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4:15 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 …
Discussion: Ars Technica and ZDNet
Zee / TNW Google:
Google to shut down its Nexus One web store. Going the retail route.
Discussion: ZDNet and Silicon Alley Insider
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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Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:   Roommate's Tip Led Cops to iPhone Finder
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 …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Adobe, You Brought An Advertisement To A Gun Fight  —  Adobe, no one seems to want to say this to you, but I will.  Stop it, you're embarrassing yourself.  —  You've just spent God-knows how much money on an ad buy that blankets much of the technology press (including this site).
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Adobe Co-Founder: We Never Abandoned Apple, but Apple Is Abandoning Us  —  A couple of weeks ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs published “Thoughts on Flash,” a 1,671-word execration of Adobe's Flash platform.  —  On Thursday, Adobe co-founders and co-chairmen Chuck Geschke and John Warnock followed suit with some thoughts of their own.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Word For Word: The Apple & Adobe Letters
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Best Response To Adobe's Lame ‘We Love Apple’ Ads (AAPL, ADBE)
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.
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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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook says all-hands privacy meeting was ‘productive discussion’
Discussion: ITworld.com
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Mark Zuckerberg:
Telegraph:
EU criticises Facebook privacy changes
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.
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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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 …
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.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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Chris Pirillo:
Twitter Expanding Short URLs - Accessible via Search
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:katarmstrong
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google executives reflect on year at annual meeting  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google executives faced little hostility at the company's annual stockholder meeting Thursday, other than a familiar complaint: it's hard to call people at Google.  —  Chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt presided …
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Dell's Streak micro-tablet to hit Europe in June, US “later this summer”  —  I'm not sure who among you is really pumped about a 5-inch tablet when we've got phones approaching that size, but hey, diff'rent tablets for diff'rent... users, right?  It looked okay when we saw it a while back …
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
BT to launch tablet computer to rival iPad  —  Touch-screen tablet will feature video calling, email and apps  —  BT has unveiled plans to launch its own touch-screen, tablet style computer, which will go head-to-head with Apple's iPad.  —  The as yet unnamed device was demoed at BT's annual strategy day in London.
 
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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
Ali Pasha / Google Code Blog:
Announcing Eclipse Labs
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Google, Microsoft Trade More Blows Over Docs, Office 2010
Discussion: internetnews.com
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Copywriter Uses People's Incessant Self-Googling to Get a Job
Discussion: AppScout and Pocket-lint
 Earlier Items: 
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Yahoo's massive new headquarters plan approved
Michael VanDeMar / Smackdown!:
Hosting With GoDaddy? Might Want To Rethink That Decision.
VentureBeat:
Acer to launch Chrome OS devices in two weeks (exclusive)