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1:00 AM ET, April 6, 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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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 …
Discussion: SAI, Pulse2 and FierceMobileContent
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Tim Schiesser / Tech From 10:
The Android Test Market...?
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.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Motorola Mobility: Xoom, Atrix Both Duds, Pacific Crest Says  —  Xoom: No boom, just gloom.  —  Motorola Mobility (MMI) isn't seeing much love for its current cornerstone smart phone and tablet products, Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette asserts in a research note this morning.
John Casasanta / tap tap tap:
Camera+ hits 2 million sales / Revealing details about upgrade numbers and in-app purchase sales  —  Fresh off the heals of the Camera+ 2.2 release including our killer feature, Clarity, I'm happy to announce that this weekend we've sold our 2 millionth copy of Camera+.
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Bashing Microsoft ‘like kicking a puppy,’ says Linux Foundation chief  —  Linux has already defeated Microsoft, Linux Foundation chief says  —  Two decades after Linus Torvalds developed his famous operating system kernel, the battle between Linux and Microsoft is over and Linux has won …
Discussion: WinRumors and Slashdot
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
The Vote Is in and Twitter Gets its Tax Breaks.  Now, What about Everyone Else?  —  We just got word that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted 8-to-3 to approve the Mid-Market incentive plan that would give Twitter- and other companies- a six year payroll tax deferral for net …
Fred A. Bernstein / New York Times:
A Corporate Campus Made to Mirror Facebook  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook, which started out in a dormitory at Harvard, transferred to a rented house in Silicon Valley and now occupies a cluster of office buildings in Palo Alto, Calif., is about to make its biggest move yet …
Sebastian Moss / PlayStation LifeStyle:
Anonymous Gets Serious, Attacks Sony Employees [Updated]  —  Infamous hacking group, Anonymous, began a series of attacks against Sony earlier today, bringing down several Sony sites and the PlayStation Network.  However, a radical offshoot of the main group believe that the attacks aren't enough …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Accidentally Shows Users Someone Else's Timeline, Disables #NewTwitter To Fix  —  Twitter has been acting mightly strange for the past hour or so, with people reporting seeing random chunks of other users tweets in their timelines, including retweets while using the Twitter web client and browsing.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Toyota Pulls Out From Cydia - Struck By Apple's Lightning  —  We hear from time to time about apps that avoided Apple's approval process by going to Cydia.  Those apps can then be sold to jailbroken users.  If you're a big company like Toyota, it might not be that simple to do, not to mention naive to even try.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Twitter unveils a new homepage, with a focus on interests  —  Reports around Twitter are telling us that some people are starting to see a new homepage on Twitter.com.  In fact, we've now seen a screenshot of it ourselves, so here you go.  —  Before:  —  After:
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.
Michael Kinsley / The Politico:
How Microsoft learned ABCs of D.C.  —  My first day of work at Microsoft, 15 years ago, I wore a DOJ baseball cap that a friend had given me when she heard I was going to work in Redmond, Wash. “DOJ” stood for Department of Justice, which is where my friend worked.
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.
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land:
Google Shuts Down Position Preference For AdWords Bidding  —  Google has announced it will be retiring AdWords position preference, which automatically sets bids to achieve a certain position on the page, in early May.  —  The company is seeking to dissuade advertisers from putting an emphasis on the position of their ads.
Discussion: Inside AdWords
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Estimate: In Two Years, Streaming TV Will Be An $800 Million Business for Netflix and Hulu  —  By the end of this year, an estimated 2 million households in the U.S. will have abandoned TV for the Web, cutting the cord with their cable companies.  This estimate comes from Convergence Consulting Group …
Discussion: GigaOM
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 …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
House moves to overturn FCC on Net neutrality  —  Correction 4:50 p.m. PT: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the House adopted a resolution blocking Net neutrality regulations.  It approved procedures for voting on the resolution.  The headline and story have been changed to reflect that.
Discussion: Electronista, Ars Technica and GigaOM
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Introduce New Final Cut Pro on April 12th?  —  ProVideoCoalition claims to have heard rumors that Apple is planning to use the Final Cut Pro User Group SuperMeet to announce the next version of Final Cut Pro. … The post goes on to talk about other sponsors including Avid …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Brix, a New Google Docs App  —  Google Docs code includes references to a new application code-named Brix.  The files created using this application are called “Brix documents”, so Brix can't be a photo editor or a video editor.  —  Here's an icon that could be used for Brix documents: it shows some Lego bricks.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Nokia announces Symbian smartphone event for April 12  —  It looks like Nokia is planning a little get together in London next Tuesday.  That is, at least according to the invite posted at Mad For Tech — and verified ourselves, after a quick call to the company (it seems …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
One-Third Of Teens Plan To Buy An iPhone Soon  —  Teenagers are fickle, but one thing never seems to change.  —  They love Apple products.  —  More than one-third plan on buying an iPhone in the next six months, and 20% are planning to buy a tablet — which probably means iPad.
Discussion: AppleInsider
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
Dell Aims To Boost Innovation With Silicon Valley R&D Center  —  Dell plans to employ as many as 1500 people at a new Dell Silicon Valley Research and Development Center and consolidate its N. California operations.  —  The company also wants to use the facility to tap into local talent …
Discussion: Forbes
 
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Marin Software Raises $16 Million For Paid Search Management Platform
Discussion: Pulse2
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Key music industry lawyer now EU copyright chief
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Report: Huawei in running for U.S. Cellular LTE deal
Phil Milford / Bloomberg:
Mark Hurd Appeals Letter Release to Delaware Supreme Court
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Tenenbaum Appeal Heard: Is It Okay To Make Someone Pay $675,000 For Downloading 30 Songs?
Alyson Shontell / SAI:
Amazon Is The Most Reputable Company In The U.S.
Discussion: Forbes, TechSpot, WebProNews and Neowin.net
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Likely Fake iPod 5th gen photos floating around, capacitive home button