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2:50 PM 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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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) …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs Responds To iPhone SDK Complaints: 'Intermediate Layers …
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Adobe Vs. Apple War Generates Rage, Facebook Group
Discussion: Monday Note and Electronista
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 …
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 …
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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 …
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
I Was Hacked in Beijing  —  BEIJING — The reality — and my fears — dawned only slowly.  —  For weeks, friends and colleagues complained I had not answered their e-mail messages.  I swore I had not received them.  —  My e-mail program began crashing almost daily.
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.”
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Innovation, by Order of the Kremlin  —  AROUND the time that Apple Computer was making it big in California, Andrey Shtorkh was getting a first-hand look at the Soviet approach to high tech: he guarded the fence keeping scientists inside Sverdlovsk-45, one of the country's secret scientific cities, deep in the Ural Mountains.
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.
Susan Crawford / New York Times:
An Internet for Everybody  —  LAST week, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the legal authority to tell Comcast not to block certain uses of its Internet access services.  This decision has become a rip-the-Band-Aid-off moment …
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.
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
WaTunes Signs Warner Music, Opens Store Inside Facebook Walls
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Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Why 9:41 Is the Official Time of Apple Product Photos
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The NewTeeVee Guide to Video Apps on the iPad
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Venture Capital Dispatch:
Sen. Reed Again Pushes $30M Registration Rule For VC
Discussion: A VC
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Java Creator James Gosling Leaves Oracle
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Steps Up Probe of Tech Hiring
Discussion: The Register, The Loop and DailyFinance