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Mike Jazayeri / Chromium Blog:
A New Approach to Printing  —  When we demonstrated Google Chrome OS last Fall, a few folks asked us how it would handle printing.  Today we wanted to give developers a little more insight into our approach for printing from Chrome OS and other web-connected platforms.
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces First Quarter 2010 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.  —  “Google performed very well in the first quarter, with 23% year over year revenue growth driven by strength across all major verticals …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google: Android Market Now Serving 38,000 Apps, Nexus One Is A Profitable Business  —  Google reported strong earnings this afternoon, with revenue coming in at $5.06 billion for the quarter, up 19 percent from last year.  Net income for the quarter also increased to $1.96 billion, up from $1.4 billion last year.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Introduces us to a New iTunes “Concert Ticket +” System  —  There's no missing the point that Apple wants to enter the electronic concert and event ticket business via a new application and system simply called “Concert Ticket +.”  The system that is laid out in this extraordinarily detailed patent …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ning's Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% Of Staff  —  One month after long-time Ning CEO Gina Bianchini was replaced by COO Jason Rosenthal, the company is making some major changes: It has just announced that it is killing off its free product, forcing existing free networks …
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David / Signal vs. Noise:
Eyeballs still don't pay the bills
Discussion: GigaOM
Wall Street Journal:
Tech Sector in Hiring Drive  —  Google, Intel Add Workers as Profits Snap Back; Start-Ups Also Fight for Talent  —  The technology industry, an engine of innovation and U.S. prosperity for more than half a century, is accelerating its recovery from the recession with surging earnings …
Discussion: Digits and Voices on All Things Digital, Thanks:atul
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Questionable Next-Generation iPhone Rear Shell Images Surface  —  We have received a set of images purportedly depicting an iPad-inspired rear shell design for the next-generation iPhone.  While we have questions about the validity of the images given their claimed origins and other issues …
BBC:
Porn virus publishes web history of victims on the net  —  A new type of malware infects PCs using file-share sites and publishes the user's net history on a public website before demanding a fee for its removal.  —  The Japanese trojan virus installs itself on computers using …
Kenneth Li / Financial Times:
Demand Media enlists Goldman for IPO  —  Demand Media, a closely watched startup that mines online search engine data to generate thousands of videos and web stories a day, has hired Goldman Sachs to explore an initial public offering.  —  People familiar with the plans say the company could file for an IPO as early as August.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Developers: how will we all get along with Twitter's annotation feature?  —  Today at the Twitter Chirp Hack Day I talked with a ton of developers and the new feature they were most interested in.  Adam Jackson echoed everyone I've heard today when he tweeted “Twitter Annotations is what I've been wanting FOREVER.”
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Apple's New Guidelines Won't Stop Wired Magazine iPad App, Conde Nast Says  —  Navigating New Restrictions En Route to the App Store  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Conde Nast 's Wired magazine app will indeed work on the iPad despite the restrictive new guidelines Apple issued this month, Conde Nast said Thursday evening.
Discussion: p2pnet, Thanks:natives
Marius Oiaga / Softpedia News:
Apple Software Security Inferior to Microsoft's, Says Iconic Hacker  —  Marc Maiffret  —  A security expert that build his career on identifying vulnerabilities in Microsoft software now says that the company has come a long way.  Marc Maiffret, a former hacker turned legitimate security researcher …
Discussion: CNET News and TechFlash
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Glympse Brings Real-Time Location Sharing To Facebook  —  Over the last few months there have been non-stop rumors about Facebook finally launching its location feature (an announcement may well come at f8).  But a startup called Glympse has already beaten them to the punch (well, sort of).
Discussion: GigaOM, TechFlash, Xconomy and Ubergizmo
Tim Danton / PC Pro:
Sony announces “division two” VAIO laptops  —  Sony is to launch a “division two” of VAIO laptops that are made and designed by other manufacturers.  —  In an exclusive interview with PC Pro, the deputy president of Sony VAIO's Business Group announced a two-tier strategy for the company's laptop division …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Inside the Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro  —  With nothing new on the outside, all the newness of the just-announced 15-inch MacBook Pro is on the inside, as iFixit illustrates in its latest teardown.  —  What is of interest to most, of course, is the Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Twazzup Launches New Twitter Analytics Service and Web-Based Twitter Client  —  Just about a year ago, Twazzup launched one of the more interesting Twitter search engines and one month ago, it became one of the first services to get access to Twitter's full firehose stream.
Discussion: louisgray.com and Building twazzup
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Venture investing off to a slow start for 2010 (MoneyTree report)  —  Entrepreneurs hoping for a return to the generous venture environment of a few years ago may have a while to wait, according to the latest MoneyTree report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association.
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
F*CK you naysayers.  Twitter did NOT f*ck us and just rocks.  —  You guys are WRONG Twitter will keep getting huge and growing WITH its developers.  —  It's been a really stressful few days for the Twitter developers from the announcements of Friday to this decisive day of Chirp.
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
Barcodes without barriers - is this the web's next big thing?  —  A British project is setting out to take geotagging to the next level  —  If you came across an old book in your bookshelf, would you like to know what your great grandfather thought about it?  If the answer to this is “No” then read no further.
Peter Kirn / Create Digital Music:
Apple iPad May Support USB Audio Interfaces Via Camera Accessory Kit  —  In this bold, new future of computing, we don't need USB or ports, huh?  Wait - scratch that - you may have your iPad and your USB, too, after all.  Photo (CC) Teo.  —  Score one for standards.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Canadian wireless carrier claims next-gen iPhone to arrive in June  —  Apple will stick with its June launch for a new iPhone this year, with the next-generation handset scheduled to be released in just a few months, according to one Canadian wireless provider.
Molly Wood / CNET News:
A Conversation with TiVo CEO Tom Rogers  —  I sat down with TiVo's CEO Tom Rogers this week, and don't worry: I asked him about the DirectTV TiVo right off the bat.  Of all the things you wanted to hear from him, whether it be whole-home streaming, built-in WiFi, Comcast deals, or the origin of the …
Discussion: Zatz Not Funny!
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Welcome to Mound, MN: home of the $249.99 DSL broadband plan  —  There's yet another uproar over an ISP imposing Internet data caps on its customers and charging users who exceed them several hundred dollars a month.  This time around, the service in question isn't Time Warner Cable—it's Minnesota-based telco Frontier Communications.
Erica Ho / Lifehacker:
Gmail Adds Drag-and-Drop Attachment Uploads, Deeper Calendar Integration  —  Starting today, Google Chrome and Firefox 3.6 users can drag and drop attachments into Gmail messages without hassling through the slow, kind of annoying manual file upload.  Gmail has also increased their support …
 
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Social email helper Xobni raises $16.2M in new funding
Ian King / Bloomberg:
AMD Sales Growth Signals Company Trails Larger Rival Intel in PC Rebound
Discussion: CNET News and Tech Trader Daily
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Comcast owes users $16 for P2P blocking; should they take it?
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
New issue in Amazon's e-book battle with publishers: sales tax
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Almost all Fortune 500 companies show Zeus botnet activity
Discussion: AppleInsider, Thanks:marcusschuler
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Rest Of The Details On That Monster Groupon Financing
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Adding Offers to Payment Options for Credits
Discussion: All Facebook and TechCrunch
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
iPad online use approaches Android, BlackBerry
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Droid Incredible officially official for Verizon, April 29 …
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Mark Fiore can win a Pulitzer Prize, but he can't get his iPhone …