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11:20 PM ET, April 9, 2010

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Twitter Blog:
Twitter for iPhone  —  Twitter has been growing by leaps and bounds around the world.  Mobile has always been a focus for us—starting with SMS which lead to the 140 character limit.  People everywhere should be able to access Twitter without friction or confusion.
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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Twitter Acquires Atebits, Maker of Tweetie  —  Twitter, which has flourished thanks to tools built by outside developers, is taking more of those tools under its own wing.  In a move that is sure to rattle its developers, Twitter has agreed to acquire Atebits, the start-up that makes …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Gizmodo, iSmashPhone and MediaMemo, Thanks:joshk
atebits:
An Amazing Ride  —  Once upon a time I wanted a better Twitter app for my iPhone, so I wrote one.  My goal was to make something simple, beautiful, and intuitive.  It's been a wild ride since 1., and over the last year and a half Tweetie has gone from a no-name app from a little known software company …
Discussion: EverythingiCafe
Lee / The Flash Blog:
Apple Slaps Developers In The Face  —  [Adobe would like me to make it clear that the opinions below are not the official views of the company and are entirely my own.]  —  By now you have surely heard about the new iPhone 4. SDK language that appears to make creating applications …
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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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Adobe: We'll Be Fine Without Apple  —  A day after Apple kicked it to the curb, Adobe has an official response, via a blog post from CTO Kevin Lynch.  It's ostensibly a promotion for the company's Creative Suite 5 rollout, scheduled for Monday.  But the part you care about is here:
Bloomberg:
Adobe Highlights Risk of Apple's Flash Exclusion  —  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.
Eric Kerr:
New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Third-Party Analytics and Services
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Evan Williams's Message to Twitter Developers  —  The romance between Twitter and its developers has hit a rough patch, one that Chief Executive Evan Williams, along with many Twitter developers, saw coming.  —  The storm began on Wednesday, when Fred Wilson, the Union Square Ventures partner …
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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Of course were hole fillers and why no-one should depend on only one platform  —  Twitter itself is filling a hole (start here if you don't know what this is all about), the status update craze hole it mostly created.  We're filing another hole, if you want to keep in touch with your friends …
Discussion: Ben Metcalfe Blog and the Econsultancy blog, Thanks:loic
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:   Seesmic Founder: It Has Become “Extremely Dangerous To Be A Twitter …
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 …
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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.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google incorporating site speed in search rankings
Thanks:jungleg
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Reading Between the iPhone OS 4.0 Lines  —  A few months ago, I heard suggestions that Apple had tentative plans to release a developer beta of Mac OS X 10.7 at WWDC this June.  That is no longer the case.  Mac OS X 10.7 development continues, but with a reduced team and an unknown schedule.
Discussion: Macsimum News
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Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Skype on iPhone OS 4: Incoming Calls, But Mysteriously 3G Lags
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone OS 4 Jailbroken within hours of release
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Microsoft's latest phone experiment  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will show off its latest mobile phones on Monday, but don't expect a direct rival to the iPhone.  —  The world's largest software company is trying a new tack in the hotly contested arena with its long-awaited “Project Pink” devices.
Discussion: Maximum PC and Bits
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Financial Times:
Google accused of YouTube ‘free ride’  —  Some of Europe's leading telecoms groups are squaring up for a fight with Google over what they claim is the free ride enjoyed by the technology company's YouTube video-sharing service.  Telefonica, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom all said Google …
Discussion: Mashable!
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.
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Kevinthau / Twitter Mobile Blog:
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 …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Hundreds of Wordpress Blogs Hit by ‘Networkads.net’ Hack  —  A large number of bloggers using Wordpress are reporting that their sites recently were hacked and are redirecting visitors to a page that tries to install malicious software.  —  According to multiple postings on the Wordpress user forum …
Discussion: Sucuri Security and SC Magazine US
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Don't blink: Hard-charging FCC turns broadband plan into action  —  Federal Communications Commission watchers everywhere, gird thy loins.  However frenetic you thought it was in FCC-land back during the media ownership, Comcast P2P, or Sirius XM merger wars, forget it.
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 …
 
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Ryan Flinn / Bloomberg:
Silicon Valley Plots Television Takeover as Web Connections Become Norm
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Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch:
Rumors of RIM buying big touchscreens spark further rumors of tablet plans
David Kaplan / mocoNews:
FT Deal With Foursquare Lets Users ‘Unlock’ Paywall
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Desktop Linux losing application support from Songbird
Discussion: Network World, p2pnet and Tech Eye
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
eBook Piracy ‘Surges’ After iPad Launch
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Updated: Facebook Search: Already Bigger Than Ask AOL
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Brad Stone / Bits:
More Fuzzy E-Book Numbers, This Time From Apple
Discussion: Kindle Nation Daily and TeleRead
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Bay Partners falls apart, latest sign of crisis in venture industry
Discussion: TechFlash
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Citizen Journalism Platform AllVoices Sets Up News Desks In 30 …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Adobe distances itself from JooJoo, cites lack of ‘direct relationship’
Discussion: TeleRead