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10:45 AM ET, April 29, 2010

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Steve Jobs / Apple:
Thoughts on Flash  —  Apple has a long relationship with Adobe.  In fact, we met Adobe's founders when they were in their proverbial garage.  Apple was their first big customer, adopting their Postscript language for our new Laserwriter printer.  Apple invested in Adobe and owned around 20% of the company for many years.
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Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines:
Steve Jobs pens Adobe missive: ‘Flash falls short’  —  Perhaps bowing to increasing media criticism, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has penned an open letter explaining his company's decision to avoid using Adobe Flash on its mobile iPhone, iPod and iPad devices.  —  Jobs writes that not supporting Flash …
Discussion: paidContent and AppleInsider
HP:
HP to Acquire Palm for $1.2 Billion  —  Combination will accelerate HP's growth within the more than $100 billion connected mobile device market  —  HP and Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase Palm …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
HP On Palm Acquisition: “Our Intent Is To Double Down On WebOS”  —  As you may have heard, HP has just announced the acquisition of Palm for $1.2 billion.  It's a massive move that HP hopes will reshape the mobile industry.  I got a chance to talk with Brian Humphries …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
HP Buys Palm: The Optimist's View
Chris OBrien / SiliconBeat:
Did Elevation Partners take a hit on Palm investment?  (1)
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
HP-Palm: Everyone's a loser but Apple
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook's High Pressure Tactics: Opt-in or Else  —  Facebook users who choose not to link their user accounts to Facebook's public Pages are ending up with blank profiles containing no information at all.  If you haven't experienced this problem, it's probably thanks to the somewhat high …
Discussion: louisgray.com
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Kurt / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Facebook's Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline
Discussion: Techipedia
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Report: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Believe In Privacy
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Jon Stewart Rips Into Apple Over Lost iPhone Debacle.  That's Going To Leave A Mark.  —  Over the last two weeks countless blog posts and articles have been written about the Gizmodo/iPhone leak and the subsequent police investigation.  Few have been as scathing toward Apple as a segment that aired on tonight's Daily Show.
Tinic Uro / kaourantin.net:
H.264 hardware decoding in Mac OS X  —  ArsTechnica recently asked Adobe if we would use the recently added video acceleration API in Mac OS X 10.6.3.  The answer was yes and today we are making it available as a beta version (it was also a feature included in the release candidates builds …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Adobe's Flash Player ‘Gala’ OS X preview tested: results may vary
Discussion: AppleInsider
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
iPhone tethering on AT&T still waiting on better network performance  —  AT&T's own Ralph de la Vega mentioned as early as November of 2008 that you'd be able to tether your iPhone to your computer and use it as a modem “soon,” but here we are some ten months after the initial announcement …
Google Mobile Blog:
The New Image Search for Android and iPhone  —  When you do an image search, we find that it is typical that you will look through many pages of search results.  So in the redesign of Google Image Search for mobile, available today for iPhone 3.0+ and Android 2.1 devices …
Ori Amiga / The Windows Blog:
Messenger across the web  —  As Jeff and Piero mentioned yesterday, the newest version of Messenger (beta coming soon) is designed to be the most meaningful way to stay in touch with the people who matter most, keeping you connected with your friends and what they're doing across the web.
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Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Fortress Apple  —  The company needs to open up. … From the magazine issue dated May 3, 2010  —  Apple's new iPad is more than just a gorgeous consumer electronics device.  It's also a kind of challenge to the Internet itself—or at least to the conventional wisdom of what the Internet is supposed to be all about.
Thanks:atul
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Apple to Charge a Premium to Put Ads in Mobile Apps  —  Setting a high bar for its debut in the advertising business, Apple Inc. aims to charge close to $1 million for ads on its mobile devices this year and perhaps even more to be among the first, ad executives say.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
LG Innotek to supply 5MP camera for Apple's fourth-gen iPhone - report  —  LG Innotek will serve as the supplier of 5-megapixel camera sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone due to ship this spring, according to a report out of the Far East.  —  The Chosun reported Wednesday …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Follows Facebook And Twitter Into ‘Follow’ Model  —  LinkedIn has been working to make its professional social network, well, more social.  With the massive popularity of Facebook, and Twitter, it makes sense for LinkedIn to use some of the feature from these networks in order to make its platform more social.
Michael Gartenberg / SlashGear:
Why I like Kin  —  Recently, Microsoft unveiled a new mobile platform and two new devices built for it.  It's called Kin and it's targeted at a younger demographic with a focus on social communication.  It's also been one of the most controversial releases I've ever seen.
Discussion: Product Reviews Net
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley Buzz: Apple Paid More Than $200 Million For Siri To Get Into Mobile Search  —  How much did Apple pay for the acquisition of Siri, the maker of a mobile virtual personal assistant app?  Apple won't say, and neither will the company or its investors.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
BREAKING NEWS: Siri bought by Apple
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
New iPhone Could Hit Stores During Apple's Developer Conference  —  Apple could put its next-generation iPhone on sale during the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), sources familiar with the situation have told us.  That date could be June 7, the likely date of the WWDC keynote.
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Kindle firmware 2.5 imminent: Twitter/Facebook integration, ebook Collections, more
Discussion: Engadget, Gadget Lab, I4U News and Mashable!, Thanks:c_davies
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Terry Childs juror explains why he voted to convict
Discussion: Paul Venezia's blog
Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:
Amazon Looks to Widen Lead in Cloud Computing
Discussion: Data Center Knowledge
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Yahoo's search model developing a new face
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal:
Verizon's Droid Incredible goes on sale Thursday
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Even Through a Recession, We Want Our Web
 Earlier Items: 
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Texas man set to admit building botnet-for-hire
Discussion: The Register
Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
Why We Prefer Founding CEOs
Discussion: blog.pmarca.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Hacker Identified: You Decide If We Press Charges
Discussion: p2pnet and Gawker
Gary Cutlack / EuroDroid:
Layar launches “world's first augmented reality store”
Barbara Kiviat / The Curious Capitalist:
The missing legal link in the Gizmodo-iPhone case
Bloomberg:
Sony Said to Announce Televisions With Intel Chips, Google Software in May
Discussion: Neowin.net, Maximum PC and Go Rumors
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
T-Mobile Drops 5GB Cap, Ushers in a New Mobile Broadband Future
Discussion: Gizmodo