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8:25 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.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Here's the guy who unwittingly live-tweeted the raid on Bin Laden  —  Yesterday Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual on Twitter) was just a “an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains”, specifically Abbottabad, northern Pakistan.  —  The IT contractor and graduate …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google & The Death Of Osama 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  Miserably, effectively telling people to go away and turn on television news, because its results were so out of date.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: Softpedia News and Guardian
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. 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 …
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
The New Essential Apps April 2011: iPhone, Android, iPad and Windows Phone  —  iPhones. iPads.  Android.  And Windows Phone 7!  We've updated all of our essential apps lists to include a few forgotten favorites, some long awaited arrivals and, as always, even more amazing apps.
Discussion: MobileWhack
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.
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 …
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
The Scandal Of Toothless Social Media Representatives Ends... Now  —  Last weekend, our own Erick Schonfeld wrote an impressive in-flight diatribe against American Airlines; specifically their ineffectual social media representatives whom he described as little more than “a toothless marketing arm” for the company.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
How to Find Love on Facebook  —  No doubt Facebook has changed dating more than any communication technology since the telephone.  But are you stuck poking and messaging your way to true love?  Come, learn the techniques of the expert Facebook dater.  —  Why is Facebook at the cutting-edge …
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
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