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Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Kindle DX Offers 9.7 Inches of E-Ink for $489  —  Amazon's new Kindle DX boasts a newspaper-friendly screen that's 2.5x bigger than the standard Kindle, but it's also got a few tricks of its own (new features in bold):  —  • 9.7-inch E-Ink screen (1200 x 824 with 16 shades of grey)
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Kindle Books Now A Shocking 35% Of Sales When Kindle Version Available  —  Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos dropped a bomb on the book industry while rolling out the big-screen Kindle this morning, Dan Frommer reports:  —  Kindle sales are now 35% of book sales when Kindle editions are available.
Discussion: TechCrunch
David Kaplan /   Amazon Kindle DX: Sorry, No Newspaper Discount If You Can Get Home Delivery
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Sorry Apple, Biz Stone says Twitter's not for sale  —  Making a TV appearance today, Twitter co-founder tries to dispel buyout rumors  —  Computerworld) Twitter Inc. co-founder Biz Stone said today the company is not for sale despite reports that Apple Inc. is in late-stage negotiations to buy the microblogging site.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:   What Apple has bought, and what it hasn't  —  Two lists crossed …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
URL Shortening Wars: Twitter Ditches TinyURL For  —  Sharing links on Twitter can be quite a pain when you need to input a web address that consumes most of the space you have at your disposal for your micro-message.  The startup realized that quickly and automatically started shortening long URLs …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Just How Much Money Can Free iPhone Apps Make?  Quite A Bit  —  Earlier this year Pinch Media released a report on the state of the App Store, describing some of the trends it had seen as developers tried to monetize their apps.  The verdict: advertising on free applications simply can't match …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Top iPhone Apps Make $400 to $5,000 Per Day On Ads
Discussion: iPhone Buzz and
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google: We're good for journalism  —  Google is under attack for profiting from content produced by newspaper executives, magazine publishers, and The Associated Press, but the company's Marissa Mayer on Wednesday sought to convince the U.S. Senate that Google adds to journalism, too.
Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News:   Dallas Morning News publisher among witnesses at U.S. Senate hearing …
Jonathan Matus / Google Mobile Blog:
YouTube uploads and more now available on Android  —  If there is one thing I've always wanted, that is to be able to record and share special moments in my life, anytime, anywhere.  Needless to say, I am quite excited that I can now pick up my Android-powered phone, start recording videos left …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Mininova Filters Copyright Infringing Torrents  —  Starting today, Mininova will use a content recognition system that detects and removes torrent files linking to copyright infringing files.  The system will also prevent the torrents from being re-uploaded to mininova later on.
Discussion: p2pnet
Niek / Mininova blog:
Torrent removal trial
Discussion: Download Squad, Slyck and
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Can a Palm Pre multitask better than an iPhone?  —  Palm's comeback attempt rests squarely on the notion that it has found a better way to manage your complicated digital life.  —  Ever since its January coming-out party at the Consumer Electronics Show, Palm has generated buzz for the Pre unlike …
Peter Lauria / New York Post:
NEWS CORP. STUDIES WEB CONTENT PLATFORMS  —  Media companies have had a hard time getting consumers to pay for content online, but Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is attempting to leverage its worldwide news-gathering operation to get them to do just that.  —  In one of the most ambitious online undertakings …
The Daily Beast:   Murdoch's Secret Plan to Charge for Content
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Imeem dodges bullet with new round of funding  —  Imeem, a social-networking site geared for music fans, has obtained new funding that in all likelihood saved the company from closing, according to music industry sources.  —  The money received so far by Imeem, which streams ad-supported music …
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp: The Economy is Rough, But “The Worst Is Over”  —  Thanks to a helpful News Corp. official for deciphering the company's earnings for me.  The media conglomerate, which owns this Web site via its Dow Jones unit, posted earnings of $0.16 (after factoring out one-time gains and charges) on revenue of $7.4 billion.
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Cisco's third quarter: Better than expected; Sales down; Economic recovery ‘eventual’  —  Cisco Systems said today that it earned a a third quarter profit of $1.3 billion, or 23 cents per share, down 21 percent from a year ago, on sales of $8.2 billion, which fell 16.6 percent from $9.8 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Matthew Ogle / Visual Radio  —  I'm happy to announce a new and improved version of radio on the web.  —  We've been cooking this one in the labs for a while now and thought it was time for you to have a play, discover some new music and new features, and let us know what you think.
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Ning's one million networks get their own applications  —  Create-your-own-social-network provider Ning has offered a developer platform for years — users across its one million social networks could add simple music players, slideshow applications and more.
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch and Mashable!, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Digg (finally) gets Facebook Connect integration  —  After 10 months of promising that it was on the way, Digg is finally implementing Facebook Connect.  In the next few hours Facebook users will be able to log into Digg with their Facebook credentials and use the site as if they had spent the time registering.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Is Dell cooking up an Android-powered netbook?  —  Um, okay?  Straight out of the left-most corner of left field, software provider Bsquare has just outed Dell's newest netbook — or so it seems.  The same company that recently announced that it was bringing Adobe Flash to Android …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
After Long Delays, In-Flight Broadband Is Taking Off  —  In-flight broadband's story so far has been similar to that of airplanes sitting on the runway, waiting for clearance to take flight.  Despite a big push from Boeing and other major international carriers, in-flight broadband was stuck on ground …
Discussion: CNET News
Matt Mullenweg:
How P2 Changed Automattic  —  If you haven't heard of P2 yet, check out this quick video:  —  Almost everyone at Automattic is a blogger, but for the first couple of years of the company we didn't blog much internally.  Everything happened over IRC, Skype, and email.  (In that order.)
Discussion: Learn to Duck and Energy Camp, Thanks:atul
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google Outside Counsel Clearly Well-Prepared for FTC Fight Over Apple Board Seat-See This Internal Doc  —  If the Federal Trade Commission takes issue with Google and Apple's interlocking boards, Google will be well prepared.  Last October, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati …
Palm, Inc.:
Palm Pre to Arrive in Canada on Bell Mobility Network  —  Print page E-mail page Download PDF  —  Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ:PALM) today announced that Palm Pre(TM), the first phone based on the new Palm(R) webOS(TM) mobile platform, will debut in Canada exclusively on Bell Mobility's 3G …
Jack Davis / SiliconBeat:
OpenTable floats inital pricing on IPO at $14 a share  —  OpenTable, the San Francisco-based developer of an electronic reservation booking system for restaurants, moved closer to pushing its proposed initial public offering out the door Tuesday when it estimated a $14 per-share price …
Stuart Whitmore / Time:
Australia's Bid to Become the Most Wired Country  —  Customers log onto the internet at an inner city internet cafe in Sydney, Australia, on April 7, 2009  —  With the cities of Sydney and Melbourne constantly jostling for international attention, you'd hardly expect to find Australia's …
Discussion: CircleID
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
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Why the Law and Tech Aren't Friends on MySpace
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Adobe & Microsoft: The Big Web Video Battle to Come
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Google, Yahoo Find Mobile Ad Business A Whole New World
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