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4:30 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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@reuters:
FLASH: Apple suppliers to start production of next-gen iPhone in July, Aug; begin shipping in Sept - sources
Discussion: Engadget
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Apple sues Samsung: a complete lawsuit analysis  —  Apple sued Samsung yesterday, the latest in a long line of IP lawsuits against Android device manufacturers.  (See: Apple v. HTC, Apple v. Motorola, Microsoft v. Motorola, Microsoft v. Barnes & Noble.)  The case is remarkable for several reasons …
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:   Who's Suing Who? A Cheat Sheet to the Mobile Patent Mess
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Apple spent nearly $5.7b on Samsung parts in 2010, faces ‘strong’ response to its patent suit
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: NBC Bay Area
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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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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.
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.
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?
Dan Anderson / T-Mobile Blog:
Bobsled by T-Mobile: Providing Free, One-Touch Calling Within Facebook  —  Have you ever been chatting with a friend on Facebook only to realize it would be nice to actually hear the person's voice?  You're not alone.  A recent survey found that 88% of Facebook users want voice chat capabilities within the site.
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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.
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
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.
Discussion: SlashGear and Tech Trader Daily
Michelle Quinn / The Politico:
Are Barack Obama, Facebook getting too friendly?  —  SAN FRANCISCO — President Barack Obama and Facebook both have a lot to gain when he holds a town hall meeting at the company's Palo Alto headquarters Wednesday.  —  Obama can burnish his high-tech, “win the future” image by tying himself to Facebook ahead of the 2012 campaign.
Discussion: NewsGrange
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
2 Out of 3 YouTube Videos Are Ignored  —  YouTube has long been lauded for its ability to support the long tail of user-generated content, enabling anyone to publish videos to its site.  As its business has matured, however, it seems that the site is increasingly relying on producer partners …
Wall Street Journal:
Dollars Flow Back Into Tech  —  IBM and Intel See Surge in Earnings as Businesses Spend Big on Hardware  —  Two of the world's largest technology companies reported a surprising surge in sales and profits in the first quarter, and signaled brighter days ahead.
Discussion: Reuters
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo's First-Quarter Earnings: The Revenue Growth Drought Continues Due to MicroHoo Search Fall-Off  —  Yahoo announced its first-quarter earnings today, showing a continued worrisome revenue growth stall that its CEO Carol Bartz still has not fixed.  —  Yahoo reported revenues of $1.06 billion …
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Microsoft turns the table on Google, discloses Chrome security bugs  —  Microsoft finds HTML5 and sandboxing holes in Chrome  —  Google has a habit of telling the world when it finds a security problem in Microsoft software.  The officials in Redmond like to wring their hands and complain …
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SAY Media Acquires Dogster (And Has More Acquisitions In The Works)  —  Just six months after its creation, SAY Media is already going to the dogs: it's acquired Dogster, a web community for dog-owners that draws around 2 million unique visitors a month.  It's a move that sounds confusing at first …
Scott Austin / Venture Capital Dispatch:
A Look At The Venture-Backed IPO Pipeline  —  Zipcar Inc. stepped on the pedal last week with its IPO, a promising start to a quarter that is expected to produce a string of offerings after many venture capital-backed companies waited for their 2010 financial results to be audited.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
E la Carte: Table-Top Computers Bring Restaurants To The Future (With Bonus Trivia!)  —  When you stop and think about it, the restaurant song-and-dance routine we've all memorized is a bit strange: we take our seats, wait, order some drinks, wait, order some food (and some smalltalk with the waiter) …
Discussion: GigaOM, Mashable!, VentureBeat and Xconomy, Thanks:rajatsuri
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple ends MobileMe and iWork $30 rebate programs ahead of rumored refreshes  —  A source within Apple has provided us with an internal memo announcing the end of Apple's long-running rebate programs for both the MobileMe service and Apple's iWork productivity suite of applications.
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.
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Marc Flores / IntoMobile:
Square credit card reader for iPhone now available from Apple Store
Discussion: Jack Dorsey and Media Money …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Total shipments of new Apple TV top 2 million, 820K sold last quarter - report
Discussion: TUAW
Danielle Kucera / Business Week:
Tablet Market May Surge to $49 Billion
Discussion: Reuters and eWeek
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Music Gaming Startup JamLegend Acqhired By Zynga
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
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