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6:30 PM ET, April 20, 2011

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Alasdair Allan / O'Reilly Radar:
Got an iPhone or 3G iPad?  Apple is recording your moves  —  Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and I will announce the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file.  Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps.
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go  —  Privacy fears raised as researchers reveal file on iPhone that stores location coordinates and timestamps of owner's movements  —  Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go - and saves every detail …
Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Record March Quarter Drives 83 Percent Revenue Growth, 95 Percent Profit Growth  —  Record iPhone Sales Grow 113 Percent  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended March 26, 2011.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple Earnings Q2 '11: $24.67B Revenue; 3.76M Macs, 18.65M iPhones, 4.69M iPads Sold  —  It's that special time of the season, when Apple fans and investors alike get to gloat over just how much money the tech giant in Cupertino is raking in: Quarterly Earnings.
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Shares Up, Huge iPhone And Mac Sales Overshadow Weak iPad  —  Apple posted better than expected March quarter sales and profits, with especially huge iPhone and Mac shipments.  —  iPad sales were much lower than expected — just 4.69 million shipped, versus expectations around 7 million.
Patrick May / Mercury News:
Apple has blowout quarter; profit up 95 percent  —  Apple's second quarter profit jumped 95 percent, the company said Wednesday.  —  The result exceeded Wall Street's forecast.  Additionally, the company expects its coming quarter to be weaker than analysts had been expecting.
Discussion: @katies and @jackschofield
Amazon.com:
Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books  —  Customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries to read on Kindle and free Kindle reading apps  —  Whispersyncing of notes, highlights and last page read to work for Kindle library books
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Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
You'll be able to borrow Kindle books from 11,000 libraries, says Amazon  —  Amazon just announced a new library lending feature for digital Kindle books.  The official press release says customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries in the United States …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and USA Today
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Acquires Location-Based Media And Advertising Company WHERE  —  eBay has acquired location-based media company Where.com, the ecommerce giant tells us.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed and the acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2011.
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Gregory Gomer / BostonInnovation:
Retail Giant Ebay Acquires Where for $135 Million  —  According to our contacts at the company and confirmed by PayPal this morning, Boston based Where has been acquired by internet giant Ebay.  The news of this deal was brought to our attention late last week, but also included rumors of other giants like RIM also putting in bids.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:   Local, Mobile Ambitions Driving eBay's Purchase of Where
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Yahoo Search Revenue Disaster  —  Yesterday, Yahoo reported a second quarter of massive declines in its search revenue.  Yahoo blamed the “headwind” of paying its partner Microsoft 12% of Yahoo's net search revenues.  Yahoo also said Microsoft's ads are underperforming.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft-Yahoo collaboration hits a snag; Microsoft adCenter shortcomings cited  —  During Yahoo's Q1 FY2011 earnings call with analysts, CEO Carol Bartz said that technical issues with Microsoft's adCenter platform were largely to blame for a shortfall in revenue that was expected from the Microsoft-Yahoo search alliance.
Discussion: MediaPost, Pulse2 and TechFlash
Tarun Bhatnagar / Google Enterprise Blog:
Bringing 100% web to the world of Google Earth and Google Maps  —  At Google we're committed to opening up our cloud infrastructure so that others can benefit from our enormous computational power.  Today I'm going to share some exciting details on our plans to make our cloud technology available …
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Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
LIVE COVERAGE: Barack Obama's Facebook Town Hall  —  A couple hundred people seated in room very prominently branded with Facebook's colors and logos applaud very loudly as President Barack Obama enters the room at 1:58 p.m. Originally scheduled to begin at 1:45 pm Pacific Standard Time, the event is already running late.
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter deals with noisy users by hiding tweets  —  Ever been annoyed by someone tweeting far too much and spamming up your timeline?  If the screenshot below is anything to go by, users of Twitter's website may not have to worry too much about that any more.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iMac supplies tighten ahead of forthcoming refresh  —  A good indication that an Apple product refresh is coming soon is when the respective product's supplies begin tightening up.  Most recently, this process happened with the iPad prior to the iPad 2 launch and with the MacBook Pro prior …
Discussion: Geek.com, Thanks:aaron_nussbaum
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
AT&T takes Verizon's best punch well; adds postpaid subs, activates 3.6 million iPhones  —  Worries about Verizon's iPhone hitting AT&T's financial results appear to be overblown.  AT&T topped Wall Street estimates for the first quarter and even added postpaid subscribers contrary to analyst projections.
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
AT&T iPhone activations up 33%, unaffected by Verizon, but 3G tablets prove weak
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, AmEx And Others Offer Over $400M In Value To Startup America  —  Unveiled at the end of January, the Startup America Partnership has just announced a slew of new company commitments, in conjunction with President Obama's Town Hall meeting at Facebook today.
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
News.Me, Social News Service, Debuts for iPad  —  News.me, the long-awaited social news service developed in collaboration with Betaworks, a technology incubator, and The New York Times Company, is ready for its debut.  —  News.me is a newsfeed that uses artificial intelligence to monitor …
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Google Autocomplete Gets Enhanced Predictive Powers  —  Google just announced an update to its autocomplete feature, which speeds up the search process by showing predicted searches while you type.  Until now, Google mostly based its predictions by looking at the most popular searches.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Qwiki's Mapolicious iPad App Hits iTunes  —  A couple weeks ago, Qwiki CEO Doug Imbruce came by my office to talk about his new iPad app (watch video below), but he wasn't quite ready to show it.  This morning it finally hit iTunes, where you can download it for free.
Discussion: Tools, NewsGrange, App Advice, Bits and Xconomy
BBC:
Intel says it will run Google's Android on tablets  —  Google debuted Android 3.0, dubbed Honeycomb, in February  —  Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, has confirmed it will run tablets with Google's mobile operating system.  —  Chief executive Paul Otellini confirmed it had received …
Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Apple to begin shipping new iPhone in September  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc suppliers will begin production of its next-generation iPhone in July this year, with the finished product likely to begin shipping in September, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site  —  The Washington Post Company this morning debuted its free, personalized, social news site and aggregator Trove in public beta.  —  First reported to be in the works and nearing launch by The Wall Street Journal in February 2011 …
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
Amazon, Google and Twitter Top EFF's Privacy Scorecard  —  Monday's privacy panic over cloud storage service Dropbox's Terms of Service changes came hot on the heels of the EFF updating the Internet Privacy Report Card - as Congress is proposed online privacy legislation backed by the companies that scored the worst.
 
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Mike Elgan / Datamation:
Time for Google to Cut Up Its Credit Card?
Discussion: The Raw Feed
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Ad.ly Removed From Facebook for Monetizing the News Feed Through Paid Page Update Endorsements
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Gawker's Traffic Numbers Are Worse Than Anyone Anticipated
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Verizon's Samsung Fascinate fitted with Froyo
Discussion: MobileCrunch
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Report: government cyberattacks against own citizens intensifying
Mike Zapler / Reuters:
Jon Leibowitz: Google should step up on privacy
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Check In App Loopt Introduces Loopt Qs, Location Based Q&A Polls
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, VentureBeat and SAI
 Earlier Items: 
Liana B.Baker / Reuters:
Court upholds Dish contempt filing, TiVo soars
Brad Sams / Neowin.net:
Twitter launches new landing page
Discussion: @ev
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
T-Mobile G-Slate and Sidekick 4G now on sale, Android overload imminent
Discussion: LaptopMag.com, PC World, eWeek and BGR
Jonathan Vatner / New York Times:
Manhattan's Tech Start-Ups Settle in the Flatiron District and Chelsea
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins iPhone 4 and Key RFID Transponder Display Patents
Allen Huang / The Official Google Blog:
Google Toolbar 7—cleaner, fresher and faster