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3:55 AM ET, April 18, 2011


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Apple and the TV industry  —  The TV industry is a major segment of the consumer electronics industry and Apple is the leading consumer electronics company in the world.  Thus far Apple has entered the TV market with a stand-alone device - Apple TV.  There has been speculation …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Saying Apple Will Never Do Something: Always Dangerous  —  For years, there's been a persistent, as-yet-unrealized rumor that Apple will start making HDTVs.  Received wisdom, however, has generally argued that it's not going to happen.  TVs are too commoditized; TVs would have to come in too many sizes …
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The often-rumored Apple HDTV
Discussion: The Next Web
MG Siegler / parislemon:   On Apple's Must-See TV
Omar El Akkad / Globe and Mail:
RIM makes a play for its future  —  WATERLOO, ONT.— From Saturday's Globe and Mail  —  Mike Lazaridis, the brain behind the BlackBerry, is staring intently out a window inside RIM 10, a squat, unprepossessing structure on Research In Motion Ltd. RIM-T 's main campus.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
What on Earth Happened to BlackBerry?  —  Research in Motion's new tablet is a misguided mess.  —  First, a confession: I haven't used the BlackBerry PlayBook yet.  The seven-inch tablet computer is scheduled to go on sale next week, and I hope to get my hands on one soon.  This, then, is not a product review.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Analysis: Google's Page and Wall Street: Who needs who?  —  (Reuters) - It took fewer than 400 words for freshman Google Inc CEO Larry Page to set the tone for a strained relationship with Wall Street that could haunt him for years.  —  The 38-year-old tech visionary …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Google Holds Out Against ‘Do Not Track’ Flag  —  And then there was Chrome.  —  Apple made it clear this week that the next version of its Safari browser — which will ship with the upcoming version of Mac OS — will include the ability for users to tell websites not to track them …
Demand Media:
Another Statement About Search Engine Algorithm Changes  —  It's hard to imagine a company more focused on the connection between consumers and content than Demand Media.  That point of connection gives us the opportunity to inform, engage and serve the consumer.  And it's where trusted relationships start.
Discussion: BoomTown and SAI
Samsung may sell hard drive business in wake of iPad  —  A source claimed Sunday night that Samsung was looking to sell off its hard drive business.  The Korean company had set a target price of $1.5 billion but was eager enough to sell it for under $1 billion if it couldn't fetch the intended target.
Iranian Military Official: Siemens helped U.S. and Israel in Cyber Attack on Nuclear Program  —  Head of Iran's civilian defense says German company, Siemens, must share the blame for the Stuxnet virus attack; virus targeted control systems run with Siemens software.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Flipboard: Threat and Opportunity  —  Every media company should be afraid of Flipboard.  The Palo Alto startup epitomizes the best and the worst of the internet.  The best is for the user.  The worst is for the content providers that feed its stunning expansion without getting a dime in return.
Laura Northrup / The Consumerist:
Comcast's Xfinity Extreme 105: Pay More To Reach Download Cap Even Faster  —  Today, our friends at Comcast announced their new tier of Comcastically fast broadband service in 40 metropolitan areas.  It promises speeds of up to 105 Mbps.  Zoom!  The future is here.
Discussion: PC World and DSLreports
HP's TouchPad cloud music, video plans leak in presentation  —  HP's intention to build a webOS cloud media locker, and possibly beat Apple and Google to the feature, was given more definitive support late Friday after a leaked presentation.  A pair of slides describing the TouchPad reportedly showed …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iPhone 4 About To Be Flickr's Top Camera.  Point & Shoots?  Pretty Much The Opposite.  —  What's the most popular camera used in terms of pictures taken that are uploaded to Flickr?  Right now, it's the Nikon D90.  But in about a month or so, it will be Apple's iPhone 4.
Discussion: News and Ubergizmo
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