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8:00 PM ET, May 9, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple's Massive New Data Center Set To Host Nuance Tech; Partnership Announcement Due At WWDC  —  Last Friday, we posted about the negotiations between Apple and voice recognition company Nuance.  While these talks have been going on for months, sources told us that it wasn't yet entirely clear …
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:   Apple reportedly partnering with Nuance rather than Microsoft for iOS 5 voice recognition
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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Partners With Sony Pictures, Universal And Warner Brothers For YouTube Movies  —  Google confirmed the existence of its YouTube Movies service earlier today and has just released more details on which studios and movies will provide the 3,000 titles in its repertoire.
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Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
YouTube Expands Video Rental Service  —  YouTube on Monday confirmed reports that it will expand its online video rental catalog.  —  YouTube will add 3,000 movies to its movie rental service, wrote Salar Kamanger, head of YouTube, in a company blog post.  YouTube said it would add details about the new rentals later Monday.
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.
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 …
Jamin Spitzer / TechNet Blogs:
Microsoft Announces Windows Azure Toolkits for iOS, Android and Windows Phone  —  Today, Microsoft announced Windows Azure Toolkits for Devices, consisting of assets for Windows Phone, iOS and a preview of tools for Android.  —  Using the toolkits, developers can use the cloud to accelerate …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Previous-gen Apple iPad, iPhone 3GS often outsell new Android devices  —  Older Apple iOS products sold at a discounted price, like the iPhone 3GS and first-generation iPad, are often more popular than newer devices running the Google Android operating system, a new report claims.
AVOS:
YouTube Founders Acquire Tap11!  —  See Strong Synergy Between Tap11's Real-Time Business Intelligence Platform And Recent Acquisition Of Delicious.com, The Leading Bookmarking Service.  —  YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen announced today that they acquired Tap11.com, the leading real-time business intelligence platform.
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Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:   With Tap11 Buy AVOS Is Playing a Big Game With Big Data
James Nixon / thinq_:
Exclusive: AnonOps splinter group speaks out  —  IP address leak ‘regrettable but necessary’  —  A self-styled Anonymous “splinter group” that has seized control of two sites used by the ‘hacktivist’ collective to organise Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and other operations …
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Mutiny Within Anonymous May Have Exposed Hackers' IP Addresses
Discussion: SC Magazine, THN and Paste HTML
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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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
LevelUp Now Lets You Swipe Your AmEx Card To Redeem Deals, No Print-Outs Required  —  Back in March location-based game SCVNGR launched a spinoff venture called LevelUp — a direct competitor to Groupon, Living Social, and other daily deal sites.  LevelUp's key twist is that it has a heavy focus …
Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
Chrome's Security Crown Slips  —  A security firm claims to have found a way to use Google's browser to attack web users.  —  Google's browser Chrome may have just suffered its most serious security setback yet.  Security firm VUPEN today announced that its researchers had found …
Discussion: The Register and Computerworld
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Tony Bradley / PC World:
Dangerous WebGL Flaw Puts Firefox and Chrome Users at Risk
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Biggest BitTorrent Downloading Case in U.S. History Targets 23,000 Defendants  —  At least 23,000 file sharers soon will likely get notified they are being sued for downloading the Expendables in what has become the single largest illegal-BitTorrent-downloading case in U.S. history.
Discussion: The Register
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 …
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
Georgina Prodhan / Reuters:
Twitter outings undermine “super injunctions”  —  (Reuters) - Twitter revelations of alleged attempts by British celebrities to cover up sexual indiscretions show that “super injunctions” to gag the press are unsustainable, lawyers said Monday.  —  A Twitter user posted details Sunday …
Discussion: Crave
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
US billionaire wins high court order over Wikipedia ‘defamation’  —  Louis Bacon claims comments on Wikipedia and two other sites defamed him - but forcing them to reveal names may be difficult  —  A billionaire US hedge fund manager has been given the green light by the high court in London …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Teams With Google For NFC Check-Ins Via Posters At Google I/O  —  Google's annual I/O conference kicks off tomorrow and it will likely bring a range of big announcements.  But one of the cooler things that will be on display at the event was actually pre-announced today by Foursquare: NFC-based check-ins at the event.
Discussion: CNET News, mocoNews, SAI and Foursquare Blog
Thomas Claburn / InformationWeek:
Google ‘Panda’ Update Kills Content Farming Jobs  —  Freelancer.com's quarterly jobs report finds less demand for cheap articles and more projects for iOS and Android developers.  —  While the U.S. economy demonstrated some strength in April with the addition of 244,000 jobs …
Discussion: Digital Journal and Tom Foremski
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
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay: “The Battle of Internets is About to Begin”  —  In February, a secret meeting of the European Union's Law Enforcement Work Party (LEWP) resulted in a worrying proposal.  —  To deal with illicit sites on the Internet, the group suggested the adoption of a China-like firewall to block websites deemed ‘inappropriate’.
Discussion: GigaOM
Zach Seward:
Sparktweets  —  Sparklines, according to Edward Tufte, who invented them, are “small, high-resolution graphics embedded in a context of words, numbers, images.”  Among designers, there's general agreement that sparklines are fantastic for conveying time-series data, particularly financial …
 
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John Markoff / Bits:
The iPad in Your Hand: As Fast as a Supercomputer of Yore
Discussion: Xconomy, TUAW and MacStories
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Rackspace Posts Mixed Q1
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Sen. Rockefeller introduces ‘do not track’ bill for Internet
Paul Miller / This is my next:
Google Music may be ready for its debut, but is it more of the same old cloud?
Discussion: GigaOM
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple, HTC and RIM Unscathed by Smartphone Stall
Discussion: iSuppli and Tech Trader Daily
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Launches ‘Share On Tumblr’ Button For Publishers
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Ramps Up Fulfillment Center Expansion In Arizona And Indiana
Discussion: Digits, Amazon.com and Amazon.com
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Zynga acquires iPhone game engine development team
Discussion: zynga.com, VentureBeat and TechCrunch
 Earlier Items: 
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Interview: Ousted Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci Talks About His Departure
Discussion: CNET News and Electronista
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
GrouponLive: An Online Ticketing Deals Marketplace From Groupon, Live Nation
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Brings Conde Nast Aboard the Subscription Bandwagon, Starting With the New Yorker