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9:50 PM ET, April 20, 2010

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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Why Apple Couldn't Get the Lost iPhone Back  —  It's such an obvious question: Why couldn't Apple track this phone down?  As it turns out, they may have had two chances to get it back - and blown them both.  The timeline of the night goes something like this: On March 18th …
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Gizmodo:
The Next iPhone, Dissected  —  We took apart the next iPhone.  —  There are a number of interesting facts gained from the dissection, the most important of which is more concrete confirmation (as if we needed any more) that this phone is from Apple.  There are three separate places …
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Apple Didn't Leak the iPhone—and Why That Matters  —  A controlled leak?  The lost iPhone planted by Apple?  You have no idea how Apple PR works—and how, like it or not, Gizmodo finally beat them at their own game.  —  The only way the iPhone 4 was a controlled leak is if Apple …
Discussion: EverythingiCafe, Boing Boing and Digits
Ian Betteridge / Technovia:
Has Gizmodo broken the law with its iPhone story?  —  I am not a lawyer.  But I do play one on the weekends.  —  More importantly, over the years I've become intimately familiar with the law as it affects journalists on both sides of the pond.  I've covered cases like the “trade secrets” …
Discussion: Technologizer
Edible Apple:
Engadget had option to purchase “lost” iPhone 4G, advised not to by legal counsel  —  This Gizmodo/iPhone 4G story sure has some legs, don't it?  —  While Gizmodo is reaping all of the pageview rewards for its expose on Apple's upcoming iPhone, it appears that Engadget was offered …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
A Letter: Apple Wants Its Secret iPhone Back
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Gizmodo's iPhone Scoop: The Nick Denton Interview
Discussion: BetaNews and Oddly Together
Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Record March Quarter Revenue and Profit iPhone Sales More Than Double  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 second quarter ended March 27, 2010.  The Company posted revenue of $13.50 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.07 billion, or $3.33 per diluted share.
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Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry OS 6.0 screenshots, details!  —  If you're a BlackBerry fan, there is probably not a single thing you have been looking forward to more than what we have right here — screenshots and full details of RIM's upcoming operating system, OS 6.0.  One of our AT&T sources has not only showed us …
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Google Buys Stealth Hardware Startup Agnilux  —  Lots of talk this week about Apple's 4G iPhone, after Gizmodo found a prototype left behind at a local watering hole.  The device is believed to use an internally-designed application processor, just like Apple used with its recently-released iPad.
priv.gc.ca:
Letter to Google Inc. Chief Executive Officer  —  The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, and the heads of the data protection authorities in France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom sent the following letter …
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Agence France Presse:
Ten nations call on Google to better defend privacy  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Officials from 10 nations have banded together to demand that Internet giant Google better defend people's privacy.  —  “While we hear corporations such as Google pay lip service to privacy, we don't always …
Discussion: Venture Chronicles
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Hitler Is Very Upset That Constantin Film Is Taking Down Hitler Parodies  —  For my money, memes on the Internet don't get any better than the Hitler one.  You know, the one in which you take some current event (the more mundane, the better) and shove it into the scene from the German film Downfall …
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Corynne / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Everyone Who's Made a Hitler Parody Video, Leave the Room
Discussion: Slyck, NewTeeVee and Brad Ideas
John Hanke / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Places  —  Today the Local Business Center is becoming Google Places.  Why?  Millions of people use Google every day to find places in the real world, and we want to better connect Place Pages — the way that businesses are being found today — with the tool …
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Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Google Launches ‘Government Request Tool’ To Show Censorship Requests  —  Google is, for good or ill when it comes to your personal information, a strong advocate for public access to as much data as possible.  Google is acting on that today by launching a new tool that shows the number content removal …
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David Drummond / Washington Post:
Our challenge: Keeping the Internet open
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Steve Jobs Reiterates: “Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone”  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs is on a roll.  While he's probably had better days than today, he's lately been shooting off emails left and right in response to customers' concerns.  We just were sent what appears to be one such Jobs response …
Business Wire:
Yahoo! Reports First Quarter 2010 Results  —  Display Advertising Grew 20% Year Over Year Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO - News) today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.  Revenues were $1,597 million for the first quarter of 2010, a 1 percent increase from the first quarter of 2009.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:   Yahoo earnings get boost from Microsoft search deal; Bartz upbeat on display ads
Patrick Goss / TechRadar.com:
Google CEO talks about Chrome OS devices  —  Aiming to be first successful new platform this millennium  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt has talked about the eagerly anticipated Chrome OS devices, insisting that the price point will remain at around £200 to £275 and that he would …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
90% of Content on Google Buzz is Bots, Report Finds  —  Less than 10 weeks after launching, Google Buzz seems so far to have fallen short of capturing the hearts and minds of the social web.  A new report from social media analytics service PostRank has found that 90% of the content published …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
This is What a Tweet Looks Like  —  Think a tweet is just 140 characters of text?  Think again.  To developers building tools on top of the Twitter platform, they know tweets contain far more information than just whatever brief, passing thought you felt the urge to share with your friends via the microblogging network.
Discussion: Technologizer and NBC Bay Area, Thanks:atul
Apple:
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Models Available in US on April 30  —  Apple® today announced that the Wi-Fi + 3G models of its magical iPad™ will be delivered to US customers who've pre-ordered on Friday, April 30, and will be available in Apple retail stores the same day starting at 5:00 p.m.
James Temple / San Francisco Chronicle:
Consumer group to call for Google break up  —  Consumer Watchdog, the Santa Monica group that's proving a perpetual thorn in the side of Google Inc., plans to call on the Justice Department to launch an antitrust action against the search giant and seek remedies including a possible break up.
 
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Microsoft Speeds Up Its Data Center With Light and Mirrors
Discussion: Lightfleet and TechFlash, Thanks:rawmeet
Stephen Lawson / PC World:
Broadband Has No Regulator, BitTorrent CEO Says
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Like BoomTown Said: Partovi Brothers Finally Leave MySpace …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Taggable Extends Facebook People Tags To The Whole Web
Thanks:taggable
Bloomberg:
Chernin Said to Discuss Creating Xbox TV Channel With Microsoft
Discussion: paidContent
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Firefox starts reining in Flash, Silverlight, QuickTime
Discussion: CNET News
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Intel Looking for Acquisitions in Push Beyond PCs
Discussion: mocoNews
Cade Metz / The Register:
Oracle charges $90 for Sun's free ODF plug-in
 Earlier Items: 
vimov Blog:
Revealed: Using Weather HD to Look Inside the iPad App Store's Sales …
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacStories and 9 to 5 Mac
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iPhone OS 4 Beta 2 and SDK to Developers
Discussion: Engadget, MobileCrunch and BlogsDNA
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo Buys The Me.me Domain For Its Twitter-Like Microblogging Site
Discussion: Business Wire
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Will FaceCash, the mobile payment application, kill the credit card?
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft to roll out its newest Great Plains ERP release with Office 2010 hooks
Discussion: Microsoft, eWeek and Softpedia News
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Shutters Facebook Lite
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Tumblr Raises Another $5 Million From Spark and Union Square.