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4:25 PM ET, April 25, 2010

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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.
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.
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Dell roadmap shows ‘Sparta,’ ‘Athens’ Android netbooks amid smartphones  —  Here's a little more out of the Dell camp following last week's insane smartphone leak of the Thunder and Looking Glass, along with the Streak (Dell Mini 5).  The roadmap we've obtained shows a few new items …
Tom / A Blog.:
The Facebook F8 story that no one seems to be writing...  If you develop Facebook applications, or have a website you'd like to integrate with Facebook connect, you have undoubtedly seen at least some of the videos from the F8 Conference this weekend.  By and large, I found the announcements impressive …
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: TechCrunchIT
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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
Diary Of An x264 Developer:
Announcing the first free software Blu-ray encoder  —  For many years it has been possible to make your own DVDs with free software tools.  Over the course of the past decade, DVD creation evolved from the exclusive domain of the media publishing companies to something basically anyone could do on their home computer.
Discussion: Slashdot
Examiner:
Sony to discontinue 3.5 inch floppy disk in Japan  —  Sony announced on April 23rd that they will be discontinuing sales of the classic 3.5 inch floppy disk in Japan in 2011.  The news marks a major end to a nearly three decade history of the disk type that the company helped to pioneer.
Discussion: Liliputing and Slashdot
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
 
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Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Why doesn't the Labour Party respect copyright?
Keith Moon / TechLeash:
Twitter Going OAuth Only - Are Developers Ready?
Discussion: Mashable! and TechRaga
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet:
IPv4's Last Day: What Will Happen When There Is Only IPv6?
Chris Remo / Gamasutra:
Apple Hires IGN Editor As App Store Game Editorial Chief
 Earlier Items: 
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Researchers “Addicted” to Bogus Internet Studies
Discussion: iGeneration, Switched, Smart Mobs and Reuters, Thanks:blogdiva
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
WARNING: Blippy User's Debit Card Numbers Still Appearing In Google