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11:05 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 …
Discussion: michael's posterous and PC World
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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” …
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 …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Gizmodo's iPhone Scoop: The Nick Denton Interview
Discussion: BetaNews, Oddly Together and GMSV
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 …
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Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry 9670 unveiled, CDMA clamshell device!  —  With rumors and rumors of a clamshell BlackBerry device going back ages, we finally have some confirmation on the phone, and in a big way, too.  Not only do we have the first photos ever of this BlackBerry 9670, and not only is it the first …
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
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
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga's Mark Pincus: Time for Facebook to choose  —  Facebook's biggest partner had a suggestion for the adolescent social network: figure out what it wants to be when it grows up.  —  “Facebook is at a crossroads,” said Zynga CEO Mark Pincus.  “They have to decide whether its more important …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Like BoomTown Said: Partovi Brothers Finally Leave MySpace (Here Are the Internal Memos)  —  Well-known tech entrepreneurs and twin brothers, Ali and Hadi Partovi (pictured here, left to right) are leaving MySpace, in a high-profile departure for the struggling social networking company.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Microsoft Speeds Up Its Data Center With Light and Mirrors  —  Microsoft Research is the first commercial customer of a new optical equipment module made by a seven-year-old startup that hopes its gear will enable servers to send and receive information faster.
Discussion: Lightfleet and TechFlash, Thanks:rawmeet
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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Bloomberg:
Google Said to Be in Talks to Buy Software Maker ITA
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar and The Next Web
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Taggable Extends Facebook People Tags To The Whole Web
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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?
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Shutters Facebook Lite
Apple:
iPad Wi-Fi + 3G Models Available in US on April 30
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
This is What a Tweet Looks Like  —  Think a tweet is just 140 characters of text?
Discussion: Technologizer and NBC Bay Area, Thanks:atul