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1:00 PM ET, April 23, 2011

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Joshua Topolsky / This is my next Podcast:
Is this what the iPhone 5 will look like?  —  There's no shortage of rumors swirling about the iPhone 5 right now, but we've got some enlightening information (and an image) that might help paint a better picture of what Apple's next play in the mobile market could be.
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Mickeypapillon / The Cell Phone Junkie:
iPhone 5 will be CDMA + GSM, iPhone 6 to include LTE with Qualcomm MDM9615  —  During its earnings call this week, Apple CFO Tim Cook answered questions about the future of LTE in the Cupertino company's devices.  Cook said: … So looking at the next generation of hardware …
Gadget Lab:
Why You Should Care About the iPhone Location-Tracking Issue  —  An unencrypted file stored in iPhones and iPads records a user's location data.  An open source application was used to plot the location data from an iPhone belonging to a Wired.com reporter.
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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: Mercury News, Reuters and NBC Bay Area
Scott Lowe / IGN:
Project Cafe: The Tech Behind Nintendo's Next Console  —  New pricing, hardware, design, and release information uncovered.  —  More details of Nintendo's forthcoming console, codenamed Project Cafe aka Wii 2, have been revealed to IGN, including the system's estimated pricing, release …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony confirms external attack brought down PlayStation Network  —  Sony acknowledged today that its PlayStation Network online entertainment service was brought down by an external intrusion, according to a blog post this evening.  —  The network has 70 million registered users …
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Universal iPhone Unlocking Service CutYourSim Goes Dark... And Apple Might Be Behind It [Exclusive]  —  A unique service offering to unlock any GSM iPhone, no jailbreaks required, has suddenly shut down, leaving many customers awaiting refunds.  Increased scrutiny from Apple may very well be responsible …
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:   Two iPhone unlocking stores call it quits
Sean Garrett / Twitter Blog:
The Tweets of San Francisco  —  The city where we have started and grown will remain our future home.  Twitter is staying in San Francisco and has signed a lease to move our headquarters to Market Square, a historic building in San Francisco's Central Market neighborhood that is being managed …
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Benny Evangelista / SFGate:   It's official: Twitter stays in SF, moving to Market Street
Mark Dochtermann / YouTube Blog:
An update on Google Video - Finding an easier way to migrate Google Video content to YouTube  —  Last week we sent an email to Google Video users letting them know we would be ending playbacks of Google Videos on April 29 and providing instructions on how to download videos currently hosted on the platform.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Firefox 4 Hits 100 Million Downloads After A Month  —  Mozilla released its new Firefox 4 exactly a month ago today and within a day it had more than twice as many downloads as Internet Explorer 9 after its launch.  Some where around midnight tonight the browser build will hit 100 million downloads …
Discussion: Royal Pingdom and Softpedia News
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows 7 at 18 Months  —  18 months ago to this day was when we launched Windows 7 and with that we've hit another important milestone: we are pleased to announce that Windows 7 has sold more than 350 million licenses.  The momentum we've seen and continue to see with Windows 7 is incredible.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Conde Nast Taps Brakes on Efforts to Build iPad Editions for All its Magazines  —  Company Still Committed, but Why Rush for More iPad Editions Before Pubs Can Find Big Audiences?  —  Conde Nast is tapping the brakes on its drive to deliver iPad editions of all its magazines …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Foursquare Seeks New Fund Raising  —  In the latest sign of the Internet gold rush, location-based service Foursquare Labs Inc. is looking to raise fresh funds at a price that would value the three-year-old start-up at as much as $500 million, people familiar with the matter said.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Foursquare Seeks New Round At $500 Million Valuation
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: White iPhone 4 lands at Vodafone UK  —  Well, would you have a gander at that?  That, friends, is Apple's long-awaited, hardly-forgotten white iPhone 4, and so far as we can tell, this is actually the real deal.  We've seen retailers making space for the elusive handset over the past few months …
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Michael Eisen / it is NOT junk:
Amazon's $23,698,655.93 book about flies
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Climbs Toward 700 Million Users Worldwide, With Steady Growth in the US
Discussion: msnbc.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
ValueClick To Acquire Mobile Ad Network Greystripe
Discussion: paidContent and VentureBeat
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Vayable Is A Marketplace For Unique Travel Experiences
J. Nicholas Hoover / InformationWeek:
NSA Building $896.5 Million Supercomputing Center
Discussion: TechSpot and Engadget
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Netflix's days without competition may be numbered
Discussion: MediaMemo
 Earlier Items: 
Kurt Opsahl / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Righthaven Defies Court, Ignores Domain Name Ruling
Discussion: paidContent and WebProNews
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Will Yahoo Be In Play Again? Here's a Few Scenarios (That Could Be More Than Just Scenarios)
Discussion: SAI and The Microsoft Blog
Emily Bazelon / New York Times:
How to Unmask the Internet's Vilest Characters
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Offers An Unusual Glimpse Inside One Of Its Data Centers