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8:30 PM ET, April 21, 2010

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Bret Taylor / Facebook Developer Blog:
The Next Evolution of Facebook Platform  —  We're hosting our third f8 conference in San Francisco today.  There are two important themes behind everything we're delivering today.  First, the Web is moving to a model based on the connections between people and all the things they care about.
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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Building the Social Web Together  —  Facebook has always focused on building ways for people to connect with each other and share information with their friends.  We think this is important because people are shaping how information moves through their connections.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Facebook F8: One graph to rule them all  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg onstage at the F8 conference.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the company's F8 developer conference on Wednesday to unveil what he said is “the most transformative thing we've ever done for the Web.”
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Seeks To Build The Semantic Search Engine  —  If HTML is the way developers get information into Google's search engine, meta data is the way developers will get data into Facebook's semantic search engine which will be based on the company's “Open Graph”.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Presence: Location At f8 Through RFID  —  Today at Facebook's f8 conference in San Francisco, the company have given all attendees a small RFID tag attached to their conference badge.  This tag is a part of something called “Facebook Presence” which allows you to “check-in” …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Facebook nixing ‘Facebook Connect’ branding
Discussion: VentureBeat, paidContent and Mashable!
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Removing 24 Hour Caching Policy on User Data for Developers
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Gawker
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launches “Insights For Your Domain”
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook: We'll Serve 1 Billion Likes On The Web In Just 24 Hours
Discussion: The Praized Blog
Pat Kinsel / Docs.com Blog:
INTRODUCING DOCS... for FACEBOOK  —  I'm so excited to announce today the launch of a new beta Facebook app from FUSE Labs called “Docs”, also available at our docs.com website.  Built on Microsoft Office 2010, the Docs app enables Facebook® users for the first time to create …
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Docs.com: Facebook and Microsoft Go After Google Docs  —  During today's F8 keynote, Mark Zuckerberg announced a number of new products and features for Facebook, including a new collaboration with Microsoft.  With Docs.com, Microsoft's FUSE labs just launched an online document editor …
Bits:
Google Acquires Another Piece of the Tablet Puzzle  —  This week, Google took another step toward bringing its popular Web tools onto a myriad of nontraditional computing devices like tablet computers.  It acquired a mysterious Silicon Valley start-up called Agnilux.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Botched McAfee update shutting down corporate XP machines worldwide  —  [We can't officially confirm this yet but,] We're hearing from all over that a bad McAfee for Windows XP update is causing computers worldwide to shut down.  Apparently DAT update 5958 deletes the svchost.exe file …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Gray Powell's father: ‘He was devastated’  —  The father of Gray Powell, the Apple engineer who reportedly lost a prototype of the iPhone 4G, says his son was reeling following the incident.  —  “Of course he was devastated,” Robert Powell told CNET in a phone interview Wednesday.  “He loves the company.”
Discussion: p2pnet
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Why Apple Should Sue Gawker Over ‘Lost’ iPhone Story
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: In Case You Had Any Doubts About Where Apple's Revenue Comes From (AAPL)  —  Apple's iPhone business, which didn't exist three years ago, now represents a whopping 40% of the company's revenue, and has been the company's biggest revenue generator for three quarters in a row.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Dell Lightning: the ultimate Windows Phone 7 device leaks out  —  Hot damn, people.  The mother of all Dell leaks just dropped into our laps, and the absolute highlight has to be the Lightning, a Windows Phone 7 portrait slider.  That's right — a portrait slider.
Dave Cole / The White House Blog:
WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code  —  As part of our ongoing effort to develop an open platform for WhiteHouse.gov, we're releasing some of the custom code we've developed.  This code is available for anyone to review, use, or modify.  We're excited to see how developers across …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
FriendFeed cofounder: No plans to shut down the site  —  FriendFeed, a site where users can aggregate their social networks and communicate in real-time, has become something like a forgotten stepchild after Facebook acquired the company last year.  As one of a dwindling number of users …
Anil Dash:
Know Your S**t: Ten Years of Twitter Ads  —  Last week, Twitter announced its new advertising system, called promoted tweets.  I was at Twitter's Chirp conference as a speaker, so I got an up-close look at the reaction to the big news, along with the (frankly, more interesting to me) announcements for developers and media.
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Ben / Yelp Official Blog:
Yelp Partners with Facebook for a More Personal Experience  —  Here at Yelp, we're always excited to announce feature and site improvements with the help of great partners.  Today, we've been invited to collaborate with the folks at Facebook to make your Yelp experience even more personal.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
iTravel: Apple's Future Travel Centric App for the iPhone  —  Christina Warrens of Mashable covered our iTunes Concert Ticket + report last week and added that “Delta Airlines, which is headquartered in my hometown, supports digital boarding passes at some of its bigger airports.
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Adobe halts investment in iPhone-specific Flash dev tools, has another dig at Apple (update: Apple responds)  —  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.
Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times:
China has many ‘dirty words’  —  George Carlin might have been overwhelmed trying to figure out China's ‘guidance of public opinion.’  —  “There are 400,000 words in the English language, and there are seven of them that you can't say on television.... They must be really bad.”
Andy Rubin / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Adobe AIR on the Android Platform  —  Partnerships have been at the very heart of Android, the first truly open and comprehensive mobile platform, since we first introduced it with the Open Handset Alliance.  Through close relationships with carriers, device manufacturers, developers …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T earnings propelled by iPhone activations, connected devices like e-readers, GPS systems  —  Updated: AT&T said Wednesday that it added 1.9 million wireless subscribers in the first quarter as the company continued to benefit from smartphone adoption and a bevy of connected devices such as e-readers …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Netflix Reports Big Jump In Instant Streaming  —  Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) continues to add subscribers at a fast clip, adding a record 1.7 million subscribers to its roster during its first quarter, bringing its total to nearly 14 million.  That growth helped the company once again meet high earnings expectations.
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
PayPal Powers eBay's First Quarter, eBay Beats Consensus  —  eBay squeezed past the Street's expectations, reporting first quarter profits of 42 cents a share (or $554.2 million) on revenues of $2.2 billion, analysts were looking for profits of 41 cents a share.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Buzz layer comes to Google Maps.  Stalking your friends is now easier than ever!  —  Short URL for this post:Buzz layer comes to Google Maps.  Stalking your friends is now easier than ever! http://tnw.to/160HN  —  View Comments  —  There's a Buzz in my Maps!  Or, for some of us there is anyway.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype By the Numbers: It's Really Big  —  We all marvel at Facebook and its number of users, which at last check stood at around 400 million.  For context, consider Skype, which at the end of the fourth quarter of 2009 had 560 million registered users, a data point Skype's chief technology strategist …
Reuters:
Nokia exec: phones to make system cameras obsolete  —  * HD quality video on phones within 12 months  —  Fast developing cameraphone technology will shortly make SLR system cameras and even professional cameras obsolete, the sales chief of the world's top cellphone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) said on Tuesday.
 
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Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
FCC takes action on mobile roaming, USF reform
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Announces “App2User” …
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Mia / YouTube Blog:
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Barb Dybwad / Mashable!:
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Business Directory Jigsaw For $142 Million In Cash Plus Earn-Out
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Google brings free turn-by-turn Navigation to UK Androids (updated)
Phil Bronstein / SFGate:
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