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8:10 PM ET, April 24, 2011

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We're In The Middle Of A Terrible Blubble!  —  If you're an early stage venture capitalist or angel investor there is no time like the present to declare a bubble, say valuations are out of control and predict the demise of the tech industry in the very near future.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
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Fred Wilson / A VC:
The Word Bubble  —  In all the posts over the past year or so outlining my thoughts on the financing and valuation environment in the internet sector, I've avoided using the word Bubble.  It is intentional.  For me Bubble will always be inexorably linked to what went down in 1999 and 2000 in the internet sector.
Discussion: @dondodge and @mathewi
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Tech bubbles, tides, and earthquakes - What you should know  —  Are we in a tech bubble?  Yes.  When will it burst?  I have no idea, and neither does anyone else.  Mike Arrington, founder of Techcrunch, has a great story today “We're In A Terrible Blubble”.  It is insightful and entertaining.
Discussion: @hblodget and @scobleizer, Thanks:dondodge
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Exclusive: Apple testing iPhone for T-Mobile USA  —  That's right, you're looking at photos of an iPhone prototype with T-Mobile USA 3G bands.  The actual internal model is N94, and if you remember, the Verizon model is N92 while the standard GSM variant is N90.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Leaked T-Mobile iPhone has an A5 chip, might be the iPhone 4S  —  BGR's T-Mobile iPhone prototype leak from earlier today is not simply an iPhone 4 packed with guts that support the T-Mobile 3G network radios, but it also carries the A5 processor from the next-generation iPhone.
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Exclusive: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with Honeycomb and an optional stylus to hit this summer  —  Ready for one awesome Easter present?  Well, it appears that Lenovo's having a rough time keeping a lid on its new products this weekend, and we just got a hold of a juicy PowerPoint that reveals …
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services Blog:
Seven lessons to learn from Amazon's outage  —  As of the latest update this afternoon on Amazon's Service Health Dashboard, only a handful of customers are still waiting for their EBS and RDS instances to be restored after Thursday's harrowing outage.  But for everyone involved …
Discussion: CloudPundit and CIO Central
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Carolyn Thompson / Associated Press:
Innocent Man Accused Of Child Pornography After Neighbor Pirates His WiFi … BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of “pedophile!” and “pornographer!” stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn't need long to figure …
Discussion: Gawker
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
Amazon Hints at Android Strategy With Latest App Promotion  —  Amazon is rolling out a new promotion on Monday that reveals how it could package together its various efforts in the wireless industry.  —  The first promotion kicking off at midnight will give customers who buy an Android device …
Discussion: Electronista
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix to Become Largest Subscription Entertainment Business in U.S. … Netflix is poised to become the largest subscription entertainment business in the U.S. when it reports quarterly earnings on Monday.  —  Analysts are figuring that Netflix will have added around 3.7 million subscribers to its ranks …
Discussion: Digital Trends
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Maybe Steve Jobs' “Post-PC Era” Is Bunk And Tablets Really ARE A Fad  —  Microsoft's chief technology officer Craig Mundie seemed to have his head buried deep in the sand a few weeks ago when he commented that tablets may just be a fad.  —  Crazy, right?  The first iPad sold more than 15 million units in three quarters.
Discussion: @ethank
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple begins shipping white iPhone 4s to stateside retail stores  —  Apple this weekend began preparing its retail segment for the imminent launch of the company's much-anticipated white iPhone 4 models, signaling the end of a somewhat embarrassing delay that has seen the handsets elude eager buyers since last July.
Discussion: Electronista and PhoneArena
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Dan Frommer / CNN:
Why Xbox Kinect could be — but won't be — the future of TV  —  While the picture quality on your TV has evolved over the years, the way you interact with your TV is still stuck in the Stone Age.  That is, the remote control and channel guide still need some serious innovation.
Discussion: Slashdot
 
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