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11:10 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:
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: Digital Daily
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Apple To Verizon: Can I Hear LTE Now?
Discussion: CNET News and 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.
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.
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: Tech Beat, Obsessable and PalmAddicts
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Evgeny Morozov / Net Effect:
Swine flu: Twitter's power to misinform
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania:
Maps of the Swine Flu Outbreak - Updated
Discussion: CenterNetworks and GigaOM
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: SlashGear and SuperSite Blog, Thanks:atul
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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Verizon's first quarter better than expected; Alltel makes …
Discussion: eWeek
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
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.
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
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 …
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
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: 9 to 5 Mac, CNET News and AppleInsider
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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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: the Econsultancy blog and Guardian
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft's Home & Work XUI concept videos
Discussion: SlashGear and GottaBeMobile.com
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
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Surge to Impose Online Sales Taxes
 Earlier Items: 
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
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Could Twitter One Day Replace Email PR Pitches? Maybe
Discussion: /Message and Shooting at Bubbles
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
What Is Facebook Opening Up To Developers On Monday?