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10:10 AM ET, April 30, 2011

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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple's Upcoming ‘Reading List’ for Safari to Compete with Instapaper and ReadItLater  —  Apple is working on a new feature for Safari in Apple's Mac OS X Lion that will bring a different kind of bookmarking functionality to the browser.  Apple calls it “Reading List” and is meant to offer users a way to save pages for later reading.
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Marco Arment / @marcoarment:   For many reasons, I believe Instapaper would still have a market even if Apple implemented Reading List synced to iOS devices.
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.
Discussion: @andrewbaron
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Every Single Person Should Take 30 Seconds to Opt-in to the Delicious Data Transfer
Discussion: CNN
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
When Will Microsoft's Internet Bloodbath End?  —  “Online Services Division revenue grew 14% year-over-year primarily driven by increases in search revenue.”  —  That was Microsoft's statement about the Online Services Division in their earnings release yesterday.  Growth!  Yippee!
Kellex / Droid Life:
Is Wireless Tether About to Get the Android Axe?  Carriers Finally Starting to Block it?  —  If you aren't sure what that picture is saying, let me attempt to break it down for you.  After receiving a tip that Verizon may be blocking Wireless Tether from the market, I decided to do a little digging on the variety of devices I own.
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.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Will Reveal A Revamped Version Of Google TV Soon  —  The first version of Google TV may be a dud, but the company is working on the next version and could show it off at its I/O conference next month.  —  An industry source says the next version of Google TV has a lot more potential than today's version for three main reasons:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Lawsuits Filed Against Twitter, Facebook & MySpace For Confirming That A User No Longer Wanted Text Messages  —  Ah, class action lawsuits in action.  If you want an idea of how the class action lawsuit process is often used for completely ridiculous purposes, just take a look …
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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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 …
Discussion: SAI
Todd Haselton / BGR:
Adobe Flash Player 10.2 spills beans on Android 3.1 video acceleration  —  A recent Adobe Flash Player 10.2 update has spilled the beans on Android 3.1.  The update says that Flash Player 10.2 supports “hardware accelerated video,” provided that a user is running the unannounced Android 3.1 operating system.
Discussion: Droid Life, SAI, Gizmodo and Engadget
Amy Harmon / New York Times:
Memories Lost to a Whirlwind Alight on Facebook to Be Claimed  —  The tornado that killed Emily Washburn's grandfather this week also destroyed his Mississippi home, leaving his family with nothing to remember him by — until a picture of him holding the dog he loved surfaced on Facebook …
Jeff Hecht / New Scientist:
Ultrafast fibre optics set new speed record  —  THINK your broadband internet connection is fast?  Two separate research groups have just lapped the field, setting a world record by sending more than 100 terabits of information per second through a single optical fibre.
Discussion: GigaOM
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The scorecard on royal wedding internet traffic  —  The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton generated traffic records as millions upon millions watched the live video on the internet.  —  Keynote Systems, a mobile and internet cloud monitoring service, said most news web sites held up pretty well.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Many Mulligans Does Color Get?  —  WARNING: mixed sports metaphors ahead.  —  How many do-overs does a startup get before users give up on it for good?  As far as I can remember, the answer is zero.  I can't think of an example where a startup launched into the wild, flailed badly …
Discussion: Telegraph
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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Bloomberg:
FTC Said to Contact Companies About Google Investigation
Discussion: Reuters
MIT:
Amar Bose '51 makes stock donation to MIT
Discussion: PC Magazine, I4U News and CrunchGear
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
ITC judge rules against Elan in fight with Apple
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Appeals Court: No Hacking Required to Be Prosecuted as a Hacker
Discussion: epic.org
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
That's what she said: Software that tells dirty jokes
Discussion: Gizmodo, Techdirt and The Escapist
 Earlier Items: 
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Intel touts 50Gbps interconnect by 2015, will make it work with tablets and smartphones too
Discussion: CrunchGear
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Bank Lets Customers Pay Friends By Bumping iPhones
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Facebook takedown followup: what happened, and what Facebook needs to fix
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
Leaked Documents Show How The RIAA Plans To Spend The Limewire Settlement
Zach Honig / Engadget:
HBO Go hits iOS and Android, free for subscribers
Alex Pham / Pop & Hiss:
Price war! Amazon launches 69-cent MP3 store for top-selling tunes
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Sources: Apple utilizing ‘iCloud’ internally, service to be more than music