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4:30 AM ET, April 24, 2011

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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Exclusive: Apple testing iPhone for T-Mobile USA  —  That's right, you're looking at photos of an iPhone prototype with T-Mobile USA 3G bands.  The actual internal model is N94, and if you remember, the Verizon model is N92 while the standard GSM variant is N90.
George Reese / O'Reilly Media:
The AWS Outage: The Cloud's Shining Moment  —  So many cloud pundits are piling on to the misfortunes of Amazon Web Services this week as a response to the massive failures in the AWS Virginia region.  If you think this week exposed weakness in the cloud, you don't get it …
Discussion: Slashdot and PC World
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
White iPhone 4 lands at Best Buy on April 27th  —  Our sources in Europe have already told us that the white iPhone 4 is launching on Wednesday, April 27, in the Netherlands at least, and now other sources are pointing to a launch on that same day in the United States.
Electronista:
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 leaks, takes second stab at MacBook Air  —  Lenovo's decision to back out on the ThinkPad X301 may have just been a temporary measure as a pair of Swiss stores have prematurely shown a sequel built more consciously to take on the new MacBook Air.
Discussion: Engadget and Engadget
Matthew Lewis / Reuters:
Wal-Mart tests online grocery delivery in California  —  (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc has begun testing an online grocery delivery service in San Jose, California, a company spokesman said on Saturday.  —  The world's biggest retailer had been rumored to be considering dipping its toe …
Sony Global:
Passing of Norio Ohga, Senior Advisor and former President and Chairman, Sony Corporation  —  Tokyo, Japan — It is with great sadness that Sony Corporation today announced the loss of Norio Ohga, Senior Advisor and former President and Chairman, Sony Corporation.  Mr. Ohga passed away at 9:14 AM on April 23, 2011 in Tokyo.
Levi Pulkkinen / seattlepi.com:
Police: Wireless network hacker targeted Seattle-area businesses  —  Law officers have moved to seize a Seattle man's car they claim was used in a “wardriving” spree that saw Seattle-area wireless networks hacked and harvested for information.  —  In filings with the U.S. District Court at Seattle …
Amanda Green / Hunch Blog:
Mac vs. PC: A Hunch Rematch  —  Our latest data project was to analyze how self-described Mac and PC people are different.  The infographic below, designed by the talented folks at Column Five Media, breaks it down.  Keep reading after the Infographic for more background and analysis …
Steve Kovach / The Business Insider:
The PlayBook Might Get Access To Hulu After All  —  Hulu wasted no time in blocking the PlayBook's Flash-enabled browser from viewing videos on Hulu.com.  —  While it wasn't a huge surprise, it was a bummer for those of us who got a taste of how awesome Hulu looked on the PlayBook.
Michael Eisen / it is NOT junk:
Amazon's $23,698,655.93 book about flies  —  A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon to buy the lab an extra copy of Peter Lawrence's The Making of a Fly - a classic work in developmental biology that we - and most other Drosophila developmental biologists - consult regularly.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Cloud computing market: $241 billion in 2020  —  The global cloud computing market will grow from a $40.7 billion in 2011 to $241 billion in 2020, according to Forrester Research.  —  On the way to all of this growth are a few notable nuggets from the report.
Discussion: Digits and Forrester Research
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
The Terrifying Tale Of FarmVille Billionaire Mark Pincus's Alleged Stripper Stalker  —  In February, Zynga CEO and founder Mark Pincus filed for a restraining order against Vera Svenchina, an amateur filmmaker and former stripper from Russia.  —  In a declaration to a court in San Francisco …
Discussion: Reuters, Mercury News and NBC Bay Area
 
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Gadget Lab:
Why You Should Care About the iPhone Location-Tracking Issue
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Thanks:mj_isaac
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Climbs Toward 700 Million Users Worldwide, With Steady Growth in the US
Discussion: msnbc.com
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Foursquare Seeks New Round At $500 Million Valuation