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5:55 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: Gadget Lab and iLounge
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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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Partners With Sony Pictures, Universal And Warner Brothers For YouTube Movies  —  Google confirmed the existence of its YouTube Movies service earlier today and has just released more details on which studios and movies will provide the 3,000 titles in its repertoire.
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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.
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.
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 …
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.
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Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:   With Tap11 Buy AVOS Is Playing a Big Game With Big Data
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: PC World, Techdirt and The Next Web
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.
Jamin Spitzer / TechNet Blogs:
Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android and Windows Phone  —  Today, Microsoft announced Windows Azure Toolkits for Devices, consisting of assets for Windows Phone, iOS and a preview of tools for Android.  —  Using the toolkits, developers can use the cloud to accelerate …
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.
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 …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
US billionaire wins high court order over Wikipedia ‘defamation’  —  Louis Bacon claims comments on Wikipedia and two other sites defamed him - but forcing them to reveal names may be difficult  —  A billionaire US hedge fund manager has been given the green light by the high court in London …
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
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
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.
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.
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Twitter outings undermine “super injunctions”  —  (Reuters) - Twitter revelations of alleged attempts by British celebrities to cover up sexual indiscretions show that “super injunctions” to gag the press are unsustainable, lawyers said Monday.  —  A Twitter user posted details Sunday …
Discussion: Crave
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.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Comcast's Xfinity On Demand Finds Its Way Onto TiVo DVRs  —  UPDATED TiVo is adding more cable content to its DVRs, announcing a deal with Comcast to bring its Xfinity On Demand library to its menu of options.  With more than 22.8 million subscribers throughout the U.S. …
Zach Seward:
Sparktweets  —  Sparklines, according to Edward Tufte, who invented them, are “small, high-resolution graphics embedded in a context of words, numbers, images.”  Among designers, there's general agreement that sparklines are fantastic for conveying time-series data, particularly financial …
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 …
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’.
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: CNET News and Electronista
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 …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple, HTC and RIM Unscathed by Smartphone Stall  —  Though it played havoc with Nokia's smartphone business, a rare quarter-to-quarter decline in smartphone shipments-the first sequential decrease since 2009-did nothing to slow the iPhone juggernaut.  —  According to research firm IHS iSuppli …
Discussion: iSuppli
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Zynga acquires iPhone game engine development team  —  (Reuters) - Zynga Inc is acquiring two key developers of cocos2d, a popular game engine that powers top grossing iPhone apps such as “Tap Pet Hotel,” and “Tap Zoo,” in a move that will help the social games company boost its presence on smartphone and tablets.
Discussion: VentureBeat, zynga.com and TechCrunch
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Sen. Rockefeller introduces ‘do not track’ bill for Internet  —  Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) on Monday introduced an online “do not track” privacy bill that would allow consumers to block Internet companies from following their activity on the Web.  —  The Do-Not-Track Online Act …
 
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Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Rackspace Posts Mixed Q1
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Google Music may be ready for its debut, but is it more of the same old cloud?
Discussion: GigaOM
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Wael Ghonim gets book deal for ‘Revolution 2.0’
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Launches ‘Share On Tumblr’ Button For Publishers
Discussion: Betabeat
Tony Bradley / PC World:
Dangerous WebGL Flaw Puts Firefox and Chrome Users at Risk
Discussion: Context Blog, PC Gamer and Inquirer
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Ramps Up Fulfillment Center Expansion In Arizona And Indiana
Discussion: Amazon.com and Amazon.com
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Mutiny Within Anonymous May Have Exposed Hackers' IP Addresses
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Russian Search Giant Yandex Prices $1.2B IPO At $20 To $22 Per Share
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Exclusive: The story of the (almost) forgotten European behind Twitter — and his new startup
Discussion: SAI, Thanks:sohear
Terhi Kinnunen / Reuters:
Angry Birds developer eyes IPO in 3-4 years: report
Discussion: WebProNews
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tabbedout Raises $4M For Restaurant Mobile Payments Platform
Electronista:
Samsung Galaxy S II hits 3 million pre-orders
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Apple Brand Value at $153 Billion Overtakes Google for Top Spot
Mike Elgan / Cult of Mac:
Why Every Child in America Needs an iPad
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