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5:55 AM ET, April 25, 2010

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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.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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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
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
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: Epicenter, The iPad Report and Geek.com, Thanks:jwherrman
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
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?
Alex Ahlund / TechCrunch:
How The iPad Will Change The iPhone Game Industry
Discussion: AppVee
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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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.
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
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 …
Keith Moon / TechLeash:
Twitter Going OAuth Only - Are Developers Ready?  —  On Saturday Twitter announced that it will be switching of 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
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Woz has fun with leaked iPhone T-shirt (photos)  —  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 …
Discussion: Edible Apple
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
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Researchers “Addicted” to Bogus Internet Studies  —  The University of Maryland released a study of college students and the Internet yesterday that garnered some headlines, including one from Reuters that talked about how these poor students were “suffering from Internet addiction.”
Discussion: iGeneration, Reuters and Smart Mobs, Thanks:blogdiva
 
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