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12:15 AM ET, April 15, 2010

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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 …
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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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter Does 19 Billion Searches Per Month, Beating Yahoo & Bing (Sort Of)  —  How many searches does Twitter handle per month?  We've finally got a figure: 19 billion.  That has Twitter doing over nearly five times the queries that Bing handles and about 20% of those that mega search star Google processes.
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 …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Twitter Makes Itself More Useful  —  Chirp is Twitter's first developer conference.  It is also its coming out party as Twitter, the start-up turns into Twitter, the big company, with more spin, more polish and more controversy.  —  As evidence that it has become a big company …
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter has 105,779,710 Registered Users, Adding 300K A Day  —  Twitter's Biz Stone just reeled off some key, and very long awaited stats at Chirp.  The stats:  — Twitter has 105,779,710 registered users.  — It gets 300,000 new users a day.  — It receives 180 Million Unique visitors a month.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Investors On The Evolving Twitter Ecosystem: There Are Still Opportunities
Discussion: Bloomberg
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.
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 …
Apple:
Apple Media Advisory  —  Apple today released the following statement:  —  Although we have delivered more than 500,000 iPads during its first week, demand is far higher than we predicted and will likely continue to exceed our supply over the next several weeks as more people see and touch an iPad™.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple: US iPad Sales Are Booming, So Everyone Else Has to Wait Another Month
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
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: The Bivings Report
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.
Discussion: CNET News, MobileCrunch and TG Daily
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
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.
Dave Rosenberg / CNET News:
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
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Facebook deletes iPhone apps from its system  —  Some iPhone developers that make apps for Facebook got quite a surprise on Tuesday—their developer credentials had been deleted, without warning, leaving their apps and customers high and dry.  —  All Facebook developers have their own set …
Dmitry Gozman / Google Translate Blog:
More love for our multilingual Toolbar users  —  Last July we enabled automatic page translations in Google Toolbar and we've been thrilled by the positive response.  Today, we're taking another step to make automatic translation easier.  Now, if Google Toolbar's default language is set …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Joost Video Network Stuns With Big Reach: 67 Million Viewers Per Month  —  Straight out of left field, the Joost Video Network has assumed the number 2 spot in comScore's Video Metrix “Top 100 Properties”, second only to Google.  —  The Joost network, which is now operated by Adconion …
Niels Provos / Google Online Security Blog:
The Rise of Fake Anti-Virus  —  For years, we have detected malicious content on the web and helped protect users from it.  Vulnerabilities in web browsers and popular plugins have resulted in an increased number of users whose systems can be compromised by attacks known as drive-by downloads.
Discussion: eWeek and TG Daily, Thanks:atul
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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Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat:
Lending Club grabs $25M more for peer-to-peer lending
Discussion: GigaOM, VatorNews and TechCrunch
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Advocates warn court of Viacom's “dangerous” DMCA proposals
Discussion: Techdirt and PlagiarismToday
Mary Branscombe / TechRadar.com:
Google: we plan to open up our Goggles platform
Discussion: IntoMobile and Android Phone Fans
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Seesmic Squeeze: how a company responds to market changes in Twitter's ecosystem
Joab Jackson / PC World:
Google exec worries over ‘rudderless’ Java