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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Behold: Facebook's Secret Photo Sharing App  —  Last night, something very interesting came our way.  Something massive — documents and images outlining what appears to be a new Facebook iPhone app built around photo sharing.  We teased what we had with a single image last night.
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Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Is Facebook about to have the last word in iPhone photo sharing?
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Exclusive: Google Nexus 4G detailed - 720p display, 4G LTE, Android 4.0  —  Google is two devices deep in a quest to deliver its vision of what a mobile device should be, while pushing the envelope forward as far as specifications and collaboration is concerned.
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Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Google ‘Nexus 4G’ rumored for Thanksgiving launch with 720p display, LTE, and Ice Cream Sandwich
Discussion: BetaNews and PhoneDog.com
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Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Duke Nukem's PR threatens to punish sites that run negative reviews  —  Update: 2K Games has officially weighed in on the issue.  “2K Games does not endorse the comments made by Jim Redner and we can confirm that The Redner Group no longer represents our products.
Andreas Tuerk / Google Public Policy Blog:
Me, Myself and I: Helping to manage your identity on the web  —  In recent years, it's become easier and easier to publish information about yourself online, through powerful new platforms like social networking sites and photo sharing services.  One way to manage your privacy on these sites …
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Acer cuts 2011 tablet shipment target by nearly 60 percent  —  (Reuters) - Acer Inc slashed its full-year shipment target for tablets by almost 60 percent and expects lower notebook shipments as the world No.2 PC maker works to clear accumulated inventory.  —  However, Acer …
Felix Lin / Google Chrome Blog:
Chromebooks now available for sale  —  Last month we unveiled the first Chromebooks from our partners, Samsung and Acer.  Chromebooks were built and optimized for the web to give you a faster, simpler and more secure experience without the headaches of traditional computers.
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Pandora IPO Pops 60 Percent, Closes Up Nearly Nine Percent  —  Update — 4:15 p.m. EDT: Pandora shares ended regular session trading at $17.42, nearly nine percent higher than the $16 offering price.  —  Pandora, the internet radio company, became the latest web company to go public Wednesday …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Pandora Puts The “P” In IPO — Our Talk With Them On The Big Day
Discussion: Evolver.fm
Andrew Lipsman / comScore Voices:
The Network Effect: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter & Tumblr Reach New Heights in May  —  With each passing month it seems that social networking becomes more deeply ingrained into our digital lives.  If we take a look back at the past few years we can see just how pervasive it has become.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Facebook Photos Product Manager Sam Odio Leaving the Company  —  Sam Odio, the product manager for Facebook Photos who joined when Facebook bought his start-up, Divvyshot, just over a year ago, will leave the company at the end of this week.  —  A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed Odio's departure but did not offer further comment.
Discussion: All Facebook and TechCrunch
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
TV or Web Video?  Now, Finally, We're Starting To Choose.  —  The weird thing about the Web video boom is that it doesn't seem to have cut into the TV business: Much to the relief of many well-paid people, TV viewing has gone up even as Web video usage has gone up.  Put us in front of a screen, and we'll watch it.
Hiroki Asakawa / Google LatLong:
My Places now helps you manage your important locations  —  Almost every day you encounter new places and businesses, whether it's a new store you spotted on your commute to work, or a restaurant you visited with friends over the weekend.  To date, you've been able to star places on Google Maps …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Dolby Sues RIM Over Patent Infringement, Aims To Halt Sales Of BlackBerry Devices  —  Breaking - Dolby has just announced that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and Germany against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.  —  The lawsuits seek recovery of financial damages …
Matt LeMay / bitly blog:
bitly Pro is now... bitly!  —  Since launching in December of 2009, our bitly Pro whitelabel service has grown to power over 10,000 custom short domains, including but by no means limited to gat.es (The Gates Foundation), diddy.it, (Diddy), dalaila.ma (His Holiness the Dalai Lama), and cart.mn (South Park Studios).
Discussion: The Next Web, TechCrunch and AllTwitter
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Google Sync adds mail server search, appointment confirmation to native iOS apps  —  Google Sync has pushed Gmail messages, calendar updates, and contacts to iOS since its launch in 2009, but this half-baked solution previously lacked some key functionality.
Discussion: Google Enterprise Blog and GigaOM
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
New AirPort Extremes and Time Capsules confirmed, software update caching references found  —  Following our reports that Apple is gearing up to release updated AirPort Extremes and Time Capsules with software update caching, we have discovered references to unreleased AirPort Extremes …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Reddit Hits 1.2B Monthly Pageviews, More Than Doubles Its Engineering Staff  —  Community news site Reddit, which at some point was running on one engineer, has almost tripled its engineering staff today, with the addition of three new hires, Google's Logan Hanks, Oracle's Keith Mitchell and recent engineering graduate Brian Simpson.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Softpedia News
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple's Retail Secrets Spilled: Don't Correct The Customers, Abide By The A.P.P.L.E. Code  —  It's no accident that Apple's retail empire has grown into a $12 billion+ business.  —  It's run as a strict operation, with specific guidelines on how employees can and can not talk to customers …
Agence France Presse:
Three in China convicted for iPad2 design theft  —  BEIJING — A court in south China has jailed three people for stealing the design to Apple's iPad2 tablet computer and using it to manufacture counterfeits, state press said Wednesday.  —  The theft from a plant run by Foxconn …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Starbucks unveils Android app, brings mobile payment to Safeway  —  Starbucks today rolled out a new Android application that allows users to pay with their mobile phones, find nearby stores and manage gift cards.  The Seattle coffee retailer also announced that its mobile payment technology …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
In Run-Up To Kindle Lending Program, Libraries Beef Up E-Book Offerings  —  The number of people that check out e-books from libraries is still relatively small—under 15 percent, according to a January Digital Book World survey.  But as e-book sales surpass print sales and e-readers add support …
Discussion: Market Wire, ReadWriteWeb and TeleRead
Ethan Bauley / Data Central:
HP Files Civil Lawsuit Against Oracle  —  HP today issued the following statement: HP believes that Oracle's March 22 statement to discontinue all future software development on the Itanium platform violates legally binding commitments Oracle has made to HP and the more than 140,000 shared HP-Oracle customers.
Discussion: AllThingsD and Electronista, Thanks:hpnews
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
T-Mobile launches More for Me daily-deal app for Android  —  T-Mobile USA is getting into the daily-deals game with the launch of its new Android app, More for Me.  —  The app landed in Google's Android Market on Wednesday and is available to any Android user, whether on a phone or tablet …
Discussion: TechFlash and CNET News
AppleInsider:
Source: Apple drastically reduces orders for iPhone 4 camera flash  —  Apple's next-generation iPhone could feature a new LED camera flash module from a different manufacturer, a person familiar with the company's supply chain has told AppleInsider.  —  Apple is said to have “greatly reduced” …
Discussion: Electronista
 
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Hajj Flemings / BLACK ENTERPRISE:
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
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Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
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La Quadrature du Net:
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Discussion: Boing Boing
Mary Branscombe / TechRadar.com:
Microsoft hints at Windows 8 release date
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
No more doubt: Oracle wants billion-dollar amount from Google
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog, Thanks:rusua
Will Richmond / VideoNuze.com:
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Katherine Boehret / Wall Street Journal:
A Slender Tablet With Widescreen Ambitions
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
How Larry Page Thinks About Search
Richard Clarke / Wall Street Journal:
China's Cyberassault on America
Discussion: Digital Trends and CNET News