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4:50 AM ET, April 25, 2011

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Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Exclusive: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with Honeycomb and an optional stylus to hit this summer  —  Ready for one awesome Easter present?  Well, it appears that Lenovo's having a rough time keeping a lid on its new products this weekend, and we just got a hold of a juicy PowerPoint that reveals …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:   Can Lenovo be a tablet player? You bet via the ThinkPad brand
Don MacAskill / SmugMug's Don MacAskill:
How SmugMug survived the Amazonpocalypse  —  tl;dr: Amazon had a major outage last week, which took down some popular websites.  Despite using a lot of Amazon services, SmugMug didn't go down because we designed for failure to begin with.  —  We've known for quite some time that SkyNet …
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Richard H. Thaler / New York Times:
Show Us the Data.  (It's Ours, After All.)  —  “NO one knows what I like better than I do.”  —  This statement may seem self-evident, but the revolution in information technology has created a growing list of exceptions.  Your grocery store knows what you like to eat and can probably …
Discussion: @becomingwilliam and @timoreilly
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google, a Giant in Mobile Search, Seeks New Ways to Make It Pay  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In early 2008, in the early days of the iPhone era, Google engineers began noticing something unusual in the search engine's logs.  Owners of these new phones were doing a huge number of Web searches.
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
Amazon Hints at Android Strategy With Latest App Promotion  —  Amazon is rolling out a new promotion on Monday that reveals how it could package together its various efforts in the wireless industry.  —  The first promotion kicking off at midnight will give customers who buy an Android device …
Discussion: IntoMobile, PhoneArena and Electronista
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Michael Dell Looks Beyond PC Business  —  Michael Dell doesn't want to talk about personal computers anymore.  —  As Dell Inc.'s chief executive works to turn around the once high-flying PC maker, he has bet on diversifying away from the company's best-known product.
Discussion: SlashGear
Robert Lee Hotz / Wall Street Journal:
The Really Smart Phone  —  Researchers are harvesting a wealth of intimate detail from our cellphone data, uncovering the hidden patterns of our social lives, travels, risk of disease—even our political views.  —  ‘Phones can know,’ says an MIT researcher.  'People can get this god's-eye view of human behavior.'
Discussion: brian s hall
Frank Michlick / Domain Name News:
RightHaven.com Taken Down for Invalid Whois  —  Righthaven LLC, a company that enforces licensing of content created by their clients, has in the past taken possession of domain names owned by alleged infringers.  Recently a judge dismissed one of their claims on a defendant's domain name.
Jennifer Valentino-Devries / Wall Street Journal:
IPhone Stored Location in Test Even if Disabled  —  Apple Inc.'s iPhone is collecting and storing location information even when location services are turned off, according to a test conducted by The Wall Street Journal.  —  The location data appear to be collected using cellphone towers …
Discussion: TechEye and The Next Web
Carolyn Thompson / Associated Press:
Innocent Man Accused Of Child Pornography After Neighbor Pirates His WiFi … BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of “pedophile!” and “pornographer!” stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn't need long to figure …
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and Gawker
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Storify Collects Strands of News on the Social Web  —  SAN FRANCISCO — News events as varied as the commercial jet landing in the Hudson River and the uprisings in Egypt have demonstrated that people armed with cellphones — not professional reporters — are often the first source of breaking news …
Discussion: Lost Remote
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 confirmed, faster-charging integrated battery detailed  —  Yesterday's speculation has turned into today's fact.  The ultraslim Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is most definitely real, coming soon, and just so happens to be packing some fancy new battery technology as well.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Tech bubbles, tides, and earthquakes - What you should know  —  Are we in a tech bubble?  Yes.  When will it burst?  I have no idea, and neither does anyone else.  Mike Arrington, founder of Techcrunch, has a great story today “We're In A Terrible Blubble”.  It is insightful and entertaining.
Discussion: @scobleizer, @hblodget and TechCrunch, Thanks:dondodge
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Q&A: McAfee CEO Breaks Down Intel's $7.7 Billion Buyout
Thanks:marpat2000
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Data-Driven Decisions Can Aid Companies' Productivity
Discussion: FM Blog
Alicia M. Cohn / Hillicon Valley:
State Department shifts digital resources to social media
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Yes Facebook Developers, There Will Be An f8 This Year
John Cook / GeekWire:
Are Wal-Mart and Amazon on a collision course?
Discussion: ReveNews, ABCNEWS and Reuters
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple begins shipping white iPhone 4s to stateside retail stores
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Dan Frommer / CNN:
Why Xbox Kinect could be — but won't be — the future of TV
Discussion: Slashdot
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Maybe Steve Jobs' “Post-PC Era” Is Bunk And Tablets Really ARE A Fad
Discussion: Daily Patricia and @ethank
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix to Become Largest Subscription Entertainment Business in U.S.
Discussion: Reuters
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Inside Apple's Q2 Numbers
Discussion: brian s hall
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Republishing Entire Newspaper Story is Fair Use—Righthaven v. CIO