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1:35 AM ET, May 9, 2011

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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
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 …
Discussion: Brij Singh's Blog and DisplayBlog
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
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Tech Press: Screw Them All
Tim Carmody / @tcarmody:   Biggest difference between Michael Arrington & Kara Swisher: if Kara gets a great story about a new company, she's not going to marry them.
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
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.
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.
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.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HP launches DataPass to sell prepaid 3G data plans, service piggybacks on Sprint's network  —  It looks like HP is getting into the prepaid data game.  The company just announced DataPass, a solution that lets you purchase 3G service from your laptop.  The service is HP-branded …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
More Skype Rumors: Big News Soon, Microsoft In The Mix  —  For the past week or so, rumors have been swirling around Skype, the Internet telephony company.  Reuters has reported that the company has been in talks with both Facebook and Google, either for a partnership or for an outright acquisition.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Brings Conde Nast Aboard the Subscription Bandwagon, Starting With the New Yorker  —  Apple is winning over the big publishers.  Last week, Hearst Corp. said it planned to start selling its magazines using Apple's new iTunes subscription service.  Now rival Conde Nast is actually doing it, via the publisher's New Yorker title.
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.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Intel 3-D Transistors: Why and When?  —  A few days ago, Intel teased: On May 4th, the company would make “its most significant technology announcement of the year.”  —  Tongues wagged.  Will Intel make ARM chips for Apple?  The speculation has roots in reality.
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Matt Richtel / New York Times:
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William Quigley / TechCrunch:
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Tony Bradley / PC World:
Skype's Dangerous Exploit: What You Need to Know
Discussion: I4U News and RazorianFly
Miriam Jordan / Wall Street Journal:
Long-Prized Tech Visas Lose Cachet
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The Tor Project plans a Firefox fork
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Apple Moving To Close Gap With Android On Speech, Navigation
Discussion: iPhone Hacks and I4U News