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1:15 PM ET, April 20, 2011

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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.
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go  —  Privacy fears raised as researchers reveal file on iPhone that stores location coordinates and timestamps of owner's movements  —  Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go - and saves every detail …
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
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Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
You'll be able to borrow Kindle books from 11,000 libraries, says Amazon  —  Amazon just announced a new library lending feature for digital Kindle books.  The official press release says customers will be able to borrow Kindle books from over 11,000 local libraries in the United States …
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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft-Yahoo collaboration hits a snag; Microsoft adCenter shortcomings cited  —  During Yahoo's Q1 FY2011 earnings call with analysts, CEO Carol Bartz said that technical issues with Microsoft's adCenter platform were largely to blame for a shortfall in revenue that was expected from the Microsoft-Yahoo search alliance.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Yahoo Search Revenue Disaster  —  Yesterday, Yahoo reported a second quarter of massive declines in its search revenue.  Yahoo blamed the “headwind” of paying its partner Microsoft 12% of Yahoo's net search revenues.  Yahoo also said Microsoft's ads are underperforming.
Discussion: GeekWire
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iMac supplies tighten ahead of forthcoming refresh  —  A good indication that an Apple product refresh is coming soon is when the respective product's supplies begin tightening up.  Most recently, this process happened with the iPad prior to the iPad 2 launch and with the MacBook Pro prior …
Discussion: Geek.com, BGR and I4U News, Thanks:aaron_nussbaum
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.
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
AT&T iPhone activations up 33%, unaffected by Verizon, but 3G tablets prove weak
Discussion: AT&T, GeekWire and paidContent
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.
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
News.Me, Social News Service, Debuts for iPad  —  News.me, the long-awaited social news service developed in collaboration with Betaworks, a technology incubator, and The New York Times Company, is ready for its debut.  —  News.me is a newsfeed that uses artificial intelligence to monitor …
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 …
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
Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Facebook may ‘block content’ claim as speculation grows over entry into China  —  'We're allowing too much, maybe, free speech,' says Washington lobbyist for company  —  Facebook could block content in some countries, a Washington lobbyist for the company has said, adding …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, AmEx And Others Offer Over $400M In Value To Startup America  —  Unveiled at the end of January, the Startup America Partnership has just announced a slew of new company commitments, in conjunction with President Obama's Town Hall meeting at Facebook today.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Riley McDermid / VentureBeat:
Smartphone “spam blocker” Mr. Number hits 2 millionth user and debuts new apps  —  Mr. Number, an all-in-one mobile phone productivity service, announced today that it has reached its 2 millionth user and released a completely revamped version of it application for iPhone and Android smartphones.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Mobilized
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 …
Brad Sams / Neowin.net:
Twitter launches new landing page  —  It doesn't matter if you love or loathe Twitter, but the service is popular and is growing by leaps and bounds.  It wasn't long ago that Twitter unveiled a new landing page but quickly pulled it after users were facing many issues with the popular platform.
Discussion: @ev
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 …
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: All Facebook
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 …
 
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
T-Mobile G-Slate and Sidekick 4G now on sale, Android overload imminent
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Skype for Android update adds US 3G calling, fixes personal data hole
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
App Store algorithm change said to be categorical
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BT and TalkTalk fail in challenge to Digital Economy Act filesharing measures
Marc Flores / IntoMobile:
Square credit card reader for iPhone now available from Apple Store
Discussion: Jack Dorsey and SlashGear
Wall Street Journal:
Dollars Flow Back Into Tech
Discussion: Bottom Line, GMSV and Bloomberg
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
2 Out of 3 YouTube Videos Are Ignored
 Earlier Items: 
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Is Going To Own The Exploding Tablet Market For Years — Goldman
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
uTorrent 3.0 Adds Ratings, Comments and Streaming
Discussion: TechSpot and WebProNews, Thanks:alliewag
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
A Look At The Venture-Backed IPO Pipeline
Discussion: SAI
Andy M. Zaky / Fortune:
Why Apple shares are dirt cheap
iFixit:
Blackberry PlayBook Teardown