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Google, YouTube, Twitter get into April Fools' action

Google provides treasure map overlay while YouTube announces it will shut down on April 1 to pick a best video winner. Twitter told users they will be getting rid of vowels unless they pay a fee. VPC

Developer Freedom At Stake As Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights In Google Fight

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sacha Labourey is CEO of CloudBees</i> <i>was formerly CTO at JBoss.</i> <i>Follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@SachaLabourey.</i> <i>Steven G. Harris is senior vice president of products for CloudBees and was formerly SVP of Java Server Development at Oracle. Follow him on Twitter @stevengharris.</i><p>You could hear a …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

Iterations: Calendar Frenzy, Google Now, and Apple’s “Anticipatory Computing” Problem

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah is a contributor to</i> TechCrunch<i>. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Now that the Mailbox sale to Dropbox is complete, let’s move on to the next native iOS app that everyone wants to replace: The Calendar. Yes, the calendar. Nearly every other conversation I had this …

iMessage DDoS attacks foreshadow a bigger threat

Recently, several iOS developers became victims to an iMessage DDoS attack that crashed their app and inhibited their devices. The attacks were …

Saudi Arabia threatens to ban Skype, WhatsApp, and Viber

Reminiscent of the 2010 BlackBerry ban, the Saudi government says that these messaging apps are not in accordance with the country's rules, which allow for monitoring.<p>Saudi Arabia is threatening to block several popular Internet chat, call, and messaging services if they don't get in line with the …