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1:15 PM ET, April 10, 2010

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Ev / 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 …
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 …
Bruce Hopkins / VentureBeat:
Dear Adobe: When it comes to Apple, don't get mad — get even  —  As we reported yesterday, the new license terms for application development on Apple's iPhone platform now prohibit technologies such as Adobe's Flash CS5 (currently in beta) from compiling applications written in other languages …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is Steve Jobs Ignoring History, Or Trying To Rewrite It?  —  Very few people get the chance to make history.  Even fewer get the chance to make it twice.  Perhaps that is why it is so fascinating to watch Steve Jobs as he tries to usher in the era of mobile touch computing today …
Lee / The Flash Blog:
Apple Slaps Developers In The Face
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Adobe: We'll Be Fine Without Apple
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and BoomTown
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Removes ‘Google’ Branding from iPhone 4 Safari  —  iLounge has posted an excellent summary of changes in iPhone 4 on an app-by-app basis.  They do a good job covering much of what has been discussed including multitasking, wallpapers, folders, mail and more.
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 …
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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 …
Discussion: cdixon.org, WebProNews and Digits
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:   Seesmic Founder: It Has Become “Extremely Dangerous To Be A Twitter …
eMarketer:
US Internet Population Diversifies  —  Demographic shifts online  —  Change is happening within the US Internet population on many levels.  The average age of Internet users is rising in tandem with that of the general population, for example, and racial and ethnic characteristics …
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Wolfgang Gruener / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Why Mozilla Needs To Go Into Survival Mode  —  The battle of the browsers reaches critical mass.  —  The writing is on the wall.  While Mozilla and its Firefox browser appear to be a very solid institution in the browser market, it is the weakest link with an extremely attractive portion of the browser user base as well.
Ann Zimmerman / Wall Street Journal:
Revenge of the Nerds: How Barbie Got Her Geek On  —  Computer Engineers Hijack Vote on Career for Doll; Little Girls Wanted Anchorwoman  —  Serious career aspirations aren't the first thing most people associate with Barbie, the impossibly thin, high-heel-loving fashion doll.
Discussion: Digits
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Will iPhone 4.0 derail Microsoft's phone plans?  —  Apple's announcements on Thursday don't spell doom for Windows Phone 7, but they sure do highlight the challenges of trying to play catch-up in the fast-moving smartphone market.  —  When Microsoft first started talking about Windows Phone 7 earlier …
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James Gosling / On a New Road:
Time to move on...  Yes, indeed, the rumors are true: I resigned from Oracle a week ago (April 2nd).  I apologize to everyone in St Petersburg who came to TechDays on Thursday expecting to hear from me.  I really hated not being there.  As to why I left, it's difficult to answer …
Discussion: InfoQ
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Steps Up Probe of Tech Hiring  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is stepping up its investigation into hiring practices at some of America's biggest companies, including Google Inc., Intel Corp., International Business Machines Corp., Apple Inc. and IAC/InterActiveCorp., people familiar with the matter said.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google incorporating site speed in search rankings  —  (I'm in the middle of traveling, but I know that a lot of people will be interested in the news that Google is incorporating site speed as one of the over 200 signals that we use in determining search rankings.  I wanted to jot down some quick thoughts.)
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Using site speed in web search ranking
 
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Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors:
Status Messages Based Online Promotions Could Be Google's Right
Discussion: The Next Web and SocialTimes.com
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Dear Journalists: There Is No Cyberwar
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Spam a Judge, Go to Jail?
Discussion: Switched and Graham Cluley's blog
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Silverlight heads to set-top boxes, TVs, Blu-ray players
Discussion: Inquirer and Ubergizmo
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Hundreds of Wordpress Blogs Hit by ‘Networkads.net’ Hack
Ryan Flinn / Bloomberg:
Silicon Valley Plots Television Takeover as Web Connections Become Norm
Discussion: NewTeeVee
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Financial Times:
Google accused of YouTube ‘free ride’
Discussion: Mashable!
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Reading Between the iPhone OS 4.0 Lines
Discussion: Macsimum News
David Kaplan / mocoNews:
FT Deal With Foursquare Lets Users ‘Unlock’ Paywall
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
eBook Piracy ‘Surges’ After iPad Launch
Discussion: TeleRead
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Netflix's Mobile Invasion Continues: Android, You're Next
David Kaplan / paidContent:
iAd Solves Some Problems With Mobile Ads—But Not The Most Important Ones