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8:05 PM ET, March 28, 2011

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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
No iPhone, iPad or Mac hardware coming at WWDC  —  Apple closed the door this morning on any speculation that it would announce new hardware at its Worldwide Developers conference saying it would focus on iOS and Mac OS.  —  Apple's apparent focus on software in its WWDC announcement backs …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Legends Of The Fall, Apple Style  —  This past weekend, we broke the news that iOS 5, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, was likely being released in the fall.  This would break the tradition of a summer release.  And we also noted that instead of a separate event in the early spring …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple not yet aligning iPhone 5 part suppliers, handset may miss fiscal 2011
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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference to Kick Off June 6 at Moscone West in San Francisco
Marc Hustvedt / Tubefilter:
‘Know Your Meme’ Acquired By Cheezburger in Seven-Figure Deal  —  By now, it's pretty clear there's a real business in the hocking of internet culture.  And when it comes to the business of documenting—and merchandising—the latest memes bubbling up from the internet's underbelly and straight …
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Ben Huh / Cheezburger Company Blog:
Know How To Pronounce “Meme”  —  Does “meme” rhyme with “Mimi”?  Or is it like “mem” in “memory”?  Well, it turns out, it has a silent “k” in front, as in “Know Your Meme”.  —  I'm very happy to announce that Cheezburger has acquired Know Your Meme.  In addition to acquiring the popular site …
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Next Web
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
It's Official: Ev Became “Less Involved” At Twitter Months Ago  —  Today's return of Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey to the company he created to once again head up its product efforts raises the question of what will co-founder Evan Williams be doing now.  When he handed over the CEO reigns …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
@jack is back @twitter  —  Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Epicenter
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Kindle Subscribers Will Be Able To Access NYTimes.com For Free  —  Amazon has just announced that Kindle users who subscribe to The New York Times on their device will receiving access to news site for free.  The date in which this access will hit has not been determined, according to the release.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
New York Times Launches Pay Plan With Discount, New Android App; iPad Update Coming
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Java founder James Gosling joins Google  —  Gosling announced his new Google employment today on his blog.  “I don't know what I'll be working on.  I expect it'll be a bit of everything, seasoned with a large dose of grumpy curmudgeon,” he said.  —  When Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems last year, Gosling decided not to join.
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Google hires Java creator James Gosling despite Oracle suit
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad 2 Coming to RadioShack Tomorrow?  —  A MacRumors reader has just sent us the above photo claimed to be of an internal notice from RadioShack announcing that the retailer will begin carrying the iPad 2 at 500 of its locations around the United States as of tomorrow.
Sprint Newsroom:
Sprint Opposes Proposed AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA  —  Transaction would reduce competition and harm consumers  —  Sprint Nextel [NYSE:S], the nation's third largest wireless provider and a leader in advanced wireless broadband technologies, announced today its opposition to AT&T's proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Surprise: RealNetworks CEO Kimball resigns  —  Bob Kimball has resigned as president and CEO of RealNetworks, a little more than a year after succeeding founder Rob Glaser to oversee an attempted turnaround of the longtime Seattle technology company.  —  Glaser told GeekWire via phone …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
How Microsoft can get Windows Phone 7 back on track  —  Lately, it seems Microsoft can't do anything right when it comes to Windows Phone 7.  The latest in a growing list of gaffes happened over this past weekend, following a Microsoft Channel 9 video interview with Joe Belfiore …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Color App Hack Lets You Spy On Anyone's Photos Anywhere  —  For anyone sketched out by the privacy implications of Color, the highly hyped, highly funded, and highly public iOS and Android social media app that launched last week, now would be a good time to ratchet your creep-o-meter up another notch or two.
Discussion: App Advice, Thanks:forbestech
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Yahoo Executive Talks Acquisitions, Slams YouTube Buy  —  Yahoo is “gearing up for a very big year” of acquisitions, said a senior director of corporate development at the Internet company. … Speaking on a panel at the Global Technology Symposium in Menlo Park on Friday …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
eBay to buy GSI Commerce for $2.4 billion  —  eBay announced Monday that it will acquire GSI Commerce, an e-commerce marketing services company, for $29.25 a share—which will likely come out to be around $2.4 billion.  —  To put things into perspective, that's more than it paid for PayPal …
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Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
New Company Will Emerge in Wake of eBay's Acquisition of GSI Commerce
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Intel doubles capacity, drops price in refresh of popular SSD line  —  Solid-State Drive 320 series offers up to 30% drop in price; capacities increased by up to triple that of X25-M drives Intel announced today a new line of consumer-class solid-state drives based on its smallest 25 nanometer …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
LG to produce Nexus tablet for Google, suggests rumor  —  According to intel acquired by blog Mobile Review, LG has been tasked with producing a pure-Google, Nexus tablet for the Mountain View-based Android maker.  Details are scarce (and unconfirmed), but the site states that the device …
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
AT&T admits to slowing down the Motorola Atrix and HTC Inspire  —  AT&T has admitted that it clipped the wings of its 4G network and is the reason that two recently released phones, the Motorola Atrix 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G, have dismal upload speeds.  Carrier reps on Facebook have promised …
Discussion: ZDNet and DSLreports
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review  —  The PlayStation Phone.  We've had quite the intimate history with this gamepad-equipped slider, learning of its secretive existence way back in August and then handling a prototype unit in January, so you'll forgive us for feeling sentimental and still entertaining our pet name for it.
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Said to Approach Vevo.com Music Site on Myspace Joint Venture  —  News Corp. (NWSA) is in talks to hand over control of Myspace to Vevo.com, the online music website partly owned by the world's biggest record companies, according to three people with knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: Electronista
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
American Express Launches All-New Digital Payments Platform to Attack PayPal's Bread and Butter  —  American Express, which is better known for its briefcase-toting corporate users, is unveiling a new business today that addresses a much wider market while also competing head-on with PayPal and other emerging payment platforms.
Mikael Ricknäs / PC World:
Dedicated Hardware Now Available in Amazon's Cloud  —  Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now run their cloud applications on hardware dedicated to them, the company said on Monday.  —  Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) uses virtualization, based on a customized version of the Xen hypervisor …
 
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Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
ViVOtech Plans IPO as Early as 2012 as Mobile Payments Spread
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Japanese factory shutdown crimps iPod battery supply
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SimpleGeo Launching ‘Storage’: A Distributed Hosted Database For Location Data
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JR Raphael / Computerworld:
Mozilla: Firefox for Android launching within days — and without Flash
Discussion: Techland and mobiputing, Thanks:jr_raphael
Dan Herbeck / Buffalo News:
Facebook lawsuit involving Wellsville man to remain in federal court
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Huffington Post Co-Founder Ken Lerer Wants You to Watch His Next Company
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Sony v. Hotz: mismatched serial numbers and sealed manuals
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Case Judge Is a Former RIAA Lobbyist and Pirate Chaser
Discussion: Ars Technica and GamePolitics News
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
HTC Flyer Tipped for T-Mobile (Images)
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flixster Update: Warner Bros. Very Interested, as Yahoo Drops Out of Bidding for Social Movie Site
Eric Ditzian / MTV:
MTV's ‘Diary Of Facebook’ Takes You Inside The Social Phenomenon
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Is it a bubble? It matters if we think it is.
Jennifer Preston / New York Times:
Ethical Quandary for Social Sites
Andrew Ross Sorkin / DealBook:
Facebook May Hire Robert Gibbs, Former Obama Aide
 

 
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