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5:40 AM ET, May 10, 2010

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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
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Confirms Its Location Product  —  As I said earlier tonight, code doesn't lie.  Facebook has now confirmed their location-based feature, which is apparently due to launch shortly if the code found on their touch.facebook.com site is any indication.  Of course, they only confirmed it so they could clarify something else.
Discussion: Go Rumors
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Use iPad with Magic Mouse [Video]  —  If you have been using your iPad on a desk with the official iPad Keyboard Dock accessory, you might have felt the need of having a mouse to control iPad's screen.  This is because it is more convenient to use a pointing device for interacting with a device …
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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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.
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.
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Facebook Loses Face: Board Member's Account is Breached  —  Yesterday morning, some of the 2,301 Facebook friends of venture capitalist and Facebook board member Jim Breyer received a message from him, through Facebook.  “Would You Like a Facebook Phone Number?” it asked, presenting a link to “see more details and RSVP.”
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Clay Dillow / Popular Science:
A Single Molecule Computes Thousands of Times Faster than Your PC  —  A demo of a quantum calculation carried out by Japanese researchers has yielded some pretty mind-blowing results: a single molecule can perform a complex calculation thousands of times faster than a conventional computer.
Discussion: Pocket-lint, Science Daily and Slashdot
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
International iPad pre-orders now underway  —  Live in Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain or Switzerland and want an iPad?  Then break out your credit card and hit up your country's respective online Apple Store, as online pre-orders for the smash-hit tablet that nobody needs …
Discussion: TechCrunch, App Advice and Mashable!
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: Fudzilla and Sharing the truth …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
A Closer Look At Microsoft Spindex, An Experimental Social Aggregator  —  Earlier this week during a keynote presentation at Web 2.0, Lili Cheng, head of Microsoft's Future Social Experiences Labs (FUSE) group, unveiled their latest research project: Spindex, a ‘social personal index’ for your web content.
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: FM Blog
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Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Facebook Breached My Privacy, And Other Things That Whiny …
Japan Today:
Google backed by almost all U.S. publishers on digital bookstore  —  NEW YORK —  U.S. online search giant Google Inc has clinched the support of almost all publishers in the United States for its digital bookstore expected to be launched as early as the end of June, company officials said Sunday.
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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Dan Goodin / The Register:
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