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1:25 PM ET, April 6, 2010

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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.
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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Larry Downes:
A Few Words on Comcast v. FCC: Net Neutrality Neutralized  —  The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion today in Comcast's appeal of sanctions issued in 2008, rejecting the FCC's authority to issue the sanctions in the first place.  (Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal …
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.
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.
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 …
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Yelp Makes Big Changes in Effort to End Extortion Claims
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Todd Jackson / Gmail Blog:
Confirm your Buzz settings  —  Shortly after launching Google Buzz, we quickly realized we didn't get everything right and moved as fast as possible to improve the Buzz experience.  We made a number of changes to the getting started experience based on your feedback, the most significant …
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Kim Hart / Hillicon Valley:
Google plans to add Buzz to its enterprise version of Gmail
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
6 Features to Expect in iPhone OS 4.0  —  Less than a week after the introduction of the iPad, Apple plans to share details on “the future of iPhone OS” at a press event this Thursday, where the company is widely expected to lift the wraps off version 4.0 of Apple's mobile operating system …
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
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Skype updates for iPad: no Push Notification, no 3G, not even formatted for iPad  —  Skype updated their iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad app today to 1.3.1 with the below improvements.  —  Tested with iPad, iPhone OS 3.2 Improved stability in the following areas: - When switching between tabs …
Discussion: App Advice, PC World and NewTeeVee
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Understanding the iPad's Industrial Design  —  Apple's iPad embodies Dieter Rams' famous Ten Principles for Good Design, the ten commandments that every company should follow before manufacturing any product.  It feels like the future in your hands.  But it could be better.  More »
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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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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 …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft's mystery event revealed  —  Microsoft's mystery event is a mystery no more.  —  A source confirms I was on target with my prediction that the event will herald the introduction of Microsoft's long-awaited new phones for the always-connected crowd.
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, Slyck, Mashable! and Erictric
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
The iPad Flies Through Airport Security  —  The iPad, as Steve Jobs told us from his comfy leather chair at Macworld, represents a new computing form factor that falls squarely between the laptop and the smartphone.  Which raises a curious problem for the Transportation Security Administration …
Discussion: Gadgetell
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 …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Chrome Cracks 6% Market Share, Could Hit 10% in 2010  —  Google's Chrome Web browser held 6.1 percent market share through March 2010 and is on pace to top 10 percent by the end of 2010, according to data from Net Applications.  Chrome's gain comes after it held 5.6 percent market …
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.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Apple Splits The App Store - iPhone & iPad Apps Now Separated  —  It didn't bother me much personally, but the way Apple mixed up together iPhone and iPad apps on the App Store, and more particularly on its front page wasn't really optimal in terms of user experience.
Discussion: Mashable!
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Is permission needed to retweet hot news?  —  When an aggregator like Google News publishes newspaper headlines, is the company treading on thin ice?  What about aggregators that publish headlines and a one-line excerpt?  What about those that simply rewrite the facts contained in the story …
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.
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 …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Macsimum News
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
More iPad Sentiment Analysis: 87% Of Tweets Indicate Intent To Purchase  —  We've already posted some sentiment analysis after the arrival of the iPad last weekend, based on messages posted on Twitter, which showed that people were split about the launch of the tablet (people either love it or hate others for not shutting up about it).
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T plans $1 billion investment in enterprise cloud services  —  AT&T said Tuesday it will allocate $1 billion of its capital spending budget to focus on its cloud computing services for companies and expand small business services.  —  The 2010 enterprise investment (statement) …
Discussion: AT&T and VentureBeat
 
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Damaster / LiveSide.net:
Windows Live Calendar for Mobile coming in Wave 4
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Elemental Live: the cure for lousy streaming video?
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Xconomy
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Plastic Logic up for sale even though its QUE proReader isn't?
Discussion: paidContent and MediaMemo
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Venture Funding Doubled To $12.8 Billion In First Quarter
Rachael King / Business Week:
Uncle Sam Wants You (To Fight Hackers)
Julien Sobrier / Zscaler Research:
Google search: more links are malicious than you realize
 Earlier Items: 
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The iPad's Not So Revolutionary Inside
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Is Time Charging $5 for Its iPad App?
Alex Payne / al3x:
The Moderate's Position on iPad Openness
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
iTunes To Integrate Facebook Connect
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Pricey iPad Not A Must-Have Dedicated E-Reader; Kindle App …
Discussion: Mashable!