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1:35 PM ET, April 19, 2011

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The Official Google Blog:
Add your local knowledge to the map with Google Map Maker for the United States  —  Before Google Map Maker—a product that enables people to add to and update the map for locations around the world—only 15 percent of the world's population had detailed online maps of their neighborhoods.
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Map Maker Now Open To US Users
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
White iPhone 4 used to demo new multitasking, Spotlight search in ‘test version’ of iOS? (video)  —  We've just laid eyes on a video from the prolific leaksters over at Tinhte, who claim they not only have a white iPhone 4 from Apple, but it's one with a “test version” of iOS that nobody else has yet seen.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
That iOS 5 video?  Here's why it's fake.  —  We've examined the video that began making the rounds just a few hours ago, seemingly displaying an internal build of iOS 5.  We think that the phone is most likely an internal prototype of the white iPhone 4, but iOS 5 it isn't.
Discussion: MacRumors
Agence France Presse:
Samsung vows counter-action over Apple patent suit  —  SEOUL (AFP) - Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it would take counter-action against Apple after the US firm filed suit alleging that the South Korean giant copied its smartphones and tablet computers.  —  Apple's lawsuit claims Samsung's …
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
BlackBerry PlayBook now on sale in the US and Canada, starting at $500 with 16GB of storage  —  Today is the day in BlackBerry land.  The wait for a dual-core device with an up-to-date operating system and that stylized BB logo is now over, and a vast array of stores in the US and Canada are now ready to sell you your PlayBook.
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Adam Zeis / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry Bridge not available on AT&T... AT&T Blocking It Due to Free Tethering via BlackBerry Bridge?!  —  Much like many others I anxiously awoke this morning eager to try out BlackBerry Bridge on my PlayBook.  I fired up BlackBerry App World, scanned the barcode on my device and was shocked …
Mrinal Desai / TechCrunch:
Five Reasons Why Twitter Will Kill TweetDeck  —  Editor's note: The following guest post is written by Mrinal Desai, co-founder of CrossLoop and addappt.  You can follow him on Twitter.  —  On reading today's report by the Wall Street Journal that Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck …
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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Tries to Widen Appeal to More Users  —  Twitter Inc. is in advanced talks to buy TweetDeck Inc. for around $50 million, people familiar with the matter said.  —  TweetDeck is one of the add-on programs that help Twitter users view and manage short messages carried by the service, which are known as tweets.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Apple Reportedly Rejecting Apps With Pay-Per-Install Campaigns  —  Apple isn't just tweaking its App Store rankings to include more than download numbers and possibly lessening the impact of incentivized pay-per-install marketing campaigns.  It's actually banning apps that use pay-per-install …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HBO Go app set to stream its way to iPhones, iPads and Android devices  —  Are you familiar with the HBO Go online streaming service that lets subscribers catch up on HBO's award-winning and ass-kicking TV content?  Well, 'appy news for you, dear reader, for it's about to hit smartphones and tablets early next month.
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
In Silicon Valley, Investors Are Jockeying Like It's 1999  —  MENLO PARK, Calif.—Travis Kalanick is the founder of a start-up that lets people order up a car service from a cellphone.  Recently, the 34-year-old found himself in the driver's seat.  —  Several major venture-capital firms were vying to fund Uber, his fledgling company.
Discussion: broadstuff and Deal Journal
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Wal-Mart Paid $300 Million-Plus for Kosmix  —  According to sources close to the situation, Wal-Mart Stores paid just over $300 million for Kosmix.  —  The six-year-old Mountain View, Calif.-based company-which has built a social media platform that organizes content by topic …
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Anand Rajaraman / Datawocky:
Retail + Social + Mobile = @WalmartLabs
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
comScore: Including iPads, iPods And Tablets, Apple's iOS Outreaches Android By 59 Percent  —  comScore has just released an interesting study comparing the reach of Apple's iOS platform to Google's Android operating system in the U.S. The analytics and data company is reported that Apple's device …
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SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
THE TRUTH ABOUT SMARTPHONES: Our Exclusive Survey On iPhone vs Android
Discussion: LiveSide.net, Digits and 9 to 5 Mac
Paul Geller / Digital Music News:
Get Ready: Grooveshark Promises a Fight to the Finish...  The following is an open letter to the music industry from Grooveshark, shared exclusively with Digital Music News.  The letter was prompted by the recent removal of the Grooveshark app from the Android Market, though it also addresses broader concerns and challenges.
Bloomberg:
Apple Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Alleging ITunes Downloading Monopoly  —  A federal judge was asked by Apple Inc. (AAPL) to dismiss a consumer antitrust lawsuit claiming the company limited choice by linking iPod music downloading to its iTunes music store.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
T-Mobile G-Slate review  —  The tablet wars are building, petty disputes that will soon lead to bloodshed.  Products will be launched into battle only to be gunned down straight out of their boxes, crying for their fabricators as bigger, faster, better slates step over the stricken chassis …
Bloomberg:
Sprint Agrees to Pay Clearwire $1 Billion for Use of Network  —  Sprint Nextel Corp., the third- largest U.S. wireless provider, agreed to pay Clearwire Corp. at least $1 billion for the use of its so-called fourth-generation network over the next two years.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Nokia launches Ovi Maps 3D beta, challenges Google Earth as your virtual tour guide of choice  —  Still searching for today's internet time sink?  Then look no further than Nokia's just launched beta version of Ovi Maps 3D.  Thanks to a little help from Navteq's maps and some software wizardry …
Martin LaMonica / CNET News:
Google plants $100 million in giant wind farm  —  The Shepherds Flat wind farm is expected to be fully operational in 2012 and supply 235,000 average U.S. homes.  —  Google today said that it will invest about $100 million in the very large Shepherd's Flat wind project in Oregon …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
A Myspace Founder Builds Again, Buying Game Companies  —  Just days after the online game company MindJolt moved into its Los Angeles headquarters in March 2010, rain started to pour through the ceiling.  —  Christopher T. DeWolfe, the chief executive, and his small team …
Miguel de Icaza:
Dropbox Lack of Security  —  I am a fan of Dropbox.  It is a great tool, a great product, and clearly they have a passionate team over at Dropbox building the product.  —  Dropbox recently announced an update to its security terms of service in which they announced that they would provide …
Discussion: PC World, Tools and Pocket-lint
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Sony Ericsson profits slump, but Android helps  —  Sony Ericsson saw its profits cut in half during the first quarter, but the company managed to stay in the black despite a drop in shipments and a blow to its supply chain from the Japanese earthquake.  —  For the quarter ended March 31 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz Leads $1.75M Round In Freebie Marketplace Listia  —  Listia, a marketplace for free stuff, has raised $1.75 million in funding from an impressive roster of investors and angels.  The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from SV Angel, Founder Collective …
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Facebook to Ad Agencies: Let's Be ‘in a Relationship’  —  Social Network Rolls Out Community Site Aimed at Creatives  —  Facebook today launched a stand-alone community site (facebook-studio.com) where ad agency creatives can share ideas, comment on campaigns and learn what it takes to create a successful page for a brand.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tagged Buys Popular Social/Instant Messaging Client Digsby
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
With $4 Million From Comcast, Fwix Launches Its Own Open Places Databases
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Webmonkey and Mashable!
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
Hitachi Announces First USB 3.0 External Drives, Bundled With Personal Cloud Space
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Verizon: More breaches but less data lost. Huh?!
Technology Review:
You Are the Ad  —  Facebook has emerged from a privacy scandal …
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Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Add Foxconn's Chimei as Supplier of Parts for IPad
Matt Hickey / CNET News:
GeoHot gives leftover legal funds to EFF, mocks Sony
Discussion: Inquirer and Techdirt
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Netflix posts ‘buy’ button but not doing the selling
Discussion: Hacking NetFlix and FierceIPTV
Naked Security / Sophos:
An open letter to Facebook about safety and privacy
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Samsung Inks $1.375 Billion Deal With Seagate On HDD Operations Sale And More
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft releases Photosynth app for iOS, again leaves Windows Phone outside
 

 
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