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2:00 PM ET, April 27, 2009

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Ray C. He / Facebook Developers:
The Facebook Open Stream API  —  Today we are excited to announce an unprecedented step toward greater openness through Facebook Platform.  For the first time, we're opening the core Facebook product experience — the stream — with the new Facebook Open Stream API.
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Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Forget that redesign, you can get Facebook's “stream” anywhere  —  Facebook is trying to get third party developers to deeply integrate its users' home page “stream” (formerly called “news feed") by adopting a new open standard so it can be accessed on any site.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Three's Company: Meet Your New MySpace Executive Team  —  Less than a week ago MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe still felt secure in his job.  Fast forward to today and DeWolfe is out and a new CEO, Owen Van Natta, is starting his first day on the job.  —  And he's already got two lieutenants …
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Taking Helm at MySpace  —  New CEO Sets Out on Mission to Revive Growth, Buzz  —  When Jonathan Miller, News Corp.'s chief digital officer, phoned Owen Van Natta to finalize his appointment as chief executive of MySpace last week, Mr. Miller offered the dealmaker the sort of job …
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 …
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Follow the Deadly Swine Flu Pandemic in Real Time With Google Maps  —  The current H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic headlines read like those flashing through the intro sequence of a post-apocalyptical movie.  Now you can see the cases spreading in real time—as the WHO declares them—in Google Maps.
Jeff Bercovici / Portfolio:
Conde Nast Closing ‘Portfolio’  —  For nearly two years I've been covering the media industry's bad news on this blog, including some that's hit very close to home.  Now it hits closer still: Condé Nast Portfolio is closing.  —  Our editor in chief, Joanne Lipman, just broke the news to staff …
Inside Sprint Now:
Some Palm Pre Questions  —  Despite the fact that all of us that know the actual release date of the device are bound by a NDA and our job titles, we all know that it's going to be soon... so I figured it might be nice to answer a few FAQ before it arrives.  Here's some questions and facts …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget Mobile
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Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Sprint Leak: Remote Backup/Wipe, Memory Management, and More
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung I7500 with OLED touchscreen powered by Android, dreams  —  Anticipated for months, Samsung's first Android phone is finally a (paper) reality after being flushed through the rumor mill just hours ago.  Launching “in major European countries from June,” the 11.9-mm slim quad-band GSM …
Quincy Pince-Nez / 9 to 5 Mac:
Whoops!  Apple miscounted the “Say on Pay” vote, reverses decision  —  Apple this week informed the SEC that it had miscounted the shareholder votes on the ‘Say on Pay’ referendum at the February 25th shareholder meeting.  The referendum was intended to let shareholders weigh in on policies regarding executive pay and compensation.
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Steve Dowling / Apple:
Apple Corrects Form 10-Q
Discussion: SiliconBeat, AppleInsider and CNET News
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft's Mundie, Google's Schmidt named Obama advisers  —  Craig Mundie, Microsoft's chief research and strategy officer, was among 20 science and technology leaders appointed this morning to President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.  Also on the list is Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive.
PR Newswire:
Verizon Communications Reports Revenue, Earnings and Cash Flow Growth in 1Q 2009  —  Sales of Verizon Wireless, FiOS Internet and TV, and Strategic Business Services Show Continued Strength  —  1Q 2009 HIGHLIGHTS  —  Consolidated Results  — 58 cents in EPS and 63 cents in adjusted EPS …
Discussion: DSLreports
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David Marshall / David Marshall's blog:
Microsoft Windows 7 gets a virtual mode  —  Microsoft says Windows 7 will get backward compatibility with Windows XP thanks to virtualization and a free future download from their corporate Web site  —  Microsoft has been whispering about some secret feature within Windows 7, and now that secret has been revealed.
New York Times:
One Internet Village, Divided: In Developing Countries, Web Grows Without Profit  —  Facebook is booming in Turkey and Indonesia.  YouTube's audience has nearly doubled in India and Brazil.  —  That may seem like good news.  But it is also a major reason these and other Web companies …
Discussion: Digital Inspiration, Thanks:atul
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPhone is Boosting Demand For Location-Based Services  —  Nearly two years ago, I outlined five reasons Apple's iPhone will change the wireless business, the foremost being increased web usage on mobile phones.  I should have added another item to that list: catalysing location-based services …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
G.E.'s Breakthrough Can Put 100 DVDs on a Disc  —  General Electric says it has achieved a breakthrough in digital storage technology that will allow standard-size discs to hold the equivalent of 100 DVDs.  —  The storage advance, which G.E. is announcing on Monday, is just a laboratory success at this stage.
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Will Oracle kill MySQL?  Who cares?  —  Fail and You When Oracle bought Sun last week, the MySQL community collectively curled its lip into a worried sneer.  Is Oracle going to kill MySQL?  We'll have to wait and see.
asahi.com:
Under criticism, Konami ditches realistic “Fallujah” videogame  —  Konami Digital Entertainment Co. has decided to pull a videogame that realistically reproduces the bloody street battles between U.S. forces and terrorists and insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Steinbeck Heirs Seek To Slow Google Books Settlement  —  A group of authors and the heirs of others, including representatives of the estate of John Steinbeck, and of the musician Arlo Guthrie, are asking a federal judge to delay by four months the deadline for authors to decide whether …
PE Hub Blog:
VC Performance Declines Across All Time Horizons  —  Wire readers: Oops, First Read is here.  —  Venture capital performance fell across all time horizons in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to data released this morning by Thomson Reuters (publisher of peHUB) and the National Venture Capital Association.
Discussion: TechFlash
 
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Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Cassatt Near The End
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Cox Communications Gets Into Ad Network Business
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Cari Tuna / Wall Street Journal:
Corporate Blogs and ‘Tweets’ Must Keep SEC in Mind
Dominic Casciani / BBC:
Plan to monitor all internet use
Discussion: CircleID
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple building YouTube support into Snow Leopard
Discussion: MacRumors and Softpedia News
Eric Franklin / CNET News:
Now, LCD monitors watch you
Richard Menta / MP3 Newswire:
SeeqPod To Return Soon. In Acquisition Talks
Discussion: TechCrunch, Music Ally and hypebot
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Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs' Thoughts on Accepting Apple's CEO Position and More
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft's Home & Work XUI concept videos
Colin Barras / New Scientist:
Gallery: Flickr user traces make accidental maps
Discussion: Guardian and Softpedia News
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Disney Gets Ready-Finally-to Hold Hands With Hulu