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2:45 PM ET, April 13, 2010

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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.
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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 …
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)
Discussion: TechCrunch and the Econsultancy blog, Thanks:atul
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Will Twitter Twist the Timeline?
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.
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
New MacBook Pro: 10-Hour Battery, Hi-Res Screen, i7 CPU  —  Apple has, at last, updated its MacBook Pro Line with new CPUs and graphics.  The 15-inch can now be had with Intel's Core i5 and i7 chips and the 17-inch gets the i5 as standard and the i7 as an option.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
MacBook Pro 15-inch Core i7 Benchmarked: It's So Fast  —  The new 17 and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Core i5/i7 processors are fast.  Fast.  Overall I'd say they're about 50% faster than the last gen Core 2 Duos, which is about the same bump the iMacs got with Core i7.
Discussion: MacRumors and DVICE
Jason D. O'Grady / The Apple Core:
Apple snubs Blu-Ray in new MacBook Pro line
Discussion: InfoWorld and Yahoo! News
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
HTC Incredible specs  —  One of our Verizon connects just came through for us in a huge way by passing along the entire spec list for the fast approaching HTC Incredible.  There's not a whole lot for us to say with this one so we'll let the specs do the talking, but damn can we not wait to finally get our hands on this phone.
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]
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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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:   A Brief Review of Opera Mini for iPhone
PC World:
Intel Puts Google's Android on Atom Smartphones  —  Intel has ported Google's Android mobile operating system to smartphones based on its Atom microprocessors, an Intel executive said Tuesday.  —  Intel already has Android running on Atom-based smartphones and certain customers are interested in using it …
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Studying Whether to Have Own Smartphone Software  —  HTC Corp., Taiwan's largest mobile- phone maker, is studying whether to equip phones with its own operating system, a move that may intensify competition with Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp.  —  “We continue to assess …
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 …
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.
Shane McGlaun / SlashGear:
RipCode allows iPad to play Flash video  —  There are many iPad and iPhone owners that would agree the biggest single shortfall of the new iPad and the iPhone is the lack of support for Flash video.  Apple is adamant that Flash will not be supported and until HTML5 is more common in video streaming …
Discussion: RipCode, Erictric, I4U News and Neowin.net
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Spreads Across The Web, Launches Official Share Buttons  —  You may remember that soon after Google Buzz launched, our crack developer Andy Brett made the Internet's first Google Buzz Button, which you could use to share our stories to the new service.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A “Hole-Filler” Gets Funded: TweetPhoto Raises $2.6 Million  —  The new conventional wisdom is that photo-sharing systems built around Twitter are toast.  —  But don't tell that to the TweetPhoto team.  The San Diego-based photo service, which is indeed built around Twitter …
Bing / Search Blog:
Get the Latest on Twitter with Bing Social Search  —  Have you ever searched for information on something that is happening right now, only to find out that there's nothing matching what you're looking for?  News on an earthquake that just happened or information on a hot new product announcement …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com and Mashable!
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Microsoft Kin notifications have up to fifteen minute delay  —  Microsoft's new Kin phones promise to let “Generation Upload” stay in touch with their friends via integrated, streamlined social networking.  It's the main draw, the big selling point, the reason why teens …
Discussion: Erictric, Neowin.net and Phones Review
Tim Wu / Slate:
Is Net Neutrality Dead?  —  A calmer view of the recent ruling that hamstrings the FCC.  —  When FCC Chairman Julius Gernokowski took office last summer, he was probably hoping to have fun with things like broadband plans, spectrum reform, and other stuff that excites telecom geeks.
Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Samsung follows LG Display to supply panels used in iPad, say Taiwan makers  —  Samsung Electronics has reportedly become the second supplier of TFT-LCD panels for iPad using its SPVA (supper patterned vertical alignment) technology, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Discussion: Softpedia News and I4U News
 
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Alastair Tse / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Mobile App for iPad now available in the App Store
Andy Beal / Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim:
Paid Search Grows 11%; Bing Up 21.6%!
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com:
Comscore: Users Watching Less Online Videos For More Time
Discussion: comScore, Inc. and MediaFile
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Currently Testing New “Questions” Product
Discussion: Pocket-lint
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Microsoft's Silverlight 4 available Thursday
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Italian judge: Google profit prompted guilty verdict
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Oracle boosts MySQL investment, targets Microsoft
Discussion: InfoWorld and InformationWeek
Stephanie Goldberg / CNN:
Facebook launches new Safety Center
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Paul Taylor / Financial Times:
Seagate to preload hard drives with movies
Discussion: Pocket-lint and Go Rumors
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Cuil Failed at Search, Now Fails to Copy Wikipedia