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5:05 PM ET, April 9, 2010

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Lee / The Flash Blog:
Apple Slaps Developers In The Face  —  By now you have surely heard about the new iPhone 4.0 SDK language that appears to make creating applications in any non-Apple-approved languages a violation of terms.  Obviously Adobe is looking into this wording carefully so I will not comment any further until there is an official conclusion.
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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.
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.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple's prohibition of Flash-built apps in iPhone 4.0 related to multitasking  —  Apple's new iPhone 4.0 SDK license now blocks cross-compiled third party apps, such as those built from Flash CS5.  Rather than being just a competitive blow directed at Adobe however, it appears the real motivation …
Discussion: TiPb, MacRumors, VentureBeat and TG Daily
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
It's Official: Google Now Counts Site Speed As A Ranking Factor  —  Google has kept a promise it made last year: Site speed is now a ranking factor in Google's algorithm, and is already in place for U.S. searchers.  But Google also cautions web site owners not to sacrifice relevance in the name …
Discussion: CNET News and VentureBeat
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Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Using site speed in web search ranking  —  You may have heard that here at Google we're obsessed with speed, in our products and on the web.  As part of that effort, today we're including a new signal in our search ranking algorithms: site speed.  Site speed reflects how quickly a website responds to web requests.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
iAd Solves Some Problems With Mobile Ads—But Not The Most Important Ones  —  The iPhone has already been credited with helping to lift the mobile ad space out of obscurity, and Apple's new ad platform will further capture the attention of marketers and ad-agency creatives, helping to drive new revenues.
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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 …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Who would benefit most by buying Palm?  —  Rumors are swirling that Lenovo is interested in Palm.  —  Sure, it's mostly the talk of Wall Street hedge fund folks, but it's sent Palm's stock up 20 percent, or 77 cents to close at $4.62 Wednesday.  Is Lenovo actually interested in acquiring Palm's sagging smartphone business?
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Is HTC Interested In Palm?
Discussion: Reuters and Engadget, Thanks:marcusschuler
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The FCC Wants to Test Your Broadband Speed Limit  —  The Federal Communications Commission wants to know how fast your broadband speed is, so it's looking for volunteers to install gear that will provide accurate readings of it.  In a blog post today the agency said it has chosen SamKnows Ltd. …
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Don't blink: Hard-charging FCC turns broadband plan into action
Discussion: internetnews.com
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Apple retooling WebKit for multicore chips  —  Google's Chrome browser draws heavily on the WebKit browser engine project led chiefly by Apple, but now WebKit is adopting one Chrome idea: separation between some computing processes.  —  Apple programmer Anders Carlsson announced the move …
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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.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft Research's “Manual Deskterity” explores the synergy of pen & touch  —  Pen and touch computing have long-thought to be mutually exclusive methods of human-computer interaction, but as the Microsoft Research project “Manual Deskterity” shows, the two intuitively combined makes …
Kevinthau / Twitter Mobile Blog:
Official Twitter for BlackBerry App Now Available  —  There has never been a more exciting time in the mobile industry than right now.  The speed at which devices, applications, and networks are evolving is inspiring.  Thankfully, Twitter is perfectly suited to take advantage of all this goodness …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Adobe distances itself from JooJoo, cites lack of ‘direct relationship’  —  Well, this is just a huge surprise.  In response to our not entirely glowing review of the JooJoo, Adobe's PR team has gotten in touch to inform us that Fusion Garage “has no direct relationship with Adobe.”
Discussion: Daring Fireball, TeleRead and Crave
Jared Newman / PC World:
Netflix Delays Universal and Fox New Releases, including Avatar  —  If you're hoping to rent a copy of “Avatar” through Netflix when the hit movie comes to DVD this month, keep waiting.  —  Netflix has signed deals with Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox that will delay the arrival of new releases by 28 days.
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Bay Partners falls apart, latest sign of crisis in venture industry  —  Bay Partners, one of Silicon Valley's oldest venture capital firms, is falling apart, highlighting the continued stress aging firms are experiencing as new realities hit the industry.  —  Three years ago, Bay Partners …
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Posterous Upgrades Post Editor for Simple Multimedia Sharing  —  Until today, the Achilles heel of Posterous's super simple blogging service has been its less-than-stellar online post editor.  Today, however, the startup is ready to unveil its completely overhauled Post Editor 2.0.
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 …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Skype on iPhone OS 4: Incoming Calls, But Mysteriously 3G Lags  —  The tantalizing combination of full-throttled Skype on the iPhone moved a giant leap forward Thursday with Apple's announcement that the handset's next operating-system upgrade will support multitasking for third-party apps.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone OS 4 Jailbroken within hours of release  —  We got word last night that the iPhone OS 4 had been jailbroken and this morning we have the video from MuscleNerd.  Jailbreakers are likely keeping their methods secret until this summer when the the 4.0 final hits the streets.
 
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Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
iChatAgent process shows up in iPhone OS 4.0 — video conferencing coming?