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3:45 PM ET, May 10, 2010

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Is Android Really Outselling Apple?  —  Here's a curveball of a data point: Android is now outselling the iPhone.  —  Really?  Really, says NPD.  —  The consumer research shop says U.S. sales of smartphones using Google's mobile operating system climbed past Apple in the first three months of this year.
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NPD Group:
Android Shakes Up U.S. Smartphone Market  —  First quarter 2010 information from The NPD Group's Mobile Phone Track reveals a shift in the smartphone market, as Android OS edged out Apple's OS for the number-two position behind RIM.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Why U.S. Android Handset Sales Are Outpacing the iPhone  —  More handsets sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2010 were running atop Google's Android than Apple's iPhone operating system, according to the latest findings of The NPD Group.  Android smartphones accounted for 28 percent of sales …
Discussion: Switched and AndroidGuys
Twitter Status:
Follow bug discovered, remedied.  —  We identified and resolved a bug that permitted a user to “force” other users to follow them.  We're now working to rollback all abuse of the bug that took place.  Follower/following numbers are currently at 0; we're aware and this too should shortly be resolved.
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Twitter confirms awkward ‘auto-follow’ bug  —  It's been a Monday of social-media security embarrassments: Twitter has confirmed the existence of a bug that can force one user to follow another.  —  The bug appears to have originally been noticed by the blog Webrazzi, which successfully tested …
Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
REVEALED: How Today's Twitter Bug Was First Discovered
Discussion: Pulse2
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs Says Printing “Will Come” for iPad  —  Since Steve Jobs has taken it upon himself to answer customer queries, he becomes a frequently cited source for what Apple is working on.  According to one reader, Steve Jobs replied to an email asking why there are no printing capabilities on the iPad.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Google Seeks to Hire “Head of Social”  —  Google says it's willing to accept its shortcomings on the social web and bring in a “Head of Social” to set it on the right course.  The company has hired an executive recruiter to fill the position, and is currently in the process of casting its net as widely as possible.
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
A faster Wi-Fi format aims to eliminate most wires  —  Ready to cut the cord?  The next generation of Wi-Fi technology could make most wires obsolete.  —  The Wi-Fi Alliance, an organization that certifies wireless industry standards, announced the specification for a new format …
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
The Wi-Fi Juggernaut Rolls on, Crushing Startups
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 …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Confirms Its Location Product
Ian Schafer / AdAge:   How Facebook's Geo-Networking Plans Will Change Everything
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.”
Julia Ioffe / New Yorker:
ROULETTE RUSSIAN  —  The teen-ager behind Chatroulette.  —  The random encounters of Chatroulette buck a decade-long trend that has made the Internet feel progressively more ordered. … KEYWORDS … Andrey Ternovskiy, an eighteen-year-old high-school dropout from Moscow …
Discussion: MediaMemo, Thanks:atul
John Oates / The Register:
Facebook hires big antitrust lawyer  —  Gamekeeper turned poacher  —  With antitrust and privacy investigations already underway, Facebook has hired a big legal gun to fight back against regulators' increasing interest in its business.  —  Facebook has so far seen off antitrust complaints …
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:   Facebook says former FTC Chairman hasn't joined the company
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
New MacBook Air or 27-inch Cinema Display coming this week?  —  Macworld.com.au today predicts a new product release this week based on a “well-placed source familiar with Apple inventory levels and product refreshes.”  This is the same person who was aware of the last round of MacBook Pros.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's ‘iWork’ iPad Apps Will Generate Almost As Much Revenue As Google Docs (AAPL, MSFT, GOOG)  —  Apple's iPad office apps — Pages, Keynote, and Numbers — have consistently been among the most popular iPad apps since the tablet launched last month.  —  The “iWork” apps are already …
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.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
‘Beat the Internet’ Is AOL's Official New Mantra  —  The official theme of AOL, the fast-fading internet giant, is to “beat the internet,” CEO Tim Armstrong confirms in an internal memo.  And by “beat” he apparently means “pummel into a bloody whimpering mess.”
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo:
Sony Vaio P Is A Worthy Upgrade With Accelerometer, Touchpads and GPS  —  Well, well, well.  If it isn't another attempt by Sony at that ill-conceived “not a netbook, it's an ultraportable!” market.  After rumors, they've done good: inbuilt GPS, inbuilt 3G and an accelerometer.
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Skype ‘to offer adverts’ to keep service free  —  Josh Silverman, the chief executive of Skype, the popular internet telephone service, is “seriously considering” launching third party advertising on the service, The Telegraph can reveal.  —  Silverman, who says the company's mission statement is to be …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Erictric and Pocket-lint
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
CBS's Showtime Said to Test Putting Shows Online  —  CBS Corp.'s Showtime is developing an online video service for subscribers, according to a person with knowledge of the plans, joining rival cable channels that are seeking to reach customers away from TV sets.
 
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