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1:35 AM ET, April 22, 2010

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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.
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Paul Miller / Engadget:
Dell Thunder explodes Android with 4.1-inch OLED screen, promises Hulu app  —  It's like Dell's making up for lost time with smartphones: while “Lightning” is the company's answer to Windows Phone extravagance, the Dell Thunder that's leaking out along side does up Android 2.1 with similar aplomb and a 4.1-inch WVGA OLED screen.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Dell Smoke slaps Android in the wild form factor you secretly wanted  —  Okay, so imagine a Pixi, but awesome.  We think you'd end up with something closely resembling the phone that Dell's whipping up with a codename of “Smoke,” running Android Froyo atop a 2.8-inch QVGA display (looks more like WVGA to us, but whatevs).
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.
Jennifer Leggio / Social Business:
Has Facebook won the web war against Google?  —  Facebook today launched its latest missile in the war against Google for the trophy of world wide web domination.  At F8, the company's developer conference, in San Francisco, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the company's “Open Graph” …
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM
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” …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:   To Facebook the answer must be no
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Removing 24 Hour Caching Policy on User Data for Developers
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook: We'll Serve 1 Billion Likes On The Web In Just 24 Hours
Discussion: Redeye VC and The Praized Blog
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Launches “Insights For Your Domain”
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Planetbeing / Linux on the iPhone:
Android running on iPhone!  —  I've been working on this quietly in the background.  Sorry about the initial video quality, but YouTube promises that the quality will get better as the video gets processed more.  The back part of the version I uploaded to Vimeo was cut off.  —  I think that says it all, really.
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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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Make an Offer to Acquire ARM?  —  The London Evening Standard reports that there have been rumors in London's financial district that Apple may be interested in acquiring ARM Holdings.  ARM's shares shot up today based on the strong financial results from Apple yesterday.
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 …
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.
Discussion: PR Newswire
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Hulu pushes forward with $9.95 subscription service  —  Hulu, the popular online site for watching television shows, plans to begin testing a subscription service as soon as May 24, according to people with knowledge of the plans.  —  Under the proposal, Hulu would continue to provide …
Discussion: Gizmodo and The Next Web
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.
Google Mobile Blog:
Search by Voice Comes to Google Maps 4.1 for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 phones  —  We understand that typing on phones isn't as easy or fast as talking into them.  As a result, we're big fans of letting you search in Google Maps for mobile in the most natural way possible — with your voice!
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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 …
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.
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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 …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Is Apple Booting iAd's Competition from the iPhone?  —  At the most recent Apple keynote, Steve Jobs announced Apple's upcoming advertising platform called iAd.  Included as a part of the OS 4.0 update, the mobile operating system upgrade due out for iPhone this summer and iPad later this fall …
 
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