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10:45 AM 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 …
atebits:
An Amazing Ride  —  Once upon a time I wanted a better Twitter app for my iPhone, so I wrote one.  My goal was to make something simple, beautiful, and intuitive.  It's been a wild ride since 1., and over the last year and a half Tweetie has gone from a no-name app from a little known software company …
Lee / The Flash Blog:
Apple Slaps Developers In The Face  —  [Adobe would like me to make it clear that the opinions below are not the official views of the company and are entirely my own.]  —  By now you have surely heard about the new iPhone 4. SDK language that appears to make creating applications …
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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 …
Discussion: AppleInsider
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 …
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple's prohibition of Flash-built apps in iPhone 4.0 related to multitasking  —  Apple's new iPhone 4.0 SDK license now blocks cross-compiled third party apps, such as those built from Flash CS5.  Rather than being just a competitive blow directed at Adobe however, it appears the real motivation …
Eric Kerr:
New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Third-Party Analytics and Services
Discussion: Bloomberg, Thanks:atul
Kevin Lynch / Adobe Featured Blogs:
CS5 Countdown is on...  When we brought Adobe and Macromedia together …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, jd/adobe and mocoNews, Thanks:__ted__
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Adobe: We'll Be Fine Without Apple
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and BoomTown
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Of course were hole fillers and why no-one should depend on only one platform  —  Twitter itself is filling a hole (start here if you don't know what this is all about), the status update craze hole it mostly created.  We're filing another hole, if you want to keep in touch with your friends …
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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Evan Williams's Message to Twitter Developers  —  The romance between Twitter and its developers has hit a rough patch, one that Chief Executive Evan Williams, along with many Twitter developers, saw coming.  —  The storm began on Wednesday, when Fred Wilson, the Union Square Ventures partner …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:   Seesmic Founder: It Has Become “Extremely Dangerous To Be A Twitter …
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.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
It's Official: Google Now Counts Site Speed As A Ranking Factor  —  Google has kept a promise it made last year: Site speed is now a ranking factor in Google's algorithm, and is already in place for U.S. searchers.  But Google also cautions web site owners not to sacrifice relevance in the name …
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Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Using site speed in web search ranking
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Google incorporating site speed in search rankings
Thanks:jungleg
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
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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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
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Geohot Jailbreaks the iPad with Blackra1n  —  The infamous iPhone hacker George Hotz (aka Geohot) has finally managed to jailbreak the iPad.  In a tweet posted today, he showed verbose mode running on his iPad. … For those of you who don't know what verbose mode is …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and ithinkdifferent, Thanks:jameskachan
 
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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
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!
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Reading Between the iPhone OS 4.0 Lines
Discussion: Macsimum News
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch:
Rumors of RIM buying big touchscreens spark further rumors of tablet plans
David Kaplan / mocoNews:
FT Deal With Foursquare Lets Users ‘Unlock’ Paywall
 Earlier Items: 
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
Desktop Linux losing application support from Songbird
Discussion: Network World, p2pnet and Tech Eye
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
eBook Piracy ‘Surges’ After iPad Launch
Discussion: TeleRead
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Netflix's Mobile Invasion Continues: Android, You're Next
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Updated: Facebook Search: Already Bigger Than Ask AOL
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Don't blink: Hard-charging FCC turns broadband plan into action
Discussion: Digits and internetnews.com
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Skype on iPhone OS 4: Incoming Calls, But Mysteriously 3G Lags
Discussion: MacNN, 9 to 5 Mac and Phones Review