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10:10 PM ET, April 10, 2011

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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Has Stopped Street View Photography In Germany  —  In most locations, Google sends its Street View cars out on a repeated basis “to make sure the information is accurate and kept up to date,” as the Street View website explains.  —  But that's not happening in Germany.
Goldy / The Stranger:
Obsessed with Jacob  —  The US Government Keeps Harassing a UW Researcher Who Speaks for WikiLeaks  —  One day after being detained at the Canadian border trying to enter Washington State, Jacob Appelbaum jokes about writing the first Yelp reviews of all of our nation's airport detention areas.
Discussion: @jilliancyork and @zephoria
Groklaw:
Groklaw Articles Ending on May 16th  —  I have decided that Groklaw will stop publishing new articles on our anniversary, May 16.  —  I know a lot of you will be unhappy to hear it, so let me briefly explain, because my decision is made and it's firm.  In a simple sentence, the reason is this …
Discussion: Open Source Blog and TechSpot, Thanks:ilamont
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Dear Vic: here's your Google bonus (you gotta waste time to get it)  —  Vic Gundotra was the guy who hired me at Microsoft and today is in charge of Google's social strategy.  He's one of the “post reorg” guys who was hand picked by Larry Page.  —  Also announced last week is that Larry Page …
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Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Steve Jobs Authorized Biography Coming in 2012  —  First authorized biography on Apple CEO Steve Jobs coming in 2012  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in a book about his life.  —  Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that Walter Isaacson's “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” will be published in early 2012.
Discussion: Fortune, 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Linux Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and the Story of its Roots [Infographic]  —  Linux is celebrating its 20th anniversary.  To commemorate, the Linux Foundation created an infographic that highlights events in the past 20-years from the open-source movement. its also launching a video contest …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Can't Build A Real Startup?  Play The ‘Startup Fever’ Boardgame  —  There's actually quite a few options for wannabe-founders looking to live vicariously through this current startup explosion:  —  A) You can read TechCrunch and hash out whether or not a product will succeed in the comments section.
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
Ohad Samet / TechCrunch:
Paypal Is About To Get A Bruising From Facebook And Square  —  2011 is going to be a big year for payments, with more startups and mature companies getting funded in the space than almost ever before.  It's important to make the distinction between the headline chasers …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
No More Privacy Paranoia  —  Last week the Federal Trade Commission and Google signed a broad privacy settlement that requires the search company to submit to “privacy audits” every two years.  The agreement ended a dispute that began last year, when Google launched Buzz, the ill-fated social-messaging system built into Gmail.
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Feel Like a Wallflower?  Maybe It's Your Facebook Wall  —  ONE recent rainy night, I curled up on my couch with popcorn and Netflix Instant, ready to spend a quiet night at home.  The peace was sweet — while it lasted.  Soon, my iPhone began flashing with notifications from a handful …
Discussion: @joshconstine and All Facebook
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Loves TV, and The Feeling Is Mutual  —  Twitter has been making a persistent pitch to TV in recent months: Work with us, and we'll boost your ratings.  —  And here's a TV network taking them up on the offer: Viacom's Comedy Central, which is counting on Twitter to promote its “Comedy Awards” show tonight.
Discussion: PR Newswire and AppScout
Electronista:
Maine school district buys iPad 2s for every kindergartner  —  Young students in Auburn, Maine will be using cutting edge technology right from the start of their school experience: the district has bought 285 iPad 2s to use for each kindergartner and teacher in the classrooms.
 
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Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Sony's Move.me database used to create gesture-enabled mouse driver (video)
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine and PC Magazine
Brian Heaton / Government Technology News:
Mayor-Elect Discusses Open Source 311 for Chicago
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Israeli parody details the rise and fall of Apple's iBoy, humanity as a whole (video)
Discussion: Examiner
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Ad.ly Versus Facebook: Something Doesn't Add Up
Discussion: Ad.ly, The Next Web and MediaMemo
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks:
SEC opens the gates to crowdfunding and a new structure of capitalism
Parks Associates:
Parks Associates sees social gaming on track to become $5 billion industry by 2015
Discussion: Gamasutra and VentureBeat
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Facebook's Open Compute Project
Discussion: Facebook