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8:30 PM ET, April 22, 2011

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Sean Garrett / Twitter Blog:
The Tweets of San Francisco  —  The city where we have started and grown will remain our future home.  Twitter is staying in San Francisco and has signed a lease to move our headquarters to Market Square, a historic building in San Francisco's Central Market neighborhood that is being managed …
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Benny Evangelista / SFGate:
It's official: Twitter stays in SF, moving to Market Street
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: White iPhone 4 lands at Vodafone UK  —  Well, would you have a gander at that?  That, friends, is Apple's long-awaited, hardly-forgotten white iPhone 4, and so far as we can tell, this is actually the real deal.  We've seen retailers making space for the elusive handset over the past few months …
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Why and How Apple Is Collecting Your iPhone Location Data  —  iPhone and iPad customers were spooked Wednesday to find out that their devices have recorded a detailed history of their geographical locations for the past year in an unprotected file.  But it turns out that Apple already explained …
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Google: Of Course Our Location-based Services Require Your Location Info  —  Google responded to concerns over how its Android operating system uses location information by noting that data is essential to certain services, such as customized mapping and providing information on nearby services.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Google talks to Spotify to power music service  —  Rather than launch it's own digital music service, Google is considering whether to partner with an existing service, including Spotify, to power Google Music.  —  According to a source with knowledge of the talks, Google has told the labels …
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next Podcast:
Is this what the iPhone 5 will look like?  —  There's no shortage of rumors swirling about the iPhone 5 right now, but we've got some enlightening information (and an image) that might help paint a better picture of what Apple's next play in the mobile market could be.
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Netflix's days without competition may be numbered  —  Some big firms are said to be lining up to challenge Netflix, the only company that streams a large selection of movies and TV shows online by subscription.  But is it already too big to be unseated as the dominant player?
Discussion: Company Town
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google's Data Shows Hollywood's Headache: Netflix Searches Booming, DVDs Fading Away
Discussion: WebProNews
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple signs cloud deal with Warner Music  —  Apple has an agreement with Warner Music Group to offer the record label's tracks on iTunes' upcoming cloud-music service, music industry sources said.  —  In the race to the cloud, Apple is apparently stepping on the gas.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Ron Conway Threatened To Ruin Ex-Twitter Employees' Careers If They Didn't Sell Him Stock  —  Two high profile Silicon Valley angel investors are locked in a heated battle over shares of Twitter, Brad Stone at BusinessWeek reports.  —  Both Ron Conway and Chris Sacca have raised large funds …
Discussion: The Business Insider
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Brad Stone / Business Week:
Silicon Valley Cashes Out Selling Private Shares
Discussion: SAI and @sacca
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Facebook Employee Accused Of Goldman-Related Insider Trading Got A Raw Deal
Discussion: StartupMuse
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple to begin production of Thunderbolt MacBook Airs next month  —  Apple next month will reportedly begin manufacturing the first updates to its rejuvenated MacBook Air line as the company looks to maintain the impressive sales momentum generated by the ultra-thin notebooks and limit …
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room:
Army Picks Android to Power Its First Smartphone  —  For the Army, Droid does, all right.  —  The Army wants every soldier to carry a smartphone to stay networked.  It doesn't yet have a program for that, having spent the last year working through the implications of what it might mean …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Offers An Unusual Glimpse Inside One Of Its Data Centers  —  Google posted a video tour of one of its data centers today, highlighting some of the steps it takes to keep data secure and maintain reliability.  —  Google has been notoriously tight-lipped about its data centers …
Mark Dochtermann / YouTube Blog:
An update on Google Video - Finding an easier way to migrate Google Video content to YouTube  —  Last week we sent an email to Google Video users letting them know we would be ending playbacks of Google Videos on April 29 and providing instructions on how to download videos currently hosted on the platform.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Foursquare Seeks New Fund Raising  —  In the latest sign of the Internet gold rush, location-based service Foursquare Labs Inc. is looking to raise fresh funds at a price that would value the three-year-old start-up at as much as $500 million, people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: SAI, @semilshah and About Foursquare
Patrick Anderson / Gametime IP:
Google Sued Over Daily Deal Business Venture  —  Google's interest in the “daily deal” business was demonstrated by their $6 Billion dollar offer to acquire Groupon (leading to a ridiculously overrated valuation of the latter's patent portfolio).  Of course, Groupon spurned this offer, opting for an IPO instead.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AT&T Admits It Can't Handle The iPhone  —  In a new filing explaining why it wants to buy T-Mobile, AT&T essentially admits that its network wasn't ready for the iPhone, and won't be able to handle new smartphones and tablets as they come on board.  —  The filing says:
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Will Yahoo Be In Play Again?  Here's a Few Scenarios (That Could Be More Than Just Scenarios)  —  One of the results of Yahoo's weak earnings report earlier this week has been the renewal of chatter about possible changes in its leadership and even ownership.
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog and SAI
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft bashes Google Docs offering with Office 365 comparison … Microsoft launched its Office 365 public beta earlier this week and has now taken the chance to demonstrate it against Google Docs.  —  The software giant has created a mini-site to compare the Word Web App vs Google Docs.
Discussion: Neowin.net and Network World, Thanks:tomwarren
Emily Bazelon / New York Times:
How to Unmask the Internet's Vilest Characters  —  In June 2009, Lani (a nickname) got a Facebook message from a stranger alerting her to nude photos of herself that had been posted on a Web site called Private Voyeur — along with her name, her workplace and the city she lives in.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Bing Rewards Now On Bing's Header Bar  —  Bing has added the Bing Rewards program directly to the top header bar of Bing's search results.  —  Now when you search on Bing, you will see the “Rewards” link and icon on the right of the “sign in” link.  Here is a picture:
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Google Updates Its Management Page...By Taking Almost Everybody Off It  —  We'd chided Google recently for its out-of-date management page, given the departures and promotions since Larry Page took back the CEO title on April 4.  Now the company has, indeed, updated its management page...by taking almost everybody off of it.
 
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J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek:
NSA Building $896.5 Million Supercomputing Center
Discussion: Engadget, TechSpot and insideHPC
Kurt Opsahl / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Righthaven Defies Court, Ignores Domain Name Ruling
Discussion: paidContent and WebProNews
Alexandra Stevenson / beyondbrics:
Google's China market share: declining
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft: 350 million licenses of Windows 7 sold in 18 months
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
A Disaster In The Making? Sony's PlayStation Network Suffers Prolonged Global Outage
 Earlier Items: 
Fred / A VC:
comScore Total Universe Report
Discussion: comScore, Inc. and MediaPost
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
In Fight Over Spectrum, Its Broadcasters vs. Wireless Companies
Discussion: textually.org and MediaPost
Marshall Heyman / Heard & Seen:
Re-Tweeting (Not-So) Humble Promoters
Discussion: Techland
Alex Williams / ReadWriteCloud:
Amazon Web Services Starting to Come Back Online but Problems Persist & Questions Arise