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7:25 AM ET, May 9, 2011

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Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Google to build its own office space  —  With the Googleplex already straining at the seams and the company preparing its biggest hiring surge ever, the Mountain View Internet giant is about to do something it's never done before — build its own office space.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Mike Elgan / Cult of Mac:
Why Every Child in America Needs an iPad  —  My wife and I sat down at a nice restaurant last week.  Our table was right next to a larger party of four adults and two young children — both girls under the age of 7 years old or so.  —  Each of the girls had her own iPad …
Adam Hartung / Growth:
Why Not All Earnings Are Equal; Microsoft Has the Wal-Mart Disease  —  For the first time in 20 years, Apple's quarterly profit exceeded Microsoft.  Thus, on the face of things, the companies should be roughly equally valued.  But they aren't.  This week Microsoft's market capitalization is about $215B …
Discussion: @offsiteguy and Guardian
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Skyhook Wireless v. Google Case Yields E-Mail Insight  —  A stack of internal e-mail messages from Google, which a Massachusetts state court made public last week, provide a glimpse into the competitive tactics and decision-making inside a business that is crucial to the company's growth — its Android software for smartphones.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
By Way Of Lawsuit, The Location FUD Creeps Up On Android As Well
Discussion: Reuters
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Where Are They Now?  Products Announced During Past Google I/O Keynotes  —  The keynotes at Google I/O — Google's developer conference — are always filled with such promise.  Google TV, Google Wave, music in the cloud!  But the products themselves haven't always gone on to meet expectations.
Discussion: mocoNews and louisgray.com
Richard Gray / Telegraph:
Mobile phones could be charged by the power of speech  —  Mobile phones could soon be charged by simply speaking into the handset.  —  Engineers have developed a new technique for turning sound into electricity, allowing a mobile to be powered up while its user holds a conversation
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
Turn-by-Turn directions, Voice to text, Bing Audio/Vision all coming to WP7 Mango  —  We kept emphasizing at MIX11 that the information revealed there was geared for developers, not so much consumers and that we expected more details to come forward over time.
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Apple Brand Value at $153 Billion Overtakes Google for Top Spot  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), maker of the iPhone, iPad and iMac, overtook search-engine giant Google Inc. (GOOG) to become the world's most valuable brand, WPP Plc said in a report today.  —  Apple's brand value climbed 84 percent …
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Ben Coxworth / Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine:
Thin-film flexible ‘Paperphone’ created  —  Researchers have created a thin film flexible smartphone, known as the Paperphone (Photos: Queen's University)  —  While we might or might or might not ever be reading flexible E-Ink newspapers, researchers from the Human Media Lab …
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Journalist or not?  Wrong question  —  DougSaunders: “Journalist is a word like runner, not like engineer.  Any citizen who chronicles surroundings is a journalist.”  —  If you swim you're a swimmer.  If you keep a journal you're a journalist.  —  Permalink
Discussion: @tcarmody and TechCrunch
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Can You Really Incubate the Next Big Thing?  —  Now that we are smack in the middle of a technology up cycle, it isn't really a surprise that we're beginning to hear more and more about “incubators.”  If you've been around the block as many times as I have, you may remember the sharp increase in such experiments about a decade ago.
Jesse Stay / Stay N Alive:
Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely  —  Last year I shared how Twitter was moving more and more towards a closed, less-standards oriented model of sharing content as they upgraded their design to bring more people to the Twitter.com website.
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
Broadcom Acquires Security Software Developer SC Square For $42 Million
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Righthaven, Hoping To Turn Tide In Court, Hires Top NYC Copyright Lawyer
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
New UK programme joins the accelerator vogue, offers evergreen funding
Discussion: The Next Web
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Brings Conde Nast Aboard the Subscription Bandwagon, Starting With the New Yorker
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Now, to Find a Parking Spot, Drivers Look on Their Phones
 Earlier Items: 
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Intel 3-D Transistors: Why and When?
Discussion: MacRumors Page 2
Amit / Digital Inspiration Technology Blog:
How People Share Content Online and With Whom?
William Quigley / TechCrunch:
The Next 10 Years Will Be Great For Both Founders And VCs
Discussion: Howard Lindzon and PE Hub Blog
Quora:
What are some startup ideas that persistently fail?
Discussion: StartupMuse
Tony Bradley / PC World:
Skype's Dangerous Exploit: What You Need to Know
Discussion: TechEye, ITProPortal and I4U News