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4:35 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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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
The details: How Twitter's newfangled revenue model will work  —  Twitter's chief operating officer Dick Costolo said the company's new promoted tweets are fundamentally different from advertising at the Chirp conference in San Francisco.  The company launched a new way for brands and businesses …
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter COO Dick Costolo Spills The Beans On The @anywhere Platform  —  Last month at SXSW, Twitter CEO Ev Williams announced @anywhere, a new platform that would allow external sites to integrate some key Twitter features (it sounds a lot like Facebook Connect).
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Twitter Launches Places, Annotations, User Streams for Developers  —  Twitter will soon give developers access to streams of user activity on its system, and allow them to create their own annotations to send along with tweets, Twitter's director of platform, Ryan Sarver, said at the company's Chirp conference in San Francisco today.
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:
Twitter Reveals: 75% of Our Traffic is via API (3 billion calls per day)
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Guardian
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Twitter Makes Itself More Useful
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  —  Have you ever sent out a “tweet” on the popular Twitter social media service?  Congratulations: Your 140 characters or less will now be housed in the Library of Congress.  —  That's right.  Every public tweet, ever …
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 …
Dylan Casey / The Official Google Blog:
Replay it: Google search across the Twitter archive  —  Since we first introduced real-time search last December, we've added content from MySpace, Facebook and Buzz, expanded to 40 languages and added a top links feature to help you find the most relevant content shared on updates services like Twitter.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Guess What App Is Now The Most Popular Paid App Ever (AAPL)  —  There's a new king of Apple's App Store.  Doodle Jump is now the most downloaded paid app of all time, according to its one of its creators, Igor Pusenjak.  —  Igor anticipates hitting four million downloads by the end of April.
Discussion: TUAW
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.
Discussion: MobileCrunch and GottaBeMobile
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.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Kylo and Loop Advance Viewing Web Video on TV  —  More consumers are watching TV shows over the Internet using computers hooked up to their sets.  But this can be a hassle.  The major Web browsers were made for close-up use, so they have icons, toolbars and menus that can be too small to see from an optimal TV-viewing distance.
Discussion: Go Rumors
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: PSFK
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Harbinger Capital Partners buys a 9.48% “passive stake” in Palm  —  Palm announced today that hedge fund Harbinger Capital has purchased a 9.48% “passive stake” in the company.  The purchase of 16 million shares, completed on April 12, equates to an investment of approximately $83 million at Monday's stock price.
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).
Mike Gikas / Consumer Reports Electronics Blog:
Microsoft's creepy Kin video: Does it encourage sexting?  —  Microsoft is promoting its new Kin phones, built for socially networked kids, with a video that we think comes uncomfortably close to advocating sexting—as in the sending of nude photos via cell phone.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Goodbye, Gears - Google Docs Boots Plugin for HTML5 on May 3rd  —  Uh-oh, Google Doc's offline mode is going...well...offline.  Starting May 3rd, offline access for Google Docs, the Internet search giant's web office suite, home to an online document editor, spreadsheet editor and slideshow creator, will be disabled.
Discussion: Download Squad and The Register
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
Linux: Strong and getting stronger  —  At the Linux Foundation's annual collaboration summit in San Francisco on Wednesday, Executive Director Jim Zemlin kicked off the event with some interesting perspectives on the state of the Linux marketplace today.  —  The short version: Linux is going strong and getting stronger.
Discussion: Linux.com, CrunchGear and OStatic blogs
Connie Guglielmo / Bloomberg:
PC Shipments Jump 27% in First Quarter, Gartner Says  —  Global personal-computer shipments topped estimates in the first quarter, rising 27 percent to 84.3 million units, said Gartner Inc., citing a recovery in Europe.  —  The growth topped Gartner's projection of 22 percent, the Stamford, Connecticut-based research firm said today.
 
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Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Amazon Goes Pro With Bit.Ly
Dmitry Gozman / Google Translate Blog:
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Ross Miller / Engadget:
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
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Discussion: PR Newswire
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
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John Cook / TechFlash:
Zillow rises to No. 2 online real estate site behind Realtor.com
Niels Provos / Google Online Security Blog:
The Rise of Fake Anti-Virus
Discussion: eWeek and TG Daily, Thanks:atul
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Advocates warn court of Viacom's “dangerous” DMCA proposals
Discussion: Techdirt and PlagiarismToday
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Intel plans to sprinkle its Atom chip everywhere
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Seesmic Squeeze: how a company responds to market changes in Twitter's ecosystem
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Apple Media Advisory