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12:55 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  —  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.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
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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
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: PhoneArena and Electronista
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: The Next Web
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.
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.
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: Wi-Fi Networking News and Gawker
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Yes Facebook Developers, There Will Be An f8 This Year  —  The Facebook Like button celebrated its 1st anniversary this week, on April 21st.  It's ubiquity makes it hard to believe that it was a little over a year ago when Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at the third annual f8 Developers Conference …
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.
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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Alicia M. Cohn / Hillicon Valley:
State Department shifts digital resources to social media
John Cook / GeekWire:
Are Wal-Mart and Amazon on a collision course?
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Reuters
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
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Maybe Steve Jobs' “Post-PC Era” Is Bunk And Tablets Really ARE A Fad
Discussion: @ethank
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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Inside Apple's Q2 Numbers
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Republishing Entire Newspaper Story is Fair Use—Righthaven v. CIO
Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
“Who Has Your Back?” In Depth: Corporate Transparency About Government Demands for User Information
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