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6:55 PM ET, May 1, 2011


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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.
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: @gaberivera
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 …
Discussion: RipTen Videogame Blog
Chris Kohler / GameLife:
Sony Details PlayStation Network Revival, ‘Welcome Back’ Gift
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.
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 …
Discussion: PC World, PC Magazine and SAI
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: AppleInsider
Michael Rose / TUAW:
Rumor: Evidence for a Castle in the ‘iCloud’ for Lion
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 …
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 …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Shed a Tear: The Age of Broadband Caps Begins Monday  —  Come Monday, AT&T will begin restricting more than 16 million broadband users based on the amount of data they use in a month.  The No. 2 carrier's entry into the broadband-cap club means that a majority of U.S. broadband users …
Discussion: Engadget, @qthrul and @jason
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Wrongly Jailed Security Whistleblower Caught Up in PlayStation Hacker Hunt  —  Armchair cybersleuths on the trail of the PlayStation Network hackers have been focusing attention on a chat log that shows several technically sophisticated PlayStation tinkerers discussing Sony's security vulnerabilities …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intuit's GoPayment Cuts Transaction Fees, Pricing Now More In Line With Square  —  Inuit's GoPayment reader, which competes directly with Square, is about to become more attractive to small businesses.  The company has made the decision dropped the transaction fee ($0.15 per transaction) …
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Village Voice Admits To Spamming Reddit, Begs Forgiveness
Discussion: @kn0thing
Michael Geist Blog:
Wikileaks on New Zealand Copyright: US Funds IP Enforcement, Offers to Draft Legislation
Tomio Geron / Social Markets:
How Shut Down A Competitor-And Broke Up Its Funding Round
Discussion: K9 Ventures
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
FCC opens floor for public comment on AT&T / T-Mobile deal