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4:30 AM ET, April 9, 2010

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone OS 4 unveiled, adds multitasking, shipping this summer  —  Just a bit more than a year after we first laid eyes on iPhone OS 3.0, Apple is back with the latest big revision of the OS that powers the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. iPhone OS 4 is shipping this summer (iPad in the fall) …
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
iPhone OS 4.0 Multitasking First Video  —  Here's what multitasking looks like on iPhone 4.0.  For full details on iPhone OS 4, and multitasking specifically, check out our definitive guides.  [YouTube]
Robb Lewis / App Advice:
VOIP API Will Finally Let Skype Run in the Background
Discussion: Epicenter
Apple:
Get a sneak peek into the future of iPhone OS  —  On April 8, Apple unveiled plans for the biggest and most exciting iPhone software update yet. iPhone OS 4 will include over 100 new user features for iPhone and iPod touch owners to enjoy.  And for developers, a new software development kit …
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone OS 4 keynote video now online
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 …
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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.
Ben Worthen / Digits:
Apple Puts Up Another Barrier for Adobe and Flash
Discussion: VentureBeat and IntoMobile
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple Announces iAd Mobile Advertising Platform  —  Today during its iPhone 4.0 developer preview, Steve Jobs announced Apple's much-anticipated mobile advertising platform, iAd.  This has been expected since Apple acquired mobile ad platform Quattro Wireless, after having AdMob snatched away by Google …
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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
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Steve Jobs: ‘we tried to buy a company called AdMob’
Discussion: AppleInsider, The Register and TeleRead
Kunur Patel / AdAge:   Apple's iAd Not Game-Changing, but Will Move Market
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Clash of the titans: Apple, Google battle for the mobile Web
Discussion: Raph's Website
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Mashable! and Erictric
Don Reisinger / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google Earth helps unearth new human species in South Africa  —  Google Earth has helped paleoanthropologists discover a human species that pre-dated our “genus Homo” ancestors, the search giant announced Thursday.  —  According to Google, professor Lee Berger at the University of the Witswatersrand …
Allen Stern / CenterNetworks:
The Two Things Digg Has Left  —  It's been a really, really long time since we took a look at Digg.  For those of you that are new to CN, Digg was the first site I reviewed when I started CenterNetworks.  I remember attending the Future of Web Apps in San Francisco in late 2006 …
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.
Discussion: Search Engine Journal, Thanks:bobcaswell
Luke Bornheimer / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple rejecting apps with “Pad” in title  —  Apple has started to reject apps with the word “Pad” in the 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 …
Mark Rollins / MobileWhack.com:
iPod nano class-action lawsuit settled, your $37.50 check is in the mail  —  When the first generation of iPod nano came out, a lot of people were upset that it would scratch so easily.  I have no idea how long it took for the class action lawsuit to be filed, tried, and reach a verdict …
Discussion: Engadget
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Eyes Ex-Microsoft Exec Blake Irving for Top Product and Tech Job; Balogh to Leave  —  According to numerous sources, Yahoo has been seriously courting former Microsoft exec Blake Irving to take over as one of its key execs, running its product organization and essentially becoming …
Discussion: CNET News and paidContent
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Loses CTO Ari Balogh
Discussion: BoomTown and Silicon Alley Insider
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Most Successful U.S. Broadband Over Powerline Network Shut Down  —  And Calling It The ‘Most Successful U.S. BPL Network’ Isn't Saying Much Manassas, Virginia was the first US city to see a real, non-trial launch of broadband over powerline (BPL) technology.
Discussion: GigaOM and Washington Post
Dan Gillmor / Mediactive:
Complicating Relationships in Media: Apple, NY Times Dealings Raise Questions  —  Recent days have reminded me of the many traits Apple and the New York Times share.  Both are the best at what they do in certain domains.  Each is emphatically elitist, and, in varying ways, self-confident to the point of arrogance.
 
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Louis Gray:
Google Buzz Team Tweaks Tweet Imports, Hints at Filtering
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
World's Largest DVR Records 50 Shows At Once, Saves 13 Years of TV
Discussion: Engadget and Ubergizmo
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
After Bruising Ad Battle, AT&T Looks to Rebrand as Lifestyle Company
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Twitter for BlackBerry shifts into public beta tonight
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Algebraix: “Too Good To Be True” - Creating An Algebra For Data
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Japan's Nikkei Newspaper Restricts Links to Its Web Site
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Mexico may cut millions of cellphones to fight crime
 Earlier Items: 
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft media server beams direct to iPad
Discussion: Microsoft and NewTeeVee
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Facebook privacy unrest rumbles on
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC rolls out broadband proposals, weighing response to court
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone Software 4.0 suggests next-gen iPhone will have camera flash
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Gizmodo
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Employees Cheerlead Top Investor's Bombshell Post, Developers Freak Out
Discussion: /message, GigaOM, Seattle 2.0 and Telegraph
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Out-of-process plugins landing soon in Firefox as a minor update (3.6.4)
Discussion: Mozilla Links and Maximum PC
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Rumor suggests Apple could release new MacBook Pros April 13
 

 
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Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
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Lucas Manfredi / The Wrap:
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Laura Wagner / Washington Post:
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