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9:25 PM ET, May 1, 2011


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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Carnival Barker Edition: Show me your iOS licensing certificate!  —  Apple is doing it wrong, Apple is living on borrowed time!  Apple will Fail Again!  —  This idea, this meme, isn't new.  For more than 30 years we've heard a number of versions of the “Apple is doomed” requiem.
Discussion: @gfxspeakrsn, @lessien and @gaberivera
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Phil Schiller: White iPhone isn't thicker, don't believe all the junk that you read  —  Following the news that the white iPhone 4 is slightly thicker than its black variant, 9to5Mac reader Ernesto Barron tweeted Apple Senior Vice President of Product Marketing Phil Schiller to see if the news is really true.
Martyn Williams / PC World:
Sony Finds No Apparent Anonymous Link to PlayStation Attack  —  Sony said it has found no link between an attack on its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services and Internet activist group Anonymous, which had earlier targeted its systems.  —  The online gaming and entertainment services …
Chris Kohler / GameLife:
Sony Details PlayStation Network Revival, ‘Welcome Back’ Gift
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yes, There's An Apple “Castle” In The Cloud  —  Yesterday, French site did some digging into the latest developer preview build of OS X Lion and found something interesting.  Buried in the code are references to a service named called “Castle”.  Given the context of one of the mentions …
Discussion: and AppleInsider
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Google emails highlight value of location data  —  Larry Page's Memorial Day weekend email was terse — “Can I get a response on this?”  — but the scramble it set off among top Google (GOOG) executives on a Saturday afternoon illustrates the critical importance the company places on the data …
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. In iPad Deal With Apple  —  Time Inc., the country's largest magazine publisher, has reached a deal with Apple Inc. (AAPL) to make all its iPad editions free for print subscribers, marking a break in the impasse between publishers and Apple and lending support to Time's contention …
Discussion: @radamswsj
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp.'s IGN Buys Hearst's UGO In Preparation For Game Site Spin-Off  —  News Corp., which is getting ready to part with MySpace, is now prepping a move for another one of its big Web properties.  —  The media conglomerate plans to spin out its dudes-and-games site …
Discussion: @pkafka
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
With Deep Pockets, SB Nation is “Building a Great Media Company” — Launches Interim Site for ex-Engadget Crew, Sets up Shop in NYC  —  With a fast-growing digital spports news business and investment backing from Accel Partners, Comcast, and Allen & Company, SB Nation is aiming to be a …
Steven Levy / Epicenter:
The Little Red (Face)Book  —  When I spoke at Facebook about In The Plex recently, rumors were swirling that the social networking giant was about to enter China, supposedly in a partnership with the search engine Baidu.  So I made sure that my talk to a dining hall full of FB'ers included …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The Future of Advertising will be Integrated  —  Banner Ads.  They first started in 1994 and are therefore almost as old as the Web itself.  They were very effective back then, with the original ad garnering a 78% click-through rate (CTR)!  I guess from there we had nowhere to go but down.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
A Closer Look At Jack Dorsey's Twin Startups, Twitter And Square  —  There are few startups that are more the product of one man's vision and imagination than Twitter and Square.  —  Jack Dorsey, the inventor of both, is clearly a “vision” entrepreneur.  Much has been written about his original …
Associated Press:
Customers stay despite high-profile data breaches  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Week after week, thieves break into corporate computer systems to steal customer lists, email addresses and credit card numbers.  Large data breaches get overshadowed by even larger ones.
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Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intuit's GoPayment Cuts Transaction Fees, Pricing Now More In Line With Square
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Village Voice Admits To Spamming Reddit, Begs Forgiveness
Discussion: @kn0thing
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