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1:30 AM ET, April 11, 2010

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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.
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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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Is Steve Jobs Ignoring History, Or Trying To Rewrite It?
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 ‘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 …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Edible Apple
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: TechCrunch, Gizmodo and TiPb
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Removes ‘Google’ Branding from iPhone 4 Safari
Discussion: Fone Arena, Gizmodo and iSmashPhone
Arn / MacRumors:
MacBook Pro Updates Imminent (Really), Part Numbers Appear  —  After months of speculation, it appears Apple is finally going to deliver new MacBook Pro systems to customers.  The above screenshow shows part numbers that Microcenter has received for new Mac systems.
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
Check-Ins are Coupons.  Game Mechanics are Bulls**t.  Show Me The MONEY or Go Home (Loser).  —  (shameless plug: May 12 SMASHsummit.com social media marketing conference - get a 20% discount at bottom of this worthless & wildly speculative post)  —  For everyone out there wondering …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:davemcclure
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
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.
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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.
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.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Bad Publicity Forces Lawyers Out of Anti File-Sharing Cases  —  Following the likes of Davenport Lyons and more recently ACS:Law, lawyers Tilly Bailey & Irvine (TBI) made their first steps into the file-sharing settlements market this year.  —  Since TBI has been around for some 170 years …
Discussion: Which? News and Slyck
 
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Chris Thompson / Defector:
Vice leadership failed to act as responsible stewards of a good product, and instead paid themselves lavish salaries and burned through hundreds of millions

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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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