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5:40 PM ET, May 14, 2010

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Andy Rubin / The Official Google Blog:
Nexus One changes in availability  —  We launched Nexus One in January with two goals in mind: to introduce a beacon of innovation among Android handsets, and to make it quick and easy for people to buy an Android phone.  We're very happy with the adoption of Android in general, and the innovation delivered through Nexus One.
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
4 Lessons Learned From Google's Nexus One Store Closure  —  Google plans to close its online retail store for the Nexus One handset in the U.S. and instead pursue the mobile operator retail model it uses in Europe with Vodafone.  And as available inventory spreads worldwide …
Zee / TNW Google:
Google to shut down its Nexus One web store. Going the retail route.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Apple spurred police in iPhone probe  —  REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—Apple pressed local police to investigate the loss of a next-generation iPhone a day after Gizmodo published photographs, telling investigators that the prototype was so valuable, a price could not be placed on it, according to court documents made public Friday.
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Roommate's Tip Led Cops to iPhone Finder  —  Police closed in on the man who found and sold a prototype 4G iPhone after his roommate called an Apple security official and turned him in, according to a newly unsealed document in the ongoing police investigation.
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Best Response To Adobe's Lame ‘We Love Apple’ Ads (AAPL, ADBE)
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Word For Word: The Apple & Adobe Letters
Jason Toff / Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice invites for students  —  We've found that Google Voice can be useful in many different ways to many different people.  But one group of people that it's especially well-suited for is students.  We've heard college students in particular really appreciate getting their voicemail sent …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Media Attacks On Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Are Getting Out Of Hand  —  Friday is Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's 26th birthday.  My guess is he won't be enjoying it as much as he should, given that the top tech story of the day is a look at a private instant message exchange he supposedly had six or seven years ago at Harvard.
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Danah Boyd / apophenia:
Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant)
Discussion: DailyFinance, Thanks:chrismessina
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook says all-hands privacy meeting was ‘productive discussion’
Discussion: TidBITS and ITworld.com
The Official Google Blog:
WiFi data collection: An update  —  Nine days ago the data protection authority (DPA) in Hamburg, Germany asked to audit the WiFi data that our Street View cars collect for use in location-based products like Google Maps for mobile, which enables people to find local restaurants or get directions.
Discussion: paidContent and Wall Street Journal, Thanks:atul
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Google Says It Inadvertently Collected Personal Data
Discussion: Search Engine Land
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:   Google Street View Cars Collected WiFi Payload Data for 3 Years
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Calls  —  Liza Colburn uses her cellphone constantly.  She taps out her grocery lists, records voice memos, listens to music at the gym, tracks her caloric intake and posts frequent updates to her Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Wall Street Journal:
New York Times to Begin Website Charges in January  —  The New York Times will begin charging for access to articles on its website in January, Bill Keller, executive editor of the newspaper, said at a dinner for the Foreign Press Association Thursday evening.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Wi-Fi Sync app rejected by Apple, headed to Cydia for $9.99  —  Can't say we're surprised to hear that Apple rejected Greg Hughes' Wi-Fi Sync app.  You know, the app that allows you to wirelessly sync your iPhone / iPod touch with iTunes without having to USB tether to your computer.
Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Bold 9800 slider launching in June at AT&T  —  While June has usually been strictly roped off as “iPhone month” for AT&T, this year looks like it will be different.  A couple of our RIM sources have informed us that the BlackBerry Bold 9800 slider will be making its public debut …
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
Google hiring 300 workers to pinpoint bugs in Google Maps  —  Google is hiring an army of 300 temporary workers in Kirkland as part of a yearlong campaign to improve the accuracy of Google Maps.  The search giant is working with temp staffing agencies to find “computer geeks” …
Thanks:toddbishop
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
44 Workers Sue iPhone Contractor Wintek Over Alleged Poisoning  —  News, analysis and insights from Barron's Silicon Valley bureau.  —  Daily Analysis Blogs & Columns Investing Ideas Rankings & Reports  —  Market Data  —  Daily Stock Alert  —  Forty-four workers in Suzhou, China …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Twitter Search Adds “Expand” Option For Shortened URLs  —  Twitter Search has added a new “expand” option that allows you to turn a shortened URL into back into its original longer version.  That's handy to know where the URL is taking you to.  It may also help increase the relevancy matching of some tweets.
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Chris Pirillo:
Twitter Expanding Short URLs - Accessible via Search
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:katarmstrong
 
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Microsoft CFO Says No Plans For Big Acquisitions Near Term
Discussion: Reuters and The Microsoft Blog
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
TiVo Patent Win Against Echostar, Dish to Be Reconsidered by Appeals Court
Discussion: Techdirt
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
BT to launch tablet computer to rival iPad
Ali Pasha / Google Code Blog:
Announcing Eclipse Labs
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Google, Microsoft Trade More Blows Over Docs, Office 2010
Discussion: internetnews.com
 Earlier Items: 
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Dell's Streak micro-tablet to hit Europe in June, US “later this summer”
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Yahoo's massive new headquarters plan approved