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5:35 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, TG Daily and Macworld
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.
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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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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Matt Phillips / MarketBeat:
Apple iAd: ‘Multiple Billion Dollar Business’ or ‘Minor to Negligible’
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.
Discussion: Digits and internetnews.com
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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
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 …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Search: Already Bigger Than Ask, AOL  —  Facebook's U.S. search queries grew 48 percent in March, bringing the company to 4.2 percent market share, according to comScore data that's due out this afternoon but has already been distributed by Citi Investment Research.
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Agence France Presse:
Bing gains US search market share for 10th straight month
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Brad Stone / Bits:
More Fuzzy E-Book Numbers, This Time From Apple  —  As if Amazon's fuzzy and incomplete numbers around the Kindle and e-book sales weren't frustrating enough, now Apple is getting into the game.  At the unveiling of the new iPhone operating system on Thursday, Steven P. Jobs …
Discussion: Kindle Nation Daily and TeleRead
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.
 
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