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9:30 AM ET, April 12, 2010

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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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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Palm for sale tip insiders: HTC, Lenovo, Dell & others in running
Discussion: Telegraph, Gizmodo and Phones Review
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Google buys UK startup Plink  —  Google buys mobile visual search startup as part of aim to acquire at least one company a month  —  Google has made its first ever UK acquisition, buying mobile visual search startup Plink for an undisclosed sum.  —  The acquisition follows chief executive …
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Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection:
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Boldly Empowers the Digital Artist  —  So I've been playing around with Adobe's lateset version of Photoshop that will be coming out in the next month, CS5, and I have to say that I think it represents a bold, dramatic and fundamental shift in digital art creation.
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Russell Brady / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Unveiling the all new Creative Suite 5!
Discussion: AppleInsider, The Next Web and BoomTown
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Adobe - Apple Flame War  —  The short version:  —  Who, in his right mind, expects Steve Jobs to let Adobe (and other) cross-platform application development tools control his (I mean the iPhone OS) future?  Cross-platform tools dangle the old “write once, run everywhere” promise.
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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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Exclusive Video: Adobe CTO Lynch Smacks Back at Apple's “Protectionist …
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.
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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.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:   Twitter's Developer Conference Starts Early, With a Group Therapy Session
New York Times:
After iPad, Rivals Offer Variations on a Theme  —  Just as Apple's iPhone shook up a complacent cellphone industry, the company's iPad is provoking PC makers — and non-PC makers — to fight back with new devices.  —  Google — a search and advertising company — is soon expected to begin selling …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Available  —  Silverlight 4 will release to Web this week; next wave of developer tools and technologies re-defines simplicity, creates new opportunities for developers.  —  Kicking off a global launch consisting …
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.”
Discussion: CloudAve, Thanks:rawmeet
Mark Pothier / Boston Globe:
Please do not change your password  —  You were right: It's a waste of your time.  A study says much computer security advice is not worth following.  —  To continue reading this story, enter your password now.  If you do not have a password, please create one.
Discussion: CloudAve and Gizmodo
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Overture Founder Launches Tweetup, “Adsense For Twitter”  —  idealab, the incubator behind the company that invented search engine marketing as we know it today, is launching a new startup that they say is applying some of the same business mechanics to the Twitter stream.  The new startup is called Tweetup.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive Video: Bill Gross Talks About TweetUp and Gives a Tour of Idealab
Discussion: paidContent
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: I Admit It, The iPad Is A Kindle Killer.  I Just Wish It Weren't Going To Kill Reading Too  —  For one reason or another, I've spent the past few weeks down at the TechCrunch offices.  As a result, it's proved almost impossible to avoid iPad fanboy hysteria.
Discussion: Kindle Review and broadstuff
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TechCrunch:   Dear Authors, Your Next Book Should be an App, Not an iBook
JP Mangalindan / Brainstorm Tech:
Yelp grows up  —  The site is making some changes, not to placate critics, but to prove they've been wrong all along.  —  By Paul Smalera, senior editor  —  Yelp co-founders Jeremy Stoppelman (left) and Russel Simmons (right)  —  “Some businesses are never going to be happy with a paradigm …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:lutherlowe
 
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News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments
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Reuters:
Google CEO says Apple helped AdMob deal
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Discussion: GottaBeMobile and GartenBlog
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Google's commitment to the Open Web
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Teaching About the Web Includes Troublesome Parts
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Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
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Discussion: Graham Cluley's blog