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8:55 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 …
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 …
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
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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 …
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.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Wikifounder reports Wikiparent to FBI over ‘child porn’  —  ‘Something I helped start has come to this’  —  Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has reported the site's parent organization to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying he believes the Wikimedia Commons “may be knowingly distributing child pornography.”
Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Why 9:41 Is the Official Time of Apple Product Photos  —  Every iteration of the iPhone's mockups showed the time as 9:42.  The iPad showed it as 9:41.  It's slightly peculiar—the times are grouped tightly enough to be intentional, but why those numbers?  Why not 9:00?  Network World investigated.
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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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
UW study: Microsoft accounts for 13.6% of Wash. economy  —  If there was any doubt over Microsoft's influence in Washington state, consider the findings of a new University of Washington study: The software titan accounted for 13.6 percent of the gross state product here in 2008.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The NewTeeVee Guide to Video Apps on the iPad  —  Want to watch a TV show like Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family or 24 on your iPad?  Or how about news, sports or viral videos?  There's an app for that — and then some.  App developers are quickly jumping onto Apples new device …
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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 …
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Dan Simmons / BBC:
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Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Google Puts Weight Behind Theora on Mobile
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Java Creator James Gosling Leaves Oracle
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U.S. Steps Up Probe of Tech Hiring
Anand Srinivasan / Go Rumors:
Google To Patent Online Promotions Via Status Messages
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Dear Journalists: There Is No Cyberwar
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Spam a Judge, Go to Jail?
Discussion: Switched