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1:15 AM ET, May 1, 2010

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Leland Rechis / Twitter Blog:
Twitter for Android: Robots like to share too  —  When we tweet what's happening around us, we share not only our thoughts, but also web pages, photos, videos, location...anything.  Mobile phones are increasingly part of our lives, and we seem to be doing everything but making phone calls.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Android Fragmentation In Action: Twitter's New Official App Won't Work On Many Google Phones (GOOG, MOT)  —  One of Google's biggest Android problems is that its platform — as young as it is — is already super fragmented.  —  There's already a handful of Android phones on the market, which is good for Google.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Official Twitter for Android app goes live, will go open source
Discussion: Android Phone Fans
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
iPad 3G video downscaled, blocked over AT&T network  —  In our early testing, iLounge has learned that some video delivery applications act differently over the 3G network than they do on Wi-Fi.  The iPad's built-in YouTube application strips both standard and HD videos to a dramatically lower resolution …
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Dan Moren / Macworld:
First Look: iPad Wi-Fi + 3G  —  At last, the prophecy has been fulfilled: the second half of the coming of the iPad is upon us.  I have in my hands (well, on my ottoman as I write this), an iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, which is Apple's somewhat long-winded moniker for describing an iPad with cellular data access …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AT&T On The iPad 3G Video Restrictions: “That's something you need to ask Apple”  —  Today in the U.S. people are getting their hands on the 3G version of the iPad for the first time.  The hardware is supposed to be exactly the same as the WiFi-only version except, of course …
Discussion: Electronista
Erica Sadun / TUAW:
Skype calls not allowed over iPad 3G connections
Discussion: MacRumors
Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
The Official Verdict in the stolen iPhone Case  —  http://www.cbsnews.com/i/tim//2010/04/ 26/gizmodo.jpg  —  Jason Nation Mailing list: http://jasonnation.com  —  Unsubscribe: email unsubscribe@calacanis.com  —  Last Show: Sky Dayton http://bit.ly/b5Rsi1  —  Rights: Forwarding by email OK, but please do not publish on web
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Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Apple Reported IPhone Prototype as Stolen, Law Enforcement Official Says
Discussion: PC World
Hugo Roy / hugo's blog:
Open Letter to Steve Jobs  —  update 16:00: Steve Jobs answers to my open letter, see below.  —  Dear Steve Jobs,  —  Having read your Thoughts on Flash, I could not agree with you more.  Flash is not the Web, and I am glad Apple seizes the opportunity of open standards to build better products for their customers.
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Charlie Stross / Charlie's Diary:
The real reason why Steve Jobs hates Flash  —  There has been some ... interesting news from the tech sector this week.  —  Firstly, the Apple vs. Adobe vendetta gets even nastier, with a public letter from Steve Jobs explaining why Adobe's Flash multimedia format will not ever be allowed …
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CNET News:
Free Android phones coming to Adobe employees  —  This will come as little surprise to anyone who followed technology news this week, but let there be no doubt about the preferred smartphone platform at Adobe: it isn't the iPhone.  —  Adobe confirmed Thursday that it plans to demonstrate …
Megan Woolhouse / Boston Globe:
Family, Verizon far apart over nearly $18,000 phone bill  —  DOVER — Bob and Mary St. Germain say they can't believe it.  Four years after their son, Bryan, used his cellphone to connect to the Internet, the couple is still trying to fight the bill: a nearly $18,000 tab from Verizon.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
City of LA: Despite what you've heard, we still like Google  —  It looked earlier today like Google's work with one of its most high-profile Apps customers, the city government of Los Angeles, might be hitting some speed bumps.  TechCrunch spotted a city memo stating that some early users complained about …
Discussion: TechCrunchIT
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Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:   Exclusive: Justin.TV's New Android App, iPhone App Hits 1.5M Downloads (Video)
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Waiting for iTunes.com?  Don't Hold Your Breath  —  Apple is shutting down its Web-based music service in a month.  When will it open a new one?  —  No time soon, from what I can tell.  —  I've been on the phone all day with music industry sources.  None of them know of any specific plans Apple …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why iPad mags cost $4.99 each  —  Because that's what the market will bear — at least for now  —  If you buy the digital editions of Popular Science or TIME Magazine on the iPad, they cost $4.99 each — same as on the newsstand.  —  However, one-year subscriptions to Popular Science …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Posterous Starts Automatically Inserting Affiliate Links Into Sites, Forgets To Tell Users  —  We've been tracking simple-simple publishing service Posterous for quite a while now, and for the most part they've turned us into big fans.  Unfortunately, they've just committed a fairly serious blunder.
Discussion: Alexey Shamrin
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook's impending fight with D.C. (FAQ)  —  You probably have a Facebook account—well over 400 million people do.  You've probably noticed that the look and feel of your profile have recently changed (again).  —  And you've probably heard a lot recently about Facebook changing its privacy policies (again).
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:   Activist groups launch new Facebook privacy offensive
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
One in eight to cut cable and satellite TV in 2010  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Despite rising cable and satellite TV prices and easy access to streaming TV and movies on the Internet, few consumers have cut the cord.  But that looks like it's about to change.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
AT&T wants 3 strikes tribunal, government website blacklist  —  Pop quiz: what organization recently provided the following quotes on “graduated response” to the White House's Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel?  — “Private entities are not created or meant …
Discussion: Boing Boing
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Hard Labor: Adobe Rebuilds Its Wired Magazine App to Fit Apple's Flash-Free Agenda
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google Tests Phone Numbers In AdWords Ads
Discussion: Maboot.com, Thanks:atul
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Researchers spy on BitTorrent users in real-time
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Google Ventures' Entire Investment Team Finally Revealed
Thanks:louisgray
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Cloud Print Gets Mobile Printing Support from Cortado
 Earlier Items: 
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
New Chrome fires up geolocation ability
Discussion: Maximum PC
Slate:
Don't believe the telecoms. …
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Privacy Concerns Limit Online Ads, Study Says
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Set Google Voice as Your Skype Caller ID
Discussion: Computerworld
Chris Saad / Paying Attention:
Open is not enough. Time to raise the bar: Interoperable
Discussion: Brij Singh's Blog, Thanks:chrismessina