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4:10 AM ET, April 29, 2010

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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
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
HP's Palm acquisition is about tablets and netbooks, too
Chris Obrien / SiliconBeat:
Did Elevation Partners take a hit on Palm investment?
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
The Smartest Tweets About HP/Palm
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and VentureBeat, Thanks:hpnews
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
BREAKING NEWS: Siri bought by Apple  —  Back in February I said that if you miss Siri you will miss the future of the Web.  —  Well, Apple did not miss the future of the Web.  —  According to FTC Apple just purchased Siri.  —  If previous acquisitions by Apple are an indicator …
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Timothy Hay / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Apple Moves Deeper Into Voice-Activated Search With Siri Buy  —  Apple Inc. has acquired Siri Inc. just a few months after the start-up's voice-activated personal-assistant program launched in the App Store, an investor in San Jose-based Siri told VentureWire.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley Buzz: Apple Paid More Than $200 Million For Siri …
Discussion: Insanely Great Mac
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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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 …
CNET News:
Gizmodo considers suing police after iPhone raid  —  A lawyer for Gizmodo says the gadget blog could sue the sheriff's office in San Mateo County, Calif., for raiding an editor's home last Friday as part of a criminal probe into an errant iPhone prototype.  —  The option of a lawsuit …
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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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Ben Horowitz / ben's blog:
Why We Prefer Founding CEOs … When my partner Marc wrote his post describing our firm, the most controversial component of our investment strategy was our preference for founding CEOs.  The conventional wisdom says a startup CEO should make way for a professional CEO once the company has achieved product-market fit.
Discussion: blog.pmarca.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Hacker Identified: You Decide If We Press Charges  —  Remember that hacking incident we had back in January?  TechCrunch.com was defaced twice over a two day period and was redirecting for part of that time to a third party site.  —  We got through the event and mostly put it behind us.
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.
Discussion: Reuters
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Yahoo's search model developing a new face  —  Yahoo Inc. stresses that it's still in the online search business, but a series of papers and presentations the company is unveiling at a major conference this week underscore how navigating the Web has less to do with the search box and blue links we know so well.
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Kurt / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Facebook's Eroding Privacy Policy: A Timeline  —  Since its incorporation just over five years ago, Facebook has undergone a remarkable transformation.  When it started, it was a private space for communication with a group of your choice.  Soon, it transformed into a platform where much of your information is public by default.
Discussion: Techipedia
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal:
Verizon's Droid Incredible goes on sale Thursday  —  Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal  —  Verizon Wireless will begin selling the Droid Incredible on Thursday.  —  Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) said the device, which is powered by Google Inc.'s Android 2.1 …
Discussion: Android and Me
Piero Sierra / The Windows Blog:
Preview of the new Windows Live Messenger  —  We've spent the last few months posting about how we look at the industry, the key customer problems that are top-of-mind for us, and where we think we can improve the lives of our customers.  Today in a speech at the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil …
 
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
T-Mobile Drops 5GB Cap, Ushers in a New Mobile Broadband Future
Discussion: Gizmodo
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Report: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Believe In Privacy
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Klout Raises $1.5 Million To Measure Influence And Authority On Twitter
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