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12:35 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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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:
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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Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
I was shown the media's future 16 years ago: now with the iPad, it's here  —  Roger Fidler, a new media pioneer, set out his vision for electronic journalism to Alan Rusbridger 16 years ago.  Now the iPad is making that vision a reality  —  Rusbridger iPad
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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 …
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.”
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
WaTunes Signs Warner Music, Opens Store Inside Facebook Walls  —  Atlanta-based digital music company WaTunes has come to a licensing agreement with Warner Music Group, the third major record label to sign a deal with the startup after Universal and EMI.  —  Warner has licensed its full catalog …
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.
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.
Discussion: TiPb
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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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Bad Publicity Forces Lawyers Out of Anti File-Sharing Cases
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Dan Simmons / BBC:
Colour e-readers shift to video
Venture Capital Dispatch:
Sen. Reed Again Pushes $30M Registration Rule For VC
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Thom Holwerda / OSNews:
Google Puts Weight Behind Theora on Mobile
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