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10:40 AM ET, April 20, 2011

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Kelvin Soh / Reuters:
Apple to begin shipping new iPhone in September  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc suppliers will begin production of its next-generation iPhone in July this year, with the finished product likely to begin shipping in September, three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
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Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 Shipping in September with Faster Processor, Similar Look  —  Reuters reports that the next generation iPhone will start production in July and likely shipping in September.  —  Apple Inc suppliers will begin production of its next-generation iPhone in July this year …
Discussion: Fortune and PhoneArena
@reuters:
FLASH: Apple suppliers to start production of next-gen iPhone in July, Aug; begin shipping in Sept - sources
Discussion: Engadget
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
AT&T takes Verizon's best punch well; adds postpaid subs, activates 3.6 million iPhones  —  Worries about Verizon's iPhone hitting AT&T's financial results appear to be overblown.  AT&T topped Wall Street estimates for the first quarter and even added postpaid subscribers contrary to analyst projections.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News.me, the iPad News Aggregator Blessed by Big Publishers, Gets Ready to Launch  —  News.me, Bit.ly's social news iPad app, was supposed to launch by the end of 2010.  But developers didn't submit it for Apple's approval until about a month ago.  —  Now it looks as if News.me is just about ready for public consumption.
Alasdair Allan / O'Reilly Radar:
Got an iPhone or 3G iPad?  Apple is recording your moves  —  Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and I will announce the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file.  Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps.
Amazon.com:
Amazon to Launch Library Lending for Kindle Books  —  Customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries to read on Kindle and free Kindle reading apps  —  Whispersyncing of notes, highlights and last page read to work for Kindle library books
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Who's Suing Who?  A Cheat Sheet to the Mobile Patent Mess  —  So Apple is suing Samsung, accusing it of imitating Apple products with its Galaxy phones and tablets.  The most startling thing about the news may be that the two companies weren't already in court with each other.
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Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Apple sues Samsung: a complete lawsuit analysis
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
eBay Acquires Location-Based Media And Advertising Company WHERE  —  eBay has acquired location-based media company Where.com, the ecommerce giant tells us.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed and the acquisition is expected to close during the second quarter of 2011.
Jonathan Vatner / New York Times:
Manhattan's Tech Start-Ups Settle in the Flatiron District and Chelsea  —  New York City's technology sector has sometimes been called “Silicon Alley,” in deference to its Western big brother, which sprawls across the San Francisco Bay Area.  Now, a decade after the dot-com crash stopped …
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
RockMelt Goes Mobile With iPhone Offering  —  RockMelt, the Mountain View, Calif.-based startup, is set to launch a mobile version of its browser with built-in social features.  RockMelt's move into mobile this week comes just one month after the public debut of its desktop browser.
Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
Mmm mmm good - YouTube videos now served in WebM  —  If you travel abroad frequently, you know that charging your electronic devices is not always an easy task.  Power adapters for cellphones and computers don't always fit into local power outlets, meaning you have to pack converters.
iFixit:
Blackberry PlayBook Teardown  —  Step 1 — Blackberry PlayBook Teardown Blackberry's new PlayBook has hit the market with a name containing both entertainment and literary promise.  Such a bold name instills in us feelings similar to those felt by preteen girls minutes before a Justin Bieber concert.
Andy M. Zaky / Fortune:
Why Apple shares are dirt cheap  —  Ahead of Apple's earnings, the numbers tell it all: If shares don't soar after its quarterly report, it will likely trade at valuation levels not seen since the depths of the financial crisis, making it the cheapest large-cap tech stock.  —  By Andy M. Zaky, contributor
Discussion: asymco
Aatekah Mir / Digits:
A Look at iPad Users: Apple Still Trouncing Android  —  Google Inc.'s Android might be the most popular smartphone platform, but if you add other mobile devices like tablets to the mix, Apple Inc.'s iOS beats Android in the U.S. by a wide margin — 59% to be exact.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba's 10.1-inch Regza AT300 Honeycomb tablet hits Japan in June  —  Toshiba's first Honeycomb tablet, which we first laid hands upon back in January, has finally been priced with an honest to goodness ship date.  Unfortunately, this 10.1-incher with 1,280 x 800 pixel display, USB, HDMI …
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Official White House Android app attempts to quash OS inequality  —  They may not be able to please all of the people all of the time, but President Obama and gang are doing their best to reach across the OS aisle with a new Android app.  Like the iPhone edition that came before it …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins iPhone 4 and Key RFID Transponder Display Patents  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 18 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  In our first of two reports today we cover design wins for Apple's 2007 iPod touch and iPhone 4 in addition to covering Apple TV and a key RFID patent.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Google's Co-Founder Doesn't Want You to Know About His Facebook Account  —  Google and Facebook are fierce rivals, and spar over advertising, access to private information, and talented engineers.  Given the two companies' obvious mutual obsession, why is Google co-founder Sergey Brin so secretive about having a Facebook account?
Discussion: SAI
Allen Huang / The Official Google Blog:
Google Toolbar 7—cleaner, fresher and faster  —  Today we're bringing the speed of Google Instant to the latest version of Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer.  We're also introducing a fresh, clean look that personalizes Toolbar with the tools you use most.  —  Toolbar Instant
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
More Windows 8 leaks reveal cloud syncing  —  More details about Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 have apparently leaked onto the Web, revealing new surprises and some makeovers to existing features.  —  A greater peek into the next version of Windows is coming from Windows 8 Milestone 1 …
Discussion: Softpedia News and Windows 8 News
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Byliner Launches With A Splash, Aims To Disrupt Long-Form Journalism  —  The media is buzzing with allegations that Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson fabricated his bestselling books and misused millions of dollars in donations.  —  Amazingly, within days of 60 Minutes breaking the story …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent 3.0 Adds Ratings, Comments and Streaming  —  uTorrent for Windows saw its first public release in September 2005 and soon became the most widely used BitTorrent application.  Today close to 100 million users worldwide use the client regularly and this number continues to rise.
Discussion: WebProNews and Softpedia News, Thanks:alliewag
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
Oak Ridge National Lab shuts down Internet, email after cyberattack  —  DOE laboratory says it was victim of an Advanced Persistent Threat designed to steal technical data  —  Computerworld - The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, home to one of the world's most powerful supercomputers …
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Obama turns Facebook Live into a political stage  —  Facebook's live streaming video channel began as a way for software developers to field geeky questions about the company's products.  It quickly became an avenue for entertainers from Katy Perry to Vin Diesel to connect with fans.
Discussion: BBC, newsinfo.inquirer.net and Reuters
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Michelle Quinn / The Politico:
Are Barack Obama, Facebook getting too friendly?
 
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
App Store algorithm change said to be categorical
Wall Street Journal:
Dollars Flow Back Into Tech
Discussion: Bloomberg and Reuters
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
2 Out of 3 YouTube Videos Are Ignored
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Total shipments of new Apple TV top 2 million, 820K sold last quarter - report
Discussion: MacHackPC, MacStories and SlashGear
 Earlier Items: 
Danielle Kucera / Business Week:
Tablet Market May Surge to $49 Billion
Discussion: Reuters
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
A Look At The Venture-Backed IPO Pipeline
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Music Gaming Startup JamLegend Acqhired By Zynga
Discussion: Music Ally and Inside Social Games
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Trademark filing, domain names suggest Toshiba's tablet might be named ‘Thrive’
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's First-Quarter Earnings: The Revenue Growth Drought Continues Due to MicroHoo Search Fall-Off
Dan Anderson / T-Mobile Blog:
Bobsled by T-Mobile: Providing Free, One-Touch Calling Within Facebook