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1:50 PM ET, May 3, 2011

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Apple:
Apple Announces New iMac With Next Generation Quad-Core Processors, Graphics & Thunderbolt I/O Technology  —  Apple® today updated its signature all-in-one iMac® with next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, groundbreaking high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera.
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Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple updates iMacs with Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt port, FaceTime HD camera and more
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Osama bin Laden raid yields trove of computer data  —  The assault force of Navy SEALs snatched a trove of computer drives and disks during their weekend raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, yielding what a U.S. official called “the mother lode of intelligence.”
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Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Out of Osama's Death, A Fake Quotation is Born  —  Shortly after I posted my piece on feeling curiously un-thrilled about Bin Laden's death, the following quote came across my twitter feed: … I admire the sentiment.  But something about it just strikes me as off, like that great Marx quote …
BRYCE DOT VC:
Ten Years of Innovation Highlighted in One Night
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Bing meets BlackBerry; Microsoft's baby will be default search engine on RIM devices  —  Steve Ballmer just took the stage at BlackBerry World 2011 to let all of humanity know that the new default maps and search options on future (and present?)  BlackBerry devices would be Bing.  Yes, Bing.
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Bing Becomes Default Search & Maps on BlackBerry Phones, Deeply Integrated in OS  —  This morning at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida, RIM President and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was joined by RIM's industry partners to talk about and demonstrate the company's products and solutions in action.
Discussion: LiveSide.net
DigiTimes:
Quanta receives tablet PC orders from Amazon, say upstream sources  —  Taiwan-based notebook maker Quanta Computer has recently received OEM orders from Amazon for its reported tablet PC and the device will also receive full support from Taiwan-based electrophoretic display (EPD) …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Amazon tablet shipping later this year according to new tattle
Discussion: CrunchGear and SAI
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million - $50 Million  —  Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, we've heard from a source with knowledge of the deal, and the transaction will be announced in the next few days.  The $40 million - $50 million purchase price includes both cash and Twitter stock, says our source.
Mark LaPedus / EE Times:
Intel vying for Apple foundry business  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - At present, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is making the Apple-designed A4 and A5 processors on a foundry basis for Apple Inc.  —  That could soon change.  As reported, Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Ownership of TV Sets Falls in U.S.  —  For the first time in 20 years, the number of homes in the United States with television sets has dropped.  —  The Nielsen Company, which takes TV set ownership into account when it produces ratings, will tell television networks and advertisers …
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Arianna Huffington's Legitimacy Problem  —  For months, Arianna Huffington's been trying to convince The New York Times and the general public that The Huffington Post is just as legitimate as its mainstream media counterparts.  But this week, her journalistic credibility has taken a blow …
Discussion: Dan Shapiro and Mediaite
Zee / The Next Web:
Rackspace to Shut Down Slicehost  —  In a letter to its customers, Rackspace VP of Product Mark Interrante has announced that Slicehost, the IT hosting company Rackspace acquired in 2008 will be shut down.  —  Interrante gives the complexities of managing “two brands, two control panels …
Ben Gilbert / Joystiq:
Sony Online loses 12,700 credit card account numbers, 24.6 million accounts compromised [update]  —  Following up on this morning's news that Sony Online Entertainment servers were offline across the board, SOE announced that it has lost 12,700 customer credit card numbers as the result of an attack …
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Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
Til death do us part: Sony and the credit card companies
Discussion: Computerworld and Gearlog
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Google plays ball with carriers to kill tethering apps, violates spirit of the ‘open access’ it bid $4.6B to protect  —  It seems a few American carriers have started working with Google to disable access to tethering apps in the Android Market in recent weeks, ostensibly because they make it easier …
Hyunjoo Jin / Reuters:
South Korea police say probing Google over private data  —  (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Tuesday they had raided Google Inc's Seoul office on suspicions the Internet search firm's mobile advertising unit AdMob had illegally collected data, the latest setback to its operations in the country.
Bloomberg:
Justice Department to Extend Review of T-Mobile Bid by AT&T  —  The U.S. Justice Department extended its review of the proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc. by AT&T Inc. (T), asking the companies for more information, two people familiar with the situation said.
Patrick Moor / Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice and Sprint integration is live  —  It's official, the Google Voice integration with Sprint is now live!  —  As we mentioned when we first announced the integration, there are two ways to bring Google Voice to your Sprint mobile phone:  —  Option 1: Keep your Sprint number …
Discussion: NewsGrange
Electronista:
Samsung takes 200K Galaxy S II pre-orders, passes iPhone 4  —  Samsung claimed an at least initial win for the Galaxy S II.  The company took over 200,000 pre-orders across all three major Korean carriers between Monday of last week and the launch on Friday.  About 160,000 of those were at the country's largest carrier, SK Telecom.
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
EA Acquires Firemint to Bulk Up Mobile Gaming Talent  —  Electronic Arts is acquiring Firemint, the independent mobile development studio in Melbourne, Australia, known for such hits as Flight Control and Real Racing.  —  The game company is characterizing the acquisition as bringing …
Music Ally:
RIAA figures reveal US music revenues for 2010  —  Music subscription services had 1.5 million paying users in the US last year, up from 1.2 million in 2009.  That's according to new figures from the RIAA, which says revenues for these services still fell from $213 million in 2009 to $201 million in 2010.
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Buying Copyrights, Then Patrolling the Web for Infringement
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Legal Woes Mount For Google: “Locationgate,” Skyhook Suit And FTC-Search Probe
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