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6:45 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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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
White iPhone 4 to land April 27th in Europe - sources
Discussion: iLounge, TUAW and MacNN, Thanks:markgurman
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple, Google Collect User Data
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.
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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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Facebook Employee Accused Of Goldman-Related Insider Trading Got A Raw Deal
Discussion: StartupMuse
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Silicon Valley Cashes Out Selling Private Shares
Discussion: SAI and @sacca
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.
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 …
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 …
Wired / Ars Technica:
US 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:
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:
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 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.
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
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon Web Services Starting to Come Back Online but Problems Persist & Questions Arise  —  Amazon Web Services disruption issues are now into their second day as engineers work to get the last of the availability zones restored.  Meanwhile, the customers affected spent the day talking …
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: Network World and Neowin.net, Thanks:tomwarren
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.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Google's Data Shows Hollywood's Headache: Netflix Searches Booming, DVDs Fading Away  —  Here's a very nice explanation of why Hollywood is so freaked out about Netflix: A chart that shows Web searches for the movie rental service booming, while queries for “DVD” are plummeting.
Discussion: WebProNews
Kurt Opsahl / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Righthaven Defies Court, Ignores Domain Name Ruling  —  Last Friday, the Chief Judge of the federal court in Nevada, which is overseeing more than 200 Righthaven copyright cases, dismissed Righthaven's meritless claim to seize its victim's domain names.  In each case so far …
Discussion: paidContent and WebProNews
 
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Discussion: textually.org and MediaPost
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's iPhone and Android Apps Let You Find Friends From Your Phone Book, Grow the Site
Discussion: All Facebook, SocialTimes.com and TiPb
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Facts Should Be Free: SimpleGeo Puts 20 Million Places in the Public Domain
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Ebullient VCs pour $6.4B into 661 companies in Q1
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Romil Patel / Venture Level:
Why Groupon Sucks For Merchants and LivingSocial Doesn't
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