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5:40 PM ET, May 21, 2009

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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple to answer netbook market with $500-$700 tablet - report  —  With a conventional netbook clearly out of the question, researchers for Piper Jaffray said Thursday there's mounting evidence to suggest Apple next year will introduce its own take on the market in the form of a tablet-based device that will sell for $700 or less.
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Darin Fisher / The Official Google Blog:
Put the pedal to the metal with a faster Google Chrome  —  We introduced Google Chrome back in September, and it's received a great response so far.  Since launching, we've been working hard on adding the top requested features and making Google Chrome even faster.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Releases New Stable Version of Chrome: Faster, Full Screen Mode, Form Autofill  —  Google today announced a major new update of Chrome, Google's own browser, that gives the application a large speed boost as well as some new features.  According to Google, Chrome now loads JavaScript …
Discussion: WebProNews and Electronista
Sean Cooper / Engadget:
BlackBerry Storm 2: the official unofficial hands-on  —  We've been bumping into the new BlackBerry Storm 2 for quite a while now on the so-called “information superhighway,” but we've finally had a chance to escalate those encounters and spend a few sweet moments with a live unit in the flesh.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Magic Inbox  —  Gmail's code reveals an upcoming feature called “magic inbox” or “icebox inbox”, which is likely to prioritize the messages sent by your friends and other contacts you email frequently.  —  In 2007, RarePlay reported about the social features that would be included in email services.
The Official Google Blog:
Faster is better on Google Suggest  —  As we prepared to write this post, we discovered a common childhood passion for fast things: high-speed trains, roller coasters, firetrucks, and more.  That may be a key part of why we're so excited to be working on Google Suggest …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Amazon's New Service Goes Postal Over Slow Broadband  —  Insufficient bandwidth has the potential to limit the cloud because it can take a long time to send large files over thin pipes.  Amazon Web Services now addresses this problem with a new data delivery service called AWS Import/Export …
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Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Expanding the Cloud: Moving large data sets into Amazon S3 with AWS Import/Export.
Discussion: TechFlash and Perspectives
Financial Times:
View from the Top: Eric Schmidt of Google  —  Chrystia Freeland, US managing editor, interviewed Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive of Google, in London.  They discussed the future of newspapers, developing online advertising and antitrust issues.  This is a transcript of that interview.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Job Listing Reveals More Powerful ARM Processors and Video Processing for iPhone  —  A recent Apple job listing that we just discovered reveals that Apple is looking for a low level iPhone programmer with detailed knowledge of the ARM processor including its NEON vector unit.
Rene Ritchie / The iPhone Blog:
Do iPhone App Store Reviewers Spend Their Time Searching for Porn?  —  A while back we mentioned that an update to popular Twitter client, Tweetie was rejected by the iTunes App Store because, at that particular day and time, ****itlist showed up as a popular trend on Twitter.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Beta Love May Die In Fight For Enterprise Customers  —  Being in Beta is cool.  So cool that five years after its April 2004 launch Gmail is still held in Beta by Google.  That's despite the fact that it has 146 million users worldwide (Comscore, April 2009).  Which is sort of ridiculous.
Reuven Cohen / Cloud Computing Magazine:
U.S Government Launches Data.gov Open Government Initiative  —  Data.gov strives to make government more transparent  —  I'm happy to announce that the U.S. Federal Government earlier today launched the new Data.Gov website.  The primary goal of Data.Gov is to improve access to Federal data …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Areps.at, The New Facebook Phishing Scam (Updated)  —  Facebook phishing scams won't seem to go away.  Today a new scam appears to be spreading through people's Facebook inboxes: areps.at.  It's another obscure URL and it's just like all the other ones that have been spreading around the site.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
Skype Gets the Oprah Treatment  —  Oprah Winfrey may already be the Queen of All Media, but lately she's been gunning for another title: Queen of All Tech.  —  George Burns/Harpo Productions  —  On the May 21 episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Ms. Winfrey chats with Josh Silverman, the president of Skype.
Staska / Unwired View:
Google wants to make your Android phone much smarter with accelerometer and other sensors  —  The smartphones we carry around today are pretty smart.  They can already do a lot of things and usually do exactly what we tell them to do.  —  And the recent improvements in user interfaces …
Discussion: The Register and Gizmodo
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:   Patent War: Google and Apple Vying for Context-Aware Smartphone Dominance
M.P. McQueen / Wall Street Journal:
Bloggers, Beware: What You Write Can Get You Sued  —  Be careful what you post online.  You could get sued.  —  In March 2008, Shellee Hale of Bellevue, Wash., posted in several online forums about a hacker attack on a company that makes software used to track sales for adult-entertainment Web sites.
Discussion: Sample the Web, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Palm confirms no visual voicemail on Pre  —  Ah, Twitter, how did we communicate with our favorite corporations before you came about?  Mr. Yuhnke has taken advantage of Palm's relative openness over Twitter and posed the question to Palm: does the Pre come with visual voicemail?
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google's Rubin: Android ‘a revolution’  —  Among all the companies fighting to grab a piece of the brightest star in computing—the smartphone—Google seems the least interested in taking the spoils.  —  Android, Google's mobile operating system, doesn't generate revenue for the company …
Marc Graser / Variety:
Rockstar founders aim for internet  —  Gamemaker forms new web venture 4mm Games  —  Rockstar Games pushed boundaries with its “Grand Theft Auto” franchise.  Now the co-founders of the company have formed vidgame venture 4mm Games and hope to reinvent the rollout of new titles using the Web.
Discussion: paidContent.org, VG247 and Edge Online
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Kumo: Already a step behind Google, Yahoo?  —  Once again, Microsoft is finding itself beaten to the punch in the search game.  —  While it has been readying Kumo for its first public airing—probably at next week's D: All Things Digital event—Yahoo and Google have already shown off their latest search enhancements.
Rory Maher / paidContent.org:
OpenTable Opens Big; Stock Up Almost 25% In Early Trading  —  OpenTable CEO Jeff Jordan (pictured, right) probably wouldn't have been tapped to ring the opening bell on the NASDAQ just a few years ago when the IPO market was thriving.  But that's where he was today, and his company's stock got off …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Salesforce.com delivers mixed fiscal year outlook: Earnings up, revenue light  —  Updated: Salesforce.com delivered a strong fiscal first quarter, but delivered a mixed outlook where it raised its earnings projections based on cost cutting yet pared its revenue forecast.
Discussion: PR Newswire and Tech Trader Daily
Joe Weisenthal / PE Hub Blog:
Internet Startups Will Destroy The Government  —  Perhaps you've heard?  Officials in Washington, D.C. are terrified over the specter of “deflation”.  While inflation is usually considered to be an evil, the government is willing to print up untold sums to avoid what it sees as the calamity of falling prices.
Discussion: TechFlash
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Beware tvviter.com - video of a live Twitter phishing attack  —  I got an email this morning saying that someone called “3XNJTVJG0SYIKDH (NinaOchoa)” was following my updates on Twitter.  —  That's rather an odd name, I thought, and investigated further.  —  A live Twitter phishing attack from SophosLabs on Vimeo.
Discussion: The Register and eWeek Security Watch, Thanks:manan
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Hulu's first live-stream concert: Dave Matthews Band  —  Hulu will live-stream a concert for the first time: Dave Matthews Band at New York's Beacon Theater on June 1.  —  The online video hub, which announced the event Thursday, will be the only place streaming the concert live, at least legally.
Microsoft Update Product Team Blog:
Get ready for Vista and Win2k8 SP2!  —  Just a heads up to prepare for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2.  It will be available in the coming weeks on the Download Center (DLC) and also through Windows Update and WSUS.  On April 28th, we announced the Release to Manufacturing …
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Business Insider, SAI's Parent, Closes Third Round; Funding Estimated At $5 Million  —  Business Insider, the prodigiously productive business blog network, has closed a third round funding, co-founder, editor and CEO Henry Blodget (pictured, right) announced today.
Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
Acer takes on HP in home servers  —  Acer plans to unveil its first home server for the U.S. market on Thursday, called the Acer Aspire easyStore Home Server.  —  The server is intended for home use as well as small businesses that have a need for networking multiple PCs.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Sources: Sony considers music downloads for PSP  —  Sony has spoken with some of the major recording companies about providing music for the PlayStation Portable, music industry sources told CNET News.  —  The sources said the talks are only preliminary and no deals have been struck.
 
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Jerry A. Dicolo / Wall Street Journal:
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