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5:35 PM ET, April 23, 2010

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CNET News:
Lost iPhone prototype spurs police probe  —  Silicon Valley police are investigating what appears to be a lost Apple iPhone prototype purchased by a gadget blog, a transaction that may have violated criminal laws, a law enforcement official told CNET on Friday.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Blippy users' credit card numbers found on Google  —  [Update: Blippy cofounder Philip Kaplan emailed a response.]  —  Yesterday was a big day for social-oversharing site Blippy, which lets members automatically post their purchases to the Internet.  The company announced $11.2 million …
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Blippy cofounder responds to credit card leak: “It's a lot less bad than it looks”  —  Earlier today, VentureBeat broke the news that some members of Blippy, a social-sharing site for shoppers, had their credit card numbers published to Google by Blippy's servers.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:   Google blocks Blippy credit card search
Kevin Thau / Twitter Blog:
Cloudhopping  —  Twitter was inspired by SMS and we continue to embrace this simple but ubiquitous technology.  In fact, Twitter's 140 character limit was designed specifically to allow for any tweet to be read in its entirety whether you're using a rudimentary mobile phone, or a more sophisticated Internet enabled device.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Buys Cloudhopper To Bolster Its SMS Service
Discussion: Nieuws and Phone Scoop
Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Lenovo emerges as leading candidate for Palm -sources  —  Lenovo (0992.HK), the world's No.4 PC brand, has emerged as the leading candidate to buy struggling smartphone maker Palm (PALM.O), after the U.S. firm was rebuffed by other potential Asian buyers, sources said.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:   Palm Shake-Up Imminent, Rubinstein May Be Out
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:   Why Nobody Wants Palm — Except Maybe Facebook
Brad Stone / New York Times:
For Web's New Wave, Sharing Details Is the Point  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Brooks wants the whole Web to know that he spent $41 on an iPad case at an Apple store, $24 eating at an Applebee's, and $6,450 at a Florida plastic surgery clinic for nose work.  —  Too much information, you say?
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Brad Stone / Bits:
When Over-Sharing Leads to Problems  —  2:59 p.m. |  Updated Added Blippy's explanation on their Web site of what went wrong.  —  In my story in Friday's New York Times, I wrote about sites that let people share all kinds of personal information with the world, and about how these sites …
Daniel Ionescu / PC World:
Google Dashes Hopes of Free iPhone Turn-by-Turn GPS  —  Google has denied the latest rumors that the search giant will bring free turn-by-turn GPS navigation on the Apple iPhone, although the features could come in the future to other (unspecified) mobile platforms.
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Asustek Eee Pad to hit channel in July  —  Asustek Computer chairman Jerry Shen has announced, at a conference in Taiwan, that the company will introduce its tablet PC, the Eee Pad, at Computex 2010, scheduled between June 1-5, and is aiming to launch the device in retail channels …
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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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why We Need an Open “Like” Standard
Dan / UNEASYsilence:
CONFIRMED: Fusion Garage SOLD ONLY 64 JooJoo Devices  —  STUPID STUPID Fusion Garage.  When you email your customers use the BCC field rather then the CC field!  —  This morning, Fusion Garage emailed all their customers asking for their experience using the JooJoo.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Dear Facebook & Google: We Are Not Your Pawns - Enough With The Auto Opt-In!  —  Over the past few months, both Facebook and Google had followed an alarming trend of opting people into things rather than letting them chose themselves.  Fair to say, I've had enough of all that.  I don't think I'm alone.
Bloomberg:
Nokia Apple-Buster Failure Makes It ‘Ford’ of Phones  —  By Diana ben-Aaron, Matthew Campbell and Howard Mustoe  —  Apple Inc.'s London store is buzzing as blue-shirted sales assistants scuttle between two floors.  On the opposite side of Regent Street, black plastic obscures Nokia Oyj's failed attempt at a U.K. flagship outlet.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Tim Mullaney / Bloomberg:
Foursquare Will Decide Between Sale, Financing in Weeks, CEO Crowley Says  —  Foursquare Labs Inc., the location- based Web service that reached 1 million users this week, will decide whether to sell itself or raise more venture capital within weeks, Chief Executive Officer Dennis Crowley said.
Discussion: Mobile Marketing Watch and Pulse2
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Privacy issues?  Google engineers leaving Facebook in droves  —  Well I bet they didn't quite expect that.  In the wake of Facebook's F8 conference this week, where it apparently bid to become the new Sheriff of the Internet, Facebook's plans to effectively put ‘social’ into the very structure …
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 …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Location Check-In Gowalla Tries to Set Itself Apart From Pack  —  There's a lot of buzz right now about technology that lets you “check in” and share your location, but is location-sharing a new business category?  The founders of one of the top start-ups built around the technology don't think so.
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.
 
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Markcuban / blog maverick:
Is Facebook the new internet and how soon before Microsoft tries to buy it ?
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Overhauls Page and App Insights, Adds Domain Analytics Features and an API
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
And Groupon makes three. What's Russian firm DST's secret sauce?
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Google highlights fair use defense to YouTube takedowns
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Mozilla Contacts Releases Facebook-Integrated Version with New “Person URLs”
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
YouTube's First Video Uploaded Five Years Ago Today
Discussion: Gawker and The Huffington Post
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Mr. Fixit Goes Open Source With DIY Repair Site
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
Shortage of Popular Intel Chips Threatens Laptop Rollouts
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Barry McPherson / McAfee Security Insights Blog:
An Update on False Positive Remediation
Electronista:
Cisco reading a 7-inch tablet of its own?
Discussion: CNET News, I4U News and SlashGear
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC moves to open television set-top box for Internet, competition
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway's SVAngel Closes $20 Million Venture Fund. …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Sethgoldstein / @seth:
Here We Go Again...  I remember that Monday morning, January 10, 2000.
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:seth
Brian Prince / eWeek:
1.5 Million Facebook Accounts for Sale in Web Forum, VeriSign Reports
Bloomberg:
Apple IPhone Captures 72% of Japan Smartphone Market