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7:10 PM ET, April 22, 2010

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Ian Schafer / AdAge:
Facebook May Not Be Skynet, but It Is Getting Smarter, and That's Bad for Google  —  Founder Mark Zuckerberg Is About to Tap Consumer Insights a Search Engine Can Only Dream of  —  Remember the computer network in “The Terminator” that progressively got so smart it became sentient and attempted to annihilate the human race?
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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 …
Bobbi Newman / Librarian by Day:
Protect Your Privacy Opt Out of Facebook's New Instant Personalization - Yes You Have to Opt Out  —  Facebook does it again!  I see this when I check my page today.  —  Connect with your friends on your favorite websites.  —  Sounds great.  Sounds suspicious.
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook's Instant Personalization Is the Real Privacy Hairball
Discussion: Reuters
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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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Third-Quarter Revenue  —  Windows 7 momentum continues.  —  Income Statements  —  Segment Revenue and Operating Income (Loss)  —  Third Quarter Form 10-Q  —  View the PowerPoint Earnings Release  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced record third-quarter revenue …
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Amazon Now a Larger Seller of Stuff Other Than Media  —  Amazon.com is still known by many consumers primarily for selling books, music and DVDs, even though it also offers a ridiculous variation of other products, like HDTVs, patio furniture and replicas of human fat.
Discussion: Maximum PC
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon: Kindle Is Still No. 1 Product, Now Includes 500,000 Titles
Discussion: Digits and internetnews.com
Guardian:
ARM boss pours cold water on Apple bid rumours after shares soar  —  ARM Holdings and Apple go way back and on Thursday the market was taking the view their relationship could be about to become even tighter.  —  Shares in the Cambridge-based chip designer soared to an eight-year high …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
New Details of Facebook's Location Plans Appear in Open Graph Protocol Docs  —  Many people were expecting Facebook to make an announcement about a location-based service at f8, but the company didn't say anything.  Instead, it launched the Open Graph, a set of plugins and protocols intended to extend Facebook features to the web.
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Where Was Facebook's Location?
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 …
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.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
McAfee admits “inadequate” quality control caused PC meltdown  —  If your company uses enterprise security products from McAfee, you probably had a bad day yesterday.  If you're an IT professional at one of those companies, you're probably still cleaning up the mess caused …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Nokia Reportedly Cuts Phone Prices; Symbian Upgrade Delayed  —  Nokia (NOK) has cut prices for mobile phones across its product portfolio by up to 10%, according to Reuters.  The wire service notes that the company has also delayed the launch of a revamped version of its Symbian operating system software …
Discussion: IntoMobile and Reuters
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Video Rental Store Now Open  —  YouTube has quietly begun offering a variety of movies and TV episodes available for rental at youtube.com/store.  After experimenting with $5 rentals of Sundance Film Festival movies this January, the site is now offering 48 hour rentals mostly between 99 cents and $3.99.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Kakai, Stealthy No More-It's a Kindle for Students and Much More  —  Founded last May, Kakai is one of the start-ups in Silicon Valley in the deepest of stealth modes, despite a panoply of high-profile players involved.  —  But while there have been sketchy reports suggesting …
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Google To Bring Free Turn-By-Turn Navigation To The iPhone  —  A neat thing about Android (which now also works on the iPhone) is that it comes with a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app.  I mean, TomTom and Navigon are great, but having to drop almost a $100 on them is very painful.
Discussion: MacUser
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's $100 Billion Valuation Doesn't Sound Stupid Anymore  —  Yesterday Facebook blew away many technology pundits with the launch of the Open Graph as everybody realized Facebook's incredibly ambitious goals.  Everybody I talk to now is practically convinced that Facebook will become as big as Google …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Apple not banning analytics from apps  —  It was a reasonable rumor: Apple changed the words in the legalese that comes with the software development kit for its upcoming iPhone 4.0 operating system — the OS that will power iPhones and iPads beginning in June or July.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Becomes More Business-Friendly  —  If Foursquare is ever going to be worth more than $100 million to Yahoo or anyone, it will have to add not just a hell of a lot more users, but also a hell of a lot more local advertisers.  Currently, there are only about 2,000 live offers …
 
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook steps up lobbying, deepens ties with intelligence agencies, FTC
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Hardware-acceleration for Flash coming in Mac OS X 10.6.3?
Discussion: MacRumors and Daring Fireball
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Makes One Change Per Day To Search Algorithm
Chris Kanaracus / InfoWorld:
Appirio makes $1 million cloud savings promise
Discussion: VentureBeat
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Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses
Discussion: p2pnet
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Letterman's Top 10: Excuses for the guy who lost Apple's top secret iPhone
Discussion: Geek.com, CNET News and Mashable!
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
MXP4 Raises $4 Million Funding For Its Interactive Music Widgets
Discussion: VatorNews, TechCrunch Europe and Pulse2
Kathleen Kingsbury / Time:
HP vs. Everybody
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Jaimee / Ground Truth:
Ground Truth: Half of All Time Spent on the Mobile Internet …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Dell Lightning: the ultimate Windows Phone 7 device leaks out