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7:40 AM ET, April 21, 2010

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Gizmodo:
The Next iPhone, Dissected  —  We took apart the next iPhone.  —  There are a number of interesting facts gained from the dissection, the most important of which is more concrete confirmation (as if we needed any more) that this phone is from Apple.  There are three separate places …
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Why Apple Couldn't Get the Lost iPhone Back  —  It's such an obvious question: Why couldn't Apple track this phone down?  As it turns out, they may have had two chances to get it back - and blown them both.  The timeline of the night goes something like this: On March 18th …
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Why Apple Should Sue Gawker Over ‘Lost’ iPhone Story  —  How hard must the finder of lost property try to return it to its owner before deciding it's his to keep or sell?  The answer to that question could determine whether Monday's iPhone scoop results in millions of dollars in legal damages …
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Apple Didn't Leak the iPhone—and Why That Matters  —  A controlled leak?  The lost iPhone planted by Apple?  You have no idea how Apple PR works—and how, like it or not, Gizmodo finally beat them at their own game.  —  The only way the iPhone 4 was a controlled leak is if Apple …
Mike Chambers:
On Adobe, Flash CS5 and iPhone Applications  —  A little over a week ago Apple released a new draft of their iPhone developer program license which contained the following clause: … Essentially, this has the effect of restricting applications built with a number of technologies, including Unity, Titanium, MonoTouch, and Flash CS5.
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Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Adobe halts investment in iPhone-specific Flash dev tools, has another dig at Apple  —  Color us unsurprised, but it's still notable to hear that Adobe is stopping investment in its software's capability to port content over to iPhone OS.  The company's great hope on this front …
Discussion: Phones Review
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Google Buys Stealth Hardware Startup Agnilux  —  Lots of talk this week about Apple's 4G iPhone, after Gizmodo found a prototype left behind at a local watering hole.  The device is believed to use an internally-designed application processor, just like Apple used with its recently-released iPad.
Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 9670 unveiled, CDMA clamshell device!  —  With rumors and rumors of a clamshell BlackBerry device going back ages, we finally have some confirmation on the phone, and in a big way, too.  Not only do we have the first photos ever of this BlackBerry 9670, and not only is it the first …
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Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry OS 6.0 screenshots, details!
Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Record March Quarter Revenue and Profit iPhone Sales More Than Double  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 second quarter ended March 27, 2010.  The Company posted revenue of $13.50 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.07 billion, or $3.33 per diluted share.
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple Crushes FY Q2 Ests; Revs $13.5B, EPS $3.33; Stk Jumps
Corynne / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Everyone Who's Made a Hitler Parody Video, Leave the Room  —  One the most enduring (and consistently entertaining) Internet memes of the past few years has been remixes of the bunker scene from the German film, The Downfall: Hitler and the End of the Third Reich (aka Der Untergang).
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga's Mark Pincus: Time for Facebook to choose  —  Facebook's biggest partner had a suggestion for the adolescent social network: figure out what it wants to be when it grows up.  —  “Facebook is at a crossroads,” said Zynga CEO Mark Pincus.  “They have to decide whether its more important …
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Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
The keyboardless Office: a review of iWork for iPad  —  The validity of the iPad as a casual device—something you can use to check your e-mail, surf the Internet on the couch, or watch a movie in bed—has never really been in question.  The real question is, “Can I convince my boss to buy me one?”
Phil Bronstein / SFGate:
Bill Gates on Journalism and Social Media (and the iPad, too)  —  Bill Gates strikes me as a guy who rarely says anything other than what he wants to say.  And these days he's largely talking about the big, multi-billion dollar philanthropic work of his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Bloomberg:
Google Said to Be in Talks to Buy Software Maker ITA  —  Google Inc. is in talks to acquire ITA Software Inc., a maker of travel programs used by companies including Orbitz Worldwide Inc. and Microsoft Corp., three people familiar with the matter said.  —  ITA Software, based in Cambridge …
Don Clark / Digits:
Bechtolsheim Thinks New Box Changes the Game Again … Since the early 1980s, Andy Bechtolsheim has been designing hardware that has made waves in the computer industry.  He thinks he has done it again.  —  The German-born engineer's past exploits include co-founding Sun Microsystems …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Google Maps Navigation 4.1.1 Beta now working on UK Androids  —  Talk about random gifts from the ether.  British Android device owners are waking up this morning to discover their robot-themed operating system has gone and upgraded itself overnight.  We've confirmed for ourselves …
Agence France Presse:
Ten nations call on Google to better defend privacy  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Officials from 10 nations have banded together to demand that Internet giant Google better defend people's privacy.  —  “While we hear corporations such as Google pay lip service to privacy, we don't always …
Discussion: Telegraph and Venture Chronicles
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priv.gc.ca:
Letter to Google Inc. Chief Executive Officer
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The f8 Preview: How Facebook Plans to Take Over the Web  —  Mark Zuckerberg @ SXSW 2008 by Deney Terreio via Flickr  —  Facebook's third f8 developer conference kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco and online, with the social networking company likely to announce what is essentially a game plan …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Appolicious Signs Partnership to Integrate With Yahoo  —  Although serial entrepreneur Al Warms sold his start-up to Yahoo and then ultimately left the Internet giant to start another one, he is coming back a bit via an interesting partnership.  —  Warms' Appolicious is aimed at encouraging discovery …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Business Directory Jigsaw For $142 Million In Cash Plus Earn-Out  —  Salesforce.com has just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jigsaw, which provides crowd-sourced data services in the cloud, for approximately $142 million in cash …
Discussion: PR Newswire
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Like BoomTown Said: Partovi Brothers Finally Leave MySpace (Here Are the Internal Memos)  —  Well-known tech entrepreneurs and twin brothers, Ali and Hadi Partovi (pictured here, right to left) are leaving MySpace, in a high-profile departure for the struggling social networking company.
 
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Bloomberg:
LinkedIn, Zynga May Use Stock-Sale Limits to Curb Pre-IPO Value Inflation
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
News Corp. snags game developer Irata Labs
Discussion: TechCrunch
David Brooks / New York Times:
Riders on the Storm  —  In 2001, Cass R. Sunstein wrote an essay …
Ashby Jones / Law Blog:
Our Tech-Savvy Supreme Court
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Microsoft Speeds Up Its Data Center With Light and Mirrors
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 Earlier Items: 
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Firefox starts reining in Flash, Silverlight, QuickTime
Discussion: The Register and The Download Blog
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel Looking for Acquisitions in Push Beyond PCs
Cade Metz / The Register:
Oracle charges $90 for Sun's free ODF plug-in
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
90% of Content on Google Buzz is Bots, Report Finds
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Google Launches ‘Government Request Tool’ To Show Censorship Requests
John Hanke / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Places