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4:40 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)
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Kindle Books Now A Shocking 35% Of Sales When Kindle Version Available  —  Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos dropped a bomb on the book industry while rolling out the big-screen Kindle this morning, Dan Frommer reports:  —  Kindle sales are now 35% of book sales when Kindle editions are available.
Discussion: TechCrunch
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:   Amazon Kindle DX: Sorry, No Newspaper Discount If You Can Get Home Delivery
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Sorry Apple, Biz Stone says Twitter's not for sale  —  Making a TV appearance today, Twitter co-founder tries to dispel buyout rumors  —  Computerworld) Twitter Inc. co-founder Biz Stone said today the company is not for sale despite reports that Apple Inc. is in late-stage negotiations to buy the microblogging site.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:   What Apple has bought, and what it hasn't  —  Two lists crossed …
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 …
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: iPhone Buzz and textually.org
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google: We're good for journalism  —  Google is under attack for profiting from content produced by newspaper executives, magazine publishers, and The Associated Press, but the company's Marissa Mayer on Wednesday sought to convince the U.S. Senate that Google adds to journalism, too.
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Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News:
Dallas Morning News publisher among witnesses at U.S. Senate hearing on newspaper industry  —  tgillman@dallasnews.com  —  WASHINGTON - Senators will focus this afternoon on the economic struggles of newspapers - the implications for society and, potentially, how Congress could help stanch the red ink.
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 …
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: p2pnet
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Niek / Mininova blog:
Torrent removal trial
Discussion: Download Squad, Slyck and ZeroPaid.com
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
NEWS CORP. STUDIES WEB CONTENT PLATFORMS  —  Media companies have had a hard time getting consumers to pay for content online, but Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is attempting to leverage its worldwide news-gathering operation to get them to do just that.  —  In one of the most ambitious online undertakings …
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The Daily Beast:   Murdoch's Secret Plan to Charge for Content
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 …
Jonathan Matus / Google Mobile Blog:
YouTube uploads and more now available on Android  —  If there is one thing I've always wanted, that is to be able to record and share special moments in my life, anytime, anywhere.  Needless to say, I am quite excited that I can now pick up my Android-powered phone, start recording videos left …
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Ning's one million networks get their own applications  —  Create-your-own-social-network provider Ning has offered a developer platform for years — users across its one million social networks could add simple music players, slideshow applications and more.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mashable!, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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 …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Digg (finally) gets Facebook Connect integration  —  After 10 months of promising that it was on the way, Digg is finally implementing Facebook Connect.  In the next few hours Facebook users will be able to log into Digg with their Facebook credentials and use the site as if they had spent the time registering.
Palm, Inc.:
Palm Pre to Arrive in Canada on Bell Mobility Network  —  Print page E-mail page Download PDF  —  Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ:PALM) today announced that Palm Pre(TM), the first phone based on the new Palm(R) webOS(TM) mobile platform, will debut in Canada exclusively on Bell Mobility's 3G …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
After Long Delays, In-Flight Broadband Is Taking Off  —  In-flight broadband's story so far has been similar to that of airplanes sitting on the runway, waiting for clearance to take flight.  Despite a big push from Boeing and other major international carriers, in-flight broadband was stuck on ground …
Discussion: CNET News
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
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
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 …
Nick Thompson / Epicenter:
Why the Law and Tech Aren't Friends on MySpace  —  There's a fascinating case coming to the New Jersey courts in early June about a bartender and waitress at a restaurant who were sacked because of comments they made in a private MySpace forum.  The two created a private group in which they vented …
Discussion: Internet Evolution
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google Outside Counsel Clearly Well-Prepared for FTC Fight Over Apple Board Seat-See This Internal Doc  —  If the Federal Trade Commission takes issue with Google and Apple's interlocking boards, Google will be well prepared.  Last October, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Emily Singer / Technology Review:
Unmasking Social-Network Users  —  Researchers find a way to identify individuals in supposedly anonymous social-network data.  —  One way for social networks to make money is by sharing information about users with advertisers and others who are interested in understanding consumer behavior and exploiting online trends.
 
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Discussion: Slashdot, Thanks:erinhbarker
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Boy, Apple's Design Aesthetic Really Didn't Rub Off on Kindle 1.0 at All, Did It?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
 

 
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