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11:05 PM ET, May 13, 2010

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Adobe targets Apple in ad campaign launched today, publishes open letter from founders  —  If you're reading Engadget today (and let's be honest, you're reading it right now), then you might have noticed that Adobe has launched a pretty full-force campaign to call out Apple on its anti-Flash mission.
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Adobe:
Our thoughts on open markets  —  The genius of the Internet is its almost infinite openness to innovation.  New hardware.  New software.  New applications.  New ideas.  They all get their chance.  As the founders of Adobe, we believe open markets are in the best interest of developers, content owners, and consumers.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Well, These New Zuckerberg IMs Won't Help Facebook's Privacy Problems  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his company are suddenly facing a big new round of scrutiny and criticism about their cavalier attitude toward user privacy.  —  An early instant messenger exchange Mark had with a college friend …
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Downplays Today's Privacy Meeting  —  One day after we learned about an all hands privacy meeting at Facebook, the company has confirmed the meeting but is clarifying what's being discussed.  The company has told us, “We have an open culture and it should come as no surprise …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Has Facebook's Active User Growth Dropped 25% to 50%?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:malpern
VentureBeat:
Acer to launch Chrome OS devices in two weeks (exclusive)  —  It's been some time since we received any new details on Chrome OS, Google's web-focused operating system for netbooks.  But that's about to change in a couple weeks.  We've learned from multiple sources that the Taiwanese computer …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Chrome OS Coming Along Quickly, But Not Ready Just Yet
Lev Popov / Facebook Blog:
Staying in Control of Your Facebook Logins  —  At Facebook, we're constantly working on new ways to protect you from scams and help you keep your account and information secure.  Today, we're announcing some new tools and systems designed to keep the bad guys out and keep you abreast …
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Facebook IDs hacker who tried to sell 1.5M accounts
Discussion: Neowin.net
Eugene Wei / Hulu Blog:
Pardon Our Dust  —  Today we're releasing several exciting updates to Hulu, most notably a new version of the Hulu video player.  We've posted an overview of the new player, complete with an introductory video, here.  And you can experience the changes for yourself throughout the site.
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Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Hulu: HTML5 Isn't Ready for Prime Time  —  UPDATED: Hulu rolled out a number of updates to its video player today, including making it bigger, adding adaptive bitrate streaming, improving content recommendations and enabling users to receive more personalized ads.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Reveals a Powerful Location-Based Service for the iPhone  —  Within the sixteen patent applications that were published by the US Patent & Trademark Office for Apple Inc today, a single gem emerged.  It's a very powerful new concept for a location based application service …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Google To Add Tethering, Wifi Hotspot To Android 2.2 Froyo  —  Google added a plastic desert sculpture of a frozen yogurt outside of their Android building today (here's Eclair, the last version), indicating the imminent arrival of the next version of the Android operating system, Android 2.2, AKA Froyo.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Let's Try This Again: How Much Web Video Is Really iPad-Ready?  —  Steve Jobs says there's no reason to cling to Flash video on the Web, because most Web video also works on the H.264/HTML5 standard he's supporting.  —  But Adobe (ADBE) says the majority of the Web's video uses its Flash standard.
Discussion: Fortune and Post Tech
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
How Much Web Video Is iPad-Ready? About Two-Thirds. Really.
Discussion: MeFeedia Blog
Michael VanDeMar / Smackdown!:
Hosting With GoDaddy?  Might Want To Rethink That Decision.  —  One of the services I offer people is cleaning their Wordpress installations of hacks and infections, mostly for those who might not have the time or technical expertise to follow my hacked Wordpress cleaning guide.
Michael Gartenberg / SlashGear:
Two weeks of travel, Ten iPad lessons  —  A while back, I tried traveling on business with nothing but the help of three smart phones.  I quickly ran into the headroom of those devices and, by the time I was home, I had a huge list of tasks I needed to deal with that could only be done on a computer.
Discussion: ZDNet
Chris Burritt / Bloomberg:
Wal-Mart May Sell IPad This Year in Electronics Push  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may start selling Apple Inc.'s iPad in 2010 in some U.S. stores as it competes with electronics chains for consumers who want to connect their e-mail, movies, games and music.  —  “We anticipate being able …
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Special Report: Can that guy in Ironman 2 whip IBM in real life?  —  (Reuters) - In the movie “Ironman 2,” Larry Ellison makes a cameo appearance as a billionaire, playboy software magnate.  It is a role he knows well.  He is playing himself — chief executive of Oracle Corp …
Boy Genius Report:
Exclusive BlackBerry tablet information  —  Been wondering about that BlackBerry tablet device you have been hearing about lately?  We have some exclusive information to share with you.  We have confirmed with multiple sources that the 8.9″ BlackBerry tablet will be strictly a “companion” device.
Agence France Presse:
65,000 Android phones shipping every day: Google  —  WASHINGTON — At least 65,000 mobile phones powered by Google's Android operating system are being shipped every day, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said Thursday.  —  Schmidt, speaking at Google's annual shareholder meeting …
Discussion: TNW Mobile
comScore, Inc.:
Americans Received 1 Trillion Display Ads in Q1 2010 as Online Advertising Market Rebounds from 2009 Recession  —  Facebook Was Top Display Ad Publisher in Q1, AT&T Ranked as Top Advertiser  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview …
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IAB:
Internet Advertising Revenues Hit $5.9 Billion in Q1 '10 …
 
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Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
OMG: Google Agreed To A $700 Million Kill Fee For AdMob???
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Agence France Presse:
Google situation in China ‘seems to be stable’: CEO
Discussion: CNET News
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
FCC's Genachowski: We're At The ‘Pre-Beginning’ With Third Way
Discussion: Company Town and GigaOM
Robert Quigley / Geekosystem:
Which Celebrities Did People Force to Follow Them the Day Twitter Exploded?
Discussion: TNW Social Media
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
You're Welcome, You Bastards  —  A week ago we posted two excerpts …
Ubergizmo:
10 Million CDMA iPhones Already On Order?
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and DigiTimes
John Gruber / Macworld:
This is how Apple rolls  —  Like other products, the iPad will start small, but grow large
 Earlier Items: 
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Steve Replies to Email About Mac Design Awards: “Just The Normal Cycle Of Things”
Discussion: Edible Apple and 9 to 5 Mac
Jim Louderback / AdAge:
How Location-Based Social Networking Gets Creepy
Discussion: Elliott C. Back
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Air Force may suffer collateral damage from PS3 firmware update