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2:00 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 …
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.
Discussion: Macworld
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Russell Brady / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Unveiling the all new Creative Suite 5!  —  You know for a supposedly slothful company, Adobe sure launches a lot of products.  Monday April 12 sees us announce the Creative Suite 5 product line: that's five suites, 15 point-products, and a whole bunch of online services for creatives.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Photoshop CS5 tries advancing photo frontier  —  Two years ago, Adobe Systems thought the only big change coming with Photoshop CS5 would be the complete overhaul needed to build a 64-bit Mac version.  With the unveiling of the software Monday, though, it's clear Adobe far exceeded that low expectation.
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.
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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.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:   Twitter's Developer Conference Starts Early, With a Group Therapy Session
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Twitter's Acquisition, Chirp & Managing Developer Relationships
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive Video: Adobe CTO Lynch Smacks Back at Apple's “Protectionist Strategy,” Calling It “Bad for Consumers” (But He'll Swing Chickens If Forced!)  —  Yesterday, BoomTown helmed the ATD motorboat through the torrential rain to Adobe Systems' San Francisco HQ for yet another sit …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Has Steve Jobs gone mad?
Discussion: eSarcasm
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.”
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
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
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TechCrunch:   Dear Authors, Your Next Book Should be an App, Not an iBook
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 …
Discussion: eWeek, Macworld and ReadWriteWeb
 
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Microsoft:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Available
Discussion: CNET News
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Google CEO: ‘Journalism will triumph’
Discussion: Associated Press and The Snitch
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
News Sites Rethink Anonymous Online Comments
Reuters:
Google CEO says Apple helped AdMob deal
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: What can Courier teach the market?
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and GartenBlog
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Google's commitment to the Open Web
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Teaching About the Web Includes Troublesome Parts
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Switched
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Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Innovation, by Order of the Kremlin
Susan Crawford / New York Times:
An Internet for Everybody  —  LAST week, a federal appeals court …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Reuters
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
WaTunes Signs Warner Music, Opens Store Inside Facebook Walls
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
I Was Hacked in Beijing  —  BEIJING — The reality — and my fears — dawned only slowly.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Wikifounder reports Wikiparent to FBI over ‘child porn’
Discussion: Geekosystem