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12:15 PM ET, May 21, 2009

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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Analyst: An Apple tablet is coming to shake up netbook market  —  Apple is likely to launch a tablet similar to the iPod touch, but larger in the first half of 2010.  This tablet would then be Apple's entry into the netbook race, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple to answer netbook market with $500-$700 tablet - report  —  With a conventional netbook clearly out of the question, researchers for Piper Jaffray said Thursday there's mounting evidence to suggest Apple next year will introduce its own take on the market in the form of a tablet-based device that will sell for $700 or less.
Discussion: ChannelWeb and MacDailyNews
The Official Google Blog:
Faster is better on Google Suggest  —  As we prepared to write this post, we discovered a common childhood passion for fast things: high-speed trains, roller coasters, firetrucks, and more.  That may be a key part of why we're so excited to be working on Google Suggest …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Suggest Adds Hyperlinks, Personalization And Yes, Ads
Discussion: Technologizer, eWeek and The Noisy Channel, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google's Beta Love May Die In Fight For Enterprise Customers  —  Being in Beta is cool.  So cool that five years after its April 2004 launch Gmail is still held in Beta by Google.  That's despite the fact that it has 146 million users worldwide (Comscore, April 2009).  Which is sort of ridiculous.
Financial Times:
View from the Top: Eric Schmidt of Google  —  Chrystia Freeland, US managing editor, interviewed Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive of Google, in London.  They discussed the future of newspapers, developing online advertising and antitrust issues.  This is a transcript of that interview.
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Financial Times:
Google drops idea to buy newspaper  —  Google has considered buying a newspaper or using its charitable arm to support news businesses seeking non-profit status, but is now unlikely to pursue either option, Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive, told the Financial Times.
Mozilla Labs:
Introducing Jetpack, Call for Participation  —  Exploring new ways to extend and personalize the Web.  —  The add-ons community for Firefox is arguably one of the largest, most vibrant sources for innovation on the Web today.  If you want to affect people, to reach them and make a difference …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Strap In: Mozilla's Jetpack May Be The Next Step In Browser Extensions
Discussion: SitePoint and Mashable!
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Job Listing Reveals More Powerful ARM Processors and Video Processing for iPhone  —  A recent Apple job listing that we just discovered reveals that Apple is looking for a low level iPhone programmer with detailed knowledge of the ARM processor including its NEON vector unit.
BBC:
Websites ‘keeping deleted photos’  —  User photographs can still be found on many social networking sites even after people have deleted them, Cambridge University researchers have said.  —  They put photos on 16 popular websites - noting the web addresses where the images were stored - and deleted them.
Discussion: The Register, Thanks:wedocreative
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Joseph Bonneau / Light Blue Touchpaper:
Attack of the Zombie Photos
Discussion: Macworld, dot.life and Mashable!
Erica Ogg / Crave: The gadget blog:
Acer takes on HP in home servers  —  Acer plans to unveil its first home server for the U.S. market on Thursday, called the Acer Aspire easyStore Home Server.  —  The server is intended for home use as well as small businesses that have a need for networking multiple PCs.
Staska / Unwired View:
Google wants to make your Android phone much smarter with accelerometer and other sensors  —  The smartphones we carry around today are pretty smart.  They can already do a lot of things and usually do exactly what we tell them to do.  —  And the recent improvements in user interfaces …
Discussion: Fast Company, The Register and Gizmodo
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Intuit GoPayment lets you process credit cards on your phone  —  Want to process a credit card payment on your smartphone?  There's an app for that.  —  Okay, to be more specific, there are actually several iPhone apps for that, most notably Credit Card Terminal from developer InnerFence.
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Sam Diaz / Between the Lines:
Intuit unveils mobile phone credit card processing
Discussion: Reuters
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Twitter passes Bebo and Linkedin; MySpace heads south  —  Though you may think that Twitter gets, oh, far too much attention, the reality is that this is something that is growing fast.  Damn fast.  So fast that it has recently left not only the New York Times but also Digg - remember Digg? …
Ryan Junee / YouTube Blog:
Zoinks!  20 Hours of Video Uploaded Every Minute!  —  In mid-2007, six hours of video were uploaded to YouTube every minute.  Then it grew to eight hours per minute, then 10, then 13.  In January of this year, it became 15 hours of video uploaded every minute, the equivalent of Hollywood releasing …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Gmail Magic Inbox  —  Gmail's code reveals an upcoming feature called “magic inbox” or “icebox inbox”, which is likely to prioritize the messages sent by your friends and other contacts you email frequently.  —  In 2007, RarePlay reported about the social features that would be included in email services.
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com
Reuters:
Yahoo eyes social networking acquisitions  —  Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) is looking to buy companies that will allow it to become a bigger player in social networking and revamp its family of products, Chief Technology Officer Ari Balogh said on Wednesday.  —  Yahoo has had conversations with companies …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Kumo: Already a step behind Google, Yahoo?  —  Once again, Microsoft is finding itself beaten to the punch in the search game.  —  While it has been readying Kumo for its first public airing—probably at next week's D: All Things Digital event—Yahoo and Google have already shown off their latest search enhancements.
PC World:
Air Force Responds to GPS Outage Concerns  —  The sky isn't falling and neither is the Global Positioning System, the U.S. Air Force said during a Twitter news conference.  “No, the GPS will not go down,” tweeted Col. Dave Buckman of the Air Force's Space Command.
Discussion: DSLreports, Neowin.net and Gadgetell
Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Muck Rack, home of 140-character dispatches from the field, gets useful  —  Muck Rack, which aggregates tweets by professional journalists, instantly became my least favorite web startup when it launched in April with an endless stream of chatter from the Fourth Estate.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Hulu's first live-stream concert: Dave Matthews Band  —  Hulu will live-stream a concert for the first time: Dave Matthews Band at New York's Beacon Theater on June 1.  —  The online video hub, which announced the event Thursday, will be the only place streaming the concert live, at least legally.
Discussion: paidContent.org
Sally Whittle / CNET News:
VMware foresees mobile virtualization in 2010  —  Virtualization company VMware says that its new platform to let organizations virtualize smartphones and mobile devices will show up in handsets next year.  —  The mobile phone is now as important to businesses at desktop computers …
Dan Frommer / The Business Insider:
Microsoft Kicking Apple's Butt In The Living Room (MSFT, AAPL)  —  There are many things about Apple (AAPL) that Microsoft is jealous about.  But Apple's home entertainment business is not one of them.  —  Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox 360 and its Windows Media Center software are quickly looking better than anything Apple offers.
Ars Technica:
4chan, eBaum's World carpet bombing YouTube with porn videos  —  YouTube is the latest target for pranksters looking to amuse themselves.  Today, May 20, has been deemed “Porn Day” by denizens of 4chan and eBaum's World, with an organized group of users from the sites uploading video clips of explicit …
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Google Book-Scanning Pact to Give Libraries Input on Price  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In a move that could blunt some of the criticism of Google for its settlement of a lawsuit over its book-scanning project, the company signed an agreement with the University of Michigan that would give some libraries …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft hit with $200 million patent verdict  —  A federal jury in Tyler, Texas on Wednesday ordered Microsoft to pay $200 million in a patent infringement case.  —  The jury ruled that the custom XML tagging features of Word 2003 and Word 2007 infringed on a patent from Toronto-based i4i.
TmoToday:
Motorola Android device heading T-Mobile's way  —  We have heard rumblings of a Motorola putting out some Android handsets by the end of the year.  We were also told that T-Mobile will be releasing Android handsets from three carriers in 2009, HTC, Samsung, and now we have confirmed the 3rd manufacturer: Motorola.
Meg / meish dot org:
Seventeen things that people are actually saying when they retweet others  —  Retweeting (that is, repeating someone else's tweet, with attribution) has emerged from daily twittering habits and has become part of Twitter's cultural vocabulary.  —  The idea of rebroadcasting something …
 
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
Skype Gets the Oprah Treatment
Discussion: VoIP Watch
View From The Bunker:
Conficker continues to spread
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Google Opts to Reshuffle its Sales Structure
Discussion: paidContent.org and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Wall Street Journal:
Alcatel Gets Into Mobile Ads
Discussion: Screenwerk and mocoNews
Jim Duffy / Network World:
Enterprise chief says Nortel customers hit ‘pause button’
Discussion: All About Nortel
Gordon Haff / CNET News:
Intel's Tukwila slips yet again
Discussion: insideHPC
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Satellite Net Service Sued for Caps, Paltry Bandwidth
Discussion: DSLreports
 Earlier Items: 
Tim Greene / Computerworld:
Interop: Skype calls for interoperability
Discussion: The Register
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
OpenTable IPO Prices At $20, Better Than Expected
Discussion: Bits and Tech Trader Daily
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Congressmen want automakers to cough up diagnostic codes