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3:45 PM ET, May 6, 2009

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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)
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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 / paidContent.org:
Amazon Kindle DX: Sorry, No Newspaper Discount If You Can Get Home Delivery
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Top iPhone Apps Make $400 to $5,000 Per Day On Ads  —  Many of the get-rich-quick iPhone stories we've seen involve small development efforts — one or two people — selling enough apps for $1 each that they can quit their day jobs and work on iPhone stuff all the time.
Discussion: iPhone Buzz and textually.org
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.
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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 bit.ly  —  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 …
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.
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Todd J. Gillman / Dallas Morning News:   Dallas Morning News publisher among witnesses at U.S. Senate hearing …
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 …
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
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Niek / Mininova blog:
Torrent removal trial
Discussion: Slyck, Download Squad and ZeroPaid.com
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 …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Digg (finally) gets Facebook Connect integration  —  After 10 months of promising that it was on the way, Digg has finally implemented 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.
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 …
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 …
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
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: TechCrunch, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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
Pete Barlas / Investor's Business Daily:
Google, Yahoo Find Mobile Ad Business A Whole New World  —  When Glu Mobile launched an ad campaign in February to sell its wireless games, the company at first ran ads on five mobile Internet networks, including those managed by Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO).
Emily Singer / Technology Review:
Unmasking Social-Network Users  —  Researchers find a way to identify individuals in supposedly anonymous social-network data.  —  One way for social networks to make money is by sharing information about users with advertisers and others who are interested in understanding consumer behavior and exploiting online trends.
Boston Globe:
Globe, guild reach deal  —  Details of pact to be released  —  Gregory Thornton (left), senior vice president of human resources, and Daniel Totten, Guild president, in the hallway of the Sacred Heart Labor Guild in Weymouth at 12:50 a.m. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
Chris Lynch / Inside Facebook:
Footnote Creates Facebook App to Help Users Memorialize Friends and Family  —  As we chronicle our lives online with pictures, video and notes, the information should live on Facebook for our families to enjoy years into the future.  At least, that's the aim of Footnote.com.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Stickam brings easy, affordable livestreaming to your website  —  Want to add live video to your website, but lack the resources to make it happen?  Stickam, one of the many companies out there offering services to broadcast live video online, wants to help.
DSLreports:
North Carolina Broadband Bill Shelved - For now — State will study bill's impact in more detail...  A bill that would have seriously hampered local community fiber to the home deployments has been sent to a study committee, according to the Greensboro News & Record.
Discussion: News-Record.com and Electronista
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
South Carolina Gives Craigslist Ultimatum: Remove Prostitution Or Face Criminal Charges  —  The various state attorneys general have focused like a laser on Craigslist these past weeks.  Like most politicians hoping to get reelected, Attorneys General tend to follow the press and jump in front of any parade they see.
 
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Nicole Ferraro / Internet Evolution:
Google Puts the Brakes on Saving the World
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Heavily-backed WiGig Alliance to stream everything over 60GHz
Discussion: Electronista and SlashGear
Lionel Menchaca / Direct2Dell:
WiMAX Comes to Two Dell Laptops in the United States
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent.org:
Industry Moves: CEO Pete Sheinbaum Leaving DailyCandy, Comcast
Discussion: paidContent
 Earlier Items: 
The Daily Beast:
Murdoch's Secret Plan to Charge for Content
R. Scott Raynovich / Contentinople:
Adobe & Microsoft: The Big Web Video Battle to Come
Marisa Taylor / Digits:
Tech Companies Are Still Hiring
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Boy, Apple's Design Aesthetic Really Didn't Rub Off on Kindle 1.0 at All, Did It?
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
BBC:
Robot to create Facebook profile
Discussion: Engadget, Mashable! and AppScout
Louis Gray:
Online Transparency Leads to New World of Group Dating
Discussion: Online Dating Insider, Thanks:atul