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1:45 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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Electronista:
Apple unveils Final Cut Pro X with new UI, OpenCL  —  Apple used the FCPUG Supermeet at NAB to unveil Final Cut Pro X, a completely remade version of its pro video editing suite.  The new version is designed for 64-bit and native Cocoa language from the start with support for OpenCL to accelerate video processing tasks.
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 about India.  RIM's co-chief, who is usually calm, cool, and collected, became agitated when pressed …
Mark Milian / CNN:
Leading app maker said to be planning Twitter competitor  —  (CNN) — UberMedia, which owns several popular applications that interface with Twitter, is outlining plans to build a social network that could compete with that popular microblogging platform, said three people who were briefed on the plans.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
VodPod Founders Launch Showyou, A Flipboard-Like Social Video App For iOS  —  Online video startup Vodpod is launching a new app today, Showyou, which is essentially a Flipboard for videos.  Launched as a free iOS app for the iPad, iPhone and iPad touch; Showyou allows you to access …
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The most important new protocol since RSS: AirPlay (three cool new apps that use it to change how we view TV)
Discussion: GottaBeMobile, MacStories, PSFK and building43, Thanks:om
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Microsoft Offers Mea Culpa for Slow Windows Phone Updates, Promises “Mango” Update This Fall  —  Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore kicked off his keynote speech on Wednesday offering yet another apology for the slowness with which the company has rolled out the first couple of updates for Windows Phone 7.
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.
Derek Kessler / PreCentral.net:
Preview: webOS 3.0 Beta 1 emulator leak [Exclusive]  —  We got our first glimpse at webOS 3.0 for the TouchPad back in February at Think Beyond, and new items have been trickling out ever since.  Well, dear PreCentral reader, now it's time for the flood.  —  It's been a few weeks since HP released …
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: MSDN Blogs and CNET News
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 …
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Berners-Lee: Web access is a ‘human right’  —  Speaks at MIT symposium marking the university's 150th anniversary  —  Two decades after creating the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee says humans have become so reliant on it that access to the Web should now be considered a basic right.
Discussion: TechSpot
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 …
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
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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Hacker Gains Access To WordPress.com Servers, Source Code Exposed  —  WordPress.com has revealed that someone has gained access to several of the their servers this morning and that VIP customers' source code was accessible.  WordPress.com customers are all on ‘code red’ and in the process …
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 …
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 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
New Zealand Government Rushes Through Controversial Anti-Piracy Law  —  In a surprise development, during the next few hours New Zealand's government is to rush through legislation that will target Internet users who share copyrighted material online without rightsholder permission.
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.
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 …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Another Boost for Bing: Microsoft Search Share Up in March, Says comScore  —  ComScore turned in its March search numbers today and they show Bing at a record high, Yahoo at a record low and Google with a search share that dwarfs the two combined.  —  For the month, Bing captured 13.9 percent …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Search Engine Land
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.
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.
 
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Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
Intuit Aims to Spur Growth With Mobile Software, Acquisitions
Electronista:
Intel roadmap shows sped up Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
HTC's New Android Phone to Offer Netflix-Like Video Service
Discussion: Ars Technica
Cortney Fielding / GigaOM:
Startup Boom Push Rents to New Highs in SF
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Meet Duolingo, Google's Next Acquisition Target; Learn A Language, Help The Web
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Lucy Bernholz / PHILANTHROPY 2173:
Craigslist Foundation launches LikeMinded
Discussion: WebProNews and SFGate
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
T-Mobile's new plans get official: starting at $60 for unlimited everything, throttling included
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google In Trouble Over Lying About Security Of Apps To The Government
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Flip Founder and Former CEO Jonathan Kaplan Talks About Iconic Digital Video Camera's Demise