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2:00 AM ET, May 2, 2011


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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
First Credible Reports Of Bin Laden's Death Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter  —  @keithurbahn  —  So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden.  Hot damn.  —  about 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite  —  According to the Twitter-sphere …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Just Had Its CNN Moment  —  It's a great time to be working at Twitter.  —  Remember CNN when the Gulf War started in 1990?  Before then, it was watched mostly by obsessive news followers — people in finance and government, political science professors, insomniacs.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google & The Death Of Obama Bin Laden  —  I remember distinctly how Google reacted during the 9/11 attacks.  Miserably, effectively telling people to go away and turn on television news, because its results were so out of date.  How things have changed, in so many ways.  —  Recall Google back on September 11:
Discussion: VentureBeat
Megan McCarthy / @megan:
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Preliminary white iPhone 4 teardowns reveal modified lens, proximity sensor  —  Early teardown images of Apple's white iPhone 4 appear to show a more recessed rear-facing camera lens and a slightly modified proximity sensor.  —  After a 10-month delay, Apple launched the white iPhone 4 around the world last week.
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.
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: CNET News, Electronista and @radamswsj
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Numbers Feed IPO Outlook  —  Facebook Inc.'s business is growing faster than it forecast several months ago, raising the stakes for an initial public offering as early as spring of next year, said people who have seen Facebook's recent financial information.
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, @lessien and @gfxspeakrsn
Katherine Noyes / PC World:
Shuttleworth: Ubuntu's New ‘Unity’ Puts Users First  —  Hardly a day goes by in the tech industry without some software package or other getting updated, but the widely celebrated release of Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” this week has been no ordinary milestone.
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: VentureBeat, @pkafka, VG247 and Joystiq
Chris Kohler / GameLife:
Sony Details PlayStation Network Revival, ‘Welcome Back’ Gift  —  Sony will turn on most features of the PlayStation Network within a week and offer its customers a selection of free downloads, it said early Sunday morning.  —  The PlayStation maker's online service for its PlayStation 3 …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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