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12:15 PM ET, May 11, 2011

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Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Google To Announce Chrome Laptops-$20/Month  —  Google tomorrow will announce sales of the new Chrome laptop in a $20 a month “student package” that combines both hardware and online services, according to a senior Google executive.  —  The product is almost certainly a precursor to an enterprise offering.
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Google's Music Beta first look: it's miserable  —  Google's Music Beta is supposed to provide users with a way to access the music anywhere, anytime as easily as physically possible.  —  But it's just not that easy.  —  I've spent the past few hours trying to navigate my way through Music Beta …
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Music vs. Amazon Cloud Drive
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Google Music Beta walkthrough: what it is and how it works (video)
Discussion: DialToSave and T3.com News
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Android@Home is the best worst thing that could happen to home automation  —  As the resident Engadget home automation nerd, Google's Android@Home announcement rocked my little low-powered RF world yesterday.  Seeing a brand like Google get behind home automation is the stuff I've been dreaming …
Discussion: Fast Company and Phones Review
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Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
Android And Chrome: Anywhere And Everywhere
Discussion: GigaOM, Mobilized and Electronista
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
iFlowReader Latest App To Shut Up Shop, Blames Apple's IAP, Agency Models  —  Remember all those complaints about Apple's new in-app purchasing policy when it first launched?  Those have somewhat died down, but they haven't stopped altogether: The developers of the iPhone …
OUT-LAW News:
Google infringes copyright when its services link to newspaper sites, Belgian court rules  —  A Belgian appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling that Google infringes on newspapers' copyright when its services display and link to content from newspaper websites, according to press reports.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Confirmed: Qik will become part of Microsoft, too  —  Hey, for $8.5 billion, you'd expect a little extra as part of a deal, and it turns out that Microsoft's Skype acquisition will include a bonus in the form of Qik, the streaming mobile video company acquired by Skype for $121 million this year.
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Nishant Doshi / Symantec Blog:
Facebook Applications Accidentally Leaking Access to Third Parties  —  Third parties, in particular advertisers, have accidentally had access to Facebook users' accounts including profiles, photographs, chat, and also had the ability to post messages and mine personal information.
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Following Security Problem, Facebook Moves to OAuth 2.0, HTTPS and SSL Certificates
John Markoff / New York Times:
Google Lobbies Nevada To Allow Self-Driving Cars  —  Google, a pioneer of self-driving cars, is quietly lobbying for legislation that would make Nevada the first state where they could be legally operated on public roads.  —  And yes, the proposed legislation would include an exemption …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Stops Serving iAds In Apps Targeted To Kids  —  Since its introduction last year, Apple's iAd advertising network has been off to a somehow rough start: touted as the best way for advertisers to build interactive campaigns to deliver effortlessly to iOS users, the service was repeatedly criticized …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Revised 'Net censorship bill requires search engines to block sites, too  —  Surprise!  After months in the oven, the soon-to-be-released new version of a major US Internet censorship bill didn't shrink in scope—it got much broader.  Under the new proposal, search engines, Internet providers …
Discussion: Boing Boing and Techdirt
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
“Wallet of the future” Pageonce raises $15M  —  Pageonce, which helps manage financial accounts and bills through your smartphone, just announced that it has raised $15 million in a new round of funding.  —  It seems like the Palo Alto, Calif. company has become more focused over time.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: BranchOut Raises $18M For Facebook-Focused Professional Network  —  Exclusive: BranchOut, a professional social network for Facebook, has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by Redpoint Ventures with Accel Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, and Floodgate also participating the the round.
Discussion: Pulse2 and PE Hub Blog
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Hands-On With Android 3.1 On The Motorola Xoom  —  Google announced Android 3.1 earlier today at I/O. More surprising than the OS itself (which was expected, really) was that it was rolling out to Verizon Xooms today.  Google failed to announce when it was hitting other devices beside Google TV …
Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Google and Ford Team Up to Make Your Next Car Smarter  —  At Google's I/O developer conference today, Ford announced a new research project that will use Google's prediction API to help drivers save gas and drive more efficiently.  Ford plans to use Google's service to analyze data …
Curt Hopkins / ReadWriteWeb:
NSA Gathers 4x the Amount of Info than the Library of Congress, Daily  —  The National Security Agency is the geekiest of the spy shops.  The NSA is responsible for gathering and parsing information from around the world, usually electronic data.  At ReadWriteWeb, we're no strangers to big data, in fact we're fans.
Discussion: Popular Science, Gizmodo and MSDN Blogs
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Visa Advances Toward a Digital Wallet  —  Visa is taking another big step in its continuing efforts to create a universal digital wallet.  —  On Wednesday, the company announced plans to introduce a one-click payment system that will allow Visa customers to sign up for a set of credentials …
Electronista:
Acer pins failures in iPad's wake on ex-CEO  —  Acer shot back at its ex-CEO Gianfranco Lanci's claims that their nationalism held the company back with a statement later on Tuesday.  The PC builder rejected the notion that Lanci had been thwarted in countering the iPad by Taiwan executives' refusal to hire more foreign engineers.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Stealth Startup Inporia Raises $1.25 Million From Ron Conway, 500 Startups And More  —  Add another stealth eCommerce startup attracting pre-launch funding from eager investors to your list.  That is, of course, if you have one.  Last month, we covered Decide, a Seattle-based company looking …
Discussion: GeekWire and Pulse2
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Boxee Box v1.1 update includes improved browser, playback controls and more  —  Early previews of a new update for the Boxee Box mentioned a couple of different version numbers, but now the company has settled on v1.1 for the software update it's rolling out over the next few days with a slew of new features.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Supply chain data shows Apple sales up 113% in April  —  Sales within Apple's overseas supply chain show the iPhone maker continuing its tremendous growth in the month of April, with sales increasing 113 percent year over year.  —  Sales estimates are determined through the “Apple Barometer” …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and SAI
Shaun Tandon / Agence France Presse:
US in new push to break China Internet firewall  —  WASHINGTON — The United States plans to pump millions of dollars into new technology to break through Internet censorship overseas amid a heightened crackdown on dissent in China, officials have said.  —  State Department officials …
Discussion: The Next Web
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Report: Apple to stick with Intel for MacBooks  —  A technical Web site posted an article yesterday asserting that Apple will not replace Intel processors with an alternative design anytime in the next two to three years.  —  This follows a report on a chip rumor site last week that claimed Apple is …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator Accepts Record 60+ New Startups For Summer 2011  —  Y Combinator just gets bigger and bigger.  They invest in batches, twice a year.  The last batch had 44 startups, an all time high.  But that record is about to be shattered - they've accepted 60+ startups for the Summer 2011 batch.
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
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Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Finally Delivers On Promise Of Admin-Free Chrome Frame Installs For IE
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Royal Pingdom:
WordPress.com about to hit 20 million blogs. Tumblr in hot pursuit.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Google takes surprise $500M charge over DOJ ad investigation
Navneet Joneja / Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Storage for Developers open to all, with new features
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Photo shows alleged 7th-gen Apple iPod nano with 1.3MP camera, no clip