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1:50 PM ET, April 24, 2010

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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Two prototype iPod touches with cameras show up on eBay  —  Update: Shocker...they've been pulled from Ebay.  —  Well looky what we have here.  Someone has put up two semi-working iPod touches WITH cameras and a development version of the iPod OS on Ebay.
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
What Are These Camera-fied iPod Touch “Prototypes” Doing On eBay?  —  Or, to precise, what was this apparent test device doing on eBay, before it was unceremoniously yanked?  And is it real?  —  Speaking to the second question, the answer is a firm probably.  Here's the evidence:
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.
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Bloomberg:
Gizmodo Says Police Haven't Been in Contact Over IPhone Prototype Incident
Discussion: EverythingiCafe
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Reading on iPad before bed can affect sleep habits  —  Apple's iPad can do movies, music, e-mail, apps and rich Web browsing.  And of course, e-books.  Should Amazon just put its comparably basic e-reader, the Kindle, to sleep?  —  Not so fast.  Sleep experts say using the iPad before bed …
David Recordon / O'Reilly Radar:
Why f8 was good for the open web  —  It's easy as a technologist to think about openness solely in terms of technology, but openness is broader than that.  Openness of technology means that others can build using the same tools that you do.  Openness of data means that developers …
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
More open than thou: Blogger battle rages over new Facebook tools
Discussion: FactoryCity
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Woz has fun with leaked iPhone T-shirt (photo)  —  Steve Wozniak, the patron saint of Apple computer engineers, is smiling down on Gray Powell.  —  Wozniak, who along with Ronald Wayne and Steve Jobs founded Apple in 1976, recently had himself photographed drinking a beer …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Updated Windows Phone 7 videos show Office doing awesome things  —  As much as Microsoft has revealed about Windows Phone 7 thus far in the past two months, one critical, differentiating element that it's going to be able to lord over its competitors — true Office support — has been a bit of a black box.
Shenaz Zack / Google Public Policy Blog:
Content ID and Fair Use  —  (Cross-posted from the Official YouTube Blog)  —  Over the past decade, the evolution of the Internet has altered the landscape for both traditional media companies and the doctrine of fair use, and the media industry has tried to keep up.
ISPreview UK:
Comical Video Highlights Dangers of EU Plan to Block Internet Websites  —  Alexander Lehmann has created an incredibly clever and subtly comical video that seeks to illustrate the dangers of new European wide internet filtering / website blocking plans, which are currently being proposed by EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.
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 …
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Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Undercover persuasion by tech industry lobbyists  —  Why pay for a golf trip, dinner or full-page ad when you can tweet for free?  —  The influence peddlers of K Street have discovered the power of social networking on such Web sites as Twitter and Facebook.
BBC:
Meet Marty Cooper - the inventor of the mobile phone  —  Martin Cooper, inventor of the mobile phone, said manufacturers are cramming too much into new handsets  —  Martin Cooper may not be a household name, but his invention is familiar to more than half the planet's population who own a mobile phone.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Gizmodo Caught In Copyright Crossfire  —  At TorrentFreak we keep a close eye on the DMCA takedown requests that are received by search engines such as Google and Yahoo.  These are usually sent out by music and film companies but last week we saw them being joined by the Gawker Media-owned weblog Gizmodo.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple TV Will Remain A Hobby Until Someone Shows Apple The Money (Or Apps)  —  During the Q&A session of their earnings call this week, Apple COO Tim Cook fielded a question that he gets seemingly every earnings call: what's the deal with Apple TV?  —  The question is a good one.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Palm Shake-Up Imminent, Rubinstein May Be Out  —  Palm right now is a disaster.  Its sales are going nowhere, its market share is plummeting, and try as it might, it can't even find a buyer.  Industry sources tell us that a major restructuring and management shakeup is imminent and CEO Jon Rubinstein may be replaced.
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Why Nobody Wants Palm — Except Maybe Facebook
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UM Newsdesk:
Students Addicted to Social Media - New UM Study
Discussion: Reuters and SiliconANGLE
jballer:
Gizmodo's Trade Secret Liability
Discussion: TUAW
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Reader Adds Support for Video and Audio Tags
Discussion: The Next Web, Softpedia News and TechRaga, Thanks:atul
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Report: One Quarter of Online Videos Are Viewed in Primetime
Discussion: Maximum PC
 Earlier Items: 
Paul R. La Monica / CNNMoney.com:
It's time to add Apple to the Dow
Markcuban / blog maverick:
Is Facebook the new internet and how soon before Microsoft tries to buy it ?
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
And Groupon makes three. What's Russian firm DST's secret sauce?
Bloomberg:
Nokia Apple-Buster Failure Makes It ‘Ford’ of Phones
Discussion: mocoNews