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11:05 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 …
Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Record March Quarter Drives 83 Percent Revenue Growth, 95 Percent Profit Growth  —  Record iPhone Sales Grow 113 Percent  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 second quarter ended March 26, 2011.
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Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Shares Up, Huge iPhone And Mac Sales Overshadow Weak iPad  —  Apple posted better than expected March quarter sales and profits, with especially huge iPhone and Mac shipments.  —  iPad sales were much lower than expected — just 4.69 million shipped, versus expectations around 7 million.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple Earnings Q2 '11: $24.67B Revenue; 3.76M Macs, 18.65M iPhones, 4.69M iPads Sold  —  It's that special time of the season, when Apple fans and investors alike get to gloat over just how much money the tech giant in Cupertino is raking in: Quarterly Earnings.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The Most Successful Store No One Cares About: Apple's iTunes Posts A Record $1.4 Billion Quarter
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Yukari Iwatani Kane / Japan Real Time:   Apple: No Disruptions from Japan
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 …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and USA Today
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Obama: I Want People To Feel The Same About The Next Internet Breakthrough As They Did About The Moonwalk  —  Obama spent a considerable amount of time preaching to the choir at today's Facebook Town Hall event, first bringing up Intel founder and Hungarian immigrant Andy Grove as an example …
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Tomio Geron / Social Markets:
Obama And The Facebook Crowd Connect In California
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Gawker's Traffic Numbers Are Worse Than Anyone Anticipated  —  When Gawker launched an aggressive redesign back in early February, the tech blogs were waiting to see what would happen.  How would readers respond?  (The assumption was that the reaction would be negative …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Why Are Tech Founders Such A**holes?  —  In the past couple of weeks, the co-founders of Microsoft and Twitter have been attached to the same kinds of unsavory stories that have long dogged the people behind Facebook, Apple, Zynga and other top tech firms.  What is it about computers and money that instills villainy?
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: The Microsoft Blog
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft-Yahoo collaboration hits a snag; Microsoft adCenter shortcomings cited
Discussion: TechFlash, MediaPost and Pulse2
Luis Merlos / BerryReview.com:
Hulu Wasted Little Time to Block the PlayBook  —  The PlayBook released just yesterday and it looks like Hulu did not like the idea of allowing PlayBook users to stream media from it.  Today Nikolaus excited to get his PlayBook checked to see if Hulu worked and to his surprise Hulu has already blocked the PalyBook.
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.
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Tarun Bhatnagar / Google Enterprise Blog:
Bringing 100% web to the world of Google Earth and Google Maps  —  At Google we're committed to opening up our cloud infrastructure so that others can benefit from our enormous computational power.  Today I'm going to share some exciting details on our plans to make our cloud technology available …
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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
BlackBerry Curve Touch to be revealed at BlackBerry World; June-July launch  —  Here's some interesting information for you BlackBerry lovers out there.  We finally have some firm details surrounding the GSM counterpart to the Malibu, which will be a CDMA Curve Touch launching late fall.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Foursquare Shifts Focus From Present Tense to Future  —  Dennis Crowley with Robert Scoble at the Where 2.0 conference  —  Foursquare has grown to almost 10 million users by connecting them to where they are now, in the present.  But the company sees a much brighter future in focusing …
Royal Pingdom:
The iPad already used more than Linux computers  —  We noticed an interesting thing the other day that we'd like to share with you.  However, if you're a Linux enthusiast, you may want to stop reading now...  These are the operating system stats for April for the United States:
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter deals with noisy users by hiding tweets  —  Ever been annoyed by someone tweeting far too much and spamming up your timeline?  If the screenshot below is anything to go by, users of Twitter's website may not have to worry too much about that any more.
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Verizon evaluating whether to distribute PlayBook  —  (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless is still evaluating whether or not it will distribute the PlayBook tablet computer from Research In Motion, the biggest U.S. mobile operator said on Wednesday.  —  While BlackBerry maker RIM …
Discussion: SAI, Engadget, Electronista and SlashGear
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, CrunchGear, Pulse2 and SlashGear, Thanks:aaron_nussbaum
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.
Mike Elgan / Datamation:
Time for Google to Cut Up Its Credit Card?  —  Google missed its numbers in the most recent earnings report.  The company is still making truckloads of cash.  But it's also spending money faster than ever.  —  The earnings report itself is no big deal.  The company is still growing …
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com and The Raw Feed
 
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Dan Levine / Reuters:
Oracle versus Google patent trial likely by November
James Temple / SFGate:
Firefox developer to open San Francisco office
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Offering a direct challenge to Verizon, Cellular South hooks up with LightSquared for LTE
Discussion: IntoMobile
Neowin.net:
Exclusive: Chrome notebooks confirmed to be released June/July
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Ad.ly Removed From Facebook for Monetizing the News Feed Through Paid Page Update Endorsements
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Google Autocomplete Gets Enhanced Predictive Powers
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
Amazon, Google and Twitter Top EFF's Privacy Scorecard
Discussion: PC World
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Verizon's Samsung Fascinate fitted with Froyo
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Report: government cyberattacks against own citizens intensifying
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Qwiki's Mapolicious iPad App Hits iTunes
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Check In App Loopt Introduces Loopt Qs, Location Based Q&A Polls
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
The Washington Post Launches Trove, A Personalized Social News Site
Brad Sams / Neowin.net:
Twitter launches new landing page
Discussion: @ev and TechSpot