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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.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google's Plan To Give Chrome OS (And All Web-Enabled Devices) Universal Printer Support  —  Google's Chrome OS is due to come out some time this year, and there are still plenty of questions about how people are going to use a computer that's based entirely in the browser.
Discussion: Electronista
AppleInsider:
Apple in advanced discussions to adopt AMD chips  —  Intel has served as Apple's sole source for the microprocessors used in its notebook and desktop personal computers since the company began its transition away from PowerPC in 2006, but that may soon change given the company's recent talks …
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 …
Pandu Nayak / The Official Google Blog:
Search with fewer keystrokes and better spelling  —  We spend a lot of time thinking about search results, but we also spend a lot of time thinking about search queries.  Today we're announcing three enhancements to help you input your searches more quickly and easily: more localized Google Suggest …
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 …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Cartoonist: Apple Backs Down After Denying iPhone App  —  The cartoonist who won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning this week says Apple has asked him to resubmit an iPhone app that it earlier rejected because it “ridicules public figures.” … Mark Fiore, who won the prize …
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.
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 …
Boy Genius Report:
AT&T blocks employees vacations in June for iPhone launch  —  Same story as last year and the year before, but we've confirmed with multiple AT&T sources that the carrier has now put a block on employees taking vacations in June.  The only time AT&T does a straight block like this is for iPhone launches.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Can Yahoo Nab Foursquare for $125 Million or Will VCs Prevail?  The Race for the Hot Mobile Start-Up Nears Its End  —  You have to give Yahoo an A for effort, if perhaps the ultimate grade in its ongoing quest to buy hot mobile start-up Foursquare is an F.  —  While its founder Dennis Crowley …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPad Banned By Princeton And Other Universities (AAPL)  —  The iPad is not ready for some universities, Dow Jones reports.  —  George Washington University and Princeton are rejecting the iPad, citing security issues, according to Dow Jones.  Cornell University is seeing seeing connectivity issues.
Discussion: Dow Jones Newswires
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).
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.
Paul Alan Levy / Techdirt:
Has the New York Times Run Afoul of the FTC's Endorsement Guides?  —  Terry Heaton and Jeff Jarvis have commented recently on the conflicts of interest implicated by the adulatory coverage of the iPad in the New York Times and other media companies.  They point first to the expectation …
Neil Vidyarthi / All Facebook:
Report: 6.8% Of Business Internet Traffic Goes To Facebook  —  A report from the Network Box shows that 6.8 percent of all the URLs accessed by businesses goes to Facebook and 10 percent of internet bandwidth goes to Youtube.  The study analyzed 13 billion URLs accessed by businesses …
Discussion: Mashable!
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Twitter Will Get Its Own Data Center  —  John Adams of the Twitter ops team at Velocity 2009 (Photo by Duncan Davidson via Flickr)  —  Twitter will be moving to its own data center soon to accommodate the rapid growth of its service, the company said yesterday.
Discussion: GigaOM
USA Today:
Suit claims Web cam on school laptops took 1,000s of secret photos of students  —  A Web cam embedded in laptops issued by a Pennsylvania school captured thousands of images of students at home, according to new documents filed in a suit against the school district, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Discussion: Philly.com
Asher Moses / The Age:
Autism iPhone breakthrough: from tantrums to app-y days  —  Lisa and Grace Domican use the Grace app.  —  Few can legitimately boast that an iPhone app changed their life but for 10-year-old Grace Domican, unable to speak due to autism, the touchscreen phone has given her a voice for the first time.
Thanks:mayav
Andreas Constantinou / VisionMobile :: blog:
Is Android Evil?  —  You thought Android was open?  The Android governance model consists of an elaborate set of control points that allows Google to bundle its own services and control the exact software and hardware make-up on every handset.  All this while touting the openness rhetoric …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and WMPoweruser.com, Thanks:atul
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Prosper Raises $14.7 Million For Peer To Peer Lending Market; Eric Schmidt Invests  —  Prosper.com, a popular peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the U.S., has raised $14.7 million in Series D funding round from new investors TomorrowVentures and CompuCredit Holdings with existing investors Accel Partners …
Nick Farrell / Tech Eye:
US joins HP bribery investigation  —  Details are emerging of HPs latest scandal as the net widens with the US saying it is also investigating the maker of extraordinarily priced printer ink.  —  The US Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission says it has joined German …
Discussion: Washington Post
John Borthwick / THINK / Musings:
bit.ly and platforms ...  Twitter announced this week that they were launching there own URL shortener.  There has been a lot of chatter about this over the past week.  I thought it would be helpful to write a about how the partnership worked and what bit.ly relationship is to platforms, Twitter and others.
Discussion: GigaOM, TechCrunch and PC World, Thanks:atul
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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
It's 4SQ Day, But Foursquare Has (Almost) Nothing To Do With It  —  It's the day after tax filings are due, and that means one thing: 4SQ Day!  Actually, the timing of 4SQ Day has nothing to do with a post-tax-filing celebration.  The date (4/16) is four squared.
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Free at last! Official ACTA text coming next week
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Millennial Media: Android Ad Impressions Rise 72 Percent From February To March
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Venture investing off to a slow start for 2010 (MoneyTree report)
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Twazzup Launches New Twitter Analytics Service and Web-Based Twitter Client
Victor Keegan / Guardian:
Barcodes without barriers - is this the web's next big thing?
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Welcome to Mound, MN: home of the $249.99 DSL broadband plan
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Molly Wood / CNET News:
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Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces First Quarter 2010 Financial Results