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5:15 PM ET, May 7, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple May Not Have Bought Nuance But...  This past November, the blogosphere was briefly set on fire when a comment Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak made in passing stated that Apple had acquired the voice recognition company Nuance.  Wozniak quickly came out and corrected that comment …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
“Inside Apple” Reveals Steve Jobs Anecdotes, Apple's Little Known Facts  —  In Adam Lashinsky's latest feature story on Fortune magazine's new issue — available now on the iPad at $4.99 as single in-app purchase, and free for Fortune subscribers — the author reveals several unknown anecdotes …
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
What It's Like When Steve Jobs Chews You Out For A Product Failure  —  In 2008, when Apple launched MobileMe, its own advanced email system, it was dud.  —  It cost $100 annually, but there were syncing issues, and emails were being lost.  The Wall Street Journal's legendary tech guru …
Discussion: Macgasm
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
The Class That Built Apps, and Fortunes  —  ALL right, class, here's your homework assignment: Devise an app.  Get people to use it.  Repeat.  —  That was the task for some Stanford students in the fall of 2007, in what became known here as the “Facebook Class.”  —  No one expected what happened next.
Takeshi Numoto / The Microsoft Office Blog:
Email: So yesterday?  —  According to some news reports, teens and the tech-savvy don't care for email so much these days.  Some recent headlines may even have you think that the death of email is imminent, now that social networking, instant messaging, texting, and other tools are ever-present.
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Microsoft Patents 3-D Desktop to Compete With Apple  —  In a TR exclusive, a patent reveals one possible way Microsoft's future OSes will add depth to their interface.  —  If you thought Apple's purported 3D interface was intriguing, wait until you see Microsoft's.
Discussion: Engadget and Neowin.net
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Joe Hewitt, Mobile Guru Leaves Facebook  —  On paper, he was just another developer at Facebook.  In reality, his influence on Facebook and its future is much larger.  Joe Hewitt, who built the initial version of Facebook for the iPhone, left the Palo Alto, Calif.-based social networking company Friday.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google News “Osama Death” Sample Highlights Some News Coverage Woes  —  Today, Google News did a post about the death of Osama bin Laden.  Disappointingly, it offered no statistics on what was most read, shared, topics most covered.  The post did share a “sample” of 100 links to coverage …
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Krishna Bharat / Google News Blog:
Google News and the Coverage of Bin Laden
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
Exclusive: Sony Considers Offering Reward To Help Catch Hackers  —  Still coping with the after-effects of a pair of attacks that has compromised as many as 100 million accounts and which caused two online gaming services to be taken offline, the Japanese electronics giant Sony …
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Michael McWhertor / Kotaku:
Report: Next-Gen Xbox Already at EA; EA: That's a ‘Total Fabrication’  —  Now that Nintendo has revealed its plans to jump into the next-generation with a successor to the Wii, will Microsoft and Sony follow suit?  A report earlier today from Develop says that not only is Microsoft working …
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Google, Facebook: “do not track” bill a threat to California economy  —  Google and Facebook are warning legislators of dire consequences if California passes a “do not track” bill.  The proposed law would require companies doing online business in the Golden State to offer an “opt-out” privacy mechanism for consumers.
Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Comcast's new mobile 3G/4G hotspot: cheaper, no 4G caps  —  Comcast is extending its broadband reach with the announcement of a new 3G/4G mobile hotspot.  The Xfinity MiFI lets up to five users connect via WiFi to whatever flavor of mobile broadband is handy.  In much of the US, that will be fairly vanilla 3G.
 
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Umika Pidaparthy / CNN:
What you should know about iTunes' 56-page legal terms
Discussion: Techland
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
US Cellular To Launch 4G LTE Network By The Holidays
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Sprint and AT&T take merger battle to print: ‘Competition is American, Competition plays fair’
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Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Recent Zynga Filing Shows $490 Million in Funding
Discussion: eMoney and VentureBeat
Greg Linden / Geeking with Greg:
The value of Google Maps directions logs
Adrian Asher / Skype Security:
Security Vulnerability in Mac Client Has Been Addressed