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3:25 PM ET, April 13, 2011

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Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft offers first details on next version of Windows Phone  —  Microsoft offered its most detailed look yet into the next version of Windows Phone, codenamed Mango, that will give developers the ability to tap deeply into other applications and the hardware capability of the phone.
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft benchmarks Windows Phone browser against iPhone 4 and Android, wins  —  Microsoft kicked off a HTML5 mobile browser war on Wednesday after demonstrating its Internet Explorer 9 mobile for Windows Phone.  —  Joe Belfiore, Director of the Windows Phone program …
Mark Milian / CNN:
Leading app maker said to be planning Twitter competitor  —  (CNN) — UberMedia, which owns several popular applications that interface with Twitter, is outlining plans to build a social network that could compete with that popular microblogging platform, said three people who were briefed on the plans.
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Preview: webOS 3.0 Beta 1 emulator leak [Exclusive]  —  We got our first glimpse at webOS 3.0 for the TouchPad back in February at Think Beyond, and new items have been trickling out ever since.  Well, dear PreCentral reader, now it's time for the flood.  —  It's been a few weeks since HP released …
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Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:   Think HP's Tablet Has No Chance? Watch This!
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Bored Meeting?  Not This Time!  —  Today and tomorrow, Yahoo's directors are gathering here in Silicon Valley for one of their regular meetings that take place over the course of the year.  —  While board meetings in general are usually pretty dull affairs-and Yahoo's, in particular …
Discussion: SAI and Adotas
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With Twitter's Forgotten Founder, Noah Glass  —  Noah Glass is the Twitter cofounder you've never heard of.  —  He was pushed out of the company way back in 2006.  —  Before that he was the cofounder of a startup called Odeo.  He had an investor who would become cofounder and CEO, Ev Williams.
Discussion: SAI
DigiTimes:
Apple not yet released production roadmap for iPhone 5, say touch panel makers  —  Apple has not yet released a production roadmap for iPhone 5 as shipment volumes of iPhone 4 have continued to mount and related suppliers are not yet ready to shift their production lines for new products …
Electronista:
Apple unveils Final Cut Pro X with new UI, OpenCL  —  Apple used the FCPUG Supermeet at NAB to unveil Final Cut Pro X, a completely remade version of its pro video editing suite.  The new version is designed for 64-bit and native Cocoa language from the start with support for OpenCL to accelerate video processing tasks.
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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Apple announces Final Cut Pro X, rebuilt from ground up with 64-bit support (update: $299 in June)
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
VodPod Founders Launch Showyou, A Flipboard-Like Social Video App For iOS  —  Online video startup Vodpod is launching a new app today, Showyou, which is essentially a Flipboard for videos.  Launched as a free iOS app for the iPad, iPhone and iPad touch; Showyou allows you to access …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The most important new protocol since RSS: AirPlay (three cool new apps that use it to change how we view TV)
Discussion: GottaBeMobile and MacStories, Thanks:om
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Hacker Gains Access To WordPress.com Servers, Source Code Exposed  —  WordPress.com has revealed that someone has gained access to several of the their servers this morning and that VIP customers' source code was accessible.  WordPress.com customers are all on ‘code red’ and in the process …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
RIM's Mike Lazaridis halts BBC interview when pressed on India  —  In a recent BBC interview, Research In Motion's CEO Mike Lazaridis was not digging a line of questioning posed about India.  RIM's co-chief, who is usually calm, cool, and collected, became agitated when pressed …
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Berners-Lee: Web access is a ‘human right’  —  Speaks at MIT symposium marking the university's 150th anniversary  —  Two decades after creating the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee says humans have become so reliant on it that access to the Web should now be considered a basic right.
Discussion: TechSpot
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Nintendo cutting Wii price to $150 on May 15th?  —  Nintendo's miniature white monolith has sold like gangbusters for long enough that we're wary it'll ever get cheap, but a trusted source tells us a price cut is indeed headed our way — and that the Nintendo Wii will cost just $150 starting May 15th.
Levi Pulkkinen / seattlepi.com:
Feds charge Microsoft employee accused of bilking company  —  Federal prosecutors in Seattle have filed wire fraud charges against a Microsoft employee accused of stealing more than $515,000 from the company.  —  Arrested Tuesday morning, Robert D. Curry stands accused of stealing …
Discussion: Inquirer and The Register
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Privacy ‘bill of rights’ exempts government agencies  —  news analysis Two U.S. senators introduced sweeping privacy legislation today that they promise will “establish a framework to protect the personal information of all Americans.”  —  There is, however, one feature of the bill (PDF) …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple Survived '80s Thanks To One Piece of Software, Says Guy Kawasaki  —  SAN FRANCISCO, AD:TECH CONFERENCE: The survival of Apple beyond the 1980s is thanks to one piece of software, says Guy Kawasaki, best-selling author and Apple's former chief evangelist.
Discussion: DisplayBlog
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Sprint rolling out carrier billing — charge your Android apps to your Sprint account  —  First T-Mobile, then AT&T, and now Sprint's rolling out the ability to charge Android Market purchases to your Sprint bill.  Simple as that.  Our pal Steve sent us the screen shot you see above, and …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
IAB: Internet Advertising Reached $26 Billion In 2010, Display Grew Twice As Fast As Search  —  The Internet Advertising Bureau released its numbers for 2010 (PDF).  Last year, online advertising in the U.S. grew 15 percent to $26 billion.  After a 3 percent dip in 2009, growth resumed in 2010, hitting a record high.
BBC:
Microsoft launches StreetView rival in Europe  —  Microsoft is taking pictures in conjunction with mapping partner Navteq  —  Microsoft is launching its own version of Google's StreetView - dubbed Streetside - across Europe.  —  Cars fitted with cameras have begun taking pictures around London …
Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Hacker ‘handshake’ hole found in common firewalls  —  NSS Labs tested Cisco, Check Point, Fortinet, Juniper, the Palo Alto Networks, and SonicWall firewalls  —  Some of the most commonly-used firewalls are subject to a hacker exploit that lets an attacker trick a firewall and get into an internal network as a trusted IP connection.
Byron Hinson / Neowin.net:
Kinect SDK developers sign up announced; public release due spring [Update]  —  Microsoft's research wing has announced that developers can now sign up for the Kinect Software Development Kit (SDK) that will launch soon, with a full SDK beta for hobbyists on the way on May 16.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Hid iPad Development From Eric Schmidt  —  Steve Jobs was so furious when he saw Android's “pinch to zoom” features during a trip to Google headquarters, he hid Apple's iPad development from Google CEO Eric Schmidt — even though Schmidt was on the board of directors at the time.
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft struck by HTML5 commitment phobia  —  Silverlight, I wish I could quit you  —  Back during the era of certainty, the time of proprietary source code and software product roadmaps, Microsoft was a company you could bank on.  —  Microsoft would announce a new version of Windows or Office …
Discussion: MSDN Blogs and CNET News
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Jive Bets On Big Data With Acquisition Of Software Startup Proximal Labs  —  Jive Software, the maker of an all-in-one social enterprise software, has acquired data mining software company Proximal Labs.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  —  Proximal Labs is a software company …
 
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Another Boost for Bing: Microsoft Search Share Up in March, Says comScore
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
Intuit Aims to Spur Growth With Mobile Software, Acquisitions
Electronista:
Intel roadmap shows sped up Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge
Discussion: CrunchGear
 Earlier Items: 
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
HTC's New Android Phone to Offer Netflix-Like Video Service
Discussion: Ars Technica
Cortney Fielding / GigaOM:
Startup Boom Push Rents to New Highs in SF
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sweeet!: Sugar Gets $15 Million More in New Funding From IVP and Sequoia