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7:30 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 …
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.
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.
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: SuperSite Blog and APC, 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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Keir Clarke / Google Maps Mania:
Maps of the Swine Flu Outbreak - Updated
Discussion: CenterNetworks and GigaOM
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
The Surge to Impose Online Sales Taxes  —  As states and Congress move to make e-tailers collect sales taxes, and eBay oppose them while calls for uniformity  —  Amazon tax fever is spreading.  In the months since a New York State law took effect that imposes sales taxes …
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Former AOL Exec Mike Jones To Take COO Role At MySpace  —  We've confirmed our story from the weekend that former AOL exec Mike Jones will become the COO of MySpace.  This makes him the number 2 executive of the reorganized News Corp. subsidiary under new CEO Owen Van Natta.
Discussion: BoomTown, Thanks:robinwauters
Down the tubes  —  Internet television moves from the computer to the living room  —  IN THE land of free enterprise and the home of discount shopping, there can sometimes be an appalling lack of competition.  High-speed access to the internet is one.  Cable television is another.
Douglas Quenqua / New York Times:
Tired of Old Web Friends?  A New Site Promises Strangers  —  Even from its earliest days, the Internet has promised to bring together people based on common interests rather than ZIP codes.  But the sudden rise of a new Web site suggests some people are growing weary of all that sameness.
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Eric Lai / Computerworld:
Maker: First Android netbook to cost about $250
Discussion: Softpedia News