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2:40 PM 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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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
HTC May Buy Palm to Fight Apple
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 …
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Google Tablet, HP 6-inch mini slate & Nokia ereader tipped to take on Apple iPad
Discussion: IntoMobile and Android Central
Jonathan Rochelle / Docs Blog:
A new Google Docs  —  They say a house is only as good as its foundation, and we believe the same holds true for web applications like Google Docs.  With our old foundation, we could continue delivering most features you wanted quickly, but over time it became clear that some just weren't possible.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Docs Gets More Realtime; Adds Google Drawings To The Mix  —  Slowly but surely, Google keeps trying to chip away at Microsoft's core Office productivity suite with Google Docs, its free online word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software.  Today, Google Drawing is being added …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Ushers in the Next Generation of the Social Phone With KIN, a New Windows Phone  —  Microsoft, Sharp, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone unveil KIN, a new Windows Phone designed for broadcasting and sharing everyday moments.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced KIN …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two announced: Windows Phone roots with a social slant (updated with video)  —  It's finally official: Microsoft Pink — the product of Redmond's acquisition of Danger — has just been unveiled as a pair of handsets sourced from Sharp (which made most of Danger's Sidekicks) known as the Kin One and Kin Two.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft Kin Studio saves all your phone content to the web
Discussion: Electronista
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Steve Jobs Replies to Mail, Apple Is Dropping Support for the iPhone 2G  —  He did it again, and with his usual style we've gotten used to.  Steve Jobs has replied to a customer mail regarding the future support for the iPhone 2G (do you even remember it?) and clearly said:
Mark / PlinkArt Blog:
Plink is joining Google!  —  We have some very exciting news - Plink has just been acquired by Google.  —  We started Plink to bring the power of visual search to everyone, and we're delighted to be taking a big step towards that goal today.  Google has already shown that it's serious …
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Addy Dugdale / Fast Company:
Google Buys U.K. Start-Up Plink, a Shazam for Art  —  Google has just announced it's buying up Plink, a nifty little U.K. start-up that calls itself a visual search engine developer.  The plan is to apply its algorithms to Google's visual search platform, Goggles.
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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Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Now Available
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.
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Google CEO: ‘Journalism will triumph’  —  The chief executive of Google has a message for the staggering newspaper industry: Things will get better.  —  But, Google CEO Eric Schmidt told a group of industry brass Sunday evening, that will mean big changes to the news business and Google …
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:   Google CEO Disses Blogging
Brad Cooper / Smashing Magazine:
The Gradual Disappearance Of Flash Websites  —  If you want to “go big” visually with a website, delivering complex interaction and a rich experience across a wide range of browsers, Flash is the only way to go.  Right?  Nope.  Given the widespread adoption and advancements of modern browsers …
Jessie / The Official Netflix Blog:
Netflix Now Available on the Wii™ Console  —  Jessie Becker here from Marketing and we're thrilled to let you know that we are now shipping instant streaming discs for the Wii to ALL members who want one today!  If you didn't reserve a disc already, click here and we will ship …
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech:
WiMAX 2 Collaboration Initiative Announced, Will Bring 300Mbps Speeds  —  While WiMAX is just not starting to gain some traction in the U.S., WiMAX 2 is already on the horizon  —  WiMAX is common in Europe and other parts of the world, but here in America, the 4G WiMAX networks are still relatively rare.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and dailywireless.org
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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.
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Last.fm Outsources On-Demand Streaming to Spotify, MOG and Others  —  Popular music streaming service Last.fm has just implemented a major change in service, announcing today that they are aborting on-demand streaming and instead directing listeners to new music partners MOG, Spotify, The Hype Machine, We7 and VEVO.
Discussion: Last.fm, paidContent and Pocket-lint
 
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Steve Rubel / The Steve Rubel Stream:
Google Now Highlights Top Links Cited in Status Updates
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Should the US govt force all cell phones to carry TV tuners?
41Latitude:
WHERE'S NEW YORK CITY?
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com:
Nice effort, but the Mag+ app deserves a Mag
Timothy / Slashdot:
Explaining Oracle's Sun Takeover — “For the Hardware”
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Yelp grows up  —  The site is making some changes …
Discussion: Screenwerk, Thanks:lutherlowe
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: I Admit It, The iPad Is A Kindle Killer. …
Discussion: broadstuff
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Tensions Rise for Twitter and the Outside Developers Tapping In
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Is 2011 like 1994 for Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and the Web?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Phones Review, Thanks:rawmeet