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2:00 AM ET, April 27, 2009

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Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Apple and Verizon consider iPhone deal  —  Verizon (VZ) and Apple (AAPL) are discussing the possible development of an iPhone for Verizon, with the goal of introducing it next year, people familiar with the situation say.  —  It would mark the first time Apple has produced a version …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
What Is Facebook Opening Up To Developers On Monday?  —Shared Feed Items Icon-We've been saying that Facebook is expected to open up access to the feed for a while now and it appears that tomorrow is the day.  Last week we were invited to a Monday afternoon developer cocktail hour …
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Opens Up For Developers, Turns Up The Heat On Twitter  —  Facebook will announce tomorrow that it will allow third-party developers to build applications and services that, with users' permission, access user videos, photos, notes and comments.  —  The service will be free …
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Facebook drops other shoe tomorrow?
Discussion: digg.com
Evgeny Morozov / Net Effect:
Swine flu: Twitter's power to misinform  —  Who knew that swine flu could also infect Twitter?  Yet this is what appears to have happened in the last 24 hours, with thousands of Twitter users turning to their favorite service to query each other about this nascent and potentially lethal threat …
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Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania:
Maps of the Swine Flu Outbreak - Updated  —  H1N1 Swine Flu My Map  —  Google Maps user Niman, who has a profile that says ‘Biomedical Research, Pittsburgh, PA USA’, has created this Google My Map of the current Swine Flu outbreak.  The flu virus is suspected of killing up to 81 people …
Discussion: GigaOM and CenterNetworks
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Swine Flu Spreads Panic Over The Web
Alan Patrick / broadstuff:   Mexican Swine Flu pandemic breaks out on Twitter
John Markoff / New York Times:
Computer Program to Take On ‘Jeopardy!’  —  YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — This highly successful television quiz show is the latest challenge for artificial intelligence.  —  What is “Jeopardy”?  —  That is correct.  —  I.B.M. plans to announce Monday that it is in the final stages of completing …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Qualcomm, Broadcom reach $891 million settlement  —  Qualcomm and Broadcom announced Sunday that they have agreed to end patent litigation between the companies worldwide, with Qualcomm paying Broadcom $891 million, according to the announcement.  —  On Wednesday, Qualcomm delayed …
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QUALCOMM:
Qualcomm and Broadcom Reach Settlement and Patent Agreement
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Is Craigslist the victim of a witch-hunt?  —  In the aftermath of a horrible murder by someone who is now routinely referred to as “the Craigslist killer,” the online classified site has been coming under increasing pressure from both the government — which has been waging a prostitution-related crusade …
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Davidw / Joho the Blog:
Craigslist Killer - PR in the news
Douglas Quenqua / New York Times:
Tired of Old Web Friends?  A New Site Promises Strangers  —  Even from its earliest days, the Internet has promised to bring together people based on common interests rather than ZIP codes.  But the sudden rise of a new Web site suggests some people are growing weary of all that sameness.
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Countdown to Kumo?  Neowin reader spots 40 day clock  —  A post on a Neowin forum crossed our path this weekend (thanks for the tip, CalumJR!): apparently the poster was hanging out at Bldg 88 (which does house parts of Live Search), and spotted a “Countdown to Kumo” clock on a TV there.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Beyond Search
Economist:
Down the tubes  —  Internet television moves from the computer to the living room  —  IN THE land of free enterprise and the home of discount shopping, there can sometimes be an appalling lack of competition.  High-speed access to the internet is one.  Cable television is another.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
G.E.'s Breakthrough Can Put 100 DVDs on a Disc  —  General Electric says it has achieved a breakthrough in digital storage technology that will allow standard-size discs to hold the equivalent of 100 DVDs.  —  The storage advance, which G.E. is announcing on Monday, is just a laboratory success at this stage.
Discussion: Imaging Insider
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Samsung Omnia Pro with landscape QWERTY coming this summer?  —  This is totally unsubstantiated, but also totally plausible — likely, even — so we wanted to pass along a hot rumor out of Italian site hdblog.it claiming that there'll be a QWERTY-equipped Omnia Pro hitting the market in the coming months …
 
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Could Twitter One Day Replace Email PR Pitches? Maybe
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Edge Online:
The Making Of: PlayStation
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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Surface Is an Incredible User Experience That Sucks a Whole Bunch to Setup
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Live Search cashback “exponentially growing”: 5M pageviews …
Discussion: CodenameWindows
 

 
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