …
Discussion: CodenameWindows
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Earth Helps Solve A Plane Crash Mystery
Discussion: GPS Obsessed and TECH.BLORGE.com, Thanks:atul
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Wolfram|Alpha: Our First Impressions  —  The hype around Wolfram …
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Does H.P. Need a Dose of Anarchy?
Discussion: deal architect, Thanks:bhc3
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs On The Value Of Stock Options
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac