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10:30 PM ET, May 6, 2011

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Joe Hewitt:
Creative Tools  —  Today was my last day at Facebook.  Normally when I leave a job I go out cursing the management and wishing I had left much sooner.  In the case of Facebook, I sent heartfelt emails to all of my managers thanking them for the privilege of letting me work there, and I genuinely meant it.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Mobile Developer Joe Hewitt Leaves Facebook  —  Notable mobile developer Joe Hewitt has left Facebook to pursue independent projects related to HTML 5 development.  —  From his blog: … We had heard that he was working on deeply integrating Facebook into Android after he quit the iPhone team over disagreement with Apple's policies.
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Windows Phone 7 starting to reverse Microsoft's mobile slide?  —  Microsoft's share of the U.S. smart-phone market is still in decline, but the rate at which it is happening may be slowing, according to a new report from comScore.  —  In the first three months of 2011 …
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Chris Nerney / ITworld.com:
Android emerges as clear leader in U.S. smartphone platform market
Adrian Asher / Skype Security:
Security Vulnerability in Mac Client Has Been Addressed  —  Last month, we were contacted by Pure Hacking, a group of ethical hackers in Australia, who reported what they believed to be a zero-day vulnerability in Skype for Mac 5.x.  This vulnerability, which they blogged about earlier today …
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
No, Apple won't be dumping Intel chips for ARM, you crazies  —  Here's your latest crazy Apple rumor: Sources say that Apple is looking to move towards ARM processors in its laptops, which will replace the Intel chips its been relying on for the past few years, SemiAccurate reports.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Move from Intel to ARM Processors in Future Laptops?
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
56% of Americans have Internet data caps; FCC asked to investigate  —  Two prominent Washington DC tech policy groups have asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Internet data caps in the US—with a special focus on AT&T.  —  New America Foundation and Public Knowledge say in a letter …
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
The value of Google Maps directions logs  —  Ooo, this one is important.  A clever and very fun paper, “Hyper-Local, Direction-Based Ranking of Places” (PDF), will be presented at VLDB 2011 later this year by a few Googlers.  —  The core idea is that, when people ask for directions from A to B …
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Apple and Google all Scheduled to Appear Before Congress Next Week  —  There will be no shortage of tech companies speaking in Washington next week, as separate Senate subcommittees hold hearings on two major issues in the tech industry.
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple's Bud Tribble to testify before Judiciary Subcommittee on Mobile Privacy
Discussion: TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac, Pulse2 and digiday:DAILY, Thanks:jdalrymple
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Quietly Fixes its Original Privacy Problem, 5 Years Later  —  Facebook has quietly enabled a new privacy feature that allows users to hide certain types of updates from their walls and from the newsfeeds of friends.  Make a new friend?  Planning on going to an event?
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Impacted By Google's Panda Update?  Google Asks You To Consider This...  Amit Singhal, Google's head of search, published a blog post on the Google Webmaster Central blog named More guidance on building high-quality sites.  —  Amit's goal with this post is to have those webmasters impacted …
Matt Zimmerman / Canonical Blog:
Matt Zimmerman leaving Canonical  —  I joined Canonical in June of 2004 as a member of the founding team, before we even had a name for the company.  In June 2011, after just over seven years as Ubuntu CTO, I will be leaving Canonical in search of new challenges.
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY:
Wall Street Journal Issues Statement on its WikiLeaks Clone SafeHouse's Lack of Safety  —  FishbowlNY wrote earlier about SafeHouse, the Wall Street Journal's WikiLeaks clone, that has been getting some flak for not actually being like WikiLeaks at all with regard to its most important feature: anonymity.
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Researchers Say WSJ's WikiLeaks Copycat Is Full Of Holes
Financial Times:
Hackers admit Anonymous likely behind Sony attacks  —  By Tim Bradshaw in London and Joseph Menn in San Francisco  —  Two veterans of Anonymous have acknowledged that members of the cyber-activist group are likely to have been behind the recent hacking attacks on Sony, in spite of the group's official denials.
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Patrick Seybold / PlayStation Blog:
A Letter from Howard Stringer
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Bin Laden's computers will test U.S. forensics  —  For the U.S. government, the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan represents a unique opportunity to test advanced computer forensics techniques called “media exploitation” that it's developed over the last few years.
Discussion: The Register and InformationWeek
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Recent Zynga Filing Shows $490 Million in Funding  —  Following reports in February that Zynga was raising a new round of funding of up to $500 million at a $10 billion valuation, a new filing has emerged showing what appears to be a sale of $490 million in Series C Preferred shares, that had been slated to take place in early March.
Discussion: VentureBeat and eMoney
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Appears To Be Testing A Sparse, Ugly New Results Page  —  Whoa there tipsters, slow down.  We've just been bombarded with tips coming our way that Google has rolled out a new-look search results page.  Scanning Twitter, it looks like there are in fact a lot of people seeing this.
Discussion: NewsGrange and Mashable!
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPad 2 launch in China draws crowds, scalpers  —  Apple's launch of the Wi-Fi iPad 2 in China on Friday drew customers and scalpers alike, with anecdotal evidence suggesting that the white model is significantly more popular.  —  The iPad 2 went on sale at Apple Stores in China at 8 a.m. Friday.
Nicole Scott / netbooknews.com:
ASUS HQ Makes Official Statement on Transformer Tablet Shortagea  —  Living in Taipei we've often noticed that marketing people overseas don't really know what's going on with their products, not like the head quarters does anyways.  There have been a lot of rumors floating around …
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Flipboard Triples Daily Usage in Two Months After Speed Improvements  —  Flipboard, the leading social news app for iPad, has tripled daily usage in the last two months, CEO Mike McCue said in a chat on Thursday.  The app now sees eight to nine million daily “flips.”
 
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Zach Honig / Engadget:
Google and Sprint respond to Google Voice integration issues
Discussion: VentureBeat and Neowin.net
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Swears He's Not Going to Kill HBO: “We Compete Like Football and Baseball”
Dan Sabbagh / paidContent:
UK Journalists' Tweets To Be Regulated
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Disqus Brings @Mentions To Comment Threads
Discussion: SlashGear
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
W3C to develop peer-to-peer browser standards
Sara Forden / Bloomberg:
Google Seeks Antitrust Lawyer as It Faces Regulatory Scrutiny
Discussion: @jason and CNET News
John Cook / GeekWire:
Amazon.com is threatening to pull out of Tennessee over sales tax issues
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Leaked “ACTA” Lobby Letter Reveals Hollywood Pressure On EU
Discussion: Techdirt
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Matt McLernon / YouTube Blog:
You old romantics you...72 million live streams in 188 countries for the Royal Wedding on YouTube
Discussion: PC Magazine, TechCrunch and paidContent
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Why malware for Macs is on its way  —  Oh, the rationalizations …
Discussion: Pulse2, Neowin.net and blog.chron.com
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Rolling Out Major Update to Ad Analytics with Audience Funnels and Conversion Data
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and The Next Web