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1:30 PM ET, April 25, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Age Of Facebook  —  Two years ago I was on the Charlie Rose show and we talked about, among other startups and trends, Facebook.  It wasn't clear then that Facebook had what it took to become one of the great technology companies.  They had conquered the college market and were destroying the hopes and dreams of MySpace.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Facebook's Open Graph Protocol from a Web Developer's Perspective  —  David Recordon of Facebook has an interesting post titled Why f8 was good for the open web where he talks about how some of Facebook's announcements at their recent F8 conference increase the openness of the Web.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Open Graph: It Depends On What The Meaning Of The Word “Open” Is
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and FactoryCity
Steve Wozniak / Gizmodo:
Steve Wozniak On Apple Security, Employee Termination, and Gray Powell  —  During last week's iPhone leak saga, Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, reached out to us with a story: The morning of the iPad launch, an engineer showed him an iPad for two minutes.  For this he was fired.
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Tova Cohen / Reuters:
Israel lifts ban on imports of Apple iPad  —  (Reuters) - Israel will begin allowing people to bring Apple iPads into the country starting on Sunday, two weeks after customs began confiscating the tablet computers for fear they would interfere with other wireless devices.
Instapaper Blog:
Instapaper Pro 2.2.3 now available  —  Changes:  —  iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch: … iPad: … iPhone, iPod touch: … Some rationale for the major changes, since I got a lot of positive feedback when I last discussed the design process:  —  The iPad reading interface
Discussion: App Advice
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
6 Million Unfollows Later, Twitter Moves To Silence ManageTwitter  —  As I wrote about back in February, ManageTwitter is easily one of the most useful third-party Twitter services out there.  While there are plenty of services that help you find new people to follow, there simply aren't enough …
Thanks:bobcaswell
Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times:
An Online Alias Keeps Colleges Off Their Trail  —  TO the list of the typical high school rites of passage — first crush, first kiss, first pimple — technology may be adding a ritual: changing your name.  —  For high school students concerned with college acceptance, Facebook presents a challenge.
Greg Jarboe / Search Engine Watch:
Testing Apple iPad Tablet in New Rutgers Mini-MBA Digital Marketing Program  —  This is a test.  Each student enrolling in a new Mini-MBA: Digital Marketing Executive Certificate Program this summer at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will receive an Apple iPad tablet.  This is only a test.
Discussion: Technology Questions
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPad pinky theft suspect arrested  —  Accused of yanking an Apple bag until the cord tore off part of the victim's little finger  —  Surveillance video.  AP Photo/Denver police  —  According to the Denver Post, police have arrested a man suspected of the strong-arm theft of a newly purchased Apple …
Discussion: Denver Post
Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Why doesn't the Labour Party respect copyright?  —  Earlier this month I wrote about the Labour Party taking a copyrighted image and using it without permission on a campaign poster.  The Conservatives then copied the poster and committed the same offence.  —  Having so enthusiastically driven …
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
IPv4's Last Day: What Will Happen When There Is Only IPv6?  —  TORONTO — How will we know when IPv4 address space is all used up?  And what will happen when that day comes?  —  The modern Internet has been built using IPv4 (define), which provides for 4.3 billion address, a supply that could run dry within the next two years.
Discussion: internetnews.com
Keith Moon / TechLeash:
Twitter Going OAuth Only - Are Developers Ready?  —  On Saturday Twitter announced that it will be switching off support for basic authentication in it's API on 30th June, and only allowing access through the more secure OAuth authentication system.  —  The announcement appeared …
Discussion: Mashable! and TechRaga
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
WARNING: Blippy User's Debit Card Numbers Still Appearing In Google  —  Blippy, the social network for people who want to publicize their purchases, got in big trouble yesterday for publishing some of its users credit card numbers.  But by mid-afternoon, Blippy had announced the problem …
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Chris Remo / Gamasutra:
Apple Hires IGN Editor As App Store Game Editorial Chief
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Researchers “Addicted” to Bogus Internet Studies
Discussion: iGeneration, Switched, Reuters and Smart Mobs, Thanks:blogdiva
 Earlier Items: 
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Criminal Charges Possible in the Case of the Lost iPhone
Discussion: PC World, Digital Trends and Bloomberg
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
What Are These Camera-fied iPod Touch “Prototypes” Doing On eBay?
Discussion: SlashGear, Fone Arena and TechLeash
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Reading on iPad before bed can affect sleep habits