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3:35 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
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.
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) …
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 …
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) …
Lee Spears / Bloomberg:
Renren Seeks Twice Facebook Valuation in Social-Media IPO  —  Renren Inc., China's biggest social- networking website by page views, is seeking a valuation more than double that of Facebook Inc. as it aims to raise as much as $743.4 million in a U.S. initial public offering today.
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Clare Baldwin / Reuters:   Renren's audit committee chair quits ahead of IPO
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
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 …
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 …
Mark Milian / CNN:
Game developer braces for fight with Apple over name  —  Apple plans to release AirDrop, a file-transfer utility, in its new Mac operating system.  A mobile game with that name already exists.  —  (CNN) — When Christiaan Rendle first heard Apple promoting software called AirDrop …
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.
Discussion: VatorNews
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
JQuery Creator John Resig Leaves Mozilla, Joins Khan Academy  —  John Resig, creator of the web's most popular javascript library, jQuery, just announced that he's leaving the Mozilla Foundation and joining online education powerhouse Khan Academy.  Resig worked at Mozilla for more than 4 years …
Discussion: John Resig and Pulse2
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook Responds To Julian Assange's ‘Spying Machine’ Allegations  —  It's possible that Julian Assange has been watching too much of the Onion News Network while cooling his heels in Britain.  The ONN recently satirically reported about how the “CIA's invention of Facebook has saved the U.S. government millions of dollars.”
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.
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.
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
 
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Henry Blodget / Yahoo! Finance:
Apple Will Become A Trillion-Dollar Company, Says Altucher — $1,000 A Share
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and BGR
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Getting inside Salesforce's social acquisition strategy; interview of CEO of $340 million Radian6
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
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Richard Chirgwin / The Register:
Russian search giant Yandex blows whistle on whistle-blower
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Legal Woes Mount For Google: “Locationgate,” Skyhook Suit And FTC-Search Probe
Discussion: PC Magazine
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple shares dip just 1% after Nasdaq index rebalance
Discussion: CNET News, Reuters and TechCrunch
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Dear Canada: Your Election Law Is No Match For Twitter
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Coming soon to a Mac near you: serious malware
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million - $50 Million