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7:10 PM ET, May 6, 2011

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SocialFlow Company Blog:
Breaking Bin Laden: visualizing the power of a single tweet  —  A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden's death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation on the emergency presidential address.  Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions …
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Windows Phone 7 starting to reverse Microsoft's mobile slide?  —  Microsoft's share of the U.S. smart-phone market is still in decline, but the rate at which it is happening may be slowing, according to a new report from comScore.  —  In the first three months of 2011 …
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
IDC says smartphones grew 79.7%, Apple takes #2 spot behind Nokia
Chris Nerney / ITworld.com:
Android emerges as clear leader in U.S. smartphone platform market
Discussion: comScore, Inc. and TechFlash
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
No, Apple won't be dumping Intel chips for ARM, you crazies  —  Here's your latest crazy Apple rumor: Sources say that Apple is looking to move towards ARM processors in its laptops, which will replace the Intel chips its been relying on for the past few years, SemiAccurate reports.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple to Move from Intel to ARM Processors in Future Laptops?  —  SemiAccurate claims to have heard that Apple will be transitioning from Intel processors to ARM processors in the not too distant future.  —  The short story is that Apple is moving the laptop line, and presumably desktops too, to ARM based chips as soon as possible.
Patrick Seybold / PlayStation Blog:
A Letter from Howard Stringer  —  Please see below for a letter from Howard Stringer:
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Financial Times:
Hackers admit Anonymous likely behind Sony attacks
Discussion: Guardian, InfoWorld and CNET News
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Researchers Say WSJ's WikiLeaks Copycat Is Full Of Holes  —  The Wall Street Journal wants a WikiLeaks of its own: a conduit for sources to securely submit large caches of data to the site's reporters.  But some security researchers say the Journal has yet to learn a basic rule of digital whistleblowing …
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Apple and Google all Scheduled to Appear Before Congress Next Week  —  There will be no shortage of tech companies speaking in Washington next week, as separate Senate subcommittees hold hearings on two major issues in the tech industry.
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple's Bud Tribble to testify before Judiciary Subcommittee on Mobile Privacy
Discussion: TUAW, 9 to 5 Mac and Pulse2, Thanks:jdalrymple
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
56% of Americans have Internet data caps; FCC asked to investigate  —  Two prominent Washington DC tech policy groups have asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Internet data caps in the US—with a special focus on AT&T.  —  New America Foundation and Public Knowledge say in a letter …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Quietly Fixes its Original Privacy Problem, 5 Years Later  —  Facebook has quietly enabled a new privacy feature that allows users to hide certain types of updates from their walls and from the newsfeeds of friends.  Make a new friend?  Planning on going to an event?
Discussion: @joshconstine
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Bin Laden's computers will test U.S. forensics  —  For the U.S. government, the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan represents a unique opportunity to test advanced computer forensics techniques called “media exploitation” that it's developed over the last few years.
Discussion: The Register
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Why malware for Macs is on its way  —  Oh, the rationalizations people come up with to explain away what they don't want to hear.  —  Last week, when I wrote Coming soon to a Mac near you: serious malware, I expected to get an earful from Mac partisans telling me how wrong I was.  They didn't disappoint.
Discussion: Pulse2, Neowin.net and blog.chron.com
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Flipboard Triples Daily Usage in Two Months After Speed Improvements  —  Flipboard, the leading social news app for iPad, has tripled daily usage in the last two months, CEO Mike McCue said in a chat on Thursday.  The app now sees eight to nine million daily “flips.”
Nicole Scott / netbooknews.com:
ASUS HQ Makes Official Statement on Transformer Tablet Shortagea  —  Living in Taipei we've often noticed that marketing people overseas don't really know what's going on with their products, not like the head quarters does anyways.  There have been a lot of rumors floating around …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
T-Mobile loses 471,000 contract customers, cites ‘competitive pressures’  —  T-Mobile USA saw a spike in contract customer losses as it struggles to compete with other carriers.  —  The company said Friday that it lost 471,000 net contract customers in the first quarter compared to 318,000 in the fourth quarter and 77,000 a year ago.
David Meyer / ZDNet:
Researcher: Skype for Mac has ‘dangerous’ vulnerability  —  Skype's Mac client has a serious zero-day vulnerability that the company is yet to fix, a security researcher has said.  —  Writing on the blog of security firm Pure Hacking, researcher Gordon Maddern said on Friday that the vulnerability means …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Swears He's Not Going to Kill HBO: “We Compete Like Football and Baseball”  —  So we've heard what Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes thinks about Netflix.  What does Reed Hastings think about Time Warner?  —  He's full of good will, too!
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple's iPad 2 launch in China draws crowds, scalpers  —  Apple's launch of the Wi-Fi iPad 2 in China on Friday drew customers and scalpers alike, with anecdotal evidence suggesting that the white model is significantly more popular.  —  The iPad 2 went on sale at Apple Stores in China at 8 a.m. Friday.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Scammers Swap Google Images for Malware  —  A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a single tainted digital image may be worth thousands of dollars for computer crooks who are using weaknesses in Google's Image Search to foist malicious software on unsuspecting surfers.
Heather Knight / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. puts cell phone radiation law on hold  —  San Francisco has rarely shied away from a legal fight over its cutting-edge laws - be it Walgreens suing over the ban on selling cigarettes in drug stores or restaurants taking the city to court over its requirement that employers provide health care coverage.
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
Visa is Coming to Mobile Next Week to be Everywhere You Want to Be  —  Visa is fulfilling its promise of being “everywhere you want to be,” beginning as soon as next week, when it plans to make an announcement regarding its mobile payments strategy.  —  Joseph Saunders, Visa's executive chairman and CEO …
Dan Sabbagh / paidContent:
UK Journalists' Tweets To Be Regulated  —  Reporter and newspaper Twitter feeds are expected to brought under the regulation of the Press Complaints Commission later this year, the first time the body has sought to consolidate social media messages under its remit.
 
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Zach Honig / Engadget:
Google and Sprint respond to Google Voice integration issues
Discussion: VentureBeat and Neowin.net
Matt Zimmerman / Canonical Blog:
Matt Zimmerman leaving Canonical
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Disqus Brings @Mentions To Comment Threads
Discussion: SlashGear
Tom Espiner / ZDNet:
W3C to develop peer-to-peer browser standards
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Softpedia News and W3C
Sara Forden / Bloomberg:
Google Seeks Antitrust Lawyer as It Faces Regulatory Scrutiny
Discussion: CNET News and @jason
John Cook / GeekWire:
Amazon.com is threatening to pull out of Tennessee over sales tax issues
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Leaked “ACTA” Lobby Letter Reveals Hollywood Pressure On EU
Discussion: Techdirt
 Earlier Items: 
Matt McLernon / YouTube Blog:
You old romantics you...72 million live streams in 188 countries for the Royal Wedding on YouTube
Discussion: mocoNews
Raj Krishnan / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Flash support in Instant Previews
Discussion: Softpedia News and WebProNews
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Rolling Out Major Update to Ad Analytics with Audience Funnels and Conversion Data
Discussion: The Next Web and NBC Bay Area
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Rising Costs Leave Facebook Developers in the Lurch
Discussion: ZDNet and All Facebook
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
Game developer David Braben creates a USB stick PC for $25
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
For Silicon Valley Start-Ups, Funding Boom Is Lopsided
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AOL Launches “Incredibly Easy” Video Chat Service Internally; We Launch It Externally
Discussion: Pulse2, Electronista and MediaPost