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12:40 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
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Tablet In 2010  —  Apple (AAPL) is reportedly working on a “media pad” tablet to fit between its iPod touch and MacBook devices.  The idea is that it'd be better for surfing the Web, watching movies, and reading books than the iPod or iPhone, but not powerful enough that it would crush notebook sales.
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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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.
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: ReadWriteWeb and TheNextWeb.com
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? …
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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.
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.
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.
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
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget Mobile:
Motorola “Morrison” rounding out T-Mobile's 2009 Android offerings?
Discussion: Unwired View and Engadget
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 …
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
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 …
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
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
Skype Gets the Oprah Treatment  —  Oprah Winfrey may already be the Queen of All Media, but lately she's been gunning for another title: Queen of All Tech.  —  George Burns/Harpo Productions  —  On the May 21 episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Ms. Winfrey chats with Josh Silverman, the president of Skype.
Discussion: VoIP Watch
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 …
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.
Microsoft Update Product Team Blog:
Get ready for Vista and Win2k8 SP2!  —  Just a heads up to prepare for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2.  It will be available in the coming weeks on the Download Center (DLC) and also through Windows Update and WSUS.  On April 28th, we announced the Release to Manufacturing …
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
OpenTable IPO Prices At $20, Better Than Expected  —  OpenTable Inc.'s initial public offering has priced at $20, an underwriter said.  That's well above original expectations, suggesting strong investor demand.  —  It's another positive sign for venture capitalists, which on Wednesday saw …
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Congressmen want automakers to cough up diagnostic codes  —  Like everything else these days, cars are getting increasingly computerized, with embedded microprocessors controlling everything from the fuel-air mixture in the engine to the air temperature in the car.
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.
 
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