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9:45 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:
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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Official Blippy Blog:
Blippy And Credit Card Numbers: Update  —  The security and privacy of our users is extremely important to Blippy and is our top priority.  As a continuation of our efforts from yesterday, when 4 credit card numbers were discovered in Google's cache, we're taking the following measures:
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.
Discussion: The iPad Report, Thanks:jwherrman
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 …
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Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Lufthansa offers free flight to Apple worker who lost iPhone prototype …
Tauqeer Ahmed / ithinkdifferent:
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Beta 2 leaked  —  As expected Microsoft Office 2010 for PC is set for launch on May 12 while Office 2011 for Mac will launched later this year.  The development of Office 2011 for Mac is going swiftly as evident from the beta 2 milestone build that has been leaked.
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 …
Discussion: I4U News and Kindle Review
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
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Criminal Charges Possible in the Case of the Lost iPhone  —  The authorities in San Mateo County in California are considering whether to file criminal charges in connection with the sale of a missing next-generation iPhone belonging to Apple.  —  The San Mateo district attorney could act …
Arn / MacRumors:
iPad Camera Connection Kit Notes and Demo Video  —  Apple's Camera Connection Kit for iPad began shipping earlier this week and customers have started receiving the adapters.  This YouTube video provides a hands-on demonstration using the kit to import photos directly to the iPad:
Chris Remo / Gamasutra:
Apple Hires IGN Editor As App Store Game Editorial Chief  —  Apple has reached into the world of video game journalism to head up editorial content for the game section of its iPhone and iPad App Store, hiring longtime IGN editor Matt Casamassina for the position.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
More open than thou: Blogger battle rages over new Facebook tools  —  Facebook has reignited the openness debate by launching tools this week that may reshape the web and hand the company a big advantage over its competitors.  —  The word “open” — like “green” or “eco-conscious” …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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