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4:05 AM ET, April 14, 2011

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Myriam Joire / Engadget:
Windows Phone adds multitasking, deeper OS integration, and sensor access to dev platform  —  We knew it was coming, and today at MIX 11, Microsoft showed off its developer platform for the next version of Windows Phone, which developers will be able to get their hands on for free in May.
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Microsoft Offers Mea Culpa for Slow Windows Phone Updates, Promises “Mango” Update This Fall
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft benchmarks Windows Phone browser against iPhone 4 and Android, wins
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
PlayBook: A Tablet With a Case Of Codependency  —  Now entering the tablet wars: the BlackBerry PlayBook, a contender from Research In Motion, maker of the iconic smartphone.  —  Unlike most tablets aiming to take on the iPad juggernaut, the PlayBook, which I've been testing for five days …
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
BlackBerry PlayBook review  —  The words “play” and “book” are a bit of an odd choice for RIM's latest attempt at consumer relevance, a tablet that, at its core, runs one of the most hardcore and industry-friendly operating systems known to man.  The OS is QNX and the hardware is, of course, the BlackBerry PlayBook.
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 …
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.
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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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
In The Post-Client Era, Did Tweetbot Just Swipe Twitter's iPhone Crown?  —  Don't focus on making new Twitter clients.  —  The message has been very clear — well, moderately clear — for weeks now.  If you're a third-party looking to develop in the Twitter ecosystem, you should focus on data or niche experiences.
Discussion: NewsGrange, MacStories and GigaOM
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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 customers' online activities from being monitored by marketers.  —  The tool is included within the latest test release of Lion …
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.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:   Does the World Really Need Another Twitter?
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.
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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 …
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Blog fight: Google calls Microsoft ‘irresponsible’ for calling Google ‘misleading’
Discussion: SAI, NBC Bay Area and MediaPost
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 …
Devin Mullins / The Official Google Blog:
Beefing up goo.gl with new features  —  Since we launched our URL shortener goo.gl last September, we've been lucky enough to build a thriving and growing community of passionate users who aren't shy about letting us know when something could be better.  We appreciate the feedback …
Stephanie Rosenbloom / New York Times:
Would You Sign My Kindle?  —  SITTING at a table in a Barnes & Noble in St. Petersburg, Fla., T. J. Waters was signing copies of his book “Hyperformance” when a fan standing in line with the eBook version walked up and said, “It's too bad you can't sign my Kindle.”
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Adobe to Stream Live Video to the iPad.  Yes, the iPad  —  Adobe is demoing an update to its Flash Media Server at the National Association of Broadcasters show this week that will enable publishers to stream not just to Flash-enabled web and mobile browsers, but also devices like Samsung TVs …
Discussion: eWeek, Beet.TV, MacNN and MacDailyNews, Thanks:beet_tv
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
About That Lawsuit...  The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Jonathan Tasini is so utterly without merit, and has been so thoroughly eviscerated in the media — including being ridiculed as the “dumbest lawsuit ever” — I am hesitant to take any time away from aggregating adorable kitten videos to respond.
 
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Does anyone in Silicon Valley care about Windows anymore?
Discussion: BetaNews
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
S.F. draws Twitter, Zynga to tax ‘council’
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Intel-Based Honeycomb Tablets On The Way This Fall?
Discussion: DigiTimes and Electronista
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Gmail gets smarter with recipient suggestions
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Spotify mulls plan to limit free music
Discussion: Electronista
EE Times:
A5: All Apple, part mystery
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Royal Pingdom:
Another sign that Twitter may be scaring developers away
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Steals Creative Director From Google
Discussion: Pulse2 and The Business Insider
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus: ‘We are a confederation of entrepreneurs’
Discussion: eMoney and The Seattle Times
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Bored Meeting? Not This Time!
Discussion: MediaFile, SAI, paidContent and Adotas
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Hacker Gains Access To WordPress.com Servers, Source Code Exposed
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
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