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2:05 PM ET, May 17, 2010

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DigiTimes:
Foxconn to ship 24 million iPhone 4G in 2010, says Digitimes Research  —  Foxconn will ship 24 million units of Apple's latest iPhone 4G with shipments starting in June, according to Digitimes senior analysts Ming-Chi Kuo citing sources from Taiwan-based component makers.
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Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone 4: June launch, high-res screen, iBookstore - Digitimes  —  Apple's making major orders now for the next-gen iPhone, reports from the company's suppliers in China and Taiwan suggest.  —  Manufacturer, Foxconn, seems set to ship 24 million units of the device at least this year …
Discussion: Electronista and dailywireless.org
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Five Years In, YouTube Is Now Streaming Two Billion Views Per Day  —  It's hard to believe, but it's been five years since YouTube launched and changed the way people share video online (it was acquired by Google a year and a half later).  To celebrate its birthday, YouTube has just announced …
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Turns Five, Quietly Adds Hashtags to Comments
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Goes Down Following Legal Pressure  —  A few days ago we exclusively revealed that several major Hollywood movie studios had obtained a preliminary injunction against CyberBunker operator CB3ROB Ltd. & Co. KG from the Regional Court of Hamburg.
Chris Nuttall / Financial Times:
Google and Intel in web TV launch  —  Google and Intel are expected to announce a significant breakthrough into consumer electronics and the broadcast industry this week with the launch of a “Smart TV” platform.  —  Top executives from the Silicon Valley companies are reported to be ready …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPad Already Taking Away iPod Sales (AAPL)  —  New data from the NPD group suggests that the iPad's success is already affecting iPod sales, according to Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray.  —  This afternoon NPD reported Apple's iPod sales are down 17% year-over-year for April.
Discussion: Digital Daily
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
U.S. Mac sales up 39% in April  —  Based on NPD data, iPods, not Macs, are being cannibalized by the iPad, says an analyst  —  Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has looked at the NPD Group's data for the month of April and concluded that it's good news for Apple (AAPL).  How so?
Reuters:
Apple's iPhone replaces Blackberry for some bankers  —  (Reuters) - British bank Standard Chartered is replacing the Blackberry, currently its standard corporate communications device, with the iPhone, a move that could eventually result in thousands of bankers switching to the Apple device for business communication on the go.
Sarah Kershaw / New York Times:
Google Tells Sites for ‘Cougars’ to Go Prowl Elsewhere  —  IF you're a woman who would like to date younger men, you can find lots of articles about these relationships by doing a Google search.  —  But as a woman looking for a man, you might be a little confused by the advertisements that accompany these articles.
Katherine Bourzac / Technology Review:
New Inks Could Mean Cheaper OLED Screens  —  DuPont has developed a printing process to bring down the cost of high-performance displays.  —  Organic light emitting diode, or OLED, displays seem to have it all: energy efficiency and a beautiful, crisp picture that refreshes rapidly.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Web Browsers Leave ‘Fingerprints’ Behind as You Surf the Net  —  San Francisco - New research by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has found that an overwhelming majority of web browsers have unique signatures — creating identifiable “fingerprints” that could be used to track you as you surf the Internet.
Discussion: Network World and p2pnet
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
Two tastes better together: Combining OpenID and OAuth with OpenID Connect  —  On Friday, David Recordon, one of the original authors of OpenID, released a single-page specification for OpenID Connect, a concept that I outlined on this blog in January before I joined Google.
Discussion: Webmonkey
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Refreshes Android Market Website - It Inexplicably Still Lacks Search  —  We're not 100% sure when it popped up first, but Google has seemingly updated the Android Market website.  Don't pee your pants just yet - they've apparently merely shuffled some things around along with other layout changes.
Bernard Condon / Associated Press:
Secretive speed traders in spotlight after crash  —  NEW YORK — If you saw a penny on the sidewalk, would you pick it up?  —  You may think it's not worth the effort, but a breed of investors who have been in the news do.  Using super-fast computers, high-frequency traders in effect bend …
David Carr / New York Times:
Taylor Momsen Did Not Write This Headline  —  Don't know who Taylor Momsen is?  Neither do I, beyond that she is the mean one on “Gossip Girl.”  But Facebook knows her well, Twitter loves her, and she and Google have been hooking up, like, forever.  —  One more fact about Ms. Momsen …
Jennifer Guevin / CNET News:
Wikimedia's Wales gives up some top-level controls  —  Change is afoot in the Wikipedia community, according to a report from Fox News, but the reality may be less drastic than has been reported.  —  The news agency is reporting that Wikimedia Foundation co-founder Jimmy Wales is relinquishing …
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
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Discussion: iSuppli and Bloomberg, Thanks:devindra
Roi Carthy / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: App Advice
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
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Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
A New Social Workflow Patent from Apple Highlights Facebook
Agam Shah / PC World:
Intel Aims Wireless Display Technology at Handhelds
Discussion: Maximum PC
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Koh Kim / Google Chrome Blog:
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Discussion: NewsGrange and Download Squad
Chris / cdixon.org:
Facebook is about to try to dominate display ads the way Google dominates text ads
Discussion: MediaPost, Thanks:atul
Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
What has triggered the suicide cluster at Foxconn?
Discussion: Phones Review and Gizmodo