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10:00 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
@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.
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
BBC:
Intel says it will run Google's Android on tablets  —  Google debuted Android 3.0, dubbed Honeycomb, in February  —  Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, has confirmed it will run tablets with Google's mobile operating system.  —  Chief executive Paul Otellini confirmed it had received …
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.
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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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
App Store algorithm change said to be categorical  —  New third-party data suggests that changes made to Apple's App Store ranking algorithm last week were based not on how often users run applications, but how they are categorized within the directory itself.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Eric Schmidt Just Got A Huge Salary Hike  —  When Eric Schmidt was the CEO of Google, he earned a salary of $1 per year, just like the two cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.  —  But according to a recent Google SEC filing, that changed on April 4 when Page took over.
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 …
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 …
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.
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Michelle Quinn / The Politico:
Are Barack Obama, Facebook getting too friendly?
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
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BT and TalkTalk fail in challenge to Digital Economy Act filesharing measures  —  Internet service providers' claim that new law infringes web users' ‘basic rights and freedoms’ rejected by high court  —  Government plans to curb illegal filesharing received a significant boost on Wednesday …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Is Going To Own The Exploding Tablet Market For Years — Goldman  —  Goldman Sachs put out a 68 page report this morning on the growing tablet market.  —  The long and short of it: Apple is going to dominate for the next two years.  —  It could own as much as 71% of the market in 2012 if non-Apple tablets continue to flop.
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
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 …
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 …
 
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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
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent 3.0 Adds Ratings, Comments and Streaming
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:alliewag
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
 Earlier Items: 
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’
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Sonos For Android Is Here, Devices Now Support Airplay
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's First-Quarter Earnings: The Revenue Growth Drought Continues Due to MicroHoo Search Fall-Off
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple ends MobileMe and iWork $30 rebate programs ahead of rumored refreshes
Dan Anderson / T-Mobile Blog:
Bobsled by T-Mobile: Providing Free, One-Touch Calling Within Facebook