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10:40 AM ET, April 15, 2010

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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Twitter Will Have An Official Android App  —  At Twitter's Chirp conference today, Evan Williams announced that the microblogging network would be launching an Android app.  It's unclear whether Twitter will acquire an existing app (like it just did with Tweetie), if the company will partner …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Sorry Bit.ly, Twitter Confirms It Will Launch Its Own Link Shortener  —  Another hole is about to be filled in Twitter's product features.  CEO Evan Williams just confirmed plans to launch its own link shortener on stage during the final Q&A session at Chirp.
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:
Twitter Reveals: 75% of Our Traffic is via API (3 billion calls per day)
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Twitter Makes Itself More Useful
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter Does 19 Billion Searches Per Month, Beating Yahoo & Bing (Sort Of)
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Twitter Launches Places, Annotations, User Streams for Developers
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Tweet Preservation  —  The Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States and it is the largest library in the world.  The Library's primary mission is research and it receives copies of every book, pamphlet, map, print, and piece of music registered in the United States.
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Matt Raymond / Library of Congress Blog:
How Tweet It Is!: Library Acquires Entire Twitter Archive
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Hands-on with the WebStation Android Tablet  —  Expectations are a very dangerous thing indeed.  As a user, if you expect a new device to do something — however unrealistic that expectation may be — you are bound to be disappointed when you find that it doesn't.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and CNET News
Gabriel Madway / Reuters:
Toshiba U.S. PC sales surge, slates coming  —  (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp's personal computer sales in the United States jumped 50 percent in the first quarter, and the company said it was preparing to roll out tablet-style computing devices later this year to compete with Apple Inc's iPad.
Brett Terpstra / TUAW:
Big upgrades for premium Evernote users  —  It's been no big secret that I'm a fan and frequent user of Evernote.  It's useful, both as a memory augmentation and as a general information collection utility that makes it easy to locate what I need, when I need it.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Opera Mini iPhone App Downloaded 1 Million Times On First Day In App Store  —  On its first day of availability on the App Store since it was - surprisingly, to many - approved by Apple, Opera Mini for iPhone (iTunes link) was downloaded one million times.  —  Opera this morning announced …
Aaron Wise / The Official Google Blog:
Google Follow Finder: Find some sweet tweeps  —  This morning we announced a replay feature in real-time search that helps you search the public archive of updates from Twitter.  Now, we have more Twitter news from today's Chirp Conference.  We've just released a new experimental service …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Congress outlaws all Caller ID spoofing (VoIP too)  —  The House has passed the “Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010” (PDF), which does exactly what its name would lead you to believe.  —  Under the bill, it becomes illegal “to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading …
Discussion: DSLreports and Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Owen Fletcher / PC World:
Intel Says Its Light Peak Optical Cables May Succeed USB  —  Intel sees its Light Peak technology for linking devices by optical cable as potentially succeeding USB 3.0, a change that in several years could mean the disappearance of a port used almost universally in gadgets today.
Gopal Shah / Google Enterprise Blog:
Q1'10 spam & virus trends from Postini  —  Editor's note: The spam data cited in this post is drawn from the network of Google email security and archiving services, powered by Postini, which processes more than 3 billion email connections per day in the course of providing email security …
Ty McMahan / Digits:
You've Heard Of Foursquare.  How About This Start-Up?  —  From Venture Capital Dispatch:  —  In the shadow of Foursquare, which is fast becoming a start-up darling, the marketing chief of a competing location-based service wondered how hype could help propel his company.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and PSFK
Paul Graham:
Organic Startup Ideas  —  The best way to come up with startup ideas is to ask yourself the question: what do you wish someone would make for you?  —  There are two types of startup ideas: those that grow organically out of your own life, and those that you decide, from afar …
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Did Google Just Kill Ogg Theora?  —  Ever since we broke the news earlier this week that Google is going to open source its VP8 video codec at its Google i/O event next month, speculations have been abounded as to what this means for Ogg Theora, the video codec of choice of open source advocates and free software developers alike.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
27-Inch iMac Firmware Updates Address High Processor Usage, Display Backlight, and Target Display Mode Issues  —  Apple today continues its barrage of updates with the release of a pair of firmware updates for its 27-inch iMac models addressing a trio of issues.
Subrahmanyam KVJ / VentureBeat:
Why platforms like iPhone and Twitter are becoming control freaks  —  Small app developer shops have had a great couple of years.  Facebook, Apple, Twitter, and a host of other platforms opened up and let these third-party developers build games and other apps to entertain their users …
Thanks:sub8u
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Gets Serious About Events  —  Here's a ray of product sunshine in an otherwise overcast MySpace world.  Tonight they are launching a new MySpace events and calendar platform that integrates technology from MySpace Music, iLike, Social Plan and Facebook Connect (told you).
Discussion: Black Web 2.0 and hypebot
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Amazon Goes Pro With Bit.Ly  —  Amazon has launched it's own shortened URL, amzn.to, powered by bit.ly's new Pro service.  Twitter's default (for now) URL shortener has 6,000 corporate clients, including Amazon.  The online retailer joins other corporations like nyti.ms (NYTimes), huff.to …
 
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Dmitry Gozman / Google Translate Blog:
More love for our multilingual Toolbar users
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Guess What App Is Now The Most Popular Paid App Ever (AAPL)
Discussion: TUAW
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Kylo and Loop Advance Viewing Web Video on TV
Discussion: Go Rumors
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Reminder: Original Xbox games lose Live support tonight at midnight PT
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Mobile Gaming Shifts Dramatically To Smartphones In One Year
 Earlier Items: 
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Twitter Ad Models Could Open PPC Trademark Can Of Worms
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Goodbye, Gears - Google Docs Boots Plugin for HTML5 on May 3rd
Discussion: Download Squad and The Register
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Facebook deletes iPhone apps from its system
Discussion: Download Squad and The Register
Niels Provos / Google Online Security Blog:
The Rise of Fake Anti-Virus
Discussion: eWeek and TG Daily, Thanks:atul