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8:25 AM ET, April 27, 2009

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Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Apple and Verizon consider iPhone deal  —  Verizon (VZ) and Apple (AAPL) are discussing the possible development of an iPhone for Verizon, with the goal of introducing it next year, people familiar with the situation say.  —  It would mark the first time Apple has produced a version …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple To Verizon: Can I Hear LTE Now?  —  USA Today reports that Apple and Verizon Communications entered into high-level talks that would allow iPhone to come to Verizon's network.  USA Today speculates that this could means a CDMA-based iPhone.  I don't buy it.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple eyes Verizon iPhone deal; Network matters or negotiation tool?  —  Apple is reportedly talking to Verizon Wireless about bringing the iPhone to the carrier.  —  USA Today reports that Apple is in high-level talks about bringing the iPhone to Verizon Wireless.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
G.E.'s Breakthrough Can Put 100 DVDs on a Disc  —  General Electric says it has achieved a breakthrough in digital storage technology that will allow standard-size discs to hold the equivalent of 100 DVDs.  —  The storage advance, which G.E. is announcing on Monday, is just a laboratory success at this stage.
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
What Is Facebook Opening Up To Developers On Monday?  —Shared Feed Items Icon-We've been saying that Facebook is expected to open up access to the feed for a while now and it appears that tomorrow is the day.  Last week we were invited to a Monday afternoon developer cocktail hour …
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New York Times:
One Internet Village, Divided: In Developing Countries, Web Grows Without Profit  —  Facebook is booming in Turkey and Indonesia.  YouTube's audience has nearly doubled in India and Brazil.  —  That may seem like good news.  But it is also a major reason these and other Web companies …
Discussion: Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Has The Virtualization Future Arrived?  —  On the eve of the Windows 7 release candidate, Microsoft announced that Windows 7 will include a fully licensed, virtualized copy of Windows XP: … I've been talking about our virtual machine future for years.  Shipping a fully licensed …
Discussion: SlashGear and SuperSite Blog, Thanks:atul
Evgeny Morozov / Net Effect:
Swine flu: Twitter's power to misinform  —  Who knew that swine flu could also infect Twitter?  Yet this is what appears to have happened in the last 24 hours, with thousands of Twitter users turning to their favorite service to query each other about this nascent and potentially lethal threat …
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Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania:
Maps of the Swine Flu Outbreak - Updated
Discussion: CenterNetworks and GigaOM
John Markoff / New York Times:
Computer Program to Take On ‘Jeopardy!’  —  YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — This highly successful television quiz show is the latest challenge for artificial intelligence.  —  What is “Jeopardy”?  —  That is correct.  —  I.B.M. plans to announce Monday that it is in the final stages of completing …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Qualcomm, Broadcom reach $891 million settlement  —  Qualcomm and Broadcom announced Sunday that they have agreed to end patent litigation between the companies worldwide, with Qualcomm paying Broadcom $891 million, according to the announcement.  —  On Wednesday, Qualcomm delayed …
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QUALCOMM:
Qualcomm and Broadcom Reach Settlement and Patent Agreement
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and mocoNews
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPhone is Boosting Demand For Location-Based Services  —  Nearly two years ago, I outlined five reasons Apple's iPhone will change the wireless business, the foremost being increased web usage on mobile phones.  I should have added another item to that list: catalysing location-based services …
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Surge to Impose Online Sales Taxes  —  As states and Congress move to make e-tailers collect sales taxes, Overstock.com and eBay oppose them while Amazon.com calls for uniformity  —  Amazon tax fever is spreading.  In the months since a New York State law took effect that imposes sales taxes …
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Former AOL Exec Mike Jones To Take COO Role At MySpace
Discussion: BoomTown, Thanks:robinwauters
Economist:
Down the tubes  —  Internet television moves from the computer to the living room
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Countdown to Kumo? Neowin reader spots 40 day clock
Discussion: Neowin.net and Beyond Search
 Earlier Items: 
Douglas Quenqua / New York Times:
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Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Could Twitter One Day Replace Email PR Pitches? Maybe
Discussion: /Message and Shooting at Bubbles
Edge Online:
The Making Of: PlayStation
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Watch Out Twitter Spammers Got the @replies (and a solution)
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:askseesmic