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9:50 PM ET, May 9, 2010

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MacDailyNews:
Obama: With iPods and iPads, information becomes a distraction; imposes new pressures on democracy  —  Barack Obama lamented Sunday that “with iPads and iPods,” information has become a distraction that is putting new pressures on the U.S.A. and “democracy.”
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Kevin Gamble / HighTouch:
The President drinks from the ‘information overload’ Kool-Aid  —  I was disappointed to see President Obama's remarks from the commencement exercise at Hampton University today: Obama: iPad, Xbox Turn Information Into A ‘Distraction’ … He's right about one thing— the increase in knowledge flows …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Apple Files For “iTunes Live” Trademark  —  Apple has been filing applications for quite a number of trademarks lately, most of which get rigorously tracked and dissected by sites like PatentlyApple.com, among others.  But somehow, the most recent applications filed by Apple trademark correspondent Lisa G. Widup have gone unnoticed.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Official: Google Won't Offer Option To Restore “Classic Google” Look  —  As I covered in my article about Google's new look, while the new design appears to have been widely accepted without complaint, there are some who want “old” or “Classic Google” back.  Google tells me that's not going to happen.
Discussion: Technologizer
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Zee / The Next Web:
How to access the old Google Search.  No hacks or scripts required.  —  As you will probably know, Google Search has had somewhat of a face lift over the last week.  —  To say there has been an uproar over the latest update would be a lie, but there are plenty of people (as with any change) …
Daryl Deino / Examiner:
HP Hurricane webOS tablet may be released in 3rd quarter  —  We first speculated that since HP bought out Palm, they would come out wth a webOS tablet.  According to many industry insiders, this appears to be more of a reality now.  An insider at HP tells us that a webOS tablet under …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Spotted: Facebook's Check-In Functionality And New “Places” Tab  —  Code doesn't lie.  —  Over the past several weeks, there's been a lot of speculation about Facebook's location functionality.  At least part of that speculation can end now.  We now know what Facebook is planning to launch …
Discussion: eWeek
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Incumbent's Curse: HP  —  Last week's acquisition of Palm by HP makes a clear statement: HP recognizes we are at the beginning of the end of the classical PC era — and we're witnessing the birth of a new generation, really personal computers, currently called smartphones (and tablets).
Pthurrott / SuperSite Blog:
Sorry, But the iPad is Not ‘Killing’ Netbook Sales  —  Hopefully by now, most readers of this site understand how the tech world works: Apple releases a successful product (the iPad) but it suddenly becomes The Second Coming (tm).  So much so that Fortune's web-based Mac blog, Apple 2.0 …
Discussion: Sharing the truth … and PC World
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
The Tell-All Generation Learns When Not To, at Least Online  —  Min Liu, a 21-year-old liberal arts student at the New School in New York City, got a Facebook account at 17 and chronicled her college life in detail, from rooftop drinks with friends to dancing at a downtown club.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Gawker
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Alliance of Wi-Fi and WiGig Standards in 60 GHz  —  Good news for those of us that like harmony in standards-land: The Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliances have agreed to cooperate on technology for networking in the 60 GHz band.  This is terrific, and not unexpected.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Weighs in on iPad International Pricing and Taxes  —  With Apple's announcement on Friday regarding availability of the iPad in nine new countries later this month, a number of potential customers expressed dismay at the apparent higher prices in those countries relative to those in the United States.
Discussion: TiPb, 9 to 5 Mac and EverythingiCafe
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An Early Look At Twitter Annotations Or, “Twannotations”
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