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10:30 PM ET, April 10, 2011

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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.
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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Chris / cdixon.org:
Google's social strategy  —  It is widely believed that Facebook presents a significant competitive threat to Google.  Google itself seems to believe this - Larry Page recently said that all employees would have their bonuses tied to the success of Google's social strategy.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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
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.
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
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 …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: Meet the senator blocking Big Content's Web censorship plan  —  Start talking about the Web censorship legislation currently being drafted in both chambers of Congress, and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) becomes an instant quote machine.  This isn't just another of the many political issues Wyden …
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
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.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Samsung to release two Bada 2.0 handsets with NFC in Q4, software update in July?  —  Some of you Samsungers are probably anticipating the snazzy Wave 578 due out in May or June outside the US, but the sad news is it won't be shipped with the upcoming Bada 2.0 OS.
 
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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
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
No More Privacy Paranoia  —  Last week the Federal Trade Commission …
Brian Heaton / Government Technology News:
Mayor-Elect Discusses Open Source 311 for Chicago
Ohad Samet / TechCrunch:
Paypal Is About To Get A Bruising From Facebook And Square
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Feel Like a Wallflower? Maybe It's Your Facebook Wall
Discussion: @joshconstine and All Facebook
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