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6:05 PM ET, May 7, 2010


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Nokia sues Apple in Wisconsin for infringement of Nokia patents  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced that it has today filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin, alleging that Apple iPhone and iPad 3G products infringe five important Nokia patents.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Nokia sues Apple again, says the iPad 3G infringes five patents  —  Looks like settlement negotiations in the various Nokia / Apple patent lawsuits aren't going too well — Espoo's just hit Cupertino with a second federal patent lawsuit, this time alleging the iPad 3G and iPhone infringe five patents related …
iPad Available in Nine More Countries on May 28  —  Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK on Friday, May 28.  Customers can pre-order all iPad models from Apple's online store in all nine countries beginning on Monday, May 10.
Leo Lewis / Times of London:
Rivals are invading its patch, but Nintendo is ready to go to war  —  Nintendo is preparing to unleash the full force of its development and marketing artillery against Apple after profits tumbled at the Japanese giant for the first time in six years.  —  The reversal of fortunes …
David Wang / PC World:
Android Now Running On iPhone 3G  —  After just a couple more weeks of work, we've made tremendous progress and brought Android to the iPhone 3G.  Although this port is slightly more rough than the previous Android on first-generation iPhone port, this marks an important milestone …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga Gunning Up (And Lawyering Up) For War Against Facebook With Zynga Live  —  The relationship between Facebook and its biggest gaming partner, Zynga, are at an all time low, we've heard from multiple sources.  The level of stress, says one source, is “intense.”
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Zynga pulls pit bulls from Mafia Wars after complaint
Mitchell Harper / Mashable!:
5 Ways Facebook's Open Graph Will Impact E-commerce
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
CBS Will Have Full Slate of Web Video on the iPad  —  CBS may have the most aggressive plans to enable viewers to watch web video on the iPad, but so far, that's all they are — plans.  The broadcaster has made only a limited number of promotional clips available for viewing on the tablet device …
Bing / Search Blog:
Shop and Share with Bing  —  A lot of us don't shop alone.  Going to the mall is often a social thing, so why should shopping online be any different?  75% of shoppers seek advice from others even when shopping online and now Bing shoppers can too!  In the last announcement we refreshed …
Chromium Blog:
The future of O3D  —  We launched the O3D API about a year ago to start a discussion within the web community about establishing a new standard for 3D graphics on the web.  Since then, we've also helped develop WebGL, a 3D graphics API based on OpenGL ES 2.0 that has gradually emerged as a standard …
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:   Great win for WebGL and standards; O3D becomes JS library
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Now Borders Has A Kindle, Too: Here's The $150 ‘Kobo’ (BGP, AMZN, AAPL)  —  If black-and-white “e-ink” e-readers have any chance to compete with more sophisticated tablets like Apple's iPad, they had better be cheap.  —  And that's the best feature of Borders' new Kindle clone: At $150, “Kobo” is by far the cheapest of the bunch.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
AT&T Palm Pre Plus and 3G MicroCell available nationwide on May 16 (update: not quite nationwide)  —  You've waited long enough AT&T customers.  So long that the Palm Pre is now the Palm Pre Plus and Palm, well, isn't even Palm anymore.  But you just never mind all that …
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Everybody Is Wrong About Facebook's Foursquare-Killer  —  To the surprise of no one, Facebook is about to launch location-aware status updates.  —  The conventional wisdom is that this is very bad news for location-based social networks like Foursquare, Loopt, and Gowalla.
Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Here's How Much Tech Companies Spend On Advertising (YHOO, GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)  —  Yahoo plans to spend $80 million on the next leg of its big ad campaign.  If that sounds like a lot, that's because it is.  It's almost double the amount Yahoo spent on advertising last year …
Discussion: and 9 to 5 Mac
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Google Reader Adds HTML5 Support  —  Google Reader has released a slew of new updates today, the most prominent being support for HTML5-powered videos and audio.  —  As HTML5 gains steam, partially due to Apple's war against Adobe Flash, more and more websites are switching to HTML5 interfaces …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Needs To Fix Its App Store Spam Problem (AAPL)  —  Even with Apple's ham-fisted control over the App Store, it's still filled with spammy applications, notes Marco Arment, the developer behind the popular “Instapaper” app.  —  Case in point: Marco wanted to download a popular game called “Angry Birds” (iTunes Link).
Marco Arment /
That's a problem.  —  I went to buy Angry Birds on Topherchris …
Discussion: App Advice, EverythingiCafe and Daring Fireball, Thanks:atul
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba building world's lightest 13-inch laptop with fast charging SCiB battery?  —  Toshiba has a long history of making highly desirable ultraportables.  Now, if today's rumor pans out, it seem set to bust out another in the form of the world's lightest (less than 1Kg with SSD) 13 incher.
Robin Wauters / CrunchGear:
WePad is now called WeTab - under pressure from Apple?  —  Neofonie, the German company behind the much-hyped iPad rival WePad, has changed the name of its tablet computer to WeTab, in a surprise move.  The company has announced the name change on its Facebook page, stopping short of explaining why.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Tim O'Reilly: Steve Jobs Is Trying To Build A Fundamental Challenge To The Web  —  This morning during his keynote talk at Web 2.0 Expo, Tim O'Reilly took a look at the State of the Internet Operating System — a term he uses to describe the intertwined web services like search, the social graph …
Discussion: VatorNews, Connecting the Dots and ZDNet, Thanks:bobcaswell
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