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9:20 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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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.
PR Newswire:
Verizon Communications Reports Revenue, Earnings and Cash Flow Growth in 1Q 2009  —  Sales of Verizon Wireless, FiOS Internet and TV, and Strategic Business Services Show Continued Strength  —  1Q 2009 HIGHLIGHTS  —  Consolidated Results  — 58 cents in EPS and 63 cents in adjusted EPS …
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
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 …
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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.
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: Softpedia News
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Craigslist Founder Defends ‘Erotic Services’ Listings  —  Craigslist founder Craig Newmark said the site does not currently plan to discontinue its “erotic services” listings, despite renewed pressure from law enforcement authorities triggered by the recent “Craigslist murder.”
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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 …
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
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
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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Alertbox:
World's Best Headlines: BBC News … It's hard enough to write for the Web and meet the guidelines for concise, scannable, and objective content.  It's even harder to write Web headlines, which must be:  — rich in information scent, clearly summarizing the target article;
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.
Discussion: VG247, Kotaku, bit-tech.net and technabob
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
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
 
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft's Home & Work XUI concept videos
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and SlashGear
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Disney Gets Ready - Finally - To Hold Hands With Hulu
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Former AOL Exec Mike Jones To Take COO Role At MySpace
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and BoomTown, Thanks:robinwauters
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Surge to Impose Online Sales Taxes
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Has The Virtualization Future Arrived?
Discussion: SlashGear and SuperSite Blog, Thanks:atul
Economist:
Down the tubes  —  Internet television moves from the computer to the living room
 Earlier Items: 
Kip Kniskern / LiveSide:
Countdown to Kumo? Neowin reader spots 40 day clock
Discussion: Neowin.net and Beyond Search
Douglas Quenqua / New York Times:
Tired of Old Web Friends? A New Site Promises Strangers
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: CrunchGear and Gizmodo