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12:05 PM ET, April 13, 2011

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DigiTimes:
Apple not yet released production roadmap for iPhone 5, say touch panel makers  —  Apple has not yet released a production roadmap for iPhone 5 as shipment volumes of iPhone 4 have continued to mount and related suppliers are not yet ready to shift their production lines for new products …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Apple announces Final Cut Pro X, rebuilt from ground up with 64-bit support (update: $299 in June)  —  Apple's just announced Final Cut Pro X at NAB, and Chief Architect of Video Applications Randy Ubillos is demonstrating a beta release as we speak.  The “rebuilt from ground up” …
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Eric Reagan / Photography Bay:
Final Cut Pro User Group Supermeet - LiveBlog (Updated: Final Cut Pro X Officially Unveiled)
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The most important new protocol since RSS: AirPlay (three cool new apps that use it to change how we view TV)  —  I still remember when Dave Winer showed me RSS and what it did.  It changed my life and continues to, even after we switched much of our reading behavior to Twitter …
Henry Blodget / SAI:
THE FACEBOOK LAWSUIT: Here's What Happens Next — And Who Is Likely To Pay  —  Last night, we wrote about the amended lawsuit that Paul Ceglia has filed against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook claiming that Ceglia owned 50% of the “project” that became Facebook back in 2004.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Steve Jobs Hid iPad Development From Eric Schmidt  —  Steve Jobs was so furious when he saw Android's “pinch to zoom” features during a trip to Google headquarters, he hid Apple's iPad development from Google CEO Eric Schmidt — even though Schmidt was on the board of directors at the time.
Discussion: Nilay Patel, GMSV and Fortune
Agam Shah / PC World:
Intel to Open up Thunderbolt Development This Quarter  —  Intel on Tuesday said that developer kits for Thunderbolt will be available this quarter, which could lead to the quick availability of a wider range of products based on the interconnect technology.  —  Thunderbolt was first announced …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Jive Bets On Big Data With Acquisition Of Software Startup Proximal Labs  —  Jive Software, the maker of an all-in-one social enterprise software, has acquired data mining software company Proximal Labs.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  —  Proximal Labs is a software company …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Apple Survived '80s Thanks To One Piece of Software, Says Guy Kawasaki  —  SAN FRANCISCO, AD:TECH CONFERENCE: The survival of Apple beyond the 1980s is thanks to one piece of software, says Guy Kawasaki, best-selling author and Apple's former chief evangelist.
Discussion: DisplayBlog
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Nintendo cutting Wii price to $150 on May 15th?  —  Nintendo's miniature white monolith has sold like gangbusters for long enough that we're wary it'll ever get cheap, but a trusted source tells us a price cut is indeed headed our way — and that the Nintendo Wii will cost just $150 starting May 15th.
Levi Pulkkinen / seattlepi.com:
Feds charge Microsoft employee accused of bilking company  —  Federal prosecutors in Seattle have filed wire fraud charges against a Microsoft employee accused of stealing more than $515,000 from the company.  —  Arrested Tuesday morning, Robert D. Curry stands accused of stealing …
Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft struck by HTML5 commitment phobia  —  Silverlight, I wish I could quit you  —  Back during the era of certainty, the time of proprietary source code and software product roadmaps, Microsoft was a company you could bank on.  —  Microsoft would announce a new version of Windows or Office …
Discussion: CNET News
BBC:
Microsoft launches StreetView rival in Europe  —  Microsoft is taking pictures in conjunction with mapping partner Navteq  —  Microsoft is launching its own version of Google's StreetView - dubbed Streetside - across Europe.  —  Cars fitted with cameras have begun taking pictures around London …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Sweeet!:  Sugar Gets $15 Million More in New Funding From IVP and Sequoia  —  Sassy women-focused content site, Sugar Inc., has raised another $15 million in late-stage venture funding from new investor Institutional Venture Partners, as well as its original one, Sequoia Capital.
Wall Street Journal:
Rebels Hijack Gadhafi's Phone Network  —  A team led by a Libyan-American telecom executive has helped rebels hijack Col. Moammar Gadhafi's cellphone network and re-establish their own communications.  The new network, first plotted on an airplane napkin and assembled with the help of oil-rich Arab nations …
Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Hacker ‘handshake’ hole found in common firewalls  —  NSS Labs tested Cisco, Check Point, Fortinet, Juniper, the Palo Alto Networks, and SonicWall firewalls  —  Some of the most commonly-used firewalls are subject to a hacker exploit that lets an attacker trick a firewall and get into an internal network as a trusted IP connection.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Kyocera Echo review  —  It's not exactly difficult to put into words what the Kyocera Echo is — it's a dual-screened Android phone, after all — but it's a wee bit more challenging to wrap your head around who exactly it's for.  The hardcore gaming contingent already has Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: The Bleak Financial Numbers From The MySpace Sale Pitch Book  —  Back in 2008 MySpace was on a roll.  They racked up $900 million in revenue and the company was still growing.  But a year later top execs started to bail (the smart ones went early).  Within two months cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe was gone.
Mark Watkins / ReadWriteWeb:
2011: The Year the Check-in Died  —  Early last year, “checking in” was the cool new craze.  No visit to your favorite tech news site could be had without getting buried in an avalanche of articles about Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, BriteKite or a myriad other startups.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Motorola And Huawei Settle Patent Lawsuit  —  In case you hadn't heard, Motorola Solutions and Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies have been embroiled in a nasty patent lawsuit.  In January, the Chinese company has filed a lawsuit to prevent Motorola from giving Nokia Siemens …
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
RIM's Mike Lazaridis halts BBC interview when pressed on India  —  In a recent BBC interview, Research In Motion's CEO Mike Lazaridis was not digging a line of questioning posed by the BBC.  RIM's co-chief, who is usually calm, cool, and collected, became agitated when pressed …
Discussion: CrackBerry.com blogs and BBC
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
T-Mobile's new plans get official: starting at $60 for unlimited everything, throttling included  —  T-Mobile's just gone official with the new unlimited plans we caught wind of a few days ago, and while they are truly unlimited by numbers, they're not completely unlimited in functionality.
Todd Haselton / BGR:
Lenovo planning 23-inch tablet for 2011 launch  —  While most manufacturers are trying to find the sweet spot for tablets in the 7-inch to 10-inch range, Lenovo's thinking bigger.  The firm's senior marketing specialist, Wiliam Cai, said that his company is working on a new 23-inch tablet designed …
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
HTC's New Android Phone to Offer Netflix-Like Video Service  —  HTC revealed its latest high-end Android smartphone offering, the Sensation 4G, on Tuesday.  Along with the phone, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is also debuting its new mobile media rental-and-purchase service, HTC Watch.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
Intuit Aims to Spur Growth With Mobile Software, Acquisitions  —  Intuit Inc. is boosting sales of its financial-management and tax-preparation programs with online and mobile versions, helping make up for a slowdown in desktop software, Chief Executive Officer Brad Smith said.
Electronista:
Intel roadmap shows sped up Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge  —  An uncovered roadmap in the midst of Intel's Developer Forum in Beijing has revealed plans from Intel to speed up its current desktop processors from the Sandy Bridge platform as well as some early details of its Ivy Bridge successor.
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
 
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Cortney Fielding / GigaOM:
Startup Boom Push Rents to New Highs in SF
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Hotz lawyer: PS3 hacking case over, DMCA and IP abuse live on
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Meet Duolingo, Google's Next Acquisition Target; Learn A Language, Help The Web
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
No First Birthday Party for Twitter's Chirp Conference This Year
Lucy Bernholz / PHILANTHROPY 2173:
Craigslist Foundation launches LikeMinded
Discussion: WebProNews and SFGate
 Earlier Items: 
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Data.gov et al. Budget Slashed by 75%
John Markoff / New York Times:
Study Shows U.S. Lagging in Use of Technology
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Andy Isaacson / The Atlantic Online:
Are You Following a Bot?  —  How to manipulate social movements by hacking Twitter
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flip Founder and Former CEO Jonathan Kaplan Talks About Iconic Digital Video Camera's Demise
Luiz Pereira / Docs Blog:
Pagination comes to Google Docs
Discussion: dailywireless.org