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1:15 PM ET, April 9, 2010

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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.
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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 …
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.
Discussion: MacRumors and MacDailyNews
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: Crave
JR Raphael / PC World:
Apple's iPhone OS 4.0 No Threat to Android  —  JR Raphael, PC World  —  For fans of Apple's iPhone, the unveiling of the new iPhone OS 4.0 is a big deal.  It's the first time, after all, iPhone users will be able to do basic things like multitasking, setting their own wallpapers, and placing folders on their home screens.
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.
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
iChatAgent process shows up in iPhone OS 4.0 — video conferencing coming?  —  As expected, Apple didn't introduce any new iPhone hardware today; knowing Steve Jobs & co., they still want to save some surprises when they unveil the 4G iPhone later this summer.  Could one of those surprises be a front-facing camera with iChat support?
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone OS 4 Jailbroken within hours of release
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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 …
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.
Discussion: paidContent and TechCrunch
Zachary Collins / Icodom:
Twitter to Launch a Major Redesign [SCREENSHOT]  —  Today, while reading through my tweets, I stumbled upon a screenshot of a new design for Twitter.  It doesn't show much, but it's from Doug Bowman who is the current Creative Director at Twitter.  —  This new design will show …
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 …
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 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia Buys Geographic Search Technology Company MetaCarta  —  Nokia this morning announced that it has acquired MetaCarta, a privately-owned geographic intelligence company, for an undisclosed sum.  Nokia says it will use MetaCarta's technology in the area of local search and other services.
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 …
Greg Yardley / yardley.ca:
iPhone 4.0 & iAds advertising  —  So iAd was announced, as expected.  The first thing I thought of when I saw it is Xzibit saying “yo dawg, I put an app in your app so you can app while you app,” but that's just because I read too much Reddit.  —  The second thing I thought is 'damn …
Discussion: paidContent and Seeking Alpha
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Research In Motion Wants To Get Into Your Car With QNX Software Acquisition  —  RIM has made an acquisition today; the mobile device manufacturer has acquired QNX Software Systems from Harman International.  The deal is is expected integrate user experience in RIM's smartphones and QNX's in-vehicle audio and infotainment systems.
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
YouTube Starts Linking Back To The Blogs That Drive It Traffic (GOOG)  —  YouTube is introducing a new “as seen on” feature that will credit and link to sources driving traffic to a particular video, Google (GOOG) announced today.  —  When a blog drives a significant (not yet specified) …
Discussion: Mashable! and YouTube Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Citizen Journalism Platform AllVoices Sets Up News Desks In 30 Cities Around The World  —  AllVoices, a fast-growing citizen journalism platform, is announcing significant expansion today.  The startup is launching global news desks in 30 different cities around the world …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Seattle's digital music revival  —  Jon Irwin, Rhapsody International president, in the company's new downtown Seattle headquarters.  (Dan Schlatter/Puget Sound Business Journal)  —  If Apple is the frontman of the digital-music business, the Seattle region's big technology companies are more like backup singers.
Lawrence Lam / 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.
 
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Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Japan's Nikkei Newspaper Restricts Links to Its Web Site
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