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9:50 PM ET, May 1, 2011

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Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Carnival Barker Edition: Show me your iOS licensing certificate!  —  Apple is doing it wrong, Apple is living on borrowed time!  Apple will Fail Again!  —  This idea, this meme, isn't new.  For more than 30 years we've heard a number of versions of the “Apple is doomed” requiem.
Discussion: @gfxspeakrsn, @lessien and @gaberivera
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Phil Schiller: White iPhone isn't thicker, don't believe all the junk that you read  —  Following the news that the white iPhone 4 is slightly thicker than its black variant, 9to5Mac reader Ernesto Barron tweeted Apple Senior Vice President of Product Marketing Phil Schiller to see if the news is really true.
Martyn Williams / PC World:
Sony Finds No Apparent Anonymous Link to PlayStation Attack  —  Sony said it has found no link between an attack on its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services and Internet activist group Anonymous, which had earlier targeted its systems.  —  The online gaming and entertainment services …
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Chris Kohler / GameLife:
Sony Details PlayStation Network Revival, ‘Welcome Back’ Gift  —  Sony will turn on most features of the PlayStation Network within a week and offer its customers a selection of free downloads, it said early Sunday morning.  —  The PlayStation maker's online service for its PlayStation 3 …
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Google emails highlight value of location data  —  Larry Page's Memorial Day weekend email was terse — “Can I get a response on this?”  — but the scramble it set off among top Google (GOOG) executives on a Saturday afternoon illustrates the critical importance the company places on the data …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yes, There's An Apple “Castle” In The Cloud  —  Yesterday, French site Consomac.fr did some digging into the latest developer preview build of OS X Lion and found something interesting.  Buried in the code are references to a service named called “Castle”.  Given the context of one of the mentions …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Neowin.net
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. In iPad Deal With Apple  —  Time Inc., the country's largest magazine publisher, has reached a deal with Apple Inc. (AAPL) to make all its iPad editions free for print subscribers, marking a break in the impasse between publishers and Apple and lending support to Time's contention …
Discussion: @radamswsj
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp.'s IGN Buys Hearst's UGO In Preparation For Game Site Spin-Off  —  News Corp., which is getting ready to part with MySpace, is now prepping a move for another one of its big Web properties.  —  The media conglomerate plans to spin out its IGN.com dudes-and-games site …
Discussion: @pkafka
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
With Deep Pockets, SB Nation is “Building a Great Media Company” — Launches Interim Site for ex-Engadget Crew, Sets up Shop in NYC  —  With a fast-growing digital spports news business and investment backing from Accel Partners, Comcast, and Allen & Company, SB Nation is aiming to be a …
Steven Levy / Epicenter:
The Little Red (Face)Book  —  When I spoke at Facebook about In The Plex recently, rumors were swirling that the social networking giant was about to enter China, supposedly in a partnership with the search engine Baidu.  So I made sure that my talk to a dining hall full of FB'ers included …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The Future of Advertising will be Integrated  —  Banner Ads.  They first started in 1994 and are therefore almost as old as the Web itself.  They were very effective back then, with the original ad garnering a 78% click-through rate (CTR)!  I guess from there we had nowhere to go but down.
Katherine Noyes / PC World:
Shuttleworth: Ubuntu's New ‘Unity’ Puts Users First  —  Hardly a day goes by in the tech industry without some software package or other getting updated, but the widely celebrated release of Ubuntu 11.04 “Natty Narwhal” this week has been no ordinary milestone.
 
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Village Voice Admits To Spamming Reddit, Begs Forgiveness
Discussion: @kn0thing
Michael Geist Blog:
Wikileaks on New Zealand Copyright: US Funds IP Enforcement, Offers to Draft Legislation
Discussion: ZeroPaid.com
Tomio Geron / Social Markets:
How Like.com Shut Down A Competitor-And Broke Up Its Funding Round
Discussion: K9 Ventures