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2:45 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
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google, Mozilla, And Opera Take On H.264 With The WebM Project, A New Royalty-Free Video Codec  —  Just when the H.264 video codec is starting to take over a large portion of new Web videos, along comes Google to shake things up again.  Today, along with Mozilla and Opera …
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The WebM project blog:
Introducing WebM, an open web media project  —  A key factor in the web's success is that its core technologies such as HTML, HTTP, TCP/IP, etc. are open and freely implementable.  Though video is also now core to the web experience, there is unfortunately no open and free video format …
Diary Of An x264 Developer:
The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google tries freeing Web video with WebM
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 …
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.
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.
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Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Adobe Announces Flash Player Support For Google's VP8 Video Codec
Discussion: Ajaxian
Vic Gundotra / The Official Google Blog:
Google I/O 2010 Day 1: A more powerful web in more places  —  Today at Moscone West in San Francisco, we're kicking off our largest developer conference of the year, Google I/O. Over two days, 5,000 people from 66 countries will hear from 200 speakers, see 180+ developer demonstrations …
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The Independent:
How to watch Google's I/O developer conference live on the web
Discussion: Digits, TechCrunch, Fortune and Gearlog
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.
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 …
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Biz Stone / Twitter Blog:
Twitter for iPhone
Discussion: TNW Apps, Thanks:atul
Gizmodo:
Chrome Web Store is Webapp Central In Your Browser  —  There's a new Chrome tag page (like the one there now that shows bookmarks) that you can “install” webapps onto your browser.  Essentially, it's a shortcut center to the webapps you use.  Then, there's the web store.
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.
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: BetaNews and TechCrunch
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.
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
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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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 …
 
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