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9:20 PM ET, April 19, 2011

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Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Apple sues Samsung: a complete lawsuit analysis  —  Apple sued Samsung yesterday, the latest in a long line of IP lawsuits against Android device manufacturers.  (See: Apple v. HTC, Apple v. Motorola, Microsoft v. Motorola, Microsoft v. Barnes & Noble.)  The case is remarkable for several reasons …
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Agence France Presse:
Samsung vows counter-action over Apple patent suit
iFixit:
Blackberry PlayBook Teardown  —  Step 1 — Blackberry PlayBook Teardown Blackberry's new PlayBook has hit the market with a name containing both entertainment and literary promise.  Such a bold name instills in us feelings similar to those felt by preteen girls minutes before a Justin Bieber concert.
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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 …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:   BlackBerry PlayBook: Fail With Consumers, Fail With Enterprise
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google's ‘Map Maker’ Now Lets You Edit Google Maps In The United States
Discussion: BetaNews, PC Magazine and TechSpot
Andy M. Zaky / Fortune:
Why Apple shares are dirt cheap  —  Ahead of Apple's earnings, the numbers tell it all: If shares don't soar after its quarterly report, it will likely trade at valuation levels not seen since the depths of the financial crisis, making it the cheapest large-cap tech stock.  —  By Andy M. Zaky, contributor
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Horace Dediu / asymco:
Review of Apple's unit numbers released in legal filing prior to earnings  —  Thanks to Nilay Patel at This is My Next for posting the complaint filed on April 15th against Samsung, Apple which revealed some potentially material data about its performance in the last quarter (which won't be public until the 20th).
Dan Anderson / T-Mobile Blog:
Bobsled by T-Mobile: Providing Free, One-Touch Calling Within Facebook  —  Have you ever been chatting with a friend on Facebook only to realize it would be nice to actually hear the person's voice?  You're not alone.  A recent survey found that 88% of Facebook users want voice chat capabilities within the site.
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Aatekah Mir / Digits:
A Look at iPad Users: Apple Still Trouncing Android  —  Google Inc.'s Android might be the most popular smartphone platform, but if you add other mobile devices like tablets to the mix, Apple Inc.'s iOS beats Android in the U.S. by a wide margin — 59% to be exact.
Discussion: BGR
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
comScore: Including iPads, iPods And Tablets, Apple's iOS Outreaches Android By 59 Percent
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's First-Quarter Earnings: The Revenue Growth Drought Continues Due to MicroHoo Search Fall-Off  —  Yahoo announced its first-quarter earnings today, showing a continued worrisome revenue growth stall that its CEO Carol Bartz still has not fixed.  —  Yahoo reported revenues of $1.06 billion …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Q1 Mixed: Display Up, Search Down, Revenues $1.06 Billion
Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
Mmm mmm good - YouTube videos now served in WebM  —  If you travel abroad frequently, you know that charging your electronic devices is not always an easy task.  Power adapters for cellphones and computers don't always fit into local power outlets, meaning you have to pack converters.
Discussion: GigaOM, NewsGrange and Electronista
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 …
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt Just Got A Huge Salary Hike  —  When Eric Schmidt was the CEO of Google, he earned a salary of $1 per year, just like the two cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.  —  But according to a recent Google SEC filing, that changed on April 4 when Page took over.
Discussion: Bits, mocoNews, Pulse2 and @swiftstories
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SAY Media Acquires Dogster (And Has More Acquisitions In The Works)  —  Just six months after its creation, SAY Media is already going to the dogs: it's acquired Dogster, a web community for dog-owners that draws around 2 million unique visitors a month.  It's a move that sounds confusing at first …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
SAY Media, The New Company That Used To Be VideoEgg And Six Apart, Is About To Announce Its First Acquisition
Discussion: paidContent and NetworkEffect
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Facebook rolls out new security features, answers Sophos letter  —  Facebook announced new security and privacy features for its site Tuesday.  The site has added more resources for its Family Safety Center and a more complete rollout of its social reporting tool, which lets users report bad behavior to Facebook friends they trust.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Music Gaming Startup JamLegend Acqhired By Zynga  —  Earlier today we wrote about music games startup JamLegend joining the deadpool.  JamLegend aimed to compete against biggies Rock Band and Guitar Hero and was shut down today after three years so the team could “move on to new ventures.”
Discussion: Inside Social Games
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple ends MobileMe and iWork $30 rebate programs ahead of rumored refreshes  —  A source within Apple has provided us with an internal memo announcing the end of Apple's long-running rebate programs for both the MobileMe service and Apple's iWork productivity suite of applications.
Grant Gross / PC World:
FTC Takes Action Against ‘fake’ News Sites  —  Several websites apparently featuring news reports that show the weight-loss benefits of acai berry products aren't what they appear to be, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois Attorney General's Office said Tuesday.
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: Inc.com, Deal Journal and broadstuff
 
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Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
A Look At The Venture-Backed IPO Pipeline
Michelle Quinn / The Politico:
Are Barack Obama, Facebook getting too friendly?
Discussion: Mercury News
Leigh Phillips / Guardian:
EU decides against stricter net neutrality rules
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Microsoft turns the table on Google, discloses Chrome security bugs
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Trademark filing, domain names suggest Toshiba's tablet might be named ‘Thrive’
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
HTML5 Calendar Data Sharing Standard Released as 1.0 by W3C
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Ticketmaster Rival Ticketfly Gets Another $12M To Make Concert Ticketing More Social
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Kobo Closes Book on $50 Million Round to Fuel International Growth
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