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2:45 PM ET, May 9, 2011

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Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
How Apple works: Inside the world's biggest startup  —  From Steve Jobs down to the janitor: How America's most successful — and most secretive — big company really operates.  —  Apple doesn't often fail, and when it does, it isn't a pretty sight at 1 Infinite Loop.
Discussion: PC Magazine, DailyTech and USA Today
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Fortune's Apple Story is AWOL from the Web-And Why You Can Buy It on Amazon  —  Last week, Fortune published a deep dive into Apple, then made sure that many people who would care about it couldn't read it: The story was available in the magazine's print and iPad editions, but not on the Web.
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Google to build its own office space  —  With the Googleplex already straining at the seams and the company preparing its biggest hiring surge ever, the Mountain View Internet giant is about to do something it's never done before — build its own office space.
Donald Tanguay / The Official Google Blog:
Sort by subject in Google Images  —  When you're searching for images, sometimes it can be hard to come up with exactly the right words to describe what you have in mind.  For example, when you think of London, you might picture the iconic clock tower or the big Ferris wheel.
Mike Elgan / Cult of Mac:
Why Every Child in America Needs an iPad  —  My wife and I sat down at a nice restaurant last week.  Our table was right next to a larger party of four adults and two young children — both girls under the age of 7 years old or so.  —  Each of the girls had her own iPad …
Journalism.org:
Navigating News Online  —  Whatever the future of journalism much of it depends on understanding the ways that people navigate the digital news environment—the behavior of what might be called the new news consumer.  —  Despite the unprecedented level of data about what news people consume online …
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Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Facebook's role in news is growing, Pew study says
Discussion: Agence France Presse
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Skyhook Wireless v. Google Case Yields E-Mail Insight  —  A stack of internal e-mail messages from Google, which a Massachusetts state court made public last week, provide a glimpse into the competitive tactics and decision-making inside a business that is crucial to the company's growth — its Android software for smartphones.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   By Way Of Lawsuit, The Location FUD Creeps Up On Android As Well
iFixit:
Tracking Device Teardown  —  Disclaimer: We love the FBI.  We've worked with them on several occasions to fight crime and locate criminals.  We've helped them with instructions on gaining entry into certain devices.  We have nothing against them, and we hope they don't come after us for publishing this teardown.
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Battle Brews Over FBI's Warrantless GPS Tracking
Discussion: The Next Web
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft slates ‘Mango’ VIP unveiling for May 24 in New York  —  Microsoft officials have demonstrated the upcoming “Mango” Windows Phone update a number of times in recent months.  But the official VIP unveiling for press and analysts is May 24 in New York.
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Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
Turn-by-Turn directions, Voice to text, Bing Audio/Vision all coming to WP7 Mango
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Brings Conde Nast Aboard the Subscription Bandwagon, Starting With the New Yorker  —  Apple is winning over the big publishers.  Last week, Hearst Corp. said it planned to start selling its magazines using Apple's new iTunes subscription service.  Now rival Conde Nast is actually doing it, via the publisher's New Yorker title.
Reuters:
LinkedIn IPO price range values company at over $3 bln  —  LinkedIn Corp said it would offer 7.8 million shares in its initial public offering at between $32-$35 apiece.  —  At the high end of the price range, the company, which owns LinkedIn — the online social network for professionals and job seekers …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What I learned by interviewing 23 startups in past few weeks  —  I've been slowing down my blogging lately.  This has happened for a few reasons:  —  1. I was speaking at the Next Web a week ago in Amsterdam and wifi there was crappy.  —  2. Right before that I took a few days off to be in Yosemite with my family.
Thanks:scobleizer
AVOS:
YouTube Founders Acquire Tap11!  —  See Strong Synergy Between Tap11's Real-Time Business Intelligence Platform And Recent Acquisition Of Delicious.com, The Leading Bookmarking Service.  —  YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen announced today that they acquired Tap11.com, the leading real-time business intelligence platform.
Richard Gray / Telegraph:
Mobile phones could be charged by the power of speech  —  Mobile phones could soon be charged by simply speaking into the handset.  —  Engineers have developed a new technique for turning sound into electricity, allowing a mobile to be powered up while its user holds a conversation
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay: “The Battle of Internets is About to Begin”  —  In February, a secret meeting of the European Union's Law Enforcement Work Party (LEWP) resulted in a worrying proposal.  —  To deal with illicit sites on the Internet, the group suggested the adoption of a China-like firewall to block websites deemed ‘inappropriate’.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Previous-gen Apple iPad, iPhone 3GS often outsell new Android devices  —  Older Apple iOS products sold at a discounted price, like the iPhone 3GS and first-generation iPad, are often more popular than newer devices running the Google Android operating system, a new report claims.
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Sony may have headed off planned weekend attack  —  A group of hackers that planned an attack against Sony's servers this weekend was unable to execute its plan.  —  CNET has learned that our publication of the group's plan may have caused Sony to secure the remaining servers this group claims …
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Mariko Yasu / Bloomberg:
Sony's PlayStation, Qriocity Services Remain Shut, ‘Uncertain’ on Restart
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Interview: Ousted Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci Talks About His Departure  —  Former Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci said that he was on the verge of making big changes to the way the company was organized when the company's board decided to move in a different direction.
Discussion: Electronista
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
GrouponLive: An Online Ticketing Deals Marketplace From Groupon, Live Nation  —  Local deals juggernaut Groupon and Live Nation have a formed a joint venture to develop a new online ticketing deals channel dubbed GrouponLive.  The site will serve as a local resource for Live Nation events …
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Apple Brand Value at $153 Billion Overtakes Google for Top Spot  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), maker of the iPhone, iPad and iMac, overtook search-engine giant Google Inc. (GOOG) to become the world's most valuable brand, WPP Plc said in a report today.  —  Apple's brand value climbed 84 percent …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
YouTube Expands Video Rental Service  —  YouTube on Monday confirmed reports that it will expand its online video rental catalog.  —  YouTube will add 3,000 movies to its movie rental service, wrote Salar Kamanger, head of YouTube, in a company blog post.  YouTube said it would add details about the new rentals later Monday.
Discussion: YouTube Blog
 
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Mutiny Within Anonymous May Have Exposed Hackers' IP Addresses
Discussion: Paste HTML and THN
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Zynga acquires iPhone game engine development team
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch and zynga.com
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Comcast's Xfinity On Demand Finds Its Way Onto TiVo DVRs
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Russian Search Giant Yandex Prices $1.2B IPO At $20 To $22 Per Share
Discussion: Quintura blog
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Keeps Up Hiring-Rob Barrett Named as Head of News and Finance
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Exclusive: The story of the (almost) forgotten European behind Twitter — and his new startup
Discussion: SAI, Thanks:sohear
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
NVIDIA Buys Baseband And RF Technology Company Icera For $367M In Cash
 Earlier Items: 
Terhi Kinnunen / Reuters:
Angry Birds developer eyes IPO in 3-4 years: report
Discussion: GigaOM, WebProNews and mocoNews
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tabbedout Raises $4M For Restaurant Mobile Payments Platform
Discussion: alarm:clock, eMoney and GigaOM
Electronista:
Samsung Galaxy S II hits 3 million pre-orders
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Can You Really Incubate the Next Big Thing?
Ben Coxworth / Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine:
Thin-film flexible ‘Paperphone’ created
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine
 

 
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
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Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story

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A year after getting acquired, Viki is looking to expand, starting with Bollywood

 
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