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2:10 PM ET, May 25, 2009

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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Twitter, Brillstein develop TV series  —  Unscripted show created by Amy Ephron  —  What's Twitter doing?  Going after a TV series.  —  The San Francisco-based web phenom has partnered with Reveille and Brillstein Entertainment to develop an unscripted TV skein described as …
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Frazier Moore / Associated Press:
Web service Twitter plans TV competition series  —  Twitter, the Web site that asks what everybody's doing, says it wants to be doing a TV series.  —  The social-networking service said Monday it has teamed with Reveille productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners to develop …
Abbey Klaassen / AdAge:
Microsoft Aims Big Guns at Google, Asks Consumers to Rethink Search  —  Here's Why an $80M Ad Effort for a Search Engine, Bing, Makes Some Sense  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Microsoft has used attack ads to go after Apple, and now it has Google in its sights.
Arn / MacRumors:
Unreleased iPhone2,1 Icon Reveals No Major Physical Changes?  —  A MacTalk.com.au forum thread reveals that the unreleased “iPhone2,1” model that has been previously referenced actually includes its own icon within the iPhone 3.0 SDK.  The icon, however, appears identical to the iPhone1,2 model which represents the current iPhone 3G.
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
June 1st New Yorker Cover Drawn Entirely on the iPhone  —  Artist Jorge Colombo took about an hour to fingerpaint an intricate Times Square scene on his iPhone using Brushes, a $4.99 iPhone drawing app.  Now, it's the June 1st cover for The New Yorker.  —  I'm guessing the editors …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Exclusive: Everything There Is To Know About Nokia's Next Tablet  —  Move over, Nokia N97.  Your bigger, badder, unannounced brother is on the way - and one of our sources at Nokia has just clued us in on all of the details, from worldwide launch targets to hardware specs.
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Lenovo S12 Is the First Netbook With Nvidia Ion, Priced Under $500  —  With the IdeaPad S12, Lenovo, as rumored, is first out of the gates with a netbook based on Nvidia's Ion chipset, and it's a hell of a promising start: this 12-inch netbook promises the whole HD-playing, game-conquering Ion experience for around $500.
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Payoff Over a Web Sensation Is Elusive  —  Susan Boyle, the frumpy Scotswoman who became a worldwide singing sensation last month, may wind up as the winner this week of “Britain's Got Talent,” the hit ITV show.  —  After a six-week absence, she returned on Sunday night to sing “Memory” …
Discussion: CinemaTech
Rafe Blandford / All About Symbian:
Nokia's Ovi Store live in Australia (soft launch)  —  Nokia's Ovi Store has soft launched in Australia; the information we recieved indicates that Ovi Store is now accessible on a Nokia E75 on the Australian operator Vodafone (see updates, in full story, for other markets).
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry Onyx Review - First Impressions  —  A CrackBerry.com Hands-On First Look at the BlackBerry codenamed Onyx...  The First ‘No Compromise’ BlackBerry Smartphone...  Pre-release review time!  Rumors of the BlackBerry device model with the codename “Onyx” have been floating around …
Shawn Oliver / HotHardware.com News:
Survey: Airport Wi-Fi More Important Than Food  —  For the business traveler (and the traveler in general, really), Wi-Fi is important — crucial, even.  But more important than sustenance?  That's exactly what was found in a recent survey by American Airlines and HP, where some 47% …
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
iPhone apps are Google's biggest threat in mobile search  —  Google created the Android mobile OS because it wants its search engine to remain relevant as the world migrates more toward mobile computing.  But Google's biggest challenge in mobile search is not other search engines or platforms, it's apps — particularly iPhone apps.
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The Thrica Network:
Safari 4's Messy Trail  —  Those of you who've been trying out the new Safari 4 beta - at least on the Mac, though I imagine you could find similar data trails on the Windows version too - have no doubt been impressed at its shiny new features.  But if you're a stickler for disk space like I am …
Discussion: Edible Apple
 
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Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Leaked AT&T slide deck reveals Android, webOS, BlackBerry OS …
Rik Ferguson / Counter Measures:
Orange.fr compromised - 245,000 clear text passwords exposed?
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Lenovo gets budget-friendly with IdeaPad U350, G550 and IdeaCentre C300
Discussion: eWeek, Gizmodo and jkOnTheRun
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Hints of a New Market for Cheap, Power-Sipping Servers
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