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12:05 AM ET, April 9, 2010

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone OS 4 unveiled, adds multitasking, shipping this summer  —  Just a bit more than a year after we first laid eyes on iPhone OS 3.0, Apple is back with the latest big revision of the OS that powers the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. iPhone OS 4 is shipping this summer (iPad in the fall) …
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
iPhone OS 4.0 Multitasking First Video  —  Here's what multitasking looks like on iPhone 4.0.  For full details on iPhone OS 4, and multitasking specifically, check out our definitive guides.  [YouTube]
Robb Lewis / App Advice:
VOIP API Will Finally Let Skype Run in the Background  —  It's official!  A new developer API in iPhone OS 4.0 will allow Skype to run in the background, allowing you to receive calls through both a VOIP service, like Skype, and your network provider.  —  Running Skype in the background …
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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Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Original iPhones, 3G Can't Fully Upgrade to iPhone OS 4  —  To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.  Remember these words as you accept that your first-gen iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touches will not get the full Touch OS4 upgrade.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone OS 4 keynote video now online
Discussion: App Advice and GeekSmack
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.
Ben Worthen / Digits:
Apple Puts Up Another Barrier for Adobe and Flash
Discussion: VentureBeat and IntoMobile
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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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Steve Jobs: ‘we tried to buy a company called AdMob’  —  We'd previously heard rumors that Quattro Wireless was Apple's consolation prize after a deal with bigger mobile advertising rival AdMob fell through, and Steve Jobs confirmed it on no uncertain terms at the Q&A session following today's …
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: Mediactive
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.
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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica and 9 to 5 Mac
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.
Discussion: TechCrunch and CloudAve
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
The Two Things Digg Has Left  —  It's been a really, really long time since we took a look at Digg.  For those of you that are new to CN, Digg was the first site I reviewed when I started CenterNetworks.  I remember attending the Future of Web Apps in San Francisco in late 2006 …
DigiTimes:
Apple reportedly planning a smaller-size iPad for 1Q11, says Digitimes Research  —  Apple is reportedly scheduling a smaller 5- to 7-inch version of the iPad that is expected to launch as soon as the first quarter of 2011, according to Digitimes Research senior analyst Mingchi Kuo.
Bing / 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.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, Thanks:bobcaswell
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Eyes Ex-Microsoft Exec Blake Irving for Top Product and Tech Job; Balogh to Leave  —  According to numerous sources, Yahoo has been seriously courting former Microsoft exec Blake Irving to take over as one of its key execs, running its product organization and essentially becoming …
Discussion: paidContent and CNET News
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Loses CTO Ari Balogh
Discussion: BoomTown and Silicon Alley Insider
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
World's Largest DVR Records 50 Shows At Once, Saves 13 Years of TV  —  You would need 326 TiVo Premier boxes to match what the Snapstream DVR can do with just one coax plug.  —  This Snapstream DVR is basically just a tech demo—but it's one hell of a tech demo.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Sneak Peek: Twitter's “Huge Redesign” Is Coming [PIC]  —  Now we know for certain: Twitter is working on a major redesign of its web interface.  Twitter's lead designer has just revealed a taste of what's to come.  —  Doug Bowman, the head of Twitter's design team, posted a teaser picture displaying the new interface.
Discussion: Icodom
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Apple has sold more than 450,000 iPads, with 3.5M downloads  —  Apple announced that it has sold more than 450,000 iPads as of today since the tablet computer went on sale on Saturday.  —  Apple chief executive Steve Jobs made the announcement at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. …
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
iPhone OS 4 not coming to the iPad until the fall
DSLreports:
Most Successful U.S. Broadband Over Powerline Network Shut Down - And Calling It The ‘Most Successful U.S. BPL Network’ Isn't Saying Much  —  Manassas, Virginia was the first US city to see a real, non-trial launch of broadband over powerline (BPL) technology.
Discussion: ARRLWeb, GigaOM and Washington Post
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple previews Game Center social gaming platform for iPhone OS  —  Apple just announced Game Center, which is a social gaming network for the iPhone — it sounds a lot like Xbox Live, actually.  It's has a friend system, leaderboards, and achievements — and we're guessing it'll blow up out of the gate …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone Software 4.0 suggests next-gen iPhone will have camera flash  —  Apple's plans for its forth-generation iPhone, due this summer, appear to include the addition of a camera flash that will improve the quality of snapshots and videos taken in dark scenarios or dimly-lit venues, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
After Bruising Ad Battle, AT&T Looks to Rebrand as Lifestyle Company  —  AT&T is undertaking an ambitious rebranding effort under the banner “Rethink Possible” that includes a redesign that updates its trademark logo.  Esther Lee The new theme attempts to position AT&T as a lifestyle company …
 
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Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
iChatAgent process shows up in iPhone OS 4.0 — video conferencing coming?
Discussion: MacRumors
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Twitter for BlackBerry shifts into public beta tonight
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Crave and MobileCrunch
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Algebraix: “Too Good To Be True” - Creating An Algebra For Data
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn will win out in enterprise, investor says
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Mexico may cut millions of cellphones to fight crime
Discussion: Maximum PC
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft media server beams direct to iPad
Discussion: NewTeeVee and PR Newswire
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Facebook privacy unrest rumbles on
Discussion: The Register
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Add-ons responsible for 70 percent of IE8 crashes
Discussion: Webmonkey and Download Squad
 Earlier Items: 
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC rolls out broadband proposals, weighing response to court
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Employees Cheerlead Top Investor's Bombshell Post, Developers Freak Out
Discussion: GigaOM, /message and Seattle 2.0
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Out-of-process plugins landing soon in Firefox as a minor update (3.6.4)
Discussion: Maximum PC
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Rumor suggests Apple could release new MacBook Pros April 13
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
New service aims to improve on Chatroulette