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8:45 PM ET, April 11, 2011

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Dan Levine / Reuters:
Winklevoss twins must accept Facebook deal: court  —  (Reuters) - Mark Zuckerberg won the latest legal battle against former Harvard classmates who accuse him of stealing their idea for Facebook, a multimillion-dollar feud made famous on the silver screen.  —  Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss must accept …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Winklevosses To Challenge Today's Facebook Ruling  —  Earlier today a panel of Federal Appeals judges ruled that the Winklevoss twins had to accept a ruling that had them make due with a meager $65 million in settlement.  But apparently the case is not closed, as the Winklevosses will be filing …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Winklevii: How Can We Miss You If You Won't Go Away?  (Plus the Full Court Ruling)  —  It seems Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the Don Quixote twins of the digital age, have tilted at yet another legal windmill unsuccessfully.  —  So now, after losing another court challenge to overturn …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone 5 Production Starting In September According To Talks With Key Supplier  —  Apple's new iPhone 5 should go into production in September says Avian Securities in a note this morning.  —  This suggests the iPhone won't be on the market until the end of this year, or even early next year possibly, says Avian.
David Howard / TechNet Blogs:
Google's misleading security claims to the government raise serious questions  —  Corporate Vice Prsident & Deputy General Counsel  —  Last Friday afternoon, I learned that a batch of court documents had been unsealed and had revealed one particularly striking development …
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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google product doesn't really have security credential, Justice Department says
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Amazon.com to Sell Kindle Digital Reader With Ads for $114  —  Amazon.com Inc., the largest online retailer, will begin selling a version of its Kindle electronic- book reader that features advertisements and costs $114, 18 percent less than the ad-free device.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple iOS 4.3.2 to fix Verizon iPad 2 connectivity and FaceTime issues, we go hands-on!  —  One of our Apple sources has just let us know that Apple's iOS 4.3.2, due within the next week or so, will fix the issues we've been hearing about with some Verizon iPad 2 models.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Facebook Strikes China Deal With Baidu  —  Facebook has struck a deal with Baidu, the biggest Chinese search engine, to open a jointly-owned socialnetwork in China, according to reports in the Chinese press, citing inside sources.  —  These sources said the new venture wouldn't involve Facebook.com …
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook has not signed China deal: source
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Google Ordered To Disclose ‘Parked Domain’ Metrics  —  A judge presiding over a potential class-action lawsuit by search marketers against Google has ordered the company to divulge financial metrics associated with its “parked domain” and “errors” program, which place ads on sites with no editorial content.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Peter Thiel: We're in a Bubble and It's Not the Internet.  It's Higher Education.  —  Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you.  —  I can say that with confidence because it's about Peter Thiel.  And Thiel - the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist …
Discussion: SAI, PE Hub Blog and Inc.com
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Research In Motion Eyes a Rebound  —  WATERLOO, Ontario — In a rare interview last week, Mike Lazaridis, one of Research In Motion's two chief executives, was the one asking questions:  —  “Why is it that people don't appreciate our profits?  Why is it that people don't appreciate our growth?
Henry Blodget / SAI:
Twitter Investor Says Twitter's Valuation Is “Ridiculous”  —  I gave a presentation the other day for venture firm Insight Partners in which I addressed the question of whether we were having another tech bubble.  —  My answer was “no,” but I noted that there were plenty of other things people …
Amit Singhal / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
High-quality sites algorithm goes global, incorporates user feedback  —  Over a month ago we introduced an algorithmic improvement designed to help people  —  find more high-quality sites in search.  Since then we've gotten a lot of positive responses about the change …
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Trends - now in 70 more locations  —  We first launched Trends as a useful way for people to find out what topics are being talked about around the world, right now.  Early last year, we added Local Trends to make it easier to find more locally relevant topics in specific countries and metropolitan locations.
Discussion: The Next Web
Michael Gartenberg / Macworld:
Why “post PC” doesn't mean “sans PC”  —  Apple has taken a lot of flak for Steve Jobs's comments at the iPad 2 launch event, which heralded the coming of the post-PC world.  —  If you mention that statement on Twitter, you'll immediately be confronted by couple of your followers over the fact …
Gartner:
Gartner Says Apple iOS to Dominate the Media Tablet Market Through 2015, Owning More Than Half of It for the Next Three Years  —  Despite mounting competition from other operating systems (OSs), Apple's iOS will continue to own the majority of the worldwide media tablet through 2015 …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Hire indicates Apple shift from aluminum to composites?  —  Kevin Kenney has spent most of the last 14 years building carbon fiber bicycles as the President and CEO at Kestral Bicycles.  This month, he became an Senior Composites Engineer at Apple after consulting for the past few years.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Traffic Down at Post-Paywall New York Times [STATS]  —  At the end of March, The New York Times finally activated the paywall that it had announced a year earlier.  The publication took a “porous” approach to charging users, letting readers access up to 20 articles a month for free and allowing …
Electronista:
George Hotz, Sony quietly settle PS3 jailbreak lawsuit  —  Sony in a surprise move said that it had already settled its lawsuit against George Hotz, better known as Geohot, over PS3 jailbreaking.  The two had quietly reached an “agreement in principle” on March 31.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple AirPlay Private Key Exposed, Opening Door to AirPort Express Emulators  —  Developer James Laird has reverse engineered the Airport Express private key and published an open source AirPort Express emulator called Shareport. … Previously, the private key was unknown …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
On The Internet, No One Watches The Wiretappers  —  When Twitter revealed in January that it had received a Department of Justice order to hand over information on three users associated with WikiLeaks, the real surprise wasn't that an Internet company had been asked to secretly spill user data for a criminal investigation.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
The New Yorker Tries Requiring Users to Like Its Facebook Page to Access Articles  —  The New Yorker magazine has made one of its articles available only to those who have Liked its Facebook Page.  The test of a Like-gate for text-based content is a break from more popular distribution methods …
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Windows 8 to feature an integrated App Store  —  App stores are all the rage these days.  Pretty much every major mobile phone platform has an app store, as well as some third party app marketplaces.  And there's a growing push to bring the model to desktop operating systems.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt, Sean Parker, Marc Andreessen Invest In Boutique Bank Raine  —  Raine, new boutique bank with some very high profile backers from the tech and media world, is starting to look for deals, the FT reports.  —  Check out the names attached to Raine:
Discussion: Financial Times
Conrad Egusa / VentureBeat:
Not another group-buying site: CouponFactory launches coupon platform  —  Rockfish, a company that has its fingers in digital consultancy and business incubation, announced today it has launched CouponFactory, a couponing software platform for businesses.  —  CouponFactory is a platform …
Discussion: Rockfish Blog and MarketingVOX
Jim Forsyth / Reuters:
Private records of 3.5 million people exposed by Texas  —  (Reuters) - The personal records of some 3.5 million Texans were inadvertently exposed after they were placed on a state computer server that was accessible to the public for about a year, state officials said on Monday.
Discussion: PC World
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
KIT Digital Buys IP Video Management And Delivery Company Ioko For $91.4M In Cash And Stock
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
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Donna Parker / All Facebook:
Quebec Court Dismisses Privacy Suit Against Facebook
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
IAC Re-Ups Its Search Deal With Google
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Groupon Hires A VC: Greylock's David Thacker
Discussion: Greylock VC
Ina Fried / All Things Digital:
Augmented Reality Universe Gets a New Layar
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 Earlier Items: 
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
More Google Management Changes: CFO Patrick Pichette Adds BizOps and HR to His Duties
Discussion: Search Engine Watch and Fortune
Spencer Rascoff / Zillow Blog:
Zillow Acquires Postlets
Jay Greene / CNET News:
Microsoft takes its ERP technology to the cloud
Discussion: Microsoft, PC World, BetaNews and eWeek
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Your Google Preview: Up, Of Course (But So Is Facebook)
Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
The Netbook Is Down And Out As Acer And Google Back Away