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7:10 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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: BoomTown, GigaOM and All Facebook
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
One Millionsquare: Foursquare Hits The Big Number  —  Congratulations QuakeHOLD I. of Escondido, California, you're Foursquare's one millionth user.  Or, at least, you're the user with the one millionth ID.  Yes, the much talked-about location-based service crossed the milestone today.
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
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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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
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
Softpedia News:
Nexus One to Land at Vodafone UK in April  —  The first Android phone sold by Google  —  Nexus One by HTC, the first mobile phone powered by Android to be sold directly via Google's web store, is expected to soon become available for purchase in the UK with Vodafone connectivity.
Discussion: Phones Review
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.
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.
Katie Allen / 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 …
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 …
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 …
Bloomberg:
Apple Captured 72% of Japan Smartphone Market in 2009  —  Apple Inc. shipped 1.69 million iPhones in Japan in the fiscal year ended March 31, capturing the top share of the country's smartphone market, MM Research Institute Ltd. said.  —  The iPhone, offered by Japan's third-largest wireless …
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
Android 2.2 Allows Automatic App Updates?  —  I was a bit skeptical when a user from 4chan claimed to be an “android trusted tester” and posted screenshots of a MyTouch 3G supposedly running Android 2.2 Froyo - afterall we know how easily those “About” screens are faked.
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 …
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.
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.
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
 
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Gwen Hinze / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Preliminary Analysis of the Officially Released ACTA Text
Discussion: Techdirt and p2pnet
Stuart Dredge / Mobile Entertainment:
Skype slams mobile operators for threats to mobile net neutrality
Discussion: Inquirer, The Big Blog and Techdirt, Thanks:stuartdredge
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
EdgeRank: The Secret Sauce That Makes Facebook's News Feed Tick
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Zynga and Facebook. It's Complicated
Discussion: TechCrunch
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook steps up lobbying, deepens ties with intelligence agencies, FTC
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Weighs In on Hitler, Parodies, Mashups & Fair Use
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook's $100 Billion Valuation Doesn't Sound Stupid Anymore
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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
Discussion: MacStories
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Google Street View logs WiFi networks, Mac addresses
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped and p2pnet