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11:30 PM ET, April 24, 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  —  Given the parade of Apple iPad competitors—Motorola's Xoom, BlackBerry's PlayBook, Samsung's Galaxy Tab and tablets from Dell and HP—and the lack of traction the have it's almost too easy to dismiss a player like Lenovo.  —  Don't.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
We're In The Middle Of A Terrible Blubble!  —  If you're an early stage venture capitalist or angel investor there is no time like the present to declare a bubble, say valuations are out of control and predict the demise of the tech industry in the very near future.
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Fred Wilson / A VC:
The Word Bubble  —  In all the posts over the past year or so outlining my thoughts on the financing and valuation environment in the internet sector, I've avoided using the word Bubble.  It is intentional.  For me Bubble will always be inexorably linked to what went down in 1999 and 2000 in the internet sector.
Discussion: @dondodge and @mathewi
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.
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 …
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: Electronista
Phil Wainewright / Software as Services Blog:
Seven lessons to learn from Amazon's outage  —  As of the latest update this afternoon on Amazon's Service Health Dashboard, only a handful of customers are still waiting for their EBS and RDS instances to be restored after Thursday's harrowing outage.  But for everyone involved …
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix to Become Largest Subscription Entertainment Business in U.S. … Netflix is poised to become the largest subscription entertainment business in the U.S. when it reports quarterly earnings on Monday.  —  Analysts are figuring that Netflix will have added around 3.7 million subscribers to its ranks …
Discussion: Digital Trends
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: Gawker
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Maybe Steve Jobs' “Post-PC Era” Is Bunk And Tablets Really ARE A Fad  —  Microsoft's chief technology officer Craig Mundie seemed to have his head buried deep in the sand a few weeks ago when he commented that tablets may just be a fad.  —  Crazy, right?  The first iPad sold more than 15 million units in three quarters.
Discussion: @ethank
John Cook / GeekWire:
Are Wal-Mart and Amazon on a collision course?  —  Two developments this past week signal that Wal-Mart is getting more serious about the online world, and could very well have Amazon.com in its crosshairs.  On Saturday, Wal-Mart began testing a new home grocery delivery service in San Jose, California called Walmart to Go.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Reuters
 
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple begins shipping white iPhone 4s to stateside retail stores
Discussion: Electronista, PhoneArena and 9 to 5 Mac
Dan Frommer / CNN:
Why Xbox Kinect could be — but won't be — the future of TV
Discussion: Slashdot
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Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Including Ultra High Resolution Artwork in Lion for Possible Retina Displays?
Discussion: OS X Daily, MacNN and TUAW
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Leaked T-Mobile iPhone has an A5 chip, might be the iPhone 4S
Levi Pulkkinen / seattlepi.com:
Police: Wireless network hacker targeted Seattle-area businesses
Discussion: Network World and TechFlash