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1:30 PM ET, April 17, 2010

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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Steve Jobs: YouTube replaces BluRay for HD Video distribution  —  A 9to5mac reader asked SJobs@apple.com if future Macs would support BluRay.  While not flatly denying the possibility, Jobs certainly didn't give out much hope in the form of his famous “stay tuned” responses.
Discussion: ithinkdifferent and Neowin.net
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Steve Jobs Says Apple Made a Mistake in Rejecting Pulitzer Winner's App  —  Apple's chief executive apparently believes that his company made a mistake when it rejected an iPhone app from a cartoonist who is now a Pulitzer prize winner.  —  An Apple spokeswoman did not comment Friday afternoon …
Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
How much control will Apple have over news app content?
Discussion: CJR, PC World and CNET News
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
It's Not the Control, It's the Secrecy
Discussion: Slate, eWeek, TeleRead and SFWeekly Tech, Thanks:atul
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem:
Cat, Meet iPad.  [Video] Update: Now with Dog  —  Today in technology news: cats — or at least one cat — are apparently very intrigued by the iPad.  Eric Rautio's cat, Iggy, is entranced by the iPad apps Noby Noby Boy and Magic Piano [warning: Apple Store links], so much so that he gets into playing them, with his paws.
Discussion: Fortune, eBookNewser, TUAW, NewTeeVee and Gizmodo
Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering:
Office 2010 Reaches RTM!  —  I am very excited to share some great news with you.  Earlier today we reached the release-to-manufacturing (RTM) milestone for Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010!  —  RTM is the final engineering milestone of a product release …
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Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Office 2010 releases to manufacturing, availability as soon as May 1
James Kendrick / GigaOM:
Android This Week: Skyfire Drops BlackBerry; Droid Incredible Emerges; Nexus One Turns Profit for Google  —  Android is fast becoming the smartphone platform du jour, as mobile browser Skyfire's decision this week to drop development of its browser for the BlackBerry to concentrate on Android makes clear.
Discussion: eWeek, Gadgetell and Softpedia News
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Crime Prediction Software Is Here and It's a Very Bad Idea  —  There are no naked pre-cogs inside glowing jacuzzis yet, but the Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention and education programs.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Dell's 7-inch and 10-inch Streak tablets leaked!  —  We'd heard through the grapevine that the engineers at Round Rock were working on a number of slates to fill the Streak lineup, but man, we didn't see this coming... at least not yet.  A couple of images along with an internal Dell announcement landed …
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
Wi-Fi-Only Nook “Lite” Coming Soon, Nook 2 To Follow  —  We're told that Barnes & Noble will be revealing some new products later this year: Nook 2 ("Project Encore") and a Wi-Fi-only Nook Lite.  Meanwhile, a software update that includes a full browser is supposed to hit next week.
Andre Paine / Billboard.Biz:
Digital Economy Act Q&A: BPI's Geoff Taylor  —  The U.K. Digital Economy Act has finally appeared, after years of lobbying for an anti-piracy law by labels trade body the BPI.  Chief executive Geoff Taylor talked through what happens next with Billboard.biz - and revealed that the BPI …
Discussion: p2pnet and TorrentFreak
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Palm's SVP of software and services takes off, others given cash, stock to stick around (updated)  —  No one really knows exactly what's going on inside the walls of Palm HQ this week — whether the company will sink or swim is perhaps a bigger question right now than it has been since its rebirth last year …
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Tumblr: 'We're pretty opposed to advertising'  —  NEW YORK — Tumblr is drawing up all kinds of off-the-wall methods to make money from its micro-blogging and social-networking website.  Founder David Karp and his 11-person team hasn't quite struck gold yet, but they refuse to venture …
Richard Waters / blogs.ft.com:
What's bugging Google investors?  —  Sometimes you just can't please Wall Street.  On Friday, the day after it registered a pretty solid advertising rebound, Google's stock plunged by nearly 8 per cent - its worst day in 16 months.  The market as a whole sold off more than a percentage point …
Discussion: Reuters
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Calif. cities dominate Apple's top 10 markets  —  Shocker!  The San Francisco Bay Area is the biggest U.S. market for Apple products, according to the results of a survey conducted by research firm Experian Simmons.  The study found that 32.3 percent of adult residents of the region own …
Erico Guizzo / IEEE Spectrum:
World Robot Population Reaches 8.6 Million  —  There are 8.6 million robots in the world — or more than one automaton for every person in Austria  —  The world's robot population has reached 8.6 million.  To get a sense of this number, consider that that's more than one automaton for every citizen of Austria!
Electronista:
RIM chief: market unclear for tablets, touch-only phones [U]  —  (Updated with clearer remarks) RIM's co-chief Mike Lazaridis downplayed many of Apple's efforts today in a keynote at the TD Newcrest technology conference in Toronto.  The executive was concerned that there wasn't necessarily …
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John McCrank / Reuters:   RIM says video is big challenge to networks
Mark Anderson / bizjournals:
Wells Fargo offers ATM e-receipts  —  Wells Fargo Bank launched a new electronic receipt option for its ATM customers in Northern California.  —  The ATMs will offer customers a choice off bypassing a paper receipt in favor of an electronic message sent to an online banking inbox or an e-mail account.
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Study: Young adults do care about online privacy  —  NEW YORK - All the dirty laundry younger people seem to air on social networks these days might lead older Americans to conclude that today's tech-savvy generation doesn't care about privacy.  —  Such an assumption fits happily with declarations …
Discussion: Switched and Digital Trends
 
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