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11:50 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).
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Dell Flash to offer Android Froyo in a ‘dramatic’ package  —  If Dell's vision of a mainstream Android device for 2011 ends up materializing, we're not sure we even need a high end anymore.  Okay, that's not true — we'll obviously be power freaks to the bitter end — but the so-called …
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 …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why $10 a Month for Hulu Is Too Much. And Too Little.
Discussion: Company Town
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Facebook's ambition  —  Ambition.  —  It's the one word that kept coming up in conversations I had around the halls today at Facebook's F8 event.  Whenever I heard that word it was clear we were talking about Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.  Compared to last week's weak moves by Twitter …
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Ian Schafer / AdAge:
Facebook May Not Be Skynet, but It Is Getting Smarter, and That's Bad for Google
arnab's world:
Deceiving Users with the Facebook Like Button
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Reuters:
Privacy chiefs keep watch over Facebook
Discussion: Mashable! and Help Net Security, Thanks:marcusschuler
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook: We Want to Integrate 200 Credits Payment Options Worldwide
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Gizmodo and the Prototype iPhone  —  The Phone  —  The first question is, how did the phone leave Apple's campus?  —  Starting a few weeks ago, some number of iPhone engineers who, because of the nature of their work were already familiar with the details of Apple's next-generation iPhone …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Dell Looking Glass tablet leaks: Tegra 2 coming your way in November  —  We'd already heard that Dell was working on larger tablets, and tonight's huge leak brought us tons of info on the Looking Glass, a seven-inch big brother to the Streak 5 that's due out in November.
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.
AppleInsider:
Apple strikes back at Adobe, says Flash is ‘closed and proprietary’  —  In a rare public comment, Apple's public relations department responded Wednesday to criticisms from the project manager for Adobe Flash, suggesting his recent criticism of Apple was “backwards.”
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Now Available  —  The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 was first introduced last May as a series of 6 applications that are designed to showcase Windows Touch in Windows 7 and to help people learn touch gestures.  It consists of 3 casual games …
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.
Kathleen Kingsbury / Time:
HP vs. Everybody  —  Be inconspicuous.  If there's one tenet of the legendary corporate culture known as the HP Way that CEO Mark Hurd has mastered, that's it.  Known as a numbers guy who shirks the limelight, Hurd has practically channeled founding fathers Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett …
Thanks:hpnews
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 …
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.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Legal spying via the cell phone system  —  Two researchers say they have found a way to exploit weaknesses in the mobile telecom system to legally spy on people by figuring out the private cell phone number of anyone they want, tracking their whereabouts, and listening to their voice mail.
Steffen Meschkat / Google LatLong:
The Google Maps search box just got smarter  —  The Suggest feature for Google Maps helps you find what you want faster and more accurately by showing search suggestions for the most relevant places, businesses and points of interest as you type.  We experimentally launched suggest for Google Maps …
Jaimee / Ground Truth:
Ground Truth: Half of All Time Spent on the Mobile Internet is on Social Networking Sites  —  Engagement with mobile social networks surpasses that of Facebook and MySpace.  —  SEATTLE—April 21, 2010—The Mobile Internet may be just as reliant on social networks as it is on the mobile data network itself.
Discussion: Mobile Entertainment
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sobees Launches Twitter Client For Android, iPad App On The Way  —  Twitter client Sobees, is working to create the best social media client on the market, competing with both TweetDeck and Seesmic.  Sobees offers a native Windows client, a web-based client and is now venturing into the mobile space …
DealBook:
CenturyTel and Qwest in $10.6 Billion Deal  —  Updated CenturyTel said Thursday that it would acquire Qwest Communications in a $10.6 billion stock-swap that would combine the two landline and Internet service providers and count as one of biggest telecommunications deals in years.
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Kakai, Stealthy No More-It's a Kindle for Students and Much More
Discussion: Electronista
Christopher Beam / Slate:
Posterity  —  How future historians will use the Twitter archives.
Thanks:atul
Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
Autonomy Starts Acquisitions Talks, May List in U.S.
Duncan Geere / Pocket-lint:
Skype offers free Wifi to stuck travellers
Discussion: The Big Blog and MobileCrunch
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google adding more user product reviews
 Earlier Items: 
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Is Apple Booting iAd's Competition from the iPhone?
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
T-Mobile's HD2 Has Great Screen, Weak Software
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
FCC takes action on mobile roaming, USF reform
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
FriendFeed cofounder: No plans to shut down the site
Discussion: Erictric, Thanks:marcusschuler
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
PayPal Powers eBay's First Quarter, eBay Beats Consensus
Discussion: Softpedia News and bizjournals
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Netflix Reports Big Jump In Instant Streaming
Discussion: bizjournals, Bloomberg and IBD Click
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Botched McAfee update shutting down corporate XP machines worldwide
Pat Kinsel / Docs.com Blog:
INTRODUCING DOCS... for FACEBOOK