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2:55 PM ET, April 27, 2011

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Apple:
Apple Q&A on Location Data  —  Apple would like to respond to the questions we have recently received about the gathering and use of location information by our devices.  —  1. Why is Apple tracking the location of my iPhone?  —  Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone.
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Interview: Apple CEO Steve Jobs on How the iPhone Does and Doesn't Use Location Information  —  Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Wednesday that the iPhone database that people have assumed was their personal information was, in fact, the relevant chunk of a global crowdsourced database that the company uses …
AppleInsider:
Apple issues statement on iOS location controversy, says fix is coming  —  Apple on Wednesday responded to growing concern over a bug in the iOS mobile operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad, informing customers that it is not tracking them and revealing that it will address the issue with a forthcoming software update.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Apple Hints That It Will Release Turn-By-Turn Navigation On The iPhone
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, MacRumors and Engadget
Apple:
White iPhone Arrives Tomorrow  —  Apple® today announced that the white iPhone® 4 will be available beginning tomorrow.  White iPhone 4 models will be available from Apple's online store (www.apple.com), at Apple's retail stores, AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Apple's Jobs and Schiller On Why Making the White iPhone Was So Darn Tough  —  It turns out that white is a whole lot harder than black, at least when it comes to making iPhones.  —  Although Apple announced plans for both a black and a white iPhone 4 last year, the company was forced …
Discussion: Gizmodo, MacRumors and MacStories
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Finally: white iPhone 4 arrives April 28 on AT&T and Verizon
Reuben Kan / Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing the new Google Docs app for Android  —  Increasingly, people are using mobile phones to access information — from email to web browsing to editing documents.  Part of getting work done on the go is being able to easily access, edit and share content, which is why we're happy to announce the new Google Docs app for Android.
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Ross Miller / This is my next:
Google Docs for Android goes native (sort of), new app lets you capture text with camera
Discussion: TechCrunch and SAI
Yahoo / Yodel Anecdotal:
YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious from Yahoo!  —  Today YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen announced they have acquired the Delicious technology from Yahoo!.  They plan to continue the service that users have come to know and love and make the site even easier and more fun to save …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Visa Makes A Strategic Investment In Disruptive Mobile Payments Startup Square  —  There is no doubt that mobile payments company Square is on a roll.  The company just landed a lucrative deal selling its credit card readers in Apple's retail stores and is growing at a fast clip.
Apple:
iPad 2 Arrives in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore & Eight Other Countries This Week  —  Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its breakthrough post-PC device, will arrive in Japan on Thursday, April 28 and Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and eight additional countries on Friday …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia To Cut 4,000 Jobs Worldwide, Transfer 3,000 Symbian Jobs To Accenture  —  It was inevitable.  Nokia this morning announced plans to ‘align its global workforce and consolidate site operations’.  That means significant layoffs and reorganizations across the board, of course, so here are the details:
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Verizon's LTE network takes the night off, leaves a bunch of Thunderbolt users bewildered  —  Is your fancy new phone lacking that certain extra G that makes it special?  Worry not, it's not just your device, Verizon's entire LTE network seems to be having problems as outages have been reported from across the US.
Josh Estelle / Google Chrome Blog:
Everybody's talking (and translating) with Chrome  —  Today, we're excited to make a nifty feature widely available in today's new Chrome stable release: speech input through HTML.  —  Curious about how speech input can be used in real life?  Here's one example: Using Chrome …
Groklaw:
Barnes & Noble Charges Microsoft with Misusing Patents to Further an Anticompetive Scheme Against Android  —  Wednesday, April 27 2011 @ 05:55 AM EDT Barnes & Noble has answered [PDF] Microsoft's Complaint [PDF] against it for alleged patent infringement regarding it using Android in its Nook reader.
Discussion: TechFlash, Inquirer and The Next Web
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Realtime Search Quietly Adds Quora, Gowalla, Others  —  Google Realtime Search is nothing new.  For months it has existed as its own area within the search engine's navigation to search for things happening in realtime.  But up until now, that has meant mainly Twitter (thanks to Google's data deal with that company).
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Facebook Acq-hires Data Organization Startup Daytum  —  Facebook has just made a talent acquisition out of Daytum, a two-person New York-based data collection and organization startup.  Founders Ryan Case and Nicholas Felton will be joining the product design team at Facebook.  —  From the Daytum blog:
Discussion: NetworkEffect, Daytum and Betabeat
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Surprise!  Microsoft Has Sold 3 Times As Many Windows 7 Licenses As All Apple Products Combined  —  Apple has been turning in hot quarter after hot quarter, blowing away expectations.  Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, the platform underlying iPhones, iPods, and iPads, seems to be taking over the world.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
RIM Acquires Social Calendaring Application Tungle.Me  —  RIM has picked up another company today—social calendaring application Tungle.Me.  The startup taps into your social graph and simplifies the process of finding and connecting with friends and colleagues.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Expect Apple to charge for music cloud  —  Don't expect Apple's cloud-music service to come free of charge, at least not forever.  Music industry insiders told me that Apple has indicated it could offer the service free of charge initially but that company will eventually require a fee.
Discussion: PC World and Gizmodo
Francis Tan / The Next Web:
80% of Android phones in China will have its default search set to Baidu  —  Yueguo Feng, general manager of Baidu's wireless business unit, announced the company's plans to further edge Google out of China by bringing Baidu search to Google-powered Android devices.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Sony defends sluggish PSN leak warnings; Some PSN services back “within a week”  —  After admitting that the personal details of the 42m+ PlayStation Network users have been leaked, Sony has argued that it couldn't warn subscribers of potential data loss when the system was first taken down because it took …
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Patrick Seybold / PlayStation Blog:
Update on PlayStation Network and Qriocity
 
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Discussion: SAI and VentureBeat
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Mulls Spin-off for Hadoop Software Unit
Discussion: SiliconANGLE and SAI