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1:00 PM ET, May 19, 2010

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Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
Here's What's New In iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4  —  Oh yes! iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 is out and we're tearing it apart to find out what's new so that you don't have to risk your iPhones.  Here's what we've discovered so far.  Updating.  —  The default home screen is different.
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Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
Newest iPhone 4.0 Beta Implies That AT&T Is Finally Ready For Tethering
Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Grew 17 Per Cent in First Quarter 2010  —  RIM Made Its Debut into the Top Five Mobile Handset Manufacturers  —  Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totalled 314.7 million units in the first quarter of 2010, a 17 per cent increase from the same period in 2009 …
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Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
Google Android smacks down Windows Mobile in latest Gartner data  —  The good news for Google's Android operating system and devices continues and as the latest Gartner research data shows Android has now surpassed Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system and moved into fourth place with9.6 percent of market share.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google tries freeing Web video with WebM
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Bill Gates Told Steve Jobs About the iPad in 2007  —  May 30, 2007.  Watch Señor Bill Gates describing the future of computing, with Apple CEO Steve Jobs next to him: An iPad-like device being used alongside an iPhone-like device.  Then watch Jobs saying that, actually, the future was the PC.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Adobe Begins Offering New HTML5 Software Tools  —  Adobe, the software company, showcased a new HTML5 addition to its Creative Suite software on Wednesday at Google's I/O Developer conference.  —  The new addition, which is already available, comes in the form of a free upgrade to Dreamweaver, Adobe's Web authoring software.
Discussion: Adobe, AppScout and TNW Apps
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Adobe Flash To Eliminate Bandwidth Costs With P2P
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Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:   Adobe Announces Flash Player Support For Google's VP8 Video Codec
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
iPod touch with 2 megapixel camera leaked in Vietnam (video)  —  Guess who has another Apple scoop?  Tinhte, the upstarts from Vietnam have first pics of the mythical iPod touch with a camera.  The “DVT-1” stamp on the back makes it clear that this is an early design verification test unit in the evolution of product testing.
Electronista:
AT&T exec doesn't see mass exodus to Verizon iPhone  —  AT&T's wireless chief Ralph de la Vega today dismissed talk of a Verizon iPhone triggering a rush of defections to the rival carrier.  He explained at a JP Morgan conference that 70 percent of all of AT&T's customers are on family plans …
Stephanie Hannon / Google Wave Blog:
Google Wave Available for Everyone  —  Starting today, we are making Google Wave openly available to everyone as part of Google Labs.  You no longer need an invitation to wave — simply visit wave.google.com and sign right in.  Likewise, if you are a Google Apps administrator at a business …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft sues Salesforce.com over patents  —  Microsoft on Tuesday fired a major shot across the bow at Salesforce.com, filing a federal lawsuit against the online software company claiming it infringes on nine patents.  —  The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Seattle …
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Bogus is one way to describe Microsoft's patent claims against Salesforce.com
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
Yes folks, the official iPhone Twitter app is here  —  We already knew it was hours if not minutes away - see TechCrunch US report - and it's perhaps no surprise that New Zealand gets the goods ahead of Europe and the US (a bit like New Year's day).  —  Yes folks, the official Twitter app …
Sam Diaz / ZDNet:
Google I/O: mSpot streams personal music collections from the cloud  —  A Silicon Valley company is trying to get a jump start on what many suspect may be Apple's next music move: an online streaming music service that unleashes your personal library.  —  The company, called mSpot …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Sprint's Hero finally gets official Android 2.1 upgrade  —  Assuming you resisted the temptation to either root your Hero or update it with the recently leaked 2.1 firmware, this is your very first chance to finally slap a dash of Android future on your senescent device.
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Facebook fixing embarrassing privacy bug  —  Facebook worked with Alert Logic to fix the cross-site request forgery bug  —  IDG News Service - Facebook is fixing a Web programming bug that could have allowed hackers to alter profile pages or make restricted information public.
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The Independent:
How to watch Google's I/O developer conference live on the web  —  Google I/O is the company's largest developer event of the year and while only 4,000 lucky developers will be able to attend in person, you can watch all the keynote speeches from the comfort of your own home (or office).
Michael Mace / Mobile Opportunity:
Apple, Adobe, and Openness: Let's Get Real  —  There's a huge debate online about who's “right” between Apple and Adobe in the dispute over allowing Flash on the iPhone.  Both companies portray their actions as protection of users and developers, but in reality what they're both protecting is their profits.
Discussion: BBC and jd/adobe
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Matt Drance / Apple Outsider:   Cocoa, Flash, and Safari
Clay Dillow / Popular Science:
Computer Algorithm Can Recognize Sarcasm (Which Is Just Soooo Cool)  —  Recognizing Sarcasm with Computer Algorithms  —  The pursuit of machine intelligence means we have to come up with ways to communicate with our computers in a way both entities can understand.
Discussion: Telegraph and BaltTech
Paul Douglas / TechRadar.com:
Larry Page: Your Android battery should last a day  —  If it's not, then blame your apps, says Google co-founder  —  If your Android phone's battery doesn't make it through the day, there's “something wrong”, says Larry Page, co-founder of Google.  —  Speaking at Google's annual partner forum …
Sid Murlidhar / Facebook Blog:
Fast and Free Facebook Mobile Access with 0.facebook.com  —  Today, we are launching another way for people to access Facebook anytime, anywhere: 0.facebook.com. 0.facebook.com is a new mobile site that includes all of the key features of Facebook but is optimized for speed.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Is Firefox Headed Towards A Massive Decline?  Its Co-Founder Thinks So  —  Quora is a great place to find answers about products from prominent people involved with them.  It's also a great place for those prominent people to disagree, publicly.  That's what's happening right now in a thread about the future of Firefox.
 
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Gizmodo:
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Cody Barbierri / VentureBeat:
Clicker launches internet video guide based on HTML5 at Google I/O
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Barnes & Noble to open ‘PubIt!’ self-publishing portal this summer
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Google Contacts Trigger Reprimand for White House Aide, Official Says
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and PC Magazine
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
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Eric Zeman / InformationWeek:
Sprint Says Pre Didn't Work Out, Wants iPhone