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1:30 AM ET, April 7, 2010

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans Thursday, and Google Can't Wait to Tell the FTC  —  Apple is likely to introduce its mobile ad platform Thursday at its iPhone developer event, say sources familiar with the company's plans.  Expect to hear a loud cheer from Google, Apple's former ally and current competitor.
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
FTC circling the lawyers on Google-AdMob  —  The Federal Trade Commission is inching closer to a decision on whether or not to challenge Google's pending acquisition of AdMob.  —  Staff members inside the regulatory group have been asked to start preparing for the possibility of action against Google …
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
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 …
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 …
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC loses Comcast's court challenge, a major setback for agency on Internet policies
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Court Tells FCC It Has No Mandate To Enforce Net Neutrality …
Discussion: CNET News, PC World, PE Hub Blog and Maximum PC, Thanks:nsputnik
Todd Lappin / Laughing Squid:
A 2.5 Year-Old Uses an iPad for the First Time  —  My iPhone-savvy 2.5 year-old daughter held an iPad for the very first time last night, and it turned out to be an interesting user-interface experiment.  —  As you can see, after geeking out on my Sutro Tower homescreen, she took right to it …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's The Real Story Behind Apple, Newsweek, Dan Lyons, And Steven Levy  —  Earlier today, we covered a flare up between Steven Levy of Wired and Dan Lyons, a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs, tech columnist at Newsweek.  —  Over the weekend, Dan had appeared on CNN and said that Apple's head of PR …
Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
Yahoo buying Foursquare for $100 million?  Let's check in.  —  A report surfaced today that Yahoo is considering buying Foursquare for $100 million.  The story, put out by Silicon Alley Insider, seems pretty preposterous, considering Foursquare is the hottest name in location-based services …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How “Dirty” MP3 Files Are A Back Door Into Cloud DRM  —  All the big music sellers may have moved to non-DRM MP3 files long ago, but the watermarking of files with your personal information continues.  Most users who buy music don't know about the marking of files, or don't care.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
Fusion Garage JooJoo review  —  We're not sure what's harder to believe: the fact that after months and months of the soap-opera-like drama that the JooJoo (formerly known as the CrunchPad) has finally landed in our hands, or that within just a few days there are now two capacitive touchscreen …
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...
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) …
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 …
Nick Kallen / The Twitter Engineering Blog:
Introducing Gizzard, a framework for creating distributed datastores  —  An introduction to sharding  —  Many modern web sites need fast access to an amount of information so large that it cannot be efficiently stored on a single computer.  A good way to deal with this problem is to “shard” …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Associated Press:
Verizon CEO has told Apple of iPhone interest  —  NEW YORK - Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg says the company has told Apple that it wants to carry the iPhone.  But he declined to say when — or even if — the popular smart phone will be available for Verizon Wireless customers.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Is iPad a game-changer?  —  If you're old enough to remember the vice-presidential debate between Lloyd Bentsen and Dan Quayle, you're also old enough to remember the PC jr.  —  Quayle, a fit young man, probably chosen as a running mate because of his fitness, was likely told by his handlers …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
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 …
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Redbox Could Take On Netflix in Streaming  —  Redbox could get into the online video streaming business, if a recent survey is any indication.  According to High-Def Digest, Redbox has reportedly asked customers if they would be interested in a streaming service that would put the kiosk rental company …
Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Privacy and Control  —  In January, Facebook Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, declared the age of privacy to be over.  A month earlier, Google Chief Eric Schmidt expressed a similar sentiment.  Add Scott McNealy's and Larry Ellison's comments from a few years earlier …
Discussion: MediaPost and CNET News
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Reason No One Is Bragging About iPad App Sales: The Numbers Are Too Small (AAPL)  —  Around Christmas, iPhone app developers LOVE to brag about how many apps they sold.  The numbers are often huge.  —  But in the early days of Apple's iPad app market, no one's bragging about anything.
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
IBM breaks OSS patent promise, targets mainframe emulator  —  IBM is threatening to pursue legal action against TurboHercules, a company that sells services relating to the open source Hercules project, an emulator that allows conventional computers with mainstream operating systems to run software …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Trulia Enters The Real Estate Rental Market And Starts Collecting Location Ratings  —  Real estate search engine Trulia is launching rental listings for the first time in an attempt to broaden its offerings from home sales listings.  Competitors such as Zillow and Realtor.com already offer home …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Reuters
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Bump's Data Exchange API Goes Cross-Platform, Launches For Android And iPad
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Photographers Group To Sue Google Over Book Deal
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Zynga Mafia Wars Addicts Can Now Whack Their Rivals With An SMS Message
Discussion: GigaOM and paidContent
Electronista:
OmniVision cameras seen likely for next-gen iPhone, iPad
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Nintendo: Apple isn't “viable” gaming platform
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Windstream Hijacking Firefox Google Toolbar Results …
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Goodin / The Register:
RSA says it fathered orphan credential in Firefox, Mac OS
Discussion: Zero Day
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Facebook Users Still Confused by Privacy Changes
Discussion: All Facebook and The Next Web
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Chrome Cracks 6% Market Share, Could Hit 10% in 2010