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9:10 AM ET, May 14, 2011

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Navneet Singh / Google News Blog:
Introducing “News near you” on Google News for mobile  —  Google News for mobile lets you keep up with the latest news, wherever you are.  Today we're excited to announce a new feature in the U.S. English edition called “News near you” that surfaces news relevant to the city you're in and surrounding areas.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google Adds News Near You — Newspapers Still Nowhere
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Dropbox Lied to Users About Data Security, Complaint to FTC Alleges  —  Dropbox, the wildly popular online storage system, deceived users about the security and encryption of its services, putting it at a competitive advantage, according to an FTC complaint filed Thursday by a prominent security researcher.
Discussion: Electronista, ZDNet, @csoghoian and Gizmodo
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
Rumor: Amazon has an “entire family” of Android devices coming this holiday  —  Amazon's Android tablet is both the best and worst kept secret in the mobile industry.  Everyone knows that Amazon is working on an Android device, but few know any of the specific details about its hardware or software.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Apple: Analyst Says No LTE in iPhone 5; To Add Sprint, T-Mobile  —  Apple's iPhone 5 launch in September isn't likely to include LTE functionality, Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek asserts in a research note.  —  “According to our industry checks, the device should be called iPhone 4S …
Bloomberg:
Amazon Server Said to Be Used in Sony Attack  —  Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN)'s Web Services cloud- computing unit was used by hackers in last month's attack against Sony Corp. (6758)'s online entertainment systems, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Vic Gundotra / The Official Google Blog:
Keynote and session videos from Google I/O now live  —  With Google I/O 2011 just two days behind us, we wanted to thank the nearly 1 million developers who joined us at Moscone Center, attended I/O Extended events and watched online via I/O Live from 161 countries around the world.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Dell video teases upcoming ‘ultrathin’ laptop  —  Dell has released some revealing multimedia as it prepares to announce a new 15.6-inch ultrathin laptop later this month.  —  As CNET reported earlier, the new ultrathin will be the first in a line of laptops designed in the spirit of the company's discontinued Adamo brand.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and SAI
Steve Delahoyde / UnBeige:
Yale Opens Museum and Library Collections Online (Really, Really Open)  —  All other universities take note, particularly of the Ivy League variety: Yale is getting it done and making things happen.  Last year you might recall, we reported on their School of Architecture getting ultra-serious …
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
Kim Kardashian's ShoeDazzle Walks Away With $40 Million from Andreessen Horowitz  —  ShoeDazzle, a two-year-old company building a subscription-based e-commerce business, has raised $40 million in capital.  —  The round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, which contributed $30 million.
Discussion: VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Digits and SAI
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Lockitron Lets You Unlock Your Door With Your Phone  —  Ever wish you could just call your keys?  Well the Ycombinator-backed Lockitron aims to replace physical keys entirely by letting you control your door lock with your phone.  The Lockitron web app and hardware package are as of today available …
Discussion: App Advice and Electronista
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
The Senators Who Say Merely Linking To Certain Sites Should Be A Felony  —  I wrote earlier about how the new PROTECT IP Act guts parts of the DMCA, but as you dig deeper, it's looking even worse.  The original (and now updated) article focused on the use of the term “interactive computer service …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Senate bill amounts to death penalty for Web sites
Discussion: Techdirt, hypebot and Slashdot
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
This 26-Year-Old Just Sold His Company For $104 Million  —  Hey parents: you may be annoyed that your kid whips out his Nintendo 3DS at every opportunity, but you never know if that obsession with gaming is going to turn into a million-dollar payday.  —  That's exactly what happened with Jason Citron …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
New Ways to Exploit Raw Data May Bring Surge of Innovation, a Study Says  —  Math majors, rejoice.  Businesses are going to need tens of thousands of you in the coming years as companies grapple with a growing mountain of data.  —  Data is a vital raw material of the information economy …
Discussion: Napsterization and Beet.TV
Aaron Fulkerson / ReadWriteWeb:
What Will e-G8 Create: Solutions or More Cynicism?  —  Recently I was honored with an invitation from President Sarkozy of France to attend the e-G8 Summit.  —  The e-G8 Summit precedes this years G8 Summit in Deauville on May 26 and 27.  The purpose of the e-G8 is to inform the G8 leaders …
Discussion: Electronista and Reuters
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google Chromebook's auto-update scheme will be hard sell  —  Great for consumers, say experts, but business IT won't want to cede patch control  —  Computerworld - Consumers may love that Google's Chromebooks will automatically deliver security updates, but company administrators will resist it tooth and nail, experts said today.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Eddie Kessler / Blogger Buzz:
Blogger is back  —  What a frustrating day.  We're very sorry that you've been unable to publish to Blogger for the past 20.5 hours.  We're nearly back to normal — you can publish again, and in the coming hours posts and comments that were temporarily removed should be restored.
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media  —  Wasn't it just the other day that teachers confiscated cellphones and principals warned about oversharing on MySpace?  —  Now, Erin Olson, an English teacher in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, is among a small but growing cadre of educators trying …
Discussion: GigaOM, Gizmodo and Geekosystem
 
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Dakota Torres / Unwired View:
Droid Charge officially available at Verizon tomorrow
Discussion: Droid Life and Android Central
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
OpenFeint Expands Free-To-Play Mobile Gaming Platform OFX To Android
Discussion: VentureBeat
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Court says Rambus wrongly destroyed documents
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and Electronista
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
White House Wants Mandatory Three-Year Sentence for Critical-Infrastructure Hackers
 Earlier Items: 
Adam C. Engst / TidBITS:
Small iOS Developers Targeted over In-App Purchase Patents
James Brightman / IndustryGamers:
PlayStation Network: Here's The Official Letter Sony Sent to Publishing Partners [Exclusive]
Rachel Metz / Associated Press:
AOL offers video chat with no log-in, download
Discussion: Techland, VatorNews and NewsGrange
Om Malik / Om.Is.Me:
Skype and Story of My life
John Cook / GeekWire:
A Twitter crime thriller, and why laptop tracking could save you some heartache