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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
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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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
iPhone OS 4: All the New Features
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
iChatAgent process shows up in iPhone OS 4.0 — video conferencing coming?
Discussion: TiPb and MacRumors
Paul Miller / Engadget:
iPhone OS 4 keynote video now online
Discussion: App Advice and GeekSmack
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  —  Buried deep inside the rules that Apple sets out for developers who write software for the iPhone and iPad is a clause that could be bad news for Adobe Systems.  —  Adobe, whose Flash video software is prominently not allowed on Apple's devices …
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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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Steve Jobs: ‘we tried to buy a company called AdMob’  —  We'd previously heard rumors that Quattro Wireless was Apple's consolation prize after a deal with bigger mobile advertising rival AdMob fell through, and Steve Jobs confirmed it on no uncertain terms at the Q&A session following today's …
Greg Yardley / yardley.ca:
iPhone 4.0 & iAds advertising
Discussion: paidContent
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: Mediactive
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.
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!
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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica, 9 to 5 Mac and Neowin.net
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
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
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 …
Louis Gray:
Google Buzz Team Tweaks Tweet Imports, Hints at Filtering  —  As Google Buzz users discover their own approach to using the service, and being selective as to which programs they pull into the site, many have been dissatisfied with the way Buzz has handled Twitter.
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 …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
World's Largest DVR Records 50 Shows At Once, Saves 13 Years of TV  —  You would need 326 TiVo Premier boxes to match what the Snapstream DVR can do with just one coax plug.  —  This Snapstream DVR is basically just a tech demo—but it's one hell of a tech demo.
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
After Bruising Ad Battle, AT&T Looks to Rebrand as Lifestyle Company  —  AT&T is undertaking an ambitious rebranding effort under the banner “Rethink Possible” that includes a redesign that updates its trademark logo.  Esther Lee The new theme attempts to position AT&T as a lifestyle company …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone Software 4.0 suggests next-gen iPhone will have camera flash  —  Apple's plans for its forth-generation iPhone, due this summer, appear to include the addition of a camera flash that will improve the quality of snapshots and videos taken in dark scenarios or dimly-lit venues, AppleInsider has learned.
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Always-on iPhone apps raise new promises, perils for location privacy  —  With Apple's new operating system for the iPhone, app makers will soon know where you are from moment to moment.  But will you know where that data is?  —  Apple Thursday lifted one of the limitations …
 
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Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn will win out in enterprise, investor says
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft media server beams direct to iPad
Discussion: PR Newswire and NewTeeVee
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Facebook privacy unrest rumbles on
Discussion: The Register
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC rolls out broadband proposals, weighing response to court
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Employees Cheerlead Top Investor's Bombshell Post, Developers Freak Out
Discussion: GigaOM, /message and Seattle 2.0
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Out-of-process plugins landing soon in Firefox as a minor update (3.6.4)
Discussion: Maximum PC
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Rumor suggests Apple could release new MacBook Pros April 13