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9:10 AM ET, May 3, 2011

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million - $50 Million  —  Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, we've heard from a source with knowledge of the deal, and the transaction will be announced in the next few days.  The $40 million - $50 million purchase price includes both cash and Twitter stock, says our source.
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Looks like Twitter won the battle for TweetDeck
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Hackers Hit Guy Who Live-Tweeted Bin Laden Raid  —  33-year-old IT consultant Sohaib Athar was just hanging out on Sunday at home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, when he heard an explosion and a helicopter hovering above.  He started tweeting what was going on, and ended up unwittingly live-blogging the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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Bryce Roberts / BRYCE DOT VC:
Ten Years of Innovation Highlighted in One Night  —  On the morning of September 11, 2001 I walked into my living room, flipped on the TV and saw scenes playing out in NYC that I will never forget.  Both local stations and cable outlets were a buzz with speculation, stories and facts as they became available.
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Out of Osama's Death, A Fake Quotation is Born  —  Shortly after I posted my piece on feeling curiously un-thrilled about Bin Laden's death, the following quote came across my twitter feed: … I admire the sentiment.  But something about it just strikes me as off, like that great Marx quote …
Sheldon Levine / Sysomos Blog:
How Fast the News Spreads Through Social Media
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Bin Laden Announcement Has Highest Sustained Tweet Rate Ever, At 3440 Tweets Per Second
DigiTimes:
Quanta receives tablet PC orders from Amazon, say upstream sources  —  Taiwan-based notebook maker Quanta Computer has recently received OEM orders from Amazon for its reported tablet PC and the device will also receive full support from Taiwan-based electrophoretic display (EPD) …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Amazon tablet shipping later this year according to new tattle
Discussion: SAI
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Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple updates iMacs with Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt port, FaceTime HD camera and more
Discussion: This is my next, Engadget and TUAW
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Google plays ball with carriers to kill tethering apps, violates spirit of the ‘open access’ it bid $4.6B to protect  —  It seems a few American carriers have started working with Google to disable access to tethering apps in the Android Market in recent weeks, ostensibly because they make it easier …
Discussion: parislemon
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Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Carriers crack down on Android tethering apps, rain on our mobile hotspot parade  —  Well everybody, it looks like the free ride is over: carriers in the US have started to seriously crack down on Android tethering apps.  Head on over to the Android Market site and try to install an app …
Ben Gilbert / Joystiq:
Sony Online loses 12,700 credit card account numbers, 24.6 million accounts compromised [update]  —  Following up on this morning's news that Sony Online Entertainment servers were offline across the board, SOE announced that it has lost 12,700 customer credit card numbers as the result of an attack …
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Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:
Til death do us part: Sony and the credit card companies
Discussion: Computerworld and Gearlog
Mark LaPedus / EE Times:
Intel vying for Apple foundry business  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. - At present, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is making the Apple-designed A4 and A5 processors on a foundry basis for Apple Inc.  —  That could soon change.  As reported, Apple and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yep, Google Just Pushed Chrome Canary For Mac Out Of The Nest  —  This morning, we noted that Google was getting ready to release an OS X version of the Chrome Canary build.  Sure enough, just hours later, here it is.  —  Canary is the pre-Dev build of Chrome meant for users who enjoy testing …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Coming soon to a Mac near you: serious malware  —  Last week I showed you how malware authors have begun using social engineering to target Google Chrome, with convincing replicas of Chrome's bright-red security screens to trick victims into installing a package of malware.
Electronista:
Samsung takes 200K Galaxy S II pre-orders, passes iPhone 4  —  Samsung claimed an at least initial win for the Galaxy S II.  The company took over 200,000 pre-orders across all three major Korean carriers between Monday of last week and the launch on Friday.  About 160,000 of those were at the country's largest carrier, SK Telecom.
Dan Frosch / New York Times:
Buying Copyrights, Then Patrolling the Web for Infringement  —  DENVER — When Brian Hill, a 20-year-old blogger from North Carolina, posted on his Web site last December a photograph of an airport security officer conducting a pat-down, a legal battle was the last thing he imagined.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Lion to Bring iOS-Like Uninstall Process for Mac App Store Apps  —  As noted by Apple iGuide (via TUAW), the latest developer build of Mac OS X Lion seeded last Friday brings a new iOS-like mechanism for deleting applications installed via the Mac App Store.
Hyunjoo Jin / Reuters:
South Korea police say probing Google over private data  —  (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Tuesday they had raided Google Inc's Seoul office on suspicions the Internet search firm's mobile advertising unit AdMob had illegally collected data, the latest setback to its operations in the country.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's plan to increase its focus on developers: The full internal memo  —  The move of Microsoft Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie from the .Net developer platform to heading up the newly created Azure Application Platform team is just one part of the Server and Tools Business reorg announced on May 2 inside Microsoft.
Richard Chirgwin / The Register:
Russian search giant Yandex blows whistle on whistle-blower  —  You don't say ‘no’ to the [KGB] FSB  —  Yandex, which last week announced its intention to list on NASDAQ, says it has been forced by Russian authorities to hand over financial information about an anti-corruption blogger to Russia's domestic security agency, the FSB.
Discussion: Agence France Presse
 
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Jon Brodkin / Network World:
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
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