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Amazon.com:
Introducing Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Cloud Player for Web, and Amazon Cloud Player for Android  —  Buy anywhere, play anywhere and keep all your music in one place  —  Start with 5 GB of free Cloud Drive storage - upgrade to 20 GB free with purchase of any MP3 album
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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Amazon Cloud Player goes live, streams music on your computer and Android  —  Oh snap!  Look who just ate Apple's and Google's lunch here?  Amazon has just pushed out its very own music streaming service, dubbed the Amazon Cloud Player.  Existing customers can now upload their MP3 purchases …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Amazon Cloud Player Doesn't Work On iOS — But It's Not A Flash Issue  —  As you may have read by now, earlier tonight, Amazon dropped a bomb on their rivals in the online music space: a fully working cloud storage and playback system.  And it's not just working on desktop web browsers, it works on Android devices too.
Discussion: MacStories and parislemon
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Amazon Cloud Player: First Impressions  —  Amazon has made its triumphant entry into the music streaming world with Amazon Cloud Player.  Rather than stream a library of predetermined music (e.g. Pandora, Spotify), Cloud Player lets you upload your existing music library and stream it from any computer or Android device.
Discussion: ZDNet
Philg / Philip Greenspun's Weblog:
How did the New York Times manage to spend $40 million on its pay wall?  —  Aside from wondering who will pay more than the cost of a Wall Street Journal subscription in order to subscribe to the New York Times, my biggest question right now is how the NY Times spent a reported $40-50 million writing the code …
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The New York Times Paywall Meters All Google Visits, Not Just Search Visits
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Legends Of The Fall, Apple Style  —  This past weekend, we broke the news that iOS 5, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, was likely being released in the fall.  This would break the tradition of a summer release.  And we also noted that instead of a separate event in the early spring …
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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Nokia can't stop suing: Files another ITC complaint against Apple  —  Nokia on Tuesday said it filed another complaint with the International Trade Commission alleging that Apple infringes on its patents across its entire product line.  —  In a statement, Nokia said that latest suit focuses …
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Nokia:
Nokia files second ITC complaint against Apple
Discussion: FOSS Patents, TiPb and SlashGear
Marc Hustvedt / Tubefilter:
‘Know Your Meme’ Acquired By Cheezburger in Seven-Figure Deal  —  By now, it's pretty clear there's a real business in the hocking of internet culture.  And when it comes to the business of documenting—and merchandising—the latest memes bubbling up from the internet's underbelly and straight …
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New York Times:
Facebook Prepares to Add Friends in Washington  —  Facebook is hoping to do something better and faster than any other technology start-up-turned-Internet superpower.  —  Befriend Washington.  —  Facebook has layered its executive, legal, policy and communications ranks with high-powered politicos …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Cheap Beatles Songs = $1 Million Legal Bill  —  A couple years ago, we learned that you can't take music from the major labels and sell copies of it on your own Web site without a license.  Today we learned what happens if you try: A $950,000 penalty.  —  That's what BlueBeat.com …
Discussion: Guardian and Inquirer
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Surprise: RealNetworks CEO Kimball resigns  —  Bob Kimball has resigned as president and CEO of RealNetworks, a little more than a year after succeeding founder Rob Glaser to oversee an attempted turnaround of the longtime Seattle technology company.  —  Glaser told GeekWire via phone …
Diana ben-Aaron / Bloomberg:
Elop Fights Nokia Traditions in Race to Ship Microsoft Phone  —  Every summer for the last four years while Apple Inc. (AAPL) shipped a new iPhone, Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) managers vacationed at their lake cottages in Finland.  —  “In mid-July, Nokia House is a ghost town,” said Adam Greenfield …
Discussion: SAI and IntoMobile
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Netflix Canada announces new bandwidth management settings for capped users  —  The second bit of news for Canadian Netflixers in less than 24 hours deals with the other pressing issue facing the service in the Great White North: bandwidth caps.  While they exist in the U.S. …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Color App Hack Lets You Spy On Anyone's Photos Anywhere  —  For anyone sketched out by the privacy implications of Color, the highly hyped, highly funded, and highly public iOS and Android social media app that launched last week, now would be a good time to ratchet your creep-o-meter up another notch or two.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Amazon courting Apple's iOS developers to port apps to Kindle  —  Amazon is actively enticing Apple's iOS App Store developers to bring their efforts to the Kindle platform, particularly educational apps, in a strategy that attempts to push ebook readers up into competition with more sophisticated, general purpose tablets.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
It's official: Sprint says AT&T's T-Mobile deal stinks  —  We knew that Sprint wasn't happy about AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, based on comments by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse about the deal.  But the company today made it official, announcing that it will formally oppose the $39 billion combination.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Stealth Payment Startup Stripe Backed By PayPal Founders  —  There isn't much information out there about Stripe, a new payments startup cofounded by brothers Patrick Collison and John Collison (last seen selling their startup Auctomatic to Live Current Media for $5 million).
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and @paisano
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
It's Official: Ev Became “Less Involved” At Twitter Months Ago  —  Today's return of Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey to the company he created to once again head up its product efforts raises the question of what will co-founder Evan Williams be doing now.  When he handed over the CEO reigns …
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Twitter's own Top Tweets account retweets adult spam to 1m followers  —  This time last year, Twitter wrote a somewhat smug blog post trumpeting its success in tackling spam.  It had reduced the percentage of tweets that were spammy from a peak of almost 11 per cent in summer 2009 to less than 1 per cent in February 2010, it said.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft releases Windows Thin PC public test build  —  Microsoft has made available for download, as of March 28, the first Windows Thin PC Community Technology Preview (CTP) test build.  —  Although the final product will be available only to Software Assurance volume licensees …
Ciara Byrne / VentureBeat:
The U.K. gets a $60 million early stage fund  —  U.K. early stage investment firm Passion Capital just raised its first investment fund of $60 million.  The fund is a private-public hybrid, with the U.K. government contributing $40 million of the total.  —  Partners Stefan Glaenzer …
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land:
Search-Oriented Sites Get Special New AdSense Format  —  Google has introduced a new version of AdSense aimed at making ads more relevant on search-oriented sites like a travel search engine, a job search site, or a product search site.  AdSense Custom Search Ads are targeted based upon …
Discussion: Inside AdSense
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
A Virtual Fix for ‘Broken’ Gift-Card Business  —  Google, Qualcomm, and First Data are moving to replace cumbersome plastic gift cards with digital cards that should be easier to spend, even via mobile phones  —  Megan Kendrick, an editor in Phoenix, just discovered 12 plastic gift cards stashed …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Predicting iPhone sales for dummies  —  Apple's second fiscal quarter has just ended.  Time for analysts to put forward their predictions for the quarter's report (due in about 3 weeks.)  If history is a guide, the estimates will range quite widely and accuracy will be determined mostly …
 
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Video Advertising Company Adap.tv Raises $20 Million
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Victor Agreda, Jr / TUAW:
WWDC 2011 already sold out
Electronista:
Japanese factory shutdown crimps iPod battery supply
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SimpleGeo Launching ‘Storage’: A Distributed Hosted Database For Location Data
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Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Said to Approach Vevo.com Music Site on Myspace Joint Venture
Discussion: Guardian, WebProNews and Electronista
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Huffington Post Co-Founder Ken Lerer Wants You to Watch His Next Company
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Intel doubles capacity, drops price in refresh of popular SSD line
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Case Judge Is a Former RIAA Lobbyist and Pirate Chaser
Discussion: Ars Technica