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6:20 AM ET, May 23, 2011


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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Store 2.0 Goes Live: Interactive iPads and More [Updated]  —  Following the wild speculation and rumors from the last week as to whether Apple was planning a special event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Retail, the so-called Apple Store 2.0 experience has launched in Australia …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Inside the Apple iPad factory  —  The site of Friday's explosion was massive 8-building complex thrown together in a record 70 days  —  Workers on a Chungdu assembly line.  Photo: M.I.C. Gadget  —  When a polishing workshop blew up in Foxconn's new factory complex in Chengdu, China …
Discussion: TechEye, Mashable!, PhoneArena and PC World
Apple said to introduce curved-glass iPhone 5  —  There has been a fair amount of buzz on the iPhone 5, and the latest being circulated around the supply chain in Taiwan is that Apple is going to adopt a curved cover glass for its next generation model, according to industry sources.
Naked Security / Sophos:
Sony BMG Greece the latest hacked Sony site  —  In what seems to be a neverending nightmare it appears that the website of Sony BMG in Greece has been hacked and information dumped.  —  An anonymous poster has uploaded a user database to, including the usernames …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Suit Claims Cisco Helped China Pursue Falun Gong  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco, the maker of Internet routing gear, customized its technology to help China track members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week by members of the movement.
Being ‘Technology-Infused’ Proves Taxing for Affluent  —  Adoption of New Toys Such as E-readers, Tablets Has Been Rapid by Well-off, but Study Finds It's Made Their Lives More Complicated  —  As people of means acquire more technological devices to simplify their lives, their lives have actually become more complicated.
Discussion: Technology Questions
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Officially in Discussions for Retail Store Space in Grand Central Terminal  —  Grand Central Terminal leasing plan (PDF) with Metrazur on East Balcony at right  —  Earlier this year, reports surfaced claiming that Apple was pursuing a potential new retail store location …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
By The Numbers: How Facebook Says Likes & Social Plugins Help Websites  —  Earlier this month, I wrote about how the promise of Facebook traffic has enticed millions of sites to use Facebook Like buttons and other Facebook social plugins.  But does following Facebook's socialist agenda really pay off?
Discussion: FM Blog
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
ICE Seizes More Domains Today, Admin Says “We'll Be Back”  —  As indicated in our exclusive report yesterday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have resumed “Operation In Our Sites”, the domain name seizing initiative designed to crack down on copyright infringement.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Government Starts New Round of ‘Pirate’ Domain Seizures
Discussion: Techdirt
Ben Drawbaugh / Engadget:
Hulu Plus on TiVo Premiere hands-on  —  As rumored, Hulu Plus is now officially available on the TiVo Premiere, and according to TiVo, this “further extends its lead as the only one-box solution that integrates in one easy-to-use user interface.”  We supposed this is technically true …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Crave
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Time Warner, AT&T Win Big, N.C. Gov Won't Veto Anti-Municipal Internet Bill  —  Governor Bev Purdue says that she will neither sign nor vete H.129  —  It looks as though big the big telecoms that provide internet service in North Carolina — Time Warner Cable, AT&T, etc. …
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Update to Facebook Promotion Guideline Changes: Restrictions on Some Categories Such as Gambling Remain
Discussion: TechFlash and Lockergnome
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Updates Apple Store App with Custom Configure Options, New In-Store Features
Discussion: Shoutpedia, I4U News, TUAW and MacRumors, Thanks:viticci
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Female Magazine Fans Flock to Nook Color
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Business Profiles?
Discussion: Softpedia News
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Twitter is still coming to London despite super-injunction row
Discussion: paidContent and TechCrunch Europe
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
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Jesse Stay / Stay N Alive:
Facebook Listens. RSS Added Back to Pages. Will Twitter be next?
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:jesse
 Earlier Items: 
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Bing's Facebook-Enhanced Results Now Appear More Frequently on a Wider Range of Searches
Discussion: Softpedia News and Google Watch
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple makes huge inroads in enterprise as corporate Mac sales surge 66%
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
The Next-Generation Browser: No URL Bar
Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central:
Android Market's new movie rental service blocked from rooted devices
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
A New Patent Application from Apple Introduces us to a Breakthrough Platform Independent Word Processor
Discussion: App Advice, MacDailyNews and 9 to 5 Mac

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