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8:40 PM ET, April 9, 2010

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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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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.
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 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Why Apple Changed Section 3.3.1
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.
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
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: Scripting News, Ben Metcalfe Blog and Pulse2, Thanks:loic
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Seesmic Founder: It Has Become “Extremely Dangerous To Be A Twitter …
Discussion: Digits
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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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: Bits
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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 …
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!
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.
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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 DailyTech, Thanks:marcusschuler
Kevin Lynch / Adobe Featured Blogs:
CS5 Countdown is on...  When we brought Adobe and Macromedia together back in 2005, one of the things that most excited me was that I would be working with and helping shape the company that produces the most creative software tools in the world.  —  In 3 short days, we will be launching …
Discussion: jd/adobe, Thanks:__ted__
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 …
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.
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 …
Ryan Flinn / Bloomberg:
Silicon Valley Plots Television Takeover as Web Connections Become Norm  —  After 15 years of trying, Silicon Valley is getting ready to take over your television.  —  Most TV sets for sale by 2013 will be able to connect to the Internet right out of the box, setting the stage for companies …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
Sun Java flaw exposes Windows users to dangerous Web attacks  —  Over on Threatpost, Dennis Fisher has a story about a serious Java vulnerability that leaves users running any of the current versions of Windows open to simple Web-based attacks that could lead to a complete compromise of the affected system.
 
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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Hundreds of Wordpress Blogs Hit by ‘Networkads.net’ Hack
Discussion: Sucuri Security and SC Magazine US
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
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Brad Stone / Bits:
More Fuzzy E-Book Numbers, This Time From Apple
Discussion: Kindle Nation Daily and TeleRead
 Earlier Items: 
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Bay Partners falls apart, latest sign of crisis in venture industry
Discussion: TechFlash
Matt Phillips / MarketBeat:
Apple iAd: ‘Multiple Billion Dollar Business’ or ‘Minor to Negligible’
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 and Crave