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10:30 AM ET, April 23, 2010

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Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
HTC declining Palm, leaves Lenovo in the field-source  —  * Lenovo emerges as leading candidate for Palm  —  * Palm could potentially fetch $1.3 billion  —  HTC (2498.TW), the world's No.5 smartphone brand, will not bid for Palm (PALM.O) after reviewing the company's numbers …
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Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Palm pledges to survive as an independent  —  The head of Palm has insisted that the troubled smart­phone maker can survive as an independent company in spite of disappointing sales of its flagship handsets.  —  Jon Rubinstein, chief executive, said that Palm would look at letting …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Don't bet on Lenovo saving Palm  —  Lenovo has reportedly emerged as the leading candidate to buy Palm after HTC bowed out, but would the PC maker really pull the trigger?  Logic dictates that Lenovo is an unlikely savior.  —  Reuters is reporting that Lenovo is in the running for Palm …
Discussion: Phones Review
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Understanding the Open Graph Protocol  —  I attended Facebook's F8 conference yesterday (missed the keynote IRL, but you can catch it online) and came away pondering the Open Graph Protocol.  —  In they keynote Zuck said (as Luke Shepard calls him):
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Fred / A VC:
One Graph To Rule Them All?  —  My partner Albert posted this on his blog yesterday: … He's talking about Facebook and the new services they announced this week at f8.  Clearly Facebook is executing fast and well at a scale that few Internet companies have ever reached.  It is very impressive to watch.
Discussion: Continuations
Bloomberg:
Apple IPhone Captures 72% of Japan Smartphone Market  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone shipments to Japan more than doubled in the past year, capturing 72 percent of the country's smartphone market, a research firm said.  —  Shipments of the iPhone, which began selling in Japan in July 2008 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook And Microsoft Check-In With Foursquare.  Will Crowley Sell?  —  There is a lot of action surrounding Foursquare right now.  And CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley has a tough decision to make.  —  It's already been widely reported that Yahoo is seriously pursuing a Foursquare acquisition …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One Millionsquare: Foursquare Hits The Big Number
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Oh My God, Apple Just Passed Microsoft In Market Cap!!!!  Wait.  Nope.  —  News is quickly spreading around the Internet today that Apple has passed Microsoft in market cap.  The only problem?  It's not true.  —  We've been following this trend closely in recent weeks.
Brad Stone / Bits:
What Danger Do Blippy and Swipely Pose to Amazon?  —  The social buying site Blippy is part of what one might call the Internet's “Too Much Information Movement,” which I write about in Friday's paper.  —  The startup, based in Palo Alto, Calif., allows people to link their credit cards …
Discussion: New York Times and VentureBeat
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
August Capital And CRV Spend $11.2 Million At Blippy.  Valuation Now $46.2 Million.
Discussion: Pulse2
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Velocity Micro's Cruz Tablet has Android 2.1 with full Flash support  —  Some alleged spy shots of a brand-new Android tablet materialized in our inbox this afternoon, and after sending a few e-mails and making a quick phone call, we can confirm they're 100 percent legit …
Sethgoldstein / @seth:
Here We Go Again...  I remember that Monday morning, January 10, 2000.  The day that AOL announced it was buying Time Warner.  The word starting seeping out the night before, Sunday night.  I went to sleep like it was Christmas eve, and couldn't wait for what market madness the morning would bring.
Thanks:seth
Brian Prince / eWeek:
1.5 Million Facebook Accounts for Sale in Web Forum, VeriSign Reports  —  Security researchers at VeriSign iDefense can put a price on your Facebook account.  As a recent attempt to sell 1.5 million accounts shows, social networking credentials are gaining value in the cyber-underworld.
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.
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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway's SVAngel Closes $20 Million Venture Fund.  He Tells Us How He'll Invest It [Video]  —  In February we reported that legendary angel investor Ron Conway was raising a small seed fund for SV Angel from outside investors - which is notable because for the last decade or so he has only invested his own money in startups.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Lynne Terry / Oregonian:
Video of 99-year-old Lake Oswego woman with iPad goes viral  —  A 99-year-old Lake Oswego woman stars in a YouTube video that's gone viral.  —  Virginia Campbell sits on a sofa in her apartment in Mary's Woods Retirement Community.  —  She never looks up at the camera.
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
A Peek at the Next Kindle and Nook Display  —  Assuming the next generation Kindle and Nook stick with E Ink as their display provider, this video highlights what'll be new: Animation and nearly double the contrast ratio.  —  Shipping to OEMs in the second half of this year, it's definitely nice.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Sarah Lai Stirland / Broadband Breakfast:
Google Exec: Incumbent Telcos Welcome On Our Gigabit Network  —  What Happens When You Can Get a Gigabit of Information Per Second In and Out of Your Home?  —  LAFAYETTE, La., April 22, 2010 - Incumbent communications companies are welcome to set up shop on Google's experimental super-high …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
India's copyright proposals are un-American (and that's bad)  —  India's copyright office website is “best viewed in 1024 x 768 true colors, Internet Explorer version 6.0 or above.”  —  That might sound a bit dated, but it has nothing on the country's copyright law, which was last overhauled completely in 1957.
Discussion: Boing Boing and Michael Geist Blog, Thanks:atul
Joseph Menn / blogs.ft.com:
Yahoo wants to do what Facebook did, only slower  —  Some very nice Yahoo executives came by the FT bureau in San Francisco this afternoon to remind us that they have a search strategy and that they are still planning to integrate Facebook and Twitter activity so that Yahoo users …
 
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Softpedia News:
Nexus One to Land at Vodafone UK in April
Discussion: Phones Review
Gwen Hinze / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Preliminary Analysis of the Officially Released ACTA Text
Discussion: Telegraph and Techdirt
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
Skype slams mobile operators for threats to mobile net neutrality
Discussion: TG Daily, The Big Blog, Techdirt and Inquirer, Thanks:stuartdredge
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EdgeRank: The Secret Sauce That Makes Facebook's News Feed Tick
Discussion: Download Squad
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Zynga and Facebook. It's Complicated
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Weighs In on Hitler, Parodies, Mashups & Fair Use
 Earlier Items: 
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's $100 Billion Valuation Doesn't Sound Stupid Anymore
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Goodbye CableCARD, hello “AllVid”
Discussion: CrunchGear and NewTeeVee
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Makes One Change Per Day To Search Algorithm
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Apple not banning analytics from apps
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Video Rental Store Now Open