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11:40 PM ET, April 11, 2010

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Innerdaemon / Sharing the truth one thread at a time:
Sorry, Adobe, you screwed yourself  —  In 1996 when Apple was seemingly on the ropes, Adobe made a crucial business decision and one that is coming back to bite them in the ass.  They declared that their primary development platform would be Windows; subsequently, every new application …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive Video: Adobe CTO Lynch Smacks Back at Apple's “Protectionist Strategy,” Calling it “Bad for Consumers” (But He'll Swing Chickens If Forced!)  —  Yesterday, BoomTown helmed the ATD motorboat through the torrential rain to Adobe Systems' San Francisco HQ for yet another sitdown …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TechCrunch
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Has Steve Jobs gone mad?  —  Or is he trying to ensure that Apple apps continue to “just work?”  A guide to the latest flap  —  Photo: gdgt  —  The hottest topic in tech these days — and the lead item all weekend in Techmeme — is an obscure clause in Apple's (AAPL) …
Discussion: eSarcasm and TechCrunch
Zee / The Next Web:
Twitter Officially Responds To Developers.  Tries To Calm Fears.  —  Full message at the bottom of this post.  —  In Twitter's development talk Google group, API lead Ryan Sarver took some time to try and calm developers fears regarding Twitter's recent moves to acquire certain apps and effectively wipe out others.
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Tensions Rise for Twitter and the Outside Developers Tapping In  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.  —  Twitter made it easy for programmers outside the company to build 70,000 applications that made the microblogging service more usable.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter's Developer Conference Starts Early, With a Group Therapy Session  —  Twitter was supposed to be assembling its far-flung network of developers in San Francisco this week for a pep rally and a peek at the company's future.  —  Instead, it's trying to prevent a mass freak-out …
Discussion: Geekosystem
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Twitter's Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?  —  Fact: In 1994 I thought Apple was going to own it all.  By 1999 most magazines thought it was dead.  —  Fact: In 1992 Pointcast shipped.  By 1999 it was dead.  —  Fact: In 1994 Microsoft was beta testing a system called “Blackbird.”
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Flash CS5 will export to HTML5 Canvas  —  In a previous post, I'd wondered why Adobe didn't spend their time building HTML5 Authoring tools rather than putting so much time/energy/money into their Flash->iPhone Apps exporter tool for Flash CS5.  —  As it turns out, Adobe does have some …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: What can Courier teach the market?  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.  In these articles …
Bloomberg:
Palm Said to Put Itself Up for Sale; Bids May Come This Week  —  Palm Inc., creator of the Pre smartphone, put itself up for sale and is seeking bids for the company as early as this week, according to three people familiar with the situation.  —  The company is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc …
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Reuters:
Google CEO says Apple helped AdMob deal  —  * FTC reportedly gearing to challenge acquisition  —  Apple's (AAPL.O) plunge into the advertising market announced this past week gave Google (GOOG.O) a big boost in arguing for regulators to approve its acquisition of mobile advertising leader AdMob, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said on Sunday.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Google's commitment to the Open Web  —  As Google, arguably the most powerful company in the Internet industry, needs to find ways to continue growing, it inevitably faces a temptation: Does it keep developing features that work with those of other companies, even competitors …
 
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Susan Crawford / New York Times:
An Internet for Everybody  —  LAST week, a federal appeals court …
Discussion: Reuters
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 Earlier Items: 
Cade Metz / The Register:
Wikifounder reports Wikiparent to FBI over ‘child porn’
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
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Arn / MacRumors:
MacBook Pro Updates Imminent (Really), Part Numbers Appear