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3:25 PM ET, April 5, 2011

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ChangeWave Research:
ChangeWave Survey Results: AT&T iPhone 4 Owners vs. Verizon iPhone 4 Owners  —  A new ChangeWave survey of 4,068 consumers has taken a close up look at key comparisons between Verizon iPhone 4 owners and AT&T iPhone 4 owners - including customer satisfaction and dropped call rates.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google Restructuring: Engineers, Not Managers, In Charge  —  Jonathan Rosenberg said his resignation from Google yesterday was precipitated by Larry Page's return as CEO, but unrelated to Page's effort to restore the urgency of innovation and nimbleness that was once the company's hallmark.
Discussion: SAI, eWeek, Tech Trader Daily and Adotas
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Why Nasdaq is giving Apple less weight, and Microsoft more  —  Nasdaq this morning sent a wave through the stock market with the announcement that that it will “rebalance” its closely followed and largely tech-oriented Nasdaq 100 Index to reduce the influence of Apple and boost the impact of Microsoft …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Bloomberg:
Apple's Weighting in Nasdaq-100 Index Cut; Microsoft Raised
Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Wozniak: Tablet is the PC for ‘normal people’  —  IDG News Service - Tablets are the culmination of what Steve Jobs wanted to create at Apple from the beginning, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said Monday.  —  During a keynote session at Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, California …
Sarah Shearman / Marketing Magazine:
Twitter to offer brands Facebook-style pages  —  Twitter is considering creating Facebook-style branded pages as part of its drive to increase its revenue from advertising.  —  Twitter: considering Facebook-style branded pages  —  Branded pages, through which advertisers could deliver tailored messages …
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter to Offer Brand Pages Like Facebook's, Report Says
Discussion: Techie Buzz and Gizmodo
The Silverlight Blog:
Standards-based web, plug-ins, and Silverlight  —  As we drive toward MIX, we wanted to share our thoughts on the role of plug-ins in general, and Silverlight in particular, in the context of HTML5 and the future of the web.  As we have been more vocal about our commitment to and investment …
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft confirms Silverlight 5 beta to ship in mid-April
Discussion: SlashGear
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
In Race With Groupon, LivingSocial Raises $400 Million  —  Last summer, Tim O'Shaughnessy drafted a fictional article, entitled “How LivingSocial Won the Local Commerce Space.”  —  In 1,500 words, the chief executive of LivingSocial spun a tale about how his site had fiercely battled its rival Groupon and emerged the victor.
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Tricia Duryee / eMoney:   LivingSocial Expects $1 Billion in Revenues in 2011; Adds Former CBS Exec Neil Ashe to Board
Agence France Presse:
Google, Facebook take France to court over privacy  —  PARIS — Internet heavyweights including Google and Facebook are to file a complaint with France's highest judicial body against a decree obliging them to keep web users' personal data for a year.  —  More than 20 Internet companies active …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Decline, plateau, decline: New data on The Daily suggests a social media decline and a tough road ahead  —  While the news industry looks at smartphone and tablet apps as a chance to build more engaged readers — and maybe even get people to pay! — for those of us who watch the business, apps are frustratingly opaque.
Bloomberg:
Google Said to Be Possible Target of U.S. FTC Antitrust Probe  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering a broad antitrust investigation of Google Inc. (GOOG)'s dominance of the Internet-search industry, two people familiar with the matter said.  —  Before proceeding with any probe …
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Google loses autocomplete defamation case in Italy  —  Google has lost a case in Italy over the defamatory nature of autocomplete suggestions, according to a lawyer for the complainant.  —  On Tuesday, lead counsel Carlo Piana wrote on his blog that the Court of Milan has upheld …
Francoise Brougher / The Official Google Blog:
Free phone support for AdWords advertisers  —  We've worked hard to keep in touch with our AdWords customers and we're always looking for new ways to support you.  Currently we offer email and online support, and today we're introducing free phone support for all of our U.S.- and Canada-based AdWords customers.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga buys MarketZero team: 11th acquisition in 11 months  —  Zynga announced today its 11th acquisition in 11 months, acquiring the team working for MarketZero, the creator of PokerTableRatings, the largest online portal tracking career stats of online poker players.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Obama and Zuckerberg to Field Questions From Users at Facebook Live Town Hall  —  President Barack Obama, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will answer questions from users as part of a Facebook Live townhall to be held at the Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Hillicon Valley and SFGate
Zach Epstein / BGR:
iPad 2 tops Consumer Reports tablet rankings  —  Apple's iPad 2 has topped Consumer Reports' tablet ratings according to a press release issued on Tuesday.  Consumer Reports has taken an odd stance on Apple's mobile products in recent history, particularly where the iPhone is concerned.
Kenneth Leftin / Google Mobile Blog:
See your location history dashboard and more with Google Maps 5.3 for Android  —  Today, we're happy to announce Google Maps 5.3 for Android, which lets you see your Google Location History dashboard, check in at “home,” and add your own aspects for places when rating them.  —  Location History dashboard
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Likely Fake iPod 5th gen photos floating around, capacitive home button  —  We were happy to skip over these images that landed in our mailbox last night but they are starting to pop up all over the web so we're posting for discussion.  Notice the capacitative button and the remarkable 128GB of space available in these images.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple Wins Reversal of $625.5 Million Mirror Worlds Verdict  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) won a court ruling that throws out a $625.5 million patent-infringement verdict over how documents are displayed on a computer screen.  —  A federal judge in Tyler, Texas, today said Apple didn't infringe …
Alyson Shontell / SAI:
Amazon Is The Most Reputable Company In The U.S.  —  Forbes, with the help of consulting firm Reputation Institute, just released its list of least and most reputable companies.  —  Amazon ousted last year's winner, Johnson & Johnson, from the top position.
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Dell 10-inch Tablet Not Coming Until Fall  —  Back in February, Dell announced it would release a 10-inch, Windows 7-based tablet at some  —  point in 2011.  The delivery date for that device, it turns out, won't be until the fall, according to a company source.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Google's new cloud-based Android Music app leaks out  —  Wondering what Google's answer to Amazon's cloud music player for Android will look like?  Then it would seem you now have your answer —the Tech From 10 website somehow managed to receive a developer version of the Android Market …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Tenenbaum Appeal Heard: Is It Okay To Make Someone Pay $675,000 For Downloading 30 Songs?  —  The latest in the ongoing trial of Joel Tenenbaum, the student who was found guilty of sharing 30 songs online, and told to pay $675,000 for it, until the judge unilaterraly reduced the amount to $67,500.
Discussion: Boston Herald
 
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Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
FounderLY: An Open Platform for Sharing Startup Stories
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Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Verizon pays $93.5 million to settle false claims case
Discussion: IntoMobile and Android Phone Fans
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Google to Get $25 Million Breakup Fee If Rival Wins Bid for Nortel Patents
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Venessa Miemis / emergent by design:
The Bank of Facebook: Currency, Identity, Reputation
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Edible Apple:
MLB.com CEO Bob Bowman says iOS users are more likely to purchase content than Android owners
Discussion: BGR, Android Community and TUAW
Michelle Ruhfass / MobileBurn.com:
Sprint Nexus S 4G Android smartphone shipping April 6 for $199.99
Discussion: Gadget Lab, BGR and Electronista
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
US Government's ‘Pirate’ Domain Seizures Failed Miserably
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
American Airlines' Fares Return To Expedia And Hotwire
Discussion: PR Newswire and New York Times
Max Chafkin / Inc.com:
Can Rob Kalin Scale Etsy?
Discussion: SAI and A VC