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2:50 PM ET, May 3, 2011

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Apple:
Apple Announces New iMac With Next Generation Quad-Core Processors, Graphics & Thunderbolt I/O Technology  —  Apple® today updated its signature all-in-one iMac® with next generation quad-core processors, powerful new graphics, groundbreaking high-speed Thunderbolt I/O technology and a new FaceTime® HD camera.
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Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple updates iMacs with Sandy Bridge processors, Thunderbolt port, FaceTime HD camera and more
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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 …
BRYCE DOT VC:
Ten Years of Innovation Highlighted in One Night
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Bing meets BlackBerry; Microsoft's baby will be default search engine on RIM devices  —  Steve Ballmer just took the stage at BlackBerry World 2011 to let all of humanity know that the new default maps and search options on future (and present?)  BlackBerry devices would be Bing.  Yes, Bing.
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Bing Becomes Default Search & Maps on BlackBerry Phones, Deeply Integrated in OS  —  This morning at the BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida, RIM President and co-CEO Mike Lazaridis was joined by RIM's industry partners to talk about and demonstrate the company's products and solutions in action.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
RIM Demos Core Apps, Android Apps on PlayBook
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) …
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) …
Lee Spears / Bloomberg:
Renren Seeks Twice Facebook Valuation in Social-Media IPO  —  Renren Inc., China's biggest social- networking website by page views, is seeking a valuation more than double that of Facebook Inc. as it aims to raise as much as $743.4 million in a U.S. initial public offering today.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal
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Clare Baldwin / Reuters:   Renren's audit committee chair quits ahead of IPO
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Arianna Huffington's Legitimacy Problem  —  For months, Arianna Huffington's been trying to convince The New York Times and the general public that The Huffington Post is just as legitimate as its mainstream media counterparts.  But this week, her journalistic credibility has taken a blow …
Discussion: Dan Shapiro and Mediaite
Patrick Moor / Google Voice Blog:
Google Voice and Sprint integration is live  —  It's official, the Google Voice integration with Sprint is now live!  —  As we mentioned when we first announced the integration, there are two ways to bring Google Voice to your Sprint mobile phone:  —  Option 1: Keep your Sprint number …
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.
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
EA Acquires Firemint to Bulk Up Mobile Gaming Talent  —  Electronic Arts is acquiring Firemint, the independent mobile development studio in Melbourne, Australia, known for such hits as Flight Control and Real Racing.  —  The game company is characterizing the acquisition as bringing …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
JQuery Creator John Resig Leaves Mozilla, Joins Khan Academy  —  John Resig, creator of the web's most popular javascript library, jQuery, just announced that he's leaving the Mozilla Foundation and joining online education powerhouse Khan Academy.  Resig worked at Mozilla for more than 4 years …
Discussion: John Resig and Pulse2
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.
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.
Bloomberg:
Justice Department to Extend Review of T-Mobile Bid by AT&T  —  The U.S. Justice Department extended its review of the proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc. by AT&T Inc. (T), asking the companies for more information, two people familiar with the situation said.
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
 
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Mark Milian / CNN:
Game developer braces for fight with Apple over name
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook Responds To Julian Assange's ‘Spying Machine’ Allegations
Discussion: CNET News, The Next Web and Tom's Guide
Music Ally:
RIAA figures reveal US music revenues for 2010
Zee / The Next Web:
Rackspace to Shut Down Slicehost
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Getting inside Salesforce's social acquisition strategy; interview of CEO of $340 million Radian6
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Foxconn has list of requirements for investing in iPhone, iPad production in Brazil
Discussion: BRIC Breaker
Dan Frosch / New York Times:
Buying Copyrights, Then Patrolling the Web for Infringement
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Richard Chirgwin / The Register:
Russian search giant Yandex blows whistle on whistle-blower
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple shares dip just 1% after Nasdaq index rebalance
Discussion: CNET News, Reuters and TechCrunch
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Dear Canada: Your Election Law Is No Match For Twitter
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Coming soon to a Mac near you: serious malware
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Yep, Google Just Pushed Chrome Canary For Mac Out Of The Nest