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10:35 AM ET, May 6, 2009

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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 …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Boy, Apple's Design Aesthetic Really Didn't Rub Off on Kindle 1 at All Did It?  —  What propitious timing.  At a press conference in New York City later this morning, Amazon (AMZN) is expected to announce a new large screen Kindle designed for reading periodicals and textbooks.
Discussion: TechBlips
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Live Blogging the Kindle Fest  —  10 a.m. |  Setting the Stage: Last February, Amazon introduced the Kindle 2 at a private library and museum in New York, a setting chosen to highlight the literary ambitions of its electronic book reader.  —  Wednesday, as then, Amazon seems to be conveying …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Engadget and Digits
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
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Knee-jerk Henry  —  S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster's …
Discussion: The Palmetto Scoop
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 …
Discussion: last100, Electronista, Crave and Mashable!
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Etan Horowitz / Etan on Tech:
AT&T releases iPhone app to help you track minutes and manage your account
Discussion: The iPhone Blog
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunchIT:
Rest in Peace, RSS  —  It's time to get completely off RSS and switch to Twitter.  RSS just doesn't cut it anymore.  The River of News has become the East River of news, which means it's not worth swimming in if you get my drift.  —  I haven't been in Google Reader for months.
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.
Roberto Baldwin / Mac|Life all:
Source: 10.5.7 Hitting Your Mac on Friday  —  If you've been champing at the bit for the magic of 10.5.7, according to a super-secret Apple source, your champing can cease on Friday.  The newest version of Leopard is slated to fix a slew of networking, syncing and bluetooth issues.
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).
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! and Engadget
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
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.
Discussion: NewTeeVee, TechCrunch and Mashable!
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.
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Looky What Apple's Promoting: QuickPWN  —  If you own an iPhone or iPod touch you've probably at least heard of QuickPWN, the jailbreaking tool.  You'd think Apple doesn't want you know know about it, because it allows you to open up your iPhone to use apps outside of the App Store ecosystem.
Sumner Lemon / PC World:
Dell Offers WiMax Option on Three Laptops  —  Dell is offering WiMax support as an option on three laptop models sold in the U.S., the company said Tuesday.  —  Customers can add an Intel wireless module that supports Wi-Fi and WiMax to Dell's Studio 15, Studio 17 and Studio XPS 16 for US$60, according to Dell's Direct2Dell blog.
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Marisa Taylor / Digits:
Tech Companies Are Still Hiring  —  Amid the profusion of job cuts at big tech firms, with the latest including Microsoft's announcement on Tuesday that it would forge ahead with a second round of layoffs, a new executive survey sparks a glimmer of optimism about future hiring in the technology industry.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Forbes.com CEO Spanfeller Attacks Google, Stumbles Into His Own Cesspool  —  Another publisher is complaining that Google isn't giving them their “fair share” — this time Forbes CEO Jim Spanfeller.  Google makes $60 million off the Forbes brand, he claims (with no proof), and boosting …
Discussion: Digital Daily, Thanks:atul
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Jim Spanfeller / paidContent.org:
What Google Can Do To Make The Web Less Of A ‘Cesspool’
R. Scott Raynovich / Contentinople:
Adobe & Microsoft: The Big Web Video Battle to Come  —  Competition is the best catalyst for innovation, and nowhere has the competition been as fierce as in the market for streaming video.  We can expect this to accelerate as Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq …
 
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Labels dissatisfied with MySpace Music performance
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Firefox Could Be the Real Facebook Challenger
Discussion: Asa Dotzler and digg.com, Thanks:atul
Louis Gray:
Online Transparency Leads to New World of Group Dating
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Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Court bars EMC top exec from working for HP
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