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4:35 PM ET, May 17, 2010

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DigiTimes:
Foxconn to ship 24 million iPhone 4G in 2010, says Digitimes Research  —  Foxconn will ship 24 million units of Apple's latest iPhone 4G with shipments starting in June, according to Digitimes senior analysts Ming-Chi Kuo citing sources from Taiwan-based component makers.
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone 4: June launch, high-res screen, iBookstore - Digitimes  —  Apple's making major orders now for the next-gen iPhone, reports from the company's suppliers in China and Taiwan suggest.  —  Manufacturer, Foxconn, seems set to ship 24 million units of the device at least this year …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Goes Down Following Legal Pressure  —  A few days ago we exclusively revealed that several major Hollywood movie studios had obtained a preliminary injunction against CyberBunker operator CB3ROB Ltd. & Co. KG from the Regional Court of Hamburg.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
U.S. Mac sales up 39% in April  —  Based on NPD data, iPods, not Macs, are being cannibalized by the iPad, says an analyst  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has looked at the NPD Group's data for the month of April and concluded that it's good news for Apple (AAPL).  How so?
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPad Already Taking Away iPod Sales (AAPL)
Discussion: Digital Daily and The Loop
Reuters:
Apple's iPhone replaces Blackberry for some bankers  —  British bank Standard Chartered is replacing the Blackberry, currently its standard corporate communications device, with the iPhone, a move that could eventually result in thousands of bankers switching to the Apple (AAPL.O) device for business communication on the go.
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Michael Gartenberg / Computerworld:
Can RIM make the transition from enterprise to consumer?
Discussion: Electronista
Chris Nuttall / Financial Times:
Google and Intel in web TV launch  —  Google and Intel are expected to announce a significant breakthrough into consumer electronics and the broadcast industry this week with the launch of a “Smart TV” platform.  —  Top executives from the Silicon Valley companies are reported to be ready …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Five Years In, YouTube Is Now Streaming Two Billion Views Per Day  —  It's hard to believe, but it's been five years since YouTube launched and changed the way people share video online (it was acquired by Google a year and a half later).  To celebrate its birthday, YouTube has just announced …
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Turns Five, Quietly Adds Hashtags to Comments
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Web Browsers Leave ‘Fingerprints’ Behind as You Surf the Net  —  San Francisco - New research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures — creating identifiable “fingerprints” that could be used to track you as you surf the Internet.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Prepares To Announce 500 Million Users  —  Facebook is working on plans for their 500 million user celebration, projected to take place at some point before the end of June.  While we'd expect Facebook to make an announcement in the next couple weeks, an announcement should be expected …
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Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
What backlash? Facebook is growing like mad
Discussion: PC World
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Don't Kid Yourself, Mobile Ad Companies: Apple Really Does Want to Lock Up the App Market  —  Is Apple really trying to shut out other ad networks from its iPhones and iPad apps?  That's what it looked like at first blush last month.  —  Recently, though, I've talked to some mobile ad companies that are more hopeful.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft launches new technical computing push  —  Microsoft on Monday launched an expanded push into technical computing that it says is needed to solve ever more complex scientific challenges.  —  “Recent world events clearly demonstrated our inability to process vast amounts of information …
Sarah Kershaw / New York Times:
Google Tells Sites for ‘Cougars’ to Go Prowl Elsewhere  —  IF you're a woman who would like to date younger men, you can find lots of articles about these relationships by doing a Google search.  —  But as a woman looking for a man, you might be a little confused by the advertisements that accompany these articles.
Katherine Bourzac / Technology Review:
New Inks Could Mean Cheaper OLED Screens  —  DuPont has developed a printing process to bring down the cost of high-performance displays.  —  Organic light emitting diode, or OLED, displays seem to have it all: energy efficiency and a beautiful, crisp picture that refreshes rapidly.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Twitter engineer, former API lead Alex Payne departs to co-found BankSimple  —  Alex Payne, who was one of Twitter's early engineers and was the lead on its application programming interface, has left the company to co-found a financial startup BankSimple.  He'll be the company's chief product and technology officer.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
With a Kindle Hiring Spree, Amazon Gears Up for Battle With Apple  —  Since Apple announced its plans for the iPad, Amazon has shared few details about how it would respond to the competition for its Kindle.  But over the past few weeks, it has offered some more clues.
Jay Walsh / Wikimedia blog:
Clarifying recent coverage of Wikipedia  —  Late last week Fox News ran a news story about Wikimedia projects, focussing on Jimmy Wales, which included quite a bit of false information.  We would like to clarify some of those details  —  Jimmy is the founder of Wikipedia and of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Discussion: CNET News, Geekosystem, VentureBeat and Fox News, Thanks:atul
 
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Android Comes of Age at Google Developer Conference
Justin / Mobile Marketing Watch:
U.S Mobile Data Exploding, Revenues Top $12.5B In Q1, Verizon …
Discussion: GigaOM and Chetan Sharma
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Roku Claims Two-Hour Daily Consumption for Device Users
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Top U.S. carriers plot faster gadgets, services
Discussion: Light Reading and Electronista
Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog:
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Roi Carthy / TechCrunch:
Tawkon Releases BlackBerry Radiation App, Visits Apple To Discuss Rejection
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Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
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Discussion: VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb and CloudAve
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
A New Social Workflow Patent from Apple Highlights Facebook
Bernard Condon / Associated Press:
Secretive speed traders in spotlight after crash
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