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12:25 PM ET, May 6, 2009

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Brad Stone / Bits:
Live Blogging Amazon's Kindle Event  —  On to Newspapers: Three newspapers will offer subscriptions on the Kindle DX for a reduced price in exchange for long-term commitments from subscribers: The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post.  Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The Times, has taken the stage.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Amazon Kindle DX announced: $489, ships this summer  —  Just as with the Kindle 2, Amazon posted the Kindle DX product page while the launch event was underway.  Specs-wise, there's not much here we didn't know: the big changes are a larger 9.7-inch screen that rotates to landscape display …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Kindle DX Offers 9.7 Inches of E-Ink for $489  —  Amazon's new Kindle DX boasts a newspaper-friendly screen that's 2.5x bigger than the standard Kindle, but it's also got a few tricks of its own (new features in bold):  —  • 9.7-inch E-Ink screen (1200 x 824 with 16 shades of grey)
Discussion: DailyTech and Engadget
Amazon.com:
Introducing Kindle DX …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Tech Trader Daily
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Just How Much Money Can Free iPhone Apps Make?  Quite A Bit  —  Earlier this year Pinch Media released a report on the state of the App Store, describing some of the trends it had seen as developers tried to monetize their apps.  The verdict: advertising on free applications simply can't match …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Top iPhone Apps Make $400 to $5,000 Per Day On Ads
Discussion: textually.org
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Can a Palm Pre multitask better than an iPhone?  —  Palm's comeback attempt rests squarely on the notion that it has found a better way to manage your complicated digital life.  —  Ever since its January coming-out party at the Consumer Electronics Show, Palm has generated buzz for the Pre unlike …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Boy, Apple's Design Aesthetic Really Didn't Rub Off on Kindle 1.0 at All, Did It?  —  What propitious timing.  At a press conference in New York later this morning, Amazon (AMZN) is expected to announce a new large-screen Kindle designed for reading periodicals and textbooks.
Discussion: Gizmodo, TechBlips and Engadget
Alex Brooks / World of Apple:
Mac OS X 10.5.7 Due Friday, 9J60 With Developers [Seed Notes]  —  Life today claims that Mac OS X 10.5.7 which first entered developer testing in late February will finally reach the awaiting public this Friday.  —  Elsewhere Apple has released yet another build of Mac OS X 10.5.7 …
Discussion: MacRumors
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
South Carolina Gives Craigslist Ultimatum: Remove Prostitution Or Face Criminal Charges  —  The various state attorneys general have focused like a laser on Craigslist these past weeks.  Like most politicians hoping to get reelected, Attorneys General tend to follow the press and jump in front of any parade they see.
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Stu Woo / Digits:
Craigslist Meets Attorneys General Over Ad Flap
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Stickam brings easy, affordable livestreaming to your website  —  Want to add live video to your website, but lack the resources to make it happen?  Stickam, one of the many companies out there offering services to broadcast live video online, wants to help.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
URL Shortening Wars: Twitter Ditches TinyURL For bit.ly  —  Sharing links on Twitter can be quite a pain when you need to input a web address that consumes most of the space you have at your disposal for your micro-message.  The startup realized that quickly and automatically started shortening long URLs …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Christine McGourty / BBC:
‘Anaconda’ harnesses wave power  —  A new wave energy device known as “Anaconda” is the latest idea to harness the power of the seas.  —  Its inventors claim the key to its success lies in its simplicity: Anaconda is little more than a length of rubber tubing filled with water.
Discussion: Softpedia News and TECH.BLORGE.com
Pete Barlas / Investor's Business Daily:
Google, Yahoo Find Mobile Ad Business A Whole New World  —  When Glu Mobile launched an ad campaign in February to sell its wireless games, the company at first ran ads on five mobile Internet networks, including those managed by Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO).
Wayne Lin / Inside AdSense:
Showcase your site with Google Ad Planner's Publisher Center  —  To help you increase the visibility of your sites to potential advertisers, we've just launched the Publisher Center in Google Ad Planner.  This will allow you to provide details about your sites to help attract advertisers.
BBC:
Robot to create Facebook profile  —  Facebook could soon be helping bridge the divide between humans and robots.  —  Researchers are giving a robot its own Facebook profile page to help foster meaningful relationships with people.  —  The page will be populated with interactions the robot …
Discussion: Mashable!, Engadget and AppScout
The Daily Beast:
Murdoch's Secret Plan to Charge for Content  —  Blogs and Stories  —  The Daily Beast's Stryker McGuire has learned that News Corp. has tasked a global team—reporting directly to the 78-year-old media mogul—with creating a model to charge for online content.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Mininova Filters Copyright Infringing Torrents  —  Starting today, Mininova will use a content recognition system that detects and removes torrent files linking to copyright infringing files.  The system will also prevent the torrents from being re-uploaded to mininova later on.
Discussion: Slyck, Mininova blog and p2pnet
Nancy Gohring / PC World:
Microsoft to Forbid VoIP, Rival Stores at Mobile Market  —  Voice-over-IP applications will be forbidden from Microsoft's Windows MarketPlace for Mobile store, along with programs that are larger than 10MB or that change the default browser on a device.  —  They are among 12 prohibited application types …
Matt Mullenweg:
How P2 Changed Automattic  —  If you haven't heard of P2 yet, check out this quick video:  —  Almost everyone at Automattic is a blogger, but for the first couple of years of the company we didn't blog much internally.  Everything happened over IRC, Skype, and email.  (In that order.)
Discussion: Learn to Duck and Energy Camp, Thanks:atul
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Is Dell cooking up an Android-powered netbook?  —  Um, okay?  Straight out of the left-most corner of left field, software provider Bsquare has just outed Dell's newest netbook — or so it seems.  The same company that recently announced that it was bringing Adobe Flash to Android …
Discussion: eWeek, Liliputing and The Tech Report
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: CEO Pete Sheinbaum Leaving DailyCandy, Comcast  —  Roughly eight months after shepherding the sale of newsletter publisher DailyCandy to Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA), paidContent has learned that start-up vet Pete Sheinbaum is leaving as CEO effective Friday.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Some Intel chips don't support Windows 7 ‘XP mode’  —  A small brouhaha is erupting over Windows 7 and Intel processors.  The hubbub is centered on which Intel processors will not support “XP mode” in Windows 7 and, by extension, which PCs will not support XP mode.
James / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia E52 boasts super call time  —  WARSAW, Poland - The Nokia E52 was revealed today in Warsaw and boasts astounding talk time - eight whole hours before you need to recharge.  It also makes the most of Nokia's email functionality thanks to Nokia Messaging, making email set-up on the device simple and fast.
 
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox Could Be the Real Facebook Challenger
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Louis Gray:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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