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2:30 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 …
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Twitter Slaps Developers in the Face and How They Can Fix It  —  In a move that was telegraphed by Fred Wilson's (Twitter investor) post titled The Twitter Platform's Inflection Point where he criticized Twitter platform developers for “filling holes” in Twitter's user experience …
Discussion: mobiputing
Chris / cdixon.org:
Twitter and third-party Twitter developers
Thanks:atul
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Seesmic Founder: It Has Become “Extremely Dangerous To Be A Twitter …
Discussion: Digits
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Silicon Alley Insider
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Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
New in iPhone OS 4: The Full App-by-App Breakdown  —  Apple debuted the beta version of iPhone OS 4 yesterday, announcing a collection of new features and additions to its prior iPhone and iPod touch applications.  Based on photos and details submitted by an anonymous source …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Reading Between the iPhone OS 4.0 Lines
Discussion: Macsimum News
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 …
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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 …
Eric Kerr:
New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Third-Party Analytics and Services  —  The updated iPhone Developer Agreement includes stringent clauses around the acceptable use of storing, transmitting, and processing user data.  Here is the updated section 3.3.9 in its entirety.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Thanks:atul
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Adobe: We'll Be Fine Without Apple
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and BoomTown
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: eWeek and 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.
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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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
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Ryan Flinn / Bloomberg:
Silicon Valley Plots Television Takeover as Web Connections Become Norm
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Financial Times:
Google accused of YouTube ‘free ride’
Discussion: Mashable!
David Kaplan / mocoNews:
FT Deal With Foursquare Lets Users ‘Unlock’ Paywall
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
eBook Piracy ‘Surges’ After iPad Launch
Discussion: TeleRead
David Kaplan / paidContent:
iAd Solves Some Problems With Mobile Ads—But Not The Most Important Ones