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1:50 AM ET, April 28, 2010

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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Can Gizmodo Win the iPhone Legal Battle?  —  As we move into the second week of the iPhone-left-in-the-bar saga, the plot is moving from a technology news story to a legal one — and entering a cul-de-sac of speculation.  —  As I reported today with my colleague Brian Stelter …
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Mary Duan / bizjournals:
Apple asked for ‘lost’ iPhone criminal probe  —  The criminal investigation into the purported theft of an apparent iPhone prototype came at the request of Apple Inc., officials said Tuesday.  —  Investigators said they have identified and interviewed the person who took the phone …
Evan Hansen / Threat Level:
Apple May Have Traced iPhone to Finder's Address  —  People identifying themselves as representing Apple last week visited and sought permission to search the Silicon Valley address of the college-age man who came into possession of a next-generation iPhone prototype, according to a person involved with the find.
Discussion: Apple Gazette and BaltTech
Matt Zimmerman / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
OverREACTing: Dissecting the Gizmodo Warrant  —  Federal and California law both protect reporters against police searches aimed at uncovering confidential sources or seizing other information developed during newsgathering activities.  Yet on Friday, agents with the Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team …
CNET News:
Police ID person who found iPhone prototype  —  Police have reportedly identified the unnamed person who found the prototype iPhone phone lost by an Apple engineer in a Silicon Valley bar last month.  —  Investigators have interviewed the person who sold the prototype to Gizmodo for $5,000 …
Discussion: blogs.chron.com
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
REACT task force that targeted blogger addresses its connections to Apple
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Welcome Back, Steve: Apple CEO Jobs To Appear Onstage at D8  —  Apple (AAPL) CEO and Co-founder Steve Jobs will appear at the eighth D: All Things Digital, in an interview on the opening night, kicking off our tech and media conference that will also include famed Hollywood director James Cameron …
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Ryan Tate / Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs To Speak At All Things D Conference? (AAPL)
New York Times:
Apple Buys Intrinsity, a Maker of Fast Chips  —  Apple wants the fastest chip for its mobile devices and has bought another chip maker to gain an edge over its competitors.  —  Apple has acquired a small Austin, Tex., company called Intrinsity, known for making zippy versions of a computer chip often found in mobile devices.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
It's Official: Adobe Flash support will be built into Android 2.2  —  10 months.  That's how long its been since Adobe first demonstrated Flash on Android — and that's pretty much a lifetime in the mobile world.  And yet, official Flash support for Android is still nowhere to be seen*.
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Google's Andy Rubin on Everything Android  —  Andy Rubin, a vice president of engineering at Google, leads one of the search giant's most important efforts—the development of Android, Google's open source platform for smartphones and other mobile devices.  —  Android, of course …
Vladimir Vukievi:
Fennec on Android  —  Over the last few months, we've made some great progress on bringing Firefox to Android.  Michael Wu, Brad Lassey, Alex Pakhotin and I have been focusing on getting a build ready that's usable by a broader set of people, and we're now ready to get that build out there.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Mozilla Officially Unveils A Pre-Alpha Test Version Of Firefox For Android
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Nokia says leaked N8 has early software, shouldn't be reviewed  —  It looks like Nokia isn't too happy that its big N8 / Symbian^3 reveal this morning was tarnished by Eldar Murtazin's harsh preview of the device and OS a few days ago: in a new Conversations blog post, the company says that Eldar's …
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Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Windows Live Messenger for iPhone unveiled  —  Remember in December 2009 we told you Microsoft were planning a Windows Live Messenger app for iPhone?  Well today we can reveal a little bit more.  —  Today we can exclusively unveil the first official screenshots of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Senators Want Facebook To Make “Instant Personalization” Service Opt-In  —  Today during a press conference, Senator Charles Schumer of New York and a number of other Democratic Senators announced that they would like Facebook to make their new “Instant Personalization” service “Opt-In” rather than “Opt-Out” by default.
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Facebook Sends Window Decals to Local Businesses  —  Facebook may not have made any big announcements about local business marketing at last week's f8 conference, but the company is certainly stepping up its efforts in that area.  Today, we discovered that Facebook is sending out window decals …
Discussion: Mobile Marketing Watch and Lost Remote, Thanks:atul
Michael Wolff / Newser:
Creepy Steve Jobs May Not Want You to Read This (or Will Break Down Your Door)  —  Follow him on Twitter @MichaelWolffNYC  —  Speaking of Apple's weird and scary overreactions—yes, good idea, have the police storm the Gizmodo editor's house in the lost iPhone prototype caper—here's my story:
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Want to Know What Facebook Is Saying About You?  Try This Tool  —  Interested in finding out what information Facebook is sharing about you through the company's new open-graph API?  Developer Ka-Ping Yee has come up with a simple tool that shows you everything the social network sends …
Nick Wingfield / Digits:
Amazon, Dell Founders Help Fund Healthcare Startup  —  A Seattle startup that provides primary health care for a flat monthly fee is getting some big-name financial backers from the technology industry: Jeff Bezos and Michael Dell.  —  Qliance Medical Management Inc. says it has raised $6 million …
Discussion: Seattle Times and TechFlash
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View:
Unknown HTC Android QWERTY phone (Wildfire?) hits the FCC, AT&T 3G included  —  Rarely do we see the FCC approving an HTC phone and posting photos of it - and yet this has just happened.  —  The HTC PC70110 has been approved by the Commission with AT&T 3G bands (850 / 1900 MHz) …
Gene J. Koprowski / Fox News:
Apple Needs to Do More to Keep Porn off iPhones, Watchdog Group Says  —  A socially conservative media watchdog group says a wealth of pornographic apps are currently available for iPhone users.
Discussion: PC World, Macsimum News and Fortune
Peter Fleischer / European Public Policy Blog:
Data collected by Google cars  —  Over the weekend, there was a lot of talk about exactly what information Google Street View cars collect as they drive our streets.  While we have talked about the collection of WiFi data a number of times before—and there have been stories published in the press …
Discussion: Techdirt, Wi-Fi Networking News and Ars Technica, Thanks:atul
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Frothy Times for Web Angel Investing  —  The startup Formspring.me was just four months old when it closed a $2.5 million angel round of funding last month from 10 name-brand investors, among them angel funds, individual entrepreneurs — even a venture capital firm.
Discussion: Loic Le Meur Blog, Thanks:atul
 
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