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11:45 AM ET, May 5, 2010

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Electronista:
Adobe shows off Android tablets running Flash and Air  —  While Adobe does not have any Apple products on the show floor at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, the company is showing off prototypes of upcoming Android-based tablets.  The Google Android Tablet, even in a pre-release form …
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Max / Zendomax:
Android Multi-Touch Tablet Prototype Hands-on Review!  [Web 2.0 Expo]  —  Today, I was at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco as soon as it was open (as I blogged about it several hours before).  Upon walking around the exhibit floor, I quickly found Adobe.  —  Oddly, they were displaying …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
Video: Major Facebook security hole lets you view your friends' live chats  —  You've got to hand it to Facebook.  They certainly know how to do security — not.  —  Today I was tipped off that there is a major security flaw in the social networking site that, with just a few mouse clicks …
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Paul Buchheit justifies increasing openness, less privacy
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Microsoft Kin One and Two review  —  Make no mistake: the Kin One and Two are coming into the world as the black sheep of the phone industry, and Microsoft would have it no other way.  Straddling the fence somewhere between a dedicated smartphone and high-spec featurephone …
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Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Hot new features uncovered in iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3  —  Here's the thing... We just installed the newly released iPhone OS 4.0 beta 3 and found quite a few changes.  There are a lot of minor things like how the background of the multitasking interface matches the background in the iPad's browser …
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel launches chip for smartphones, tablets  —  Intel on Tuesday announced its long-awaited Atom chip for smartphones and tablets, a crowded market populated by a host of formidable rivals—unlike the PC market where it dominates.  —  Previously known by the code name “Moorestown,” …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Murdoch: WSJ iPad App Has 64,000 Active Users—And We Keep The Money  —  It's not even a rounding error but one of the numbers Rupert Murdoch seemed to really enjoy tossing out during the News Corp earnings call: more than 64,000 active users for the Wall Street Journal iPad app after its first month.
Discussion: Fast Company, 9 to 5 Mac and Neowin.net
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp.'s Fabled Subscription Plans a Month Away
Discussion: Company Town and paidContent, Thanks:marcusschuler
JR Raphael / PC World:
Google Editions: Bringing E-Books to Your Browser  —  JR Raphael, PC World  —  Google wants to bring your digital book reader into the cloud.  —  The company has just announced plans to launch its own digital bookstore, a Web-based effort called Google Editions.
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Lili Cheng / TechNet Blogs:
Introducing Spindex - the Latest Exploration From Microsoft's Labs  —  Last fall, with Ray Ozzie's support and sponsorship, we started FUSE Labs, with the mission to work with Microsoft product and research teams to ideate, develop and deliver new social, real-time and media-rich experiences for home and work.
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Google Gives Its Search Results a Facelift  —  Google is making some very noticeable changes to its familiar search results pages, rolling out the changes gradually on Tuesday and Wednesday.  —  The search giant is adding a new left-handed navigation panel to most results pages …
Discussion: TNW Google
Kurt / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Six Things You Need to Know About Facebook Connections  —  “Connections.”  It's an innocent-sounding word.  But it's at the heart of some of the worst of Facebook's recent changes.  —  Facebook first announced Connections a few weeks ago, and EFF quickly wrote at length about the problems they created.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Launches Android App & Mobile API, Gives iPad Cloud Sync Apple Should Have Built  —  Dropbox's effortless file sharing service is going mobile in a big way: the service has just launched its official Android application, a native iPad app (which comes in addition to a previously …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson X10 family to get Android 2.1 in ‘Q4 2010’  —  The Xperia X10, one of the big mindshare-grabbing devices of the smartphone world, made us wait a cool six months between its November announcement and wide retail availability in April.  One of the secret hopes while all that waiting …
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Blockbuster Video Launches API to Open the Web, Mobile, Set Top Boxes and More  —  Blockbuster Video is launching an API called “Blockbuster Everywhere.”  The new cross-channel API is designed to deliver films, reviews and real-time inventory to devices that include phones, set top boxes …
Robert Reich:
Apple Isn't the Problem.  Wall Street's Big Banks are the Problem.  —  Why is the Federal Trade Commission threatening Apple with a possible lawsuit for abusing its economic power, but not even raising an eyebrow about the huge and growing economic (and political) muscle of JP Morgan Chase …
Discussion: Fortune and 9 to 5 Mac
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Fending Off Microsoft, Google Invests In TV Ad Startup Invidi (GOOG, MSFT)  —  Update: Invidi just put out a press release confirming the news:  —  INVIDI Technologies Corporation, the leader in advanced addressable advertising solutions for television, announced today it has secured …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
EFF fights Facebook bid to outlaw one-stop social apps  —  Opposes power play against aggregator site  —  A civil liberties watchdog has challenged Facebook's legal claims that an unauthorized third-party site that helps users login automatically violates criminal laws.
 
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Know Your Rights: H.264, patent licensing, and you
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
CNET News:
Media want Gizmodo court records in iPhone probe
Discussion: MacNN and Tech Eye
Jeanette Borzo / Digits:
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Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 Earlier Items: 
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
AddThis Toolbox Gets the Facebook “Like” Button
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Court: RapidShare doesn't need to filter user uploads
Discussion: Tech Eye
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Google Adds App Store for Analytics
Ina Fried / Technology News:
Microsoft hitting ‘unsubscribe’ on newsgroups
Discussion: Ars Technica, The Register and eWeek
Zach Epstein / Know Your Cell:
Torture test: Is AT&T's unlimited iPad 3G plan truly unlimited?
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs' Big New York Times Letdown