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1:05 PM ET, May 6, 2009

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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: Bits, DailyTech and Engadget
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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 …
Amazon.com:
Introducing Kindle DX—Amazon's Large Screen Addition to the Kindle Family of Wireless Reading Devices  —  Large Kindle DX Display and New Features Provide Enhanced Experience for Reading a Wide Range of Professional and Personal Documents  —  The New York Times, The Boston Globe …
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:   Kindle Books Now A Shocking 35% Of Sales When Kindle Version Available
Brad Stone / Bits:
Live Blog of Amazon.com Introducing the New Kindle
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, Engadget and TechFlash
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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Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
WiMAX Comes to Two Dell Laptops in the United States  —  Recently, we began offering WiMAX as an option on three two laptops that we sell to consumers in the United States:  —  Correction: The correct details are that we are offering WiMAX as an option on two laptops, not three like I originally had stated.
Discussion: PC World and SlashGear
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Sumner Lemon / PC World:
Dell Offers WiMax Option on Three Laptops
Discussion: Electronista and Softpedia News
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Imeem dodges bullet with new round of funding  —  Imeem, a social-networking site geared for music fans, has obtained new funding that in all likelihood saved the company from closing, according to music industry sources.  —  The money received so far by Imeem, which streams ad-supported music …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Labels dissatisfied with MySpace Music performance
Discussion: hypebot and The Social
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 …
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.
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
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.
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
Stuart Whitmore / Time:
Australia's Bid to Become the Most Wired Country  —  Customers log onto the internet at an inner city internet cafe in Sydney, Australia, on April 7, 2009  —  With the cities of Sydney and Melbourne constantly jostling for international attention, you'd hardly expect to find Australia's …
Discussion: CircleID
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.
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
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Heavily-backed WiGig Alliance to stream everything over 60GHz  —  Yes folks, we're back to the drawing board.  Again.  With a litany of wireless technologies floundering about and struggling to find real traction in the market, a cadre of market powerhouses have joined up to take wireless streaming …
Discussion: SlashGear and Electronista
 
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