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12:35 AM ET, April 11, 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.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The man who won Steve Jobs' trust  —  Who is Walter Isaacson, and why did Jobs choose him to tell the story of his life?  —  Isaacson at the iPad unveiling.  Photo: Michael Copeland  —  [NOTE: Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that the first authorized biography of Steve Jobs — iSteve …
Discussion: TUAW, Thanks:philiped
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 and Marco.org
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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 were hand picked by Larry Page.  —  Also announced last week is that Larry Page …
Discussion: Boris Mann's Blog and TechCrunch
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Adobe Recasts the iPad as High-Tech Palette for Photoshop (Video)  —  While there are many applications that aim to bring a piece of Photoshop to the iPad-including some from Adobe itself-the creative software company's latest effort envisions how Apple's tablet can play a supporting role in content creation.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
These Are the First Three Adobe Photoshop Touch Apps  —  Rejoice, Photoshop junkies of the world, because Adobe is jumping into the tablet world for real.  And while this is not Photoshop for iPad (yet), my most precious body appendage is tingling with pleasant turgidity anyway.  More »
Thanks:gizmodo
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
Kai Lukoff / TechRice:
MySpace's Sorry Failure in China (Or What Facebook Should Not Do)  —  MySpace global is a failure amidst a revolving door of management (see analysis) and is currently on the auction block with Tencent among the suitors.  But long before the dismal MySpace global failure there was the dismal MySpace China failure.
Discussion: Penn Olson
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 …
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
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: Meet the senator blocking Big Content's Web censorship plan
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Can't Build A Real Startup? Play The ‘Startup Fever’ Boardgame
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
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
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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
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks:
SEC opens the gates to crowdfunding and a new structure of capitalism
Discussion: VentureBeat