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12:35 AM ET, April 27, 2011

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Patrick Seybold / PlayStation Blog:
Update on PlayStation Network and Qriocity  —  Thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the current outage of PlayStation Network & Qriocity services.  We are currently working to send a similar message to the one below via email to all of our registered account holders regarding …
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Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
Sony Comes Clean: PlayStation Network Hackers Have Stolen Personal Data  —  Sony Comes Clean: PlayStation Network Hackers Have Stolen Personal Data A security breach in the Playstation Network by still unidentified hackers resulted in stolen personal information, Sony confirmed today.
Discussion: Geek.com
Mike Snider / USA Today:
PlayStation Network: Credit card data may have been stolen; outage to last up to another week
Discussion: Ars Technica, msnbc.com and PC Magazine
Nielsen Wire:
U.S. Smartphone Market: Who's the Most Wanted?  —  Things change quickly in the U.S. smartphone market.  —  According to The Nielsen Company's monthly surveys of U.S. mobile consumers from July-September 2010, consumers planning on getting a new smartphone had a very clear preference: A third (33%) wanted an Apple iPhone.
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Android Passes iPhone as Most Desired Smartphone. Barely
Discussion: VentureBeat, BGR, TUAW, eWeek, MediaPost and PC World
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names  —  Kevin Rose has completed a hefty $1.5 million angel round for his new mobile development lab, which we first reported in March, Milk.  Rose went for the more-is-more approach, pulling in a wide-syndicate of Valley elites, including TechCrunch's Michael Arrington.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's ‘iPhone 6’ to employ Sharp's next-gen p-Si LCDs in spring 2012  —  Apple has reportedly selected Sharp to create next-generation low-temperature poly-silicon LCD displays, which will allow a thinner and lighter design for the anticipated sixth-generation iPhone in 2012.
Signal vs. Noise:
Exit interview: Jaiku's Jyri Engeström  —  “Jaiku was not much more than a year old when we were acquired.  It was like hitching a ride on a firecracker!” says Jyri Engeström, co-founder of Jaiku.  —  “I poured my heart and soul into designing the service with our small team,” …
Discussion: @loic
Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Sales up 38% to $9.86 Billion; Introduced Kindle with Special Offers for $114  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2011.  —  Operating cash flow increased 9% to $3.03 billion …
Dai Pham / Google Mobile Ads Blog:
Smartphone user study shows mobile movement under way  —  71% of smartphone users search because of an ad they've seen either online or offline; 82% of smartphone users notice mobile ads, 74% of smartphone shoppers make a purchase as a result of using their smartphones to help with shopping …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Why Fox, Paramount, Disney Are Holding Out on the YouTube Deal  —  A divide has opened among Hollywood's major studios over whether to join YouTube's initiative to rent movies on demand - which is holding up the launch of the service, TheWrap has learned.  —  Fox and Paramount have both confirmed …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Mulls Spin-off for Hadoop Software Unit  —  Yahoo Inc., which generates $6 billion in annual revenue by selling online ads, is considering a new strategy to exploit what analysts say could be another billion-dollar business: Hadoop.  —  Over the past six years, the Internet pioneer helped …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and paidContent
Cade Metz / The Register:
Amazon: Some data won't be recovered after cloud outage  —  Post mortem wait  —  Amazon says that about 0.07 per cent of the EBS storage volumes in the East Region of its infrastructure cloud are not “fully recoverable” following the extended outage that hit the service last Thursday.
Lisa M. Krieger / Mercury News:
SETI Institute to shut down alien-seeking radio dishes  —  If E.T. phones Earth, he'll get a “disconnect” signal.  —  Lacking the money to pay its operating expenses, Mountain View's SETI Institute has pulled the plug on the renowned Allen Telescope Array, a field of radio dishes …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Social Network Pioneer Friendster To Erase All User Photos, Blogs And More On May 31  —  Before MySpace and Facebook, there was Friendster, a pioneering social networking website for consumers.  First launched in 2002, Friendster attracted tens of millions of users over the years …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL's Patch Adding 8,000 Bloggers in ‘Full-On Course Correction’  —  Ah, memories.  Image via Wikipedia  —  Arianna Huffington must not be taking that class action lawsuit against her too seriously.  Not only is AOL's new content chief not cutting down on the use of unpaid bloggers, she's doubling down — literally.
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
Ex-Facebook CFO, Khosla VC Gideon Yu Goes To...The San Francisco 49ers  —  Ex-Facebook CFO, YouTube CFO, and Khosla Ventures partner Gideon Yu, will, in the next few weeks, join the NFL's San Francisco 49ers as Chief Strategy Officer, a source familiar with the hire tells us.
Chris / cdixon.org:
There are two kinds of people in the world  —  You've either started a company or you haven't.  “Started” doesn't mean joining as an early employee, or investing or advising or helping out.  It means starting with no money, no help, no one who believes in you (except perhaps your closest friends and family) …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Bonnie Eslinger / Mercury News:
Facebook's plans for Menlo Park HQ: 9,400 workers in next 6 years  —  Facebook wants to redevelop the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park and two adjacent parcels to eventually accommodate 9,400 employees, according to city documents.  —  The fast-growing social networking company …
Discussion: All Facebook
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
AT&T and T-Mobile USA: the case against a merger  —  In his support of AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom, my colleague Nilay Patel makes an interesting case: though he acknowledges that AT&T's public interest filing with the FCC is as much smoke and mirrors …
Discussion: Boing Boing and BGR
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Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
Sprint Seeks Peek at Confidential AT&T Filings in T-Mobile Deal
Discussion: Electronista and FierceWireless
Jason Calacanis / Launch:
L016: Facebook Sandbagging, 2011 Revs Really $12B Not $4B  —  While the chattering class wonders if there's an upper limit to Facebook's valuation (and throws around that “bubble” word again) our LAUNCH analysis suggests the company is holding back on the throttle.
Thanks:jason
Anton Troianovski / Wall Street Journal:
Silicon Valley Office Market Booms  —  When San Francisco developer Jay Paul left town for a Pacific Ocean yacht voyage about 10 weeks ago, his shiny new office complex in Sunnyvale, Calif., had been sitting mostly empty since it was completed in late 2008.  —  But by the time Mr. Paul returned …
Discussion: @amir_efrati
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: The Pioneer AppRadio Will Put The Look Of iOS On Your Dash  —  Pioneer is about ready to launch a car audio head unit that features an GUI remarkable similar to iOS, complete with apps, iTunes, and iPhone connectivity.  —  Meet the Pioneer AppRadio, model number SPH-DA01.
Discussion: Electronista
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Microsoft collects locations of Windows phone users  —  Like Apple and Google, Microsoft collects records of the physical locations of customers who use its mobile operating system.  —  Windows Phone 7, supported by manufacturers including Dell, HTC, LG, Nokia, and Samsung …
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
How to beat Apple  —  In the near term, companies making iPhone and iPad competitors are never going to beat Apple at their own game.  Apple has supply chain advantages, a massive number of their customers' credit card numbers (why do you think Jobs brings this up at every single Apple event …
Discussion: Mike Cane's xBlog
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Last Typewriter Factory in the World Shuts Its Doors  —  I've owned at least two typewriters over the years.  They were passed down to me from other family members; I think one I discovered in my grandmother's basement and begged her to let me take it home with me.
Discussion: TechSpot, Mashable!, Poynter and Gadgetell
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Reddit founder heads home
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Square's Keith Rabois: Websites are dead, reinvent for mobile
Discussion: Mike Cane's xBlog, Techland and SAI
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Battles “Mother of All Backlogs” With $11 Billion in Purchase Commitments
Discussion: TUAW and TiPb
Lauren Goode / Digits:
Yelp Plans to Go Public, Despite Booming Private Market
Discussion: NBC Bay Area and The Digital Home
Richard Barley / The TweetDeck Blog:
The Dark App Rises: New iPhone TweetDeck Is Here