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12:40 PM ET, May 9, 2011

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Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
How Apple works: Inside the world's biggest startup  —  From Steve Jobs down to the janitor: How America's most successful — and most secretive — big company really operates.  —  Apple doesn't often fail, and when it does, it isn't a pretty sight at 1 Infinite Loop.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Fortune's Apple Story is AWOL from the Web-And Why You Can Buy It on Amazon  —  Last week, Fortune published a deep dive into Apple, then made sure that many people who would care about it couldn't read it: The story was available in the magazine's print and iPad editions, but not on the Web.
Discussion: Guardian and Redmond Pie
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.
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 …
Mariko Yasu / Bloomberg:
Sony's PlayStation, Qriocity Services Remain Shut, ‘Uncertain’ on Restart  —  Sony Corp. (6758)'s PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services remain shut as of today, Shigenori Yoshida, a Tokyo-based spokesman said.  Sony is uncertain when it can resume the services, Yoshida said by phone today.
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Erica Ogg / CNET News:   Sony may have headed off planned weekend attack
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
Journalism.org:
Navigating News Online  —  Whatever the future of journalism much of it depends on understanding the ways that people navigate the digital news environment—the behavior of what might be called the new news consumer.  —  Despite the unprecedented level of data about what news people consume online …
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Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Facebook's role in news is growing, Pew study says
Discussion: Agence France Presse
iFixit:
Tracking Device Teardown  —  Disclaimer: We love the FBI.  We've worked with them on several occasions to fight crime and locate criminals.  We've helped them with instructions on gaining entry into certain devices.  We have nothing against them, and we hope they don't come after us for publishing this teardown.
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Battle Brews Over FBI's Warrantless GPS Tracking
Discussion: The Next Web
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
What I learned by interviewing 23 startups in past few weeks  —  I've been slowing down my blogging lately.  This has happened for a few reasons:  —  1. I was speaking at the Next Web a week ago in Amsterdam and wifi there was crappy.  —  2. Right before that I took a few days off to be in Yosemite with my family.
Thanks:scobleizer
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
Reuters:
LinkedIn IPO price range values company at over $3 bln  —  LinkedIn Corp said it would offer 7.8 million shares in its initial public offering at between $32-$35 apiece.  —  At the high end of the price range, the company, which owns LinkedIn — the online social network for professionals and job seekers …
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.
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 …
Donald Tanguay / The Official Google Blog:
Sort by subject in Google Images  —  When you're searching for images, sometimes it can be hard to come up with exactly the right words to describe what you have in mind.  For example, when you think of London, you might picture the iconic clock tower or the big Ferris wheel.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
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.
Electronista:
Samsung Galaxy S II hits 3 million pre-orders  —  Samsung claimed unprecedented genuine demand for the Galaxy S II on Sunday night.  The electronics giant said it had picked up three million pre-orders worldwide for its dual-core Android phone by the end of April, when it went on sale in Korea.
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
HP unleashes new ProBook, EliteBook business laptops; starts at $799  —  Hewlett-Packard has been on a mission to revamp its business computers this year.  Today the computer maker is introducing two new EliteBook models (including one that doubles as a tablet) and the ProBook 5330m.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
GrouponLive: An Online Ticketing Deals Marketplace From Groupon, Live Nation  —  Local deals juggernaut Groupon and Live Nation have a formed a joint venture to develop a new online ticketing deals channel dubbed GrouponLive.  The site will serve as a local resource for Live Nation events …
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.
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Exclusive: The story of the (almost) forgotten European behind Twitter — and his new startup
Discussion: SAI, Thanks:sohear
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:
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Discussion: The Next Web
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
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Terhi Kinnunen / Reuters:
Angry Birds developer eyes IPO in 3-4 years: report
Discussion: GigaOM, WebProNews and mocoNews
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Tabbedout Raises $4M For Restaurant Mobile Payments Platform
Discussion: alarm:clock, GigaOM and eMoney
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
Broadcom Acquires Security Software Developer SC Square For $42 Million
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Can You Really Incubate the Next Big Thing?
Ben Coxworth / Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine:
Thin-film flexible ‘Paperphone’ created
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Journalist or not? Wrong question
Adam Hartung / Growth:
Why Not All Earnings Are Equal; Microsoft Has the Wal-Mart Disease
Discussion: Guardian and @offsiteguy