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12:00 PM ET, May 2, 2011


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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.
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 …
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  Miserably, effectively telling people to go away and turn on television news, because its results were so out of date.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:
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 …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
All Time Inc. iPad Magazine Apps Now Free for Print Subscribers
Discussion: Bloggasm and Electronista
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple to fix location tracking bug in iOS 4.3.3; due out soon  —  One of our Apple sources has just informed us that Apple isn't wasting anytime fixing the infamous location tracking issue in the iPhone and other iOS devices — it's going to be addressed in an update within the next two weeks, possibly sooner, in iOS version 4.3.3.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
BlackBerry Bold 9900 / 9930 gets official, finally touch and type  —  After years of waiting from BlackBerry users, the ultimate BlackBerry has finally been made official.  We broke the story on the next generation BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, and we even spent some one-on-one time with it …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
RIM announces BlackBerry 7 OS with better browser and BlackBerry Balance, but no legacy support  —  The BB OS 6.1 update that grew too big for its name has just been made official by RIM as BlackBerry 7.  Its ambassador into the wide world of smartphones will be the newly minted BlackBerry Bold Touch …
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.
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.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
BlackBerry PlayBook to get Video Chat and Facebook apps in May  —  Who's going to get the very first “tablet-optimized” Facebook app?  Why, it's RIM and the PlayBook!  The Canadian company has today revealed it's bringing a native Facebook app to its 7-inch, QNX-based slate, which will also be joined by a new Video Chat application.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DISH And EchoStar Settle Patent Litigation With TiVo, Agree To Pay $500 Million  —  DISH Network and EchoStar this morning announced that they've agreed to pay TiVo $500 million to settle all of their ongoing patent litigation with the digital video recorder company.
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 …
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.
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