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4:30 AM ET, April 30, 2011

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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple's Upcoming ‘Reading List’ for Safari to Compete with Instapaper and ReadItLater  —  Apple is working on a new feature for Safari in Apple's Mac OS X Lion that will bring a different kind of bookmarking functionality to the browser.  Apple calls it “Reading List” and is meant to offer users a way to save pages for later reading.
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Marco Arment / @marcoarment:   For many reasons, I believe Instapaper would still have a market even if Apple implemented Reading List synced to iOS devices.
Violet Blue / Pulp Tech Blog:
Why You Should Think Twice About Opting-In to the Delicious-AVOS Transfer  —  It takes “only 30 seconds” to transfer your Delicious bookmarks to its new owner AVOS, though few are aware that Delicious users are signing up to a vastly different set of terms.  —  Most people are unaware of what they just agreed to.
Discussion: @andrewbaron
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Every Single Person Should Take 30 Seconds to Opt-in to the Delicious Data Transfer
Peter Lloyd / ABC News:
Hackers run up debt for PlayStation user  —  An Adelaide PlayStation user whose private details were held by the Sony Corporation has had $2,000 of unauthorised charges run up on his credit card in recent days.  —  It could be the first documented case of fraud in the wake of the theft …
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Congress Has Questions for Sony About Attack  —  A House of Representatives subcommittee sent a letter to Sony on Friday asking for information about the attack on the Sony Playstation Network by hackers last week.  The gaming network has 77 million registered users.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
When Will Microsoft's Internet Bloodbath End?  —  “Online Services Division revenue grew 14% year-over-year primarily driven by increases in search revenue.”  —  That was Microsoft's statement about the Online Services Division in their earnings release yesterday.  Growth!  Yippee!
Discussion: SAI
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Lawsuits Filed Against Twitter, Facebook & MySpace For Confirming That A User No Longer Wanted Text Messages  —  Ah, class action lawsuits in action.  If you want an idea of how the class action lawsuit process is often used for completely ridiculous purposes, just take a look …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Jack Dorsey Shares Some Big Square Numbers: 341,688 Readers Shipped, $137M Total Flow  —  Square founder and CEO Jack Dorsey just tweeted a photo of the company's internal dashboard, and, aside from looking very sexy, it's boasting some impressive numbers.  Among them: Square has shipped 341,688 …
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Sources: Apple utilizing ‘iCloud’ internally, service to be more than music  —  Apple has begun adopting the “iCloud” name within several products currently under development, suggesting the appropriately labeled moniker is indeed the frontrunner for the company's soon-to-debut Internet cloud service …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Yes, Apple Did Buy the iCloud.com Domain
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Verizon Plans To Put Location-Tracking Warning Sticker on Phones  —  Verizon tells Congress that it plans to put warning labels on phones (illustration from Verizon letter to Markey and Barton)  —  Though Apple and Google have become the whipping boys for location privacy …
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Will Reveal A Revamped Version Of Google TV Soon  —  The first version of Google TV may be a dud, but the company is working on the next version and could show it off at its I/O conference next month.  —  An industry source says the next version of Google TV has a lot more potential than today's version for three main reasons:
Alex Pham / Pop & Hiss:
Price war!  Amazon launches 69-cent MP3 store for top-selling tunes  —  Amazon.com, which is a distant No. 2 to Apple Inc. as a retailer of downloadable music, has upped the ante or, rather, lowered its prices to compete with iTunes.  —  The Seattle online company is now pricing select top-selling tunes …
Cory Hicks / The Netflix Tech Blog:
Lessons Netflix Learned from the AWS Outage  —  On Thursday, April 21st, Amazon experienced a large outage in AWS US-East which they describe here.  This outage was highly publicized because it took down or severely hampered a number of popular websites that depend on AWS for hosting.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Yahoo CEO's pay package falls 75 pct to $11.9M  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. cut CEO Carol Bartz's compensation by 75 percent to $11.9 million last year as the Internet company struggled to revive its revenue growth, regulatory documents filed Friday show.  —  The sharp drop in the value …
MIT:
Amar Bose '51 makes stock donation to MIT  —  Bose Corporation will remain private and independent; dividends will sustain and advance MIT's mission.  —  Dr. Amar Bose '51  —  Dr. Amar Bose '51, Bose Corporation's Founder, has given to MIT the majority of the stock of Bose Corporation in the form of non-voting shares.
Discussion: PC Magazine, I4U News and CrunchGear
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The scorecard on royal wedding internet traffic  —  The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton generated traffic records as millions upon millions watched the live video on the internet.  —  Keynote Systems, a mobile and internet cloud monitoring service, said most news web sites held up pretty well.
Jacob Aron / New Scientist:
That's what she said: Software that tells dirty jokes  —  Double entendres have been making us laugh since the days of Chaucer and Shakespeare, but up until now computers weren't in on the joke.  Chloé Kiddon and Yuriy Brun, two computer scientists at the University of Washington …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sequoia-Backed Milanoo Appears To Be Gaming Search Results With Link Spam  —  As we saw from retailer JC Penney's recent downfall in search rankings, using ‘black hat’ SEO tactics and gaming search is considered deceptive and ‘tantamount to cheating’ by Google.
Bloomberg:
FTC Said to Contact Companies About Google Investigation  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is alerting high-tech companies to gather information in preparation for a probe of Google Inc. (GOOG)'s dominance of the Internet search industry, three people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: Reuters
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Appeals Court: No Hacking Required to Be Prosecuted as a Hacker  —  Employees may be prosecuted under a federal antihacking statute for taking computer files that they were authorized to access and using them in a manner prohibited by the company, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Discussion: epic.org and madisonian.net
 
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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
ITC judge rules against Elan in fight with Apple
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Intel touts 50Gbps interconnect by 2015, will make it work with tablets and smartphones too
Discussion: CrunchGear, TG Daily and Electronista
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Bank Lets Customers Pay Friends By Bumping iPhones
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Facebook takedown followup: what happened, and what Facebook needs to fix
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
Leaked Documents Show How The RIAA Plans To Spend The Limewire Settlement
 Earlier Items: 
Ross Miller / This is my next:
Hulu Plus on Xbox 360 review: same skin, new frontier
Discussion: The Escapist and WinRumors
Greg Lamm / TechFlash:
PopCap buys ZipZapPlay to expand games on Facebook
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft tool aims to help developers migrate iPhone applications to Windows Phone
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Amazon: Bad execution during planned upgrade caused outage
Zach Honig / Engadget:
HBO Go hits iOS and Android, free for subscribers
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq:
Sony evaluating possible goodwill gesture for PSN outage and breach
Antti Vilpponen / ArcticStartup Posts:
Some More On The Nokia Microsoft Partnership
Discussion: LiveSide.net