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12:10 PM 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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon and the iPhone: Nothing to report today, but...  Updated: Apple is reportedly talking to Verizon Wireless about bringing the iPhone to the carrier, according to USA Today.  And Verizon executives aren't exactly pooh-poohing the reports.  On a conference call, Verizon operating chief Dennis Strigl …
Discussion: GigaOM and Digital Daily
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple To Verizon: Can I Hear LTE Now?
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Follow the Deadly Swine Flu Pandemic in Real Time With Google Maps  —  The current H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic headlines read like those flashing through the intro sequence of a post-apocalyptical movie.  Now you can see the cases spreading in real time—as the WHO declares them—in Google Maps.
Discussion: eWeek, Tech Beat and Obsessable
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Jeff Bercovici / Portfolio:
Conde Nast Closing ‘Portfolio’  —  For nearly two years I've been covering the media industry's bad news on this blog, including some that's hit very close to home.  Now it hits closer still: Condé Nast Portfolio is closing.  —  Our editor in chief, Joanne Lipman, just broke the news to staff …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Samsung I7500 with OLED touchscreen powered by Android, dreams  —  Anticipated for months, Samsung's first Android phone is finally a (paper) reality after being flushed through the rumor mill just hours ago.  Launching “in major European countries from June,” the 11.9-mm slim quad-band GSM …
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.
asahi.com:
Under criticism, Konami ditches realistic “Fallujah” videogame  —  Konami Digital Entertainment Co. has decided to pull a videogame that realistically reproduces the bloody street battles between U.S. forces and terrorists and insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Taking Helm at MySpace  —  New CEO Sets Out on Mission to Revive Growth, Buzz  —  When Jonathan Miller, News Corp.'s chief digital officer, phoned Owen Van Natta to finalize his appointment as chief executive of MySpace last week, Mr. Miller offered the dealmaker the sort of job …
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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 …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon's first quarter better than expected; Alltel makes it largest U.S. wireless player  —  Verizon delivered a solid quarter as the company added wireless customers at a rapid clip and continued to land FiOS Internet and TV customers.  Like rival AT&T, Verizon is proving to be recession resistant.
Discussion: eWeek
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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 …
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Steinbeck Heirs Seek To Slow Google Books Settlement  —  A group of authors and the heirs of others, including representatives of the estate of John Steinbeck, and of the musician Arlo Guthrie, are asking a federal judge to delay by four months the deadline for authors to decide whether …
David Marshall / David Marshall's blog:
Microsoft Windows 7 gets a virtual mode  —  Microsoft says Windows 7 will get backward compatibility with Windows XP thanks to virtualization and a free future download from their corporate Web site  —  Microsoft has been whispering about some secret feature within Windows 7, and now that secret has been revealed.
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Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Has The Virtualization Future Arrived?
Discussion: Lifehacker and SlashGear, Thanks:atul
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
It's Official (and Hacked): 4chan Founder Sweeps Time's Top 100 List  —  The Internet has different rules.  The folks at Time just learned about it in a very amusing way, as their third annual poll for the world's most influential person was topped by moot A.K.A. Christopher Poole, founder of the legendary memebreeding forum 4chan.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Disney Gets Ready-Finally-to Hold Hands With Hulu  —  Is a deal between Disney and Hulu, which has been the works for more months, finally ready for prime time?  Yes, say multiple people familiar with the matter, who tell me an announcement should be coming in the next few days.
Colin Barras / New Scientist:
Gallery: Flickr user traces make accidental maps  —  Billions of photos have now been uploaded to the internet, and many are tagged with text descriptions.  Some are even geotagged - stamped with the latitude and longitude coordinates at which the image was taken.
Discussion: Guardian and Softpedia News
Arn / MacRumors:
Steve Jobs' Thoughts on Accepting Apple's CEO Position and More  —  Last week, Forbes published the full text of Steve Jobs' deposition to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  While a number of stories have been circulating around the internet about Jobs' take on the stock options scandal …
Discussion: Apple 2.0
Steve Dowling / Apple:
Apple Corrects Form 10-Q  —  Apple® today filed an amendment to correct the Form 10-Q it submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, April 23.  Last week's filing incorrectly reported the voting percentages for shareholder-submitted proposals because abstentions were counted as “No” votes.
Discussion: CNET News, 9 to 5 Mac and AppleInsider
 
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Eric Franklin / CNET News:
Now, LCD monitors watch you
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Will Oracle kill MySQL? Who cares?
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Richard Menta / MP3 Newswire:
SeeqPod To Return Soon. In Acquisition Talks
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Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Craigslist Founder Defends ‘Erotic Services’ Listings
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Discussion: Guardian and the Econsultancy blog
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft's Home & Work XUI concept videos
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Surge to Impose Online Sales Taxes
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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
Douglas Quenqua / New York Times:
Tired of Old Web Friends? A New Site Promises Strangers
Edge Online:
The Making Of: PlayStation
Discussion: Gizmodo and CrunchGear