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5:00 PM ET, April 6, 2010

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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC loses Comcast's court challenge, a major setback for agency on Internet policies  —  Comcast on Tuesday won its federal lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission in a ruling that undermines the agency's ability to regulate Internet service providers just as it unrolls a sweeping broadband agenda.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Will FCC Choose “The Nuclear Option” In Net Neutrality Fight?  —  Today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals to strike down the FCC's authority to order Comcast (CMCSA) not to throttle down traffic from BitTorrent and other file-sharing services poses a fundamental challenge to the government ability …
Dan Gillmor / Mediactive:
Net Neutrality Has Always Been Up to Lawmakers: Will They Pay Attention Now?
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Court Tells FCC It Has No Mandate To Enforce Net Neutrality …
Discussion: PC World, Thanks:nsputnik
Kevin Rose / Digg Blog:
Digg: The Digg iFrame Toolbar is Dead / Unbanning Domains  —  Here are a couple updates regarding the DiggBar (iFrame toolbar) and banned sites.  Note: These changes will not take place until the launch of Digg v4, sign up for the beta here.  —  DiggBar:  —  Framing content with an iFrame is bad for the Internet.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
As Kevin Rose Restarts Digg, He Faces an Unsocial Problem
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
AOL Admits Bebo To Be Sold Or Shut Down; Memo Sets May Target For Decision  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) told employees today that it may sell or shut down social network Bebo this year after deciding it would take too much additional investment to make keeping it worthwhile.  Here's the memo from AOL Ventures EVP Jon Brod...
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Nokia Aiming a Tablet at Apple: Exclusive  —  Stock quotes in this article: NOK , AAPL , MSFT , GOOG , HPC  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Nokia(NOK) is out to prove again that it can be late, wrong and yet still willing to stick its neck out in areas where growth could be.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Crippled iWorks apps for iPad causes confusion and frustration for new owners  —  It seems that the iPad's crippled support for iWorks documents is causing frustration for some users.  —  The problems relate to the Keynote and Pages apps for the iPad and how these apps support certain features …
TechCrunch:
John Doerr: The Next Big Thing  —  This guest post was written by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partners John Doerr, Bing Gordon, Chi-Hua Chien and Ellen Pao.  We covered KP's increase in the size of the iFund last week, and additional insights from KP's Matt Murphy on the iPad.
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: Next Up, Multi-Tasking?  —  With the market so focused on dissecting Apple (APPL) iPad sales yesterday, there was surprisingly little attention to the news that the company on Thursday morning will provide a “sneak peak” at the next version of the iPhone OS.
Discussion: AppleInsider and MacDailyNews
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Marco.org:
iBooks and private APIs  —  iBooks' use of tons1 of private APIs is frustrating on a few levels, the biggest that it makes all third-party reading-related apps second-class citizens.  —  I won't be able to offer some features that iBooks has (such as a true brightness control) …
Discussion: Gizmodo and MacStories
Google Mobile Blog:
Gmail for mobile integrates with Google Buzz  —  When Google Buzz for mobile launched in February, we created the mobile web app at buzz.google.com so you could post buzz on the go.  Depending on your inbox integration settings buzz gets sent to your Gmail inbox when people @reply you …
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Apple IPad Listings on EBay Surge Fivefold Amid Foreign Demand for Device  —  Apple Inc. iPad listings on EBay Inc.'s Web site surged fivefold over the past week as early purchasers targeted foreign consumers who can't yet get the tablet-style computer at home.
Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
China rejects hacking ‘insinuations’ after spy ring revealed  —  IDG News Service - China on Tuesday rejected “insinuations” of involvement by its government in cyberattacks after North American researchers exposed a China-based cyber-espionage ring that targeted computers in the Indian military and elsewhere.
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Marco Tabini / Macworld:
Apple confirms iPad Wi-Fi issues, suggests fixes  —  If you feel like your brand-new iPad isn't working with wireless networks the way you think it should, the problem may not be in your head.  Apple's support forums contain a number of comments from frustrated users who are experiencing problems …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP Slate to cost $549, have 1.6GHz Atom Z530, 5 hour battery?  —  Well, well — what's this?  We just got our hands on what looks like an internal HP Slate presentation given to cool down some of the iPad hype amongst HP employees, and it just happens to have specs and pricing details on the elusive Windows 7 tablet.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Android App Growth on the Rise: 9000+ New Apps in March Alone  —  According to recent statistics from AndroidLib.com, the Android Marketplace saw 9,331 new mobile applications added to its app store during the month of March, 2010.  This number is even more phenomenal when you look at the Android Marketplace's historical growth.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Exploits not needed to attack via PDF files  —  Jeremy Conway created a video to show how his PDF hack works.  —  Portable Document Format (PDF) files could be used to spread malware to clean PDF files stored on a target computer running Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader PDF software, a security researcher warned on Monday.
Jeremy Stoppelman / Yelp Official Blog:
We're Increasing Transparency and Eliminating ‘Favorite Review’  —  User trust is the foundation on which Yelp is built and the reason 31 million consumers turned to the site last month to find a great local business.  Today we're announcing two important product changes to reinforce that trust …
Paul Bonanos / GigaOM:
Rhapsody, Now Independent, Reboots With a Price Cut  —  Rhapsody has officially become an independent company, two months after former parent RealNetworks revealed plans to cede majority control of the music subscription provider.  Now a standalone entity in which RealNetworks …
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Xbox 360 USB storage is live, with list of gotchas  —  Joystiq broke the story that USB storage was coming to the Xbox 360; today, the update goes live.  A quick download, and suddenly you're not dependent on Microsoft to sell you overpriced hard drives.  Of course, the ability to use USB storage comes with a few limitations.
Craig Newmark / cnewmark:
Trust and reputation systems: redistributing power and influence  —  People use social networking tools to figure out who they can trust and rely on for decision making.  By the end of this decade, power and influence will shift largely to those people with the best reputations and trust networks …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Unknown SSL credential could imperil Firefox, Mac users  —  Root certificate has no home  —  Mozilla web browsers and email programs and the Mac operating system contain a root authentication credential with unknown origins, a disturbing discovery that underscores the shaky foundation on which internet security is built.
Discussion: Zero Day
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
isoHunt Redirects US Visitors to Lite Version  —  Early 2006, the MPAA issued a complaint against isoHunt and its sister site Torrentbox, claiming that owner Gary Fung operated file-sharing services and profited from copyright infringement.  —  The case has been dragging on ever since …
Discussion: isoHunt Lite, Mashable!, Slyck and Erictric
 
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Facebook Users Still Confused by Privacy Changes
Discussion: All Facebook and The Next Web
Damaster / LiveSide.net:
Windows Live Calendar for Mobile coming in Wave 4
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Chrome Cracks 6% Market Share, Could Hit 10% in 2010
Discussion: Mashable!
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Elemental Live: the cure for lousy streaming video?
Discussion: Xconomy and NewTeeVee
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Plastic Logic up for sale even though its QUE proReader isn't?
Discussion: paidContent and MediaMemo
 Earlier Items: 
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Apple Splits The App Store - iPhone & iPad Apps Now Separated
Discussion: Computerworld and Mashable!
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Skype updates for iPad: no Push Notification, no 3G, not even formatted for iPad
Discussion: App Advice, PC World and NewTeeVee
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Understanding the iPad's Industrial Design
Thanks:turnipsun
Rachael King / Business Week:
Uncle Sam Wants You (To Fight Hackers)
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Is permission needed to retweet hot news?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Is Time Charging $5 for Its iPad App?