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11:35 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 …
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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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Adobe launches Flex and Flash Builder software for cross-platform mobile apps
Discussion: The Loop
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.
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Gartner:
Gartner Says Apple iOS to Dominate the Media Tablet Market Through 2015, Owning More Than Half of It for the Next Three Years  —  Despite mounting competition from other operating systems (OSs), Apple's iOS will continue to own the majority of the worldwide media tablet through 2015 …
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Gartner's iPhone, Android predictions radically revised in a year and a half
Discussion: ConceivablyTech
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Facebook Strikes China Deal With Baidu  —  Facebook has struck a deal with Baidu, the biggest Chinese search engine, to open a jointly-owned socialnetwork in China, according to reports in the Chinese press, citing inside sources.  —  These sources said the new venture wouldn't involve Facebook.com …
Michael Gartenberg / Macworld:
Why “post PC” doesn't mean “sans PC”  —  Apple has taken a lot of flak for Steve Jobs's comments at the iPad 2 launch event, which heralded the coming of the post-PC world.  —  If you mention that statement on Twitter, you'll immediately be confronted by couple of your followers over the fact …
Discussion: MacStories and @rawmeet
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Research In Motion Eyes a Rebound  —  WATERLOO, Ontario — In a rare interview last week, Mike Lazaridis, one of Research In Motion's two chief executives, was the one asking questions:  —  “Why is it that people don't appreciate our profits?  Why is it that people don't appreciate our growth?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Hire indicates Apple shift from aluminum to composites?  —  Kevin Kenney has spent most of the last 14 years building carbon fiber bicycles as the President and CEO at Kestral Bicycles.  This month, he became an Senior Composites Engineer at Apple after consulting for the past few years.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Kiip Is An Entirely New Mobile Ad Model: Real Life Rewards For In-Game Achievements  —  Kiip, the seven month-old mobile ads startup, is finally coming out of stealth today and revealing an entirely new model for in-game advertising, one that offers users value instead of fighting an uphill battle for their attention.
Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
The Netbook Is Down And Out As Acer And Google Back Away  —  Ah, the netbook: the pet rock of the PC industry.  As recent moves by Acer and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) show, it's high time to bury the netbook as a fad born out of desperation rather than a true evolution of mobile computing.
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Samsung's Galaxy S II hits UK on May 1st, 1.2GHz processor in tow  —  Good news for those of you reading this from across the pond.  Samsung has let it be known that its new flagship handset, the Galaxy S II, will be available in the United Kingdom on May 1st.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Peter Thiel: We're in a Bubble and It's Not the Internet.  It's Higher Education.  —  Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you.  —  I can say that with confidence because it's about Peter Thiel.  And Thiel - the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist …
Discussion: SAI and BostInnovation.com
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple AirPlay Private Key Exposed, Opening Door to AirPort Express Emulators  —  Developer James Laird has reverse engineered the Airport Express private key and published an open source AirPort Express emulator called Shareport. … Previously, the private key was unknown …
 
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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Intel, on the Outside, Takes Aim at Smartphones
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC Flyer hits UK pre-order status at £600, comes with 3G and 32GB of storage
Greg Sterling / Internet2Go:
Marchex Buys Jingle Networks for $62 Million in Cash and Stock
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Patently absurd system encourages litigation, not innovation
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech:
Google Chrome Gets SPDY - And An Onscreen Keyboard
Discussion: thechromesource, PC World and Slashdot
Reuters:
Analysis: Alliance Data may face high Epsilon breach costs
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Once the hobby of tech geeks, iPhone jailbreaking now a lucrative industry
Kai Lukoff / TechRice:
MySpace's Sorry Failure in China (Or What Facebook Should Not Do)
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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
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Linux Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and the Story of its Roots [Infographic]
Goldy / The Stranger:
Obsessed with Jacob  —  The US Government Keeps Harassing …
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