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8:20 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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Chris / cdixon.org:
Twitter and third-party Twitter developers  —  I can't remember the last time the tech world was so interesting.  First, innovation is at an all time high.  Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and even Microsoft (in the non-monopoly divisions) are making truly exciting products.
Discussion: CNET News and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
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 …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Twitter Acquires Atebits, Maker of Tweetie
Discussion: alarm:clock, MacNN, Erictric, iSmashPhone and Phone Scoop, Thanks:joshk
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 …
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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: Fone Arena and iSmashPhone
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Removes ‘Rate on Delete’ for Apps in iPhone 4  —  Rate on delete feature introduced in iPhone OS 2.2  —  Developers will be pleased to learn that Apple has removed a controversial “Rate on Delete” feature from iPhone 4.  Starting in iPhone 2.2, when a user deleted an App from their iPhone …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Video Chat Moderators, Chat Room, Encryption found in iPhone OS 4, Apple hosted service  —  Video conferencing seems to be a lock for the next iPhone at this point as more and more evidence from the SDK continues to mount.  What we found in the 3.1 SDK (which was subsequently removed) …
Discussion: TiPb
Greg Slepak / Tao Effect Blog:
Steve Jobs' response on Section 3.3.1  —  After posting my reaction to clause 3.3.1 of the iPhone SDK terms I decided to write Steve Jobs the following email: … His response: … Of course he was right, I had somehow missed that post by Gruber, having only read the original.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!
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Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Adobe Vs. Apple War Generates Rage, Facebook Group  —  It was inevitable.  Adobe has an unofficial Facebook fan club: “I'm With Adobe,” an allusion to the viral “I'm With Coco” campaign for jilted ex-Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien.  As of Saturday afternoon, the group (started by John Addis …
Eric Kerr:
New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Third-Party Analytics and Services
Discussion: Bloomberg, Thanks:atul
Bruce Hopkins / VentureBeat:   Dear Adobe: When it comes to Apple, don't get mad — get even
Stephen Coles / The FontFeed:
What the iPad is Missing (No, it's not a Camera)  —  I am not an iPad naysayer.  I forked over $700 on the first day of pre-ordering and my iPad hasn't left my side, day or night, since it arrived on Monday.  I'm with those who see the device and its new approach to computing as an exciting step forward, especially for media delivery.
Discussion: TeleRead
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Java Creator James Gosling Leaves Oracle  —  Java creator James Gosling has left Oracle.  What is next for the language pioneer?  —  Java creator James Gosling has left Oracle.  —  In an April 9 blog post, Gosling said he resigned from Oracle on April 2.
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.
 
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Dan Simmons / BBC:
Colour e-readers shift to video
Venture Capital Dispatch:
Sen. Reed Again Pushes $30M Registration Rule For VC
Discussion: A VC and The Politico
Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Google Puts Weight Behind Theora on Mobile
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors:
Google To Patent Online Promotions Via Status Messages
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Dear Journalists: There Is No Cyberwar
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Spam a Judge, Go to Jail?
Discussion: Switched and Graham Cluley's blog
eMarketer:
US Internet Population Diversifies
Discussion: ResourceShelf
Ann Zimmerman / Wall Street Journal:
Revenge of the Nerds: How Barbie Got Her Geek On
Discussion: Digits
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Silverlight heads to set-top boxes, TVs, Blu-ray players
Discussion: Inquirer and Ubergizmo
Wolfgang Gruener / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Why Mozilla Needs To Go Into Survival Mode