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10:00 PM ET, April 29, 2011

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Amazon Web Services:
Summary of the Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS Service Disruption in the US East Region  —  Now that we have fully restored functionality to all affected services, we would like to share more details with our customers about the events that occurred with the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud ("EC2") …
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Cory Hicks / The Netflix Tech Blog:
Lessons Netflix Learned from the AWS Outage  —  On Thursday, April 21st, Amazon experienced a large outage in AWS US-East which they describe here.  This outage was highly publicized because it took down or severely hampered a number of popular websites that depend on AWS for hosting.
Arik Hesseldahl / All Things Digital:
Amazon Details Last Week's Cloud Failure, and Apologizes
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Amazon: Bad execution during planned upgrade caused outage
Discussion: PC World, The Next Web and msnbc.com
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
Why You Should Think Twice About Opting-In to the Delicious-AVOS Transfer  —  It takes “only 30 seconds” to transfer your Delicious bookmarks to its new owner AVOS, though few are aware that Delicious users are signing up to a vastly different set of terms.  —  Most people are unaware of what they just agreed to.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Every Single Person Should Take 30 Seconds to Opt-in to the Delicious Data Transfer  —  Earlier this week it was announced that Yahoo is selling social bookmarking service Delicious to the founders of YouTube and their new company called Avos.  After the announcement was made …
Mark Milian / CNN:
Delicious founder on site's potential: ‘The time has passed’  —  Mountain View, California (CNN) — More than five years after the social bookmarking website was sold to Yahoo for a reported $15 million, Joshua Schachter's Delicious is suddenly in the news again.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Sources: Apple utilizing ‘iCloud’ internally, service to be more than music  —  Apple has begun adopting the “iCloud” name within several products currently under development, suggesting the appropriately labeled moniker is indeed the frontrunner for the company's soon-to-debut Internet cloud service …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Yes, Apple Did Buy the iCloud.com Domain  —  Apple has indeed acquired the domain name iCloud.com from Sweden-based hybrid cloud computing outfit Xcerion.  Sources in position to know confirm that Apple bought the domain as GigaOm first reported Thursday, though they declined to say whether …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Jack Dorsey Shares Some Big Square Numbers: 341,688 Readers Shipped, $137M Total Flow  —  Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey just tweeted a photo of the company's internal dashboard, and, aside from looking very sexy, it's boasting some impressive numbers.  Among them: Square has shipped 341,688 …
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Alex Pham / Pop & Hiss:
Price war!  Amazon launches 69-cent MP3 store for top-selling tunes  —  Amazon.com, which is a distant No. 2 to Apple Inc. as a retailer of downloadable music, has upped the ante or, rather, lowered its prices to compete with iTunes.  —  The Seattle online company is now pricing select top-selling tunes …
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Verizon Plans To Put Location-Tracking Warning Sticker on Phones  —  Verizon tells Congress that it plans to put warning labels on phones (illustration from Verizon letter to Markey and Barton)  —  Though Apple and Google have become the whipping boys for location privacy …
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Congress Has Questions for Sony About Attack  —  A House of Representatives subcommittee sent a letter to Sony on Friday asking for information about the attack on the Sony Playstation Network by hackers last week.  The gaming network has 77 million registered users.
Discussion: VentureBeat and PE Hub Blog
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Griffin McElroy / Joystiq:
Sony evaluating possible goodwill gesture for PSN outage and breach
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Hackers Claim to Have PlayStation Users' Card Data
MIT:
Amar Bose '51 makes stock donation to MIT  —  Bose Corporation will remain private and independent; dividends will sustain and advance MIT's mission.  —  Dr. Amar Bose '51  —  Dr. Amar Bose '51, Bose Corporation's Founder, has given to MIT the majority of the stock of Bose Corporation in the form of non-voting shares.
Discussion: PC Magazine, I4U News and CrunchGear
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
That's what she said: Software that tells dirty jokes  —  Double entendres have been making us laugh since the days of Chaucer and Shakespeare, but up until now computers weren't in on the joke.  Chloé Kiddon and Yuriy Brun, two computer scientists at the University of Washington …
Bloomberg:
FTC Said to Contact Companies About Google Investigation  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is alerting high-tech companies to gather information in preparation for a probe of Google Inc. (GOOG)'s dominance of the Internet search industry, three people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: Reuters
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sequoia-Backed Milanoo Appears To Be Gaming Search Results With Link Spam  —  As we saw from retailer JC Penney's recent downfall in search rankings, using ‘black hat’ SEO tactics and gaming search is considered deceptive and ‘tantamount to cheating’ by Google.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo CEO's pay package falls 75 pct to $11.9M  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. cut CEO Carol Bartz's compensation by 75 percent to $11.9 million last year as the Internet company struggled to revive its revenue growth, regulatory documents filed Friday show.  —  The sharp drop in the value …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Facebook takedown followup: what happened, and what Facebook needs to fix  —  Facebook has reinstated a number of sites' Facebook pages that were taken down due to bogus copyright claims this week.  The company issued an apology for the inconvenience and says that DMCA notice abuse is an issue …
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
Leaked Documents Show How The RIAA Plans To Spend The Limewire Settlement  —  The RIAA believes it is on the cusp of victory in its lawsuit against Limewire, thanks mainly to its large selection of damaging charts.  However, it seems to be expecting the worst, if these leaked documents are any indication.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Appeals Court: No Hacking Required to Be Prosecuted as a Hacker  —  Employees may be prosecuted under a federal antihacking statute for taking computer files that they were authorized to access and using them in a manner prohibited by the company, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Discussion: epic.org and madisonian.net
Zach Honig / Engadget:
HBO Go hits iOS and Android, free for subscribers  —  Don't ditch that premium cable subscription just yet.  The long-anticipated HBO Go app just hit the iOS App Store and Android Market, bringing original HBO series and a variety of blockbuster films to your mobile device.
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Bank Lets Customers Pay Friends By Bumping iPhones  —  ING Direct customers can now transfer payments to friends with the bump of a cellphone — no account numbers needed.  —  The bank released an updated version of its iPhone app [iTunes link] on Wednesday morning that integrates an API …
Discussion: Gizmodo
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
When Will Microsoft's Internet Bloodbath End?
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
ITC judge rules against Elan in fight with Apple
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Intel touts 50Gbps interconnect by 2015, will make it work with tablets and smartphones too
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AudioMicro Partners With Microsoft: Free Music, Sound Effects For Office 2010 Users
Ross Miller / This is my next:
Hulu Plus on Xbox 360 review: same skin, new frontier
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Nokia Siemens Closes $975M Acquisition Of Motorola Solutions' Wireless Network Assets
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PopCap buys ZipZapPlay to expand games on Facebook
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft tool aims to help developers migrate iPhone applications to Windows Phone
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Some More On The Nokia Microsoft Partnership
Discussion: LiveSide.net
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
Twitter Introduces Text Ads
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Instagram Spawns a Photo Ecosystem
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