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3:50 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  —  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.
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.
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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
Eric Kerr:
New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Third-Party Analytics and Services
Discussion: Bloomberg, Thanks:atul
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Adobe: We'll Be Fine Without Apple
Discussion: BoomTown, NBC Bay Area and AppleInsider
Kevin Lynch / Adobe Featured Blogs:
CS5 Countdown is on...  When we brought Adobe and Macromedia together …
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.
Discussion: On a New Road 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.
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
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Dear Journalists: There Is No Cyberwar  —  At the beginning of April, we noted that director of national intelligence, Michael McConnell, who's now consulting for some firms that would profit greatly from a re-architecting of the internet, is going around pushing a ridiculous moral panic about …
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop:
Microsoft's ‘Pink’ Phones Will Support microSD Cards  —  Today SanDisk confirmed that the ‘Project Pink’ device(s) to be announced on Monday by Microsoft will have memory card slots and will be compatible with SanDisk's microSD cards.  More information about Pink will become available at the unveiling by Microsoft on April 12.
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Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Microsoft's latest phone experiment
Discussion: Bits and Maximum PC
 
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Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Google Puts Weight Behind Theora on Mobile
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors:
Google To Patent Online Promotions Via Status Messages
Discussion: The Next Web and SocialTimes.com
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Spam a Judge, Go to Jail?
Discussion: Switched and Graham Cluley's blog
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
 Earlier Items: 
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
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