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12:10 PM ET, April 24, 2011


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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.
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.
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.
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: @mathewi
George Reese / O'Reilly Media:
The AWS Outage: The Cloud's Shining Moment  —  So many cloud pundits are piling on to the misfortunes of Amazon Web Services this week as a response to the massive failures in the AWS Virginia region.  If you think this week exposed weakness in the cloud, you don't get it …
Discussion: Computerworld, Blue Gecko and Slashdot
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Amazon's Trouble Raises Cloud Computing Doubts  —  As technical problems interrupted computer services provided by Amazon for a second day on Friday, industry analysts said the troubles would prompt many companies to reconsider relying on remote computers beyond their control.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 leaks, takes second stab at MacBook Air  —  Lenovo's decision to back out on the ThinkPad X301 may have just been a temporary measure as a pair of Swiss stores have prematurely shown a sequel built more consciously to take on the new MacBook Air.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Engadget and Engadget
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Including Ultra High Resolution Artwork in Lion for Possible Retina Displays?  —  A finding earlier this month by OSXDaily has generated some speculation about Apple's plans for “Retina” display Macs.  The Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 2 released in late March included …
Discussion: OS X Daily, MacNN, TUAW and MacStories
Matthew Lewis / Reuters:
Wal-Mart tests online grocery delivery in California  —  (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has begun testing an online grocery delivery service in San Jose, California, a company spokesman said on Saturday.  —  The world's biggest retailer had been rumored to be considering dipping its toe …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
White iPhone 4 lands at Best Buy on April 27th  —  Our sources in Europe have already told us that the white iPhone 4 is launching on Wednesday, April 27, in the Netherlands at least, and now other sources are pointing to a launch on that same day in the United States.
Amanda Green / Hunch Blog:
Mac vs. PC: A Hunch Rematch  —  Our latest data project was to analyze how self-described Mac and PC people are different.  The infographic below, designed by the talented folks at Column Five Media, breaks it down.  Keep reading after the Infographic for more background and analysis …
Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
“Who Has Your Back?”  In Depth: Corporate Transparency About Government Demands for User Information  —  EFF recently launched a campaign calling on companies to stand with their users when the government comes looking for data.  (If you haven't done so, sign our petition urging companies to provide better transparency and privacy.)
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Cloud computing market: $241 billion in 2020
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