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Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft gives details on next Windows Phone OS  —  LAS VEGAS—Microsoft offered today its most detailed look yet into the next version of Windows Phone, code-named Mango, at the company's annual show for Web and phone developers.  —  Oh, and Microsoft said the popular game Angry Birds will be available on the phone May 25.
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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 …
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.
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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
REVEALED: The Real History Of Twitter  —  “Mr. Williams says that all successful businesspeople make enemies along the way.”  - The New York Times, October 30, 2010  —  How Twitter's owners and top executives say Twitter was founded is different than how Twitter was actually founded.
Evan Williams / @ev:   It's true that @Noah never got enough credit for his early role at Twitter. Also, he came up with the name, which was brilliant.
Bloomberg:
Apple Is Said to Ready White IPhone After 10-Month Wait  —  Apple Inc. will begin selling a white model of the iPhone 4 in the next few weeks after a 10- month delay, according to three people familiar with the plans.  —  The new version will be available from AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless …
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Electronista:
White iPhone 4 said to show by the end of April
Discussion: The Next Web and BGR
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!  —  A beta emulator of HP's webOS 3.0 leaked, and enthusiasts wasted no time putting together an extensive video walk-through of the platform on a virtual tablet.  While webOS is still a work in progress, nearly 19 minutes of feature demonstrations show …
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.
Eran Feigenbaum / Google Enterprise Blog:
The truth about Google Apps and FISMA  —  In a breathless blog post, Microsoft recently suggested we intentionally misled the U.S. government over our compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).  Microsoft claims we filed a separate FISMA application for Google Apps …
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Adds Do-Not-Track Tool to New Browser  —  Apple Inc. has added a do-not-track privacy tool to a test version of its latest Web browser for keeping peoples' online activities from being monitored by marketers.  —  The tool is included within the latest test release of Lion …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Evidence points toward Apple releasing HDTV this year - report  —  Apple could launch an Internet-connected high-definition television set by the end of 2011, entering the lucrative $100 billion LCD TV market, a new report claims.  —  Analyst Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Revenge of the iPad?  PC market tanks in first quarter  —  New numbers this afternoon from the IDC research firm show worldwide PC shipments falling 3.2% during the first quarter — the first year-over-year quarterly decline since the end of the Great Recession.
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 …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple assembling small team to build ‘the future of cloud services’  —  Apple is building a small team to write software which will lay the groundwork for the company's future Web services, which it has advertised as “the future” of its cloud-based offerings.
EE Times:
A5: All Apple, part mystery  —  Apple Inc.'s iPad2 has only been publicly available for about a month.  However, it appears this young device has kept few secrets since we have known there were 21 magnets in the smart cover and saw a die floorplan of the A5 within mere days of its release.
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: MediaFile, paidContent, SAI and Adotas
Royal Pingdom:
Another sign that Twitter may be scaring developers away  —  Twitter became what it is today largely thanks to a big and very enthusiastic community of third-party developers who built applications on top of the fast-growing service.  There were other factors as well, but few would argue …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: ‘We are a confederation of entrepreneurs’  —  Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, left, chats in Seattle with Zynga VP Neil Roseman  —  Zynga's remarkable growth may be tied to hit games such as FarmVille, CityVille and Mafia Wars.  But there's another secret to the company's crazy success …
Discussion: The Seattle Times and eMoney
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Steals Creative Director From Google  —  Ji Lee, the designer who headed up Google's creative marketing, has left to become Facebook's first creative director.  —  Lee worked in the Google Creative Lab, where he helped create advertisements like the Parisian Love TV ad that appeared during the 2010 Super Bowl.
Discussion: The Business Insider
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 …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Spotify mulls plan to limit free music  —  Spotify is considering a plan to further cut back the amount of free music it offers to users and is expected to impose new limits perhaps as soon as this week, sources with knowledge of the plans told CNET.  —  Spotify, the online music service …
Discussion: Electronista
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: Examiner, TechSpot and WebProNews
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
Amazon, labels to meet for locker talks-sources  —  * Labels want Amazon to pay for new licenses  —  Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is due to meet with music label executives on Thursday to hash out deals over the online retailer's controversial cloud-based media locker service that has sparked a music business uproar.
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Motorola to begin beta testing rugged Android tablet, steps up enterprise efforts  —  We've been keeping our eyes on Motorola's plans to sink its claws into the enterprise market for at least the past couple of months, and it looks like the company is ramping up its efforts with a rugged Android tablet fit for the workplace.
 
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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Examining the ‘State of Search Marketing’
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Devin Mullins / The Official Google Blog:
Beefing up goo.gl with new features
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
U.S. says it shut Coreflood computer crime network
Discussion: Threat Level
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
After Agreeing To DOJ Settlement, Google Closes $700M Acquisition Of ITA Software
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft touts coming Silverlight features and platform support
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Social-Networking Site Ning: Charging Users Works for Us
Discussion: Pulse2
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Sprint rolling out carrier billing — charge your Android apps to your Sprint account
 Earlier Items: 
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Privacy ‘bill of rights’ exempts government agencies
Discussion: eWeek
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
VodPod Founders Launch Showyou, A Flipboard-Like Social Video App For iOS
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple Survived '80s Thanks To One Piece of Software, Says Guy Kawasaki
Discussion: Technologizer
DigiTimes:
Apple not yet released production roadmap for iPhone 5, say touch panel makers