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3:55 PM ET, April 11, 2011


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Dan Levine / Reuters:
Winklevoss twins must accept Facebook deal: court  —  (Reuters) - Mark Zuckerberg won the latest legal battle against former Harvard classmates who accuse him of stealing their idea for Facebook, a multimillion-dollar feud made famous on the silver screen.  —  Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss must accept …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Winklevii: How Can We Miss You If You Won't Go Away? (Plus the Full Court Ruling)
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog and Guardian
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone 5 Production Starting In September According To Talks With Key Supplier  —  Apple's new iPhone 5 should go into production in September says Avian Securities in a note this morning.  —  This suggests the iPhone won't be on the market until the end of this year, or even early next year possibly, says Avian.
Gartner Says Apple iOS to Dominate the Media Tablet Market Through 2015, Owning More Than Half of It for the Next Three Years  —  Despite mounting competition from other operating systems (OSs), Apple's iOS will continue to own the majority of the worldwide media tablet through 2015 …
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Gartner's iPhone, Android predictions radically revised in a year and a half
Discussion: eWeek
David Howard / TechNet Blogs:
Google's misleading security claims to the government raise serious questions  —  Corporate Vice Prsident & Deputy General Counsel  —  Last Friday afternoon, I learned that a batch of court documents had been unsealed and had revealed one particularly striking development …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Facebook Strikes China Deal With Baidu  —  Facebook has struck a deal with Baidu, the biggest Chinese search engine, to open a jointly-owned socialnetwork in China, according to reports in the Chinese press, citing inside sources.  —  These sources said the new venture wouldn't involve …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:   Facebook has not signed China deal: source
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Steve Jobs Authorized Biography Coming in 2012  —  First authorized biography on Apple CEO Steve Jobs coming in 2012  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in a book about his life.  —  Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that Walter Isaacson's “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” will be published in early 2012.
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Adobe Recasts the iPad as High-Tech Palette for Photoshop (Video)  —  While there are many applications that aim to bring a piece of Photoshop to the iPad-including some from Adobe itself-the creative software company's latest effort envisions how Apple's tablet can play a supporting role in content creation.
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Adobe launches Flex and Flash Builder software for cross-platform mobile apps
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
These Are the First Three Adobe Photoshop Touch Apps for iPad
Discussion: PhoneArena, Thanks:gizmodo
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Research In Motion Eyes a Rebound  —  WATERLOO, Ontario — In a rare interview last week, Mike Lazaridis, one of Research In Motion's two chief executives, was the one asking questions:  —  “Why is it that people don't appreciate our profits?  Why is it that people don't appreciate our growth?
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Hire indicates Apple shift from aluminum to composites?  —  Kevin Kenney has spent most of the last 14 years building carbon fiber bicycles as the President and CEO at Kestral Bicycles.  This month, he became an Senior Composites Engineer at Apple after consulting for the past few years.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple iOS 4.3.2 to fix Verizon iPad 2 connectivity and FaceTime issues, we go hands-on!  —  One of our Apple sources has just let us know that Apple's iOS 4.3.2, due within the next week or so, will fix the issues we've been hearing about with some Verizon iPad 2 models.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Peter Thiel: We're in a Bubble and It's Not the Internet.  It's Higher Education.  —  Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you.  —  I can say that with confidence because it's about Peter Thiel.  And Thiel - the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist …
Discussion: SAI and
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple AirPlay Private Key Exposed, Opening Door to AirPort Express Emulators  —  Developer James Laird has reverse engineered the Airport Express private key and published an open source AirPort Express emulator called Shareport. … Previously, the private key was unknown …
Michael Gartenberg / Macworld:
Why “post PC” doesn't mean “sans PC”  —  Apple has taken a lot of flak for Steve Jobs's comments at the iPad 2 launch event, which heralded the coming of the post-PC world.  —  If you mention that statement on Twitter, you'll immediately be confronted by couple of your followers over the fact …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt, Sean Parker, Marc Andreessen Invest In Boutique Bank Raine  —  Raine, new boutique bank with some very high profile backers from the tech and media world, is starting to look for deals, the FT reports.  —  Check out the names attached to Raine:
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Kiip Is An Entirely New Mobile Ad Model: Real Life Rewards For In-Game Achievements  —  Kiip, the seven month-old mobile ads startup, is finally coming out of stealth today and revealing an entirely new model for in-game advertising, one that offers users value instead of fighting an uphill battle for their attention.
Spencer Rascoff / Zillow Blog:
Zillow Acquires Postlets  —  Today, I'm happy to announce that Zillow has acquired Postlets, a leading online real estate listing creation and distribution platform.  For those not familiar with Postlets, it's a great service that enables individual agents, property managers and landlords …
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Groupon Hires A VC: Greylock's David Thacker  —  Groupon just hired a VC away from one of its investors, Greylock Partners: Associate David Thacker will join Groupon's product management team in Palo Alto, according to a post by Greylock's David Sze.  —  This is Groupon's latest move as it grows its tech presence in Silicon Valley.
Discussion: Greylock VC
George Hotz, Sony quietly settle PS3 jailbreak lawsuit  —  Sony in a surprise move said that it had already settled its lawsuit against George Hotz, better known as Geohot, over PS3 jailbreaking.  The two had quietly reached an “agreement in principle” on March 31.
Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft takes its ERP technology to the cloud  —  Microsoft has unveiled plans to allow customers to access its enterprise resource planning software over the Internet.  —  At the company's Convergence 2011 conference in Atlanta today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer laid out plans …
Chris /
Google's social strategy  —  It is widely believed that Facebook presents a significant competitive threat to Google.  Google itself seems to believe this - Larry Page recently said that all employees would have their bonuses tied to the success of Google's social strategy.
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Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Can Intel atomize ARM with new tablet chips?
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
Intel, on the Outside, Takes Aim at Smartphones
Discussion: GMSV
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Bloomberg Businesweek Underwhelms With iPad App (Demo)
Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
The Netbook Is Down And Out As Acer And Google Back Away
Peter Elstrom / Bloomberg:
Level 3 to Acquire Global Crossing in $1.9 Billion Stock Deal
Daniel Bailey / ConceivablyTech:
Google Chrome Gets SPDY - And An Onscreen Keyboard
Discussion: thechromesource
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
Once the hobby of tech geeks, iPhone jailbreaking now a lucrative industry

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