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9:40 AM ET, April 25, 2011

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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 …
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Don MacAskill / SmugMug's Don MacAskill:
How SmugMug survived the Amazonpocalypse  —  tl;dr: Amazon had a major outage last week, which took down some popular websites.  Despite using a lot of Amazon services, SmugMug didn't go down because we spread across availability zones and designed for failure to begin with, among other things.
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Jennifer Valentino-Devries / Wall Street Journal:
IPhone Stored Location in Test Even if Disabled  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone is collecting and storing location information even when location services are turned off, according to a test conducted by The Wall Street Journal.  —  The location data appear to be collected using cellphone towers …
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Michael Dell Looks Beyond PC Business  —  Michael Dell doesn't want to talk about personal computers anymore.  —  As Dell Inc.'s chief executive works to turn around the once high-flying PC maker, he has bet on diversifying away from the company's best-known product.
Discussion: TechEye, SlashGear and Fudzilla
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog:
Barnes & Noble treats Nook Color to Froyo; unveils Nook Apps  —  Just as promised, Barnes & Noble rolled out a major update for the Nook Color on Monday, which has the 7-inch slate looking even more like a tablet than an e-book reader now.  —  There's no need to hack the Nook Color …
Richard H. Thaler / New York Times:
Show Us the Data.  (It's Ours, After All.)  —  “NO one knows what I like better than I do.”  —  This statement may seem self-evident, but the revolution in information technology has created a growing list of exceptions.  Your grocery store knows what you like to eat and can probably …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google, a Giant in Mobile Search, Seeks New Ways to Make It Pay  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In early 2008, in the early days of the iPhone era, Google engineers began noticing something unusual in the search engine's logs.  Owners of these new phones were doing a huge number of Web searches.
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 …
Robert Lee Hotz / Wall Street Journal:
The Really Smart Phone  —  Researchers are harvesting a wealth of intimate detail from our cellphone data, uncovering the hidden patterns of our social lives, travels, risk of disease—even our political views.  —  ‘Phones can know,’ says an MIT researcher.  'People can get this god's-eye view of human behavior.'
Discussion: Betabeat, IntoMobile and brian s hall
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
PSN down due to “external intrusion,” no news on fix, credit card security  —  More than 72 hours after it first went down, the PlayStation Network is still offline, annoying millions of loyal PlayStation 3 customers who can't play their games over the network.  No Portal 2 co-op, no Mortal Kombat matches, no Home.
Discussion: Computerworld, Techland and PC Magazine
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Storify Collects Strands of News on the Social Web  —  SAN FRANCISCO — News events as varied as the commercial jet landing in the Hudson River and the uprisings in Egypt have demonstrated that people armed with cellphones — not professional reporters — are often the first source of breaking news …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Yes Facebook Developers, There Will Be An f8 This Year  —  The Facebook Like button celebrated its 1st anniversary this week, on April 21st.  It's ubiquity makes it hard to believe that it was a little over a year ago when Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the third annual f8 Developers Conference …
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 …
William Grimes / New York Times:
Max Mathews, Pioneer in Making Computer Music, Dies at 84  —  Max Mathews, often called the father of computer music, died on Thursday in San Francisco.  He was 84.  —  The cause was pneumonia, his son Vernon said.  —  Mr. Mathews wrote the first program to make it possible for a computer to synthesize sound and play it back.
 
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
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How Spencer Rascoff's Tweets tossed us off the Zillow IPO trail
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Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Data-Driven Decisions Can Aid Companies' Productivity
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John Cook / GeekWire:
Are Wal-Mart and Amazon on a collision course?
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Dan Frommer / CNN:
Why Xbox Kinect could be — but won't be — the future of TV
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Maybe Steve Jobs' “Post-PC Era” Is Bunk And Tablets Really ARE A Fad
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix to Become Largest Subscription Entertainment Business in U.S.
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