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2:40 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 …
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 …
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
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?
Discussion: MacRumors, 9 to 5 Mac and AppleInsider
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPad Already Taking Away iPod Sales (AAPL)  —  After analyzing newly released data from the NPD group, Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray thinks the iPad's early success is already affecting iPod sales.  —  This afternoon NPD reported Apple's iPod sales are down 17% year-over-year for April.
Discussion: Digital Daily
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
Reuters:
Apple's iPhone replaces Blackberry for some bankers  —  * Singapore's OCBC gives staff choice of iPhone or Blackberry  —  * RIM teams up with China Telecom for Blackberry service (Adds comments from RIM, OCBC)  —  British bank Standard Chartered is replacing the Blackberry …
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.
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 …
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
ReclaimPrivacy Bookmarklet Rates Your Facebook Exposure Levels  —  Facebook's privacy settings are notoriously complex, and the results of changes hard to see instantly.  ReclaimPrivacy.org has a handy bookmarklet that shows which potentially insecure and privacy-invading settings are enabled on your Facebook account when you click it.
Discussion: VentureBeat and ReadWriteWeb
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Roku Claims Two-Hour Daily Consumption for Device Users  —  Roku, the little black box that connects the Internet to the television set, has sold over 500,000 units and its owners use it over two hours a sitting, Roku spokesman Brian Jaquet told Beet.TV in this interview.
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Wikipedia founder tries to remove alleged kiddie porn, then gives up editorial privileges  —  [Update: Jimmy Wales tweeted me to say the change to his editorial status is “A purely technical matter.  I am not stepping down or pulling back from anything.”  —  For my sourcing beyond Fox …
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Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Top U.S. carriers plot faster gadgets, services
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Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
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Discussion: PC World
Roi Carthy / TechCrunch:
Tawkon Releases BlackBerry Radiation App, Visits Apple To Discuss Rejection
Discussion: App Advice
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
 Earlier Items: 
Neil McAllister / Neil McAllister's blog:
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Koh Kim / Google Chrome Blog:
Six ways to find the right Chrome Extension for you
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