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11:50 AM ET, April 9, 2010

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Adobe's Flash-to-iPhone Compiler  —  Prior to today's release of the iPhone OS 4 SDK, section 3.3.1 of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement read, in its entirety: … In the new version of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement released …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Apple Changed Section 3.3.1  —  We're still in the early days of the transition from the PC era to the mobile era.  Right now, Apple is winning.  There are other winners right now too — RIM is still growing, and Android has grown a ton in the past year.
Peter Elstrom / Bloomberg:
Adobe Highlights Risk of Flash's Exclusion From IPhone, IPad in Filing  —  Adobe Systems Inc., the maker of the Flash video software, highlighted the risks of exclusion from Apple Inc.'s iPad and iPhone for the first time in a corporate filing, indicating the ban could hurt sales.
JR Raphael / PC World:
Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 No Threat to Android  —  JR Raphael, PC World  —  For fans of Apple's iPhone, the unveiling of the new iPhone OS 4.0 is a big deal.  It's the first time, after all, iPhone users will be able to do basic things like multitasking, setting their own wallpapers, and placing folders on their home screens.
Discussion: The Next Web, TUAW, Macworld and PC World
Manu Cornet / Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Nested Labels and Message Sneak Peek  —  Labels are more flexible than folders because a given email can have several labels but can't be in several folders at the same time.  A highly requested feature for labels, though, comes from the world of folders: the ability to organize labels hierarchically.
Apple:
Get a sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS  —  On April 8, Apple unveiled plans for the biggest and most exciting iPhone software update yet. iPhone OS 4 will include over 100 new user features for iPhone and iPod touch owners to enjoy.  And for developers, a new software development kit …
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
iPhone OS 4.0 Multitasking First Video
Discussion: I4U News, Fone Arena, iLounge and App Advice
Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone OS 4 unveiled, adds multitasking, shipping this summer
Toshi Tajima / Google Mobile Blog:
Universal search features in Google Suggest for mobile  —  Last December on the Official Google Blog, we announced how universal search features in Google Suggest could show useful information while the user is composing a query from the Google home page.  Today, we are bringing …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple Announces iAd Mobile Advertising Platform  —  Today during its iPhone 4.0 developer preview, Steve Jobs announced Apple's much-anticipated mobile advertising platform, iAd.  This has been expected since Apple acquired mobile ad platform Quattro Wireless, after having AdMob snatched away by Google …
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Greg Yardley / yardley.ca:
iPhone 4.0 & iAds advertising
Discussion: paidContent
Kunur Patel / AdAge:   Apple's iAd Not Game-Changing, but Will Move Market
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Clash of the titans: Apple, Google battle for the mobile Web
Discussion: Raph's Website
Zachary Collins / Icodom:
Twitter to Launch a Major Redesign [SCREENSHOT]  —  Today, while reading through my tweets, I stumbled upon a screenshot of a new design for Twitter.  It doesn't show much, but it's from Doug Bowman who is the current Creative Director at Twitter.  —  This new design will show …
Luke Bornheimer / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple rejecting apps with “Pad” in title  —  Apple has started to reject apps with the word “Pad” in their title that do not explicitly use wording such as, “runs on,” “for,” “for use with,” and/or “compatible with.”  Jesse Waites, maker of ContactPad (iTunes link) sent us a shot of an email …
Matt Sanford / Twitter Blog:
Growing Around the World  —  Hi, my name is Matt Sanford and I'm the lead engineer for Twitter's International team.  I spend a great deal of time thinking about Twitter's users outside of the US.  Twitter's first users were the early employees and their friends, largely based around our offices in San Francisco.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Netflix Renews Agreements With Universal, Twentieth Century Fox  —  Netflix this morning announced renewed distribution deals with two major content providers, Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  —  Both agreements encompass physical and digital distribution of movies and, in the case of Fox, TV programs.
AppleInsider:
Apple's WebKit2 will add Google Chrome-like split processes to Safari  —  A new framework for the WebKit open source Web browser layout engine was revealed Thursday, bringing with it a built-in “split process model” that will keep Web content such as JavaScript, HTML and layout in a separate process …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Internet provider defies digital bill  —  TalkTalk's refusal to cooperate with ‘draconian’ anti-piracy measures reflect growing resistance to the digital economy bill  —  One of the UK's three biggest internet service providers has vowed not to co-operate with measures to combat file-sharing set …
Reuters:
Startups fuel growth in super-fast trading  —  (Reuters) - Tumbling technology costs have opened potentially lucrative ultra-fast trading strategies to tiny startup players, fuelling growth of the opaque and controversial business across Europe and the United States.
Devin Leonard / Business Week:
Tech Entrepreneur Peter Gabriel Knows What You Want  —  Even if you don't know yourself.  Inside The Filter, Gabriel's recommendation engine for online music and movies  —  Have you ever gone to a Web site to satisfy some late-night craving for a song?  Let's say you were just really in the mood …
Lawrence Lam / Search Blog:
A New Look for Bing shopping  —  This week we unveiled a few updates to Bing shopping to help you do research and find what you're looking for more quickly.  You'll notice that we've created a list of product categories on the left side of the homepage to help you start your search.
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading:
Dish Starts Selling ‘Sling-Loaded’ HD-DVR  —  Dish Network Corp. (Nasdaq: DISH) has released the ViP922 DVR, a new Sling-loaded satellite receiver and HD-DVR that allows customers with broadband connections to relay video programming to PCs, smartphones, and other Internet-connected screens.
Discussion: DSLreports and paidContent
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
iChatAgent process shows up in iPhone OS 4.0 — video conferencing coming?  —  As expected, Apple didn't introduce any new iPhone hardware today; knowing Steve Jobs & co., they still want to save some surprises when they unveil the 4G iPhone later this summer.  Could one of those surprises be a front-facing camera with iChat support?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Research In Motion Wants To Get Into Your Car With QNX Software Acquisition  —  RIM has made an acquisition today; the mobile device manufacturer has acquired QNX Software Systems from Harman International.  The deal is is expected integrate user experience in RIM's smartphones and QNX's in-vehicle audio and infotainment systems.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia Buys Geographic Search Technology Company MetaCarta  —  Nokia this morning announced that it has acquired MetaCarta, a privately-owned geographic intelligence company, for an undisclosed sum.  Nokia says it will use MetaCarta's technology in the area of local search and other services.
Mark Rollins / MobileWhack.com:
iPod nano class-action lawsuit settled, your $37.50 check is in the mail  —  When the first generation of iPod nano came out, a lot of people were upset that it would scratch so easily.  I have no idea how long it took for the class action lawsuit to be filed, tried, and reach a verdict …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
 
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Adobe distances itself from JooJoo, cites lack of ‘direct relationship’
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Dan Gillmor / Mediactive:
Complicating Relationships in Media: Apple, NY Times Dealings Raise Questions
Discussion: blogs.telegraph.co.uk
Louis Gray:
Google Buzz Team Tweaks Tweet Imports, Hints at Filtering
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Always-on iPhone apps raise new promises, perils for location privacy
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 Earlier Items: 
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
World's Largest DVR Records 50 Shows At Once, Saves 13 Years of TV
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Most Successful U.S. Broadband Over Powerline Network Shut Down
Discussion: GigaOM
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Twitter for BlackBerry shifts into public beta tonight
Discussion: eWeek, Mashable!, Crave and ReadWriteWeb
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Algebraix: “Too Good To Be True” - Creating An Algebra For Data
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Japan's Nikkei Newspaper Restricts Links to Its Web Site
Discussion: CrunchGear
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone Software 4.0 suggests next-gen iPhone will have camera flash