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10:15 AM ET, April 13, 2010

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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Twitter Unveils Plans to Draw Money From Ads  —  Twitter will unveil on Tuesday a much-anticipated plan for making money from advertising, finally answering the question of how the company expects to turn its exponential growth into revenue.  —  The advertising program …
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Biz / Twitter Blog:
Hello World  —  Although our services extend beyond the Web, Twitter ranks as one of the most popular sites on the Internet.  Over the years, we've resisted introducing a traditional Web advertising model because we wanted to optimize for value before profit.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Twitter Has a Business Model: ‘Promoted Tweets’  —  Search Ads For Twitter That Split Difference Between ‘Earned’ and ‘Paid’ Media  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — In the four years since Twitter launched, two questions have hung over the micro-blog service: Can it make money?  If so, how?
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
Twitter To Roll Out “Promoted Tweets”: Initial Thoughts (Developing)  —  (image from Ad Age) The NYT has broken news of Twitter's initial version of its native ad platform, which it is calling “Promoted Tweets.”  I will acknowledge being briefed on this news prior to its breaking …
Thanks:atul
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Will Twitter Twist the Timeline?
Jonathan Burg / Jon Burg's Future Visions:
twitter's “ad” model - the agency perspective
Discussion: Web Strategy … and Stay N' Alive
Jennifer Hakes / Apple:
Apple Updates MacBook Pro Line  —  Faster Processors, Next-Generation Graphics & Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life  —  Apple® today updated the MacBook® Pro line with faster processors, powerful next-generation NVIDIA graphics and even longer battery life.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
A Google Tablet Could Be Good News for Adobe  —  As Ashlee Vance and I report in a Monday article, Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Microsoft and a suite of other companies are hard at work on products that they hope will be iPad killers.  —  Apple will likely swat at most of these companies …
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Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Gruber: Apple Was Right, Adobe Get Over It [Video]  —  Daring Fireball's John Gruber has unexpectedly emerged as a central figure in the Apple-Adobe fiasco.  It was his treatise on “Why Apple Changed Section 3.3.1″ that launched a thousand tweets.  And it was his post that Steve Jobs referenced …
Discussion: FierceDeveloper
Louis Gerbarg / /dev/why!:
Its all about the framework...  There are a lot of posts right now about Flash and iPhone.
Opera Press Room:
Approved  —  Opera Mini App approved for the App Store  —  Opera today announced its popular mobile browser, Opera Mini has been approved for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store.  Opera Mini will be available as a free download within 24 hours, depending on market.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Surprise, Surprise: Opera Mini iPhone App Gets Apple's Stamp Of Approval  —  Good news for Opera (and its legions of fans around the world): the company has just announced that its mobile browser Opera Mini has been approved for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video  —  Google will soon make its VP8 video codec open source, we've learned from multiple sources.  The company is scheduled to officially announce the release at its Google I/O developers conference next month, a source with knowledge of the announcement said.
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:   Google TV: Another Reason Open Sourcing VP8 Matters
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Flip Slide HD officially official, on sale now  —  After a week of essentially non-stop leaks from Best Buy, Cisco's finally coming clean with the Flip Slide HD, the newest member of its Flip family.  Obviously the big feature here is that pop-up three-inch screen — when folded down and in record mode …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Cuil Failed at Search, Now Fails to Copy Wikipedia  —  During the rise of the Beat movement in the 1950s and '60s, avant-garde writer William S. Burroughs developed a process he called the “cut up” technique, in which he would literally cut out sentences and passages from poems, stories and books …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Steve Jobs: Apple owns the trademark on ‘Pad’  —  We told you last week how ContactPad was told by Apple that they could no longer use the -Pad suffix in their name.  It may sound a little nuts, but Apple's policy is that they own the trademark on “Pad” and Steve Jobs is going to enforce it.
Discussion: MacNN
Reuters:
Huawei approached by Palm for acquisition talks: source  —  (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies HWT.UL has been tapped by money-losing smartphone maker Palm Inc (PALM.O) for preliminary acquisition talks, a source familiar with the matter said.  —  Huawei was approached through …
Kimbal Musk / OneRiot Blog:
Monetizing the Realtime Web - Insights and Challenges after 6 Months  —  People love to interact in realtime.  Last year saw the burst of Twitter into the mainstream and the phenomenal growth of Facebook.  People love to interact in realtime, whether it is with each other or with content.
Discussion: Beyond Search, Thanks:chrismessina
Paul Taylor / Financial Times:
Seagate to preload hard drives with movies  —  Seagate, the world's largest hard drive maker, has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to preload a selection of its portable hard drives with Paramount movies that can then be digitally “unlocked” for viewing.  —  Seagate and Paramount's digital …
Discussion: Go Rumors and CNET News
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Mary Meeker: Mobile Internet Will Soon Overtake Fixed Internet  —  Mary Meeker of Morgan Stanley isn't just any Internet analyst.  She was covering the sector when the brokerage firm was the lead underwriter for Netscape Communications' initial public offering in 1995, was dubbed the …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Google, Microsoft, Amazon Protest Data Center Standard  —  Some of the world's top tech companies are concerned that their ability to build cost-effective and energy-efficient data centers may be compromised.  Representatives from Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and several other outfits have signed …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Eric Schmidt on Google's “mobile first” attitude, weaknesses  —  Google chief executive Eric Schmidt talked on-stage about the company's future this evening at Google's Atmosphere conference for chief information officers.  In addition to fielding some general questions about Google's plans …
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.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Week two: Apple stores still finding it tough to keep iPad in stock  —  Consumers looking for one of Apple's more affordable iPad models may still have trouble finding one at the company's nation retail chain, where the device continues to sell out during its second full week of availability.
 
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AdAge:
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Plans To Expand Cloud Computing Services
Brad Cooper / Smashing Magazine:
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