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Dan Goodin / The Register:
99% of Android phones leak secret account credentials  —  The vast majority of devices running Google's Android operating system are vulnerable to attacks that allow adversaries to steal the digital credentials used to access calendars, contacts, and other sensitive data stored on the search giant's servers …
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Stellenangebote der Universität Ulm:
The Insecurity of Google's ClientLogin Protocol  —  In a recent blog post Dan Wallach outlined some of the risks of using Android smartphones in open Wifi networks.  He found that some Android applications transmit data in the clear, allowing an attacker to eavesdrop any transmitted information.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
NFC payment systems coming to Apple Store locations?  —  While it seems that most are flipping a coin as to whether or not the upcoming iPhone will have NFC capabilities, BGR has just been given some information from multiple Apple sources that could possibly sway the argument in favor …
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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple planning major product launch for 10th retail anniversary?  —  We have just received some information from a solid Apple source, and if they're right, Apple may be planning something big for its 10th retail anniversary this Thursday the 19th.  Here's what we've been told:
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Amazon prepping dual-core ‘Coyote’ and quad-core ‘Hollywood’ tablets for 2011  —  We received word from a tipster that Amazon, practically confirmed to be entering the tablet market in the near future, isn't planning just one device, but is planning on releasing at least two before the end of the year.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
What Happens When It's Google/Android Vs. Amazon/Android?  —  Reading the news in recent weeks, it's becoming increasingly clear that there are the early signs of a new war brewing in the mobile computing space.  And it's a war that promises to be the most fascinating one yet.
Discussion: mocoNews, ZDNet and Pocket-lint
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Netflix Now The Largest Single Source of Internet Traffic In North America  —  Netflix video streaming is now the single largest source of peak downstream Interent traffic i the U.S., according to a new report by Sandvine.  The streaming video service now accounts for 29.7 percent of peak downstream traffic …
Agam Shah / PC World:
HP Picks USB 3.0 Over Intel's Thunderbolt for Desktops  —  Hewlett-Packard considered using Intel's Thunderbolt interconnect in new desktop PCs announced Monday, but is sticking with USB 3.0 because of wider support, a company official said.  —  “We did look at [Thunderbolt].  We're still looking into it.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Apple studies infringement claims by Lodsys  —  Patent holding firm Lodsys claims revenue from iPhone app developers, but critics say it is abusing the patent system  —  Apple's legal department is understood to be “actively investigating” claims by Lodsys, a patent holding company based in Texas …
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Nokia N9 Teaser Ad Appears (Video)  —  Less than a week after we saw it unexpectedly pop up in the FCC database, the MeeGo-powered Nokia N9 (N950?) has appeared in a professional-looking teaser commercial (clip embedded below), further suggesting that not only is this handset still destined for release …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
On T-Mobile, All Wi-Fi Calls Are Free  —  It is one of those things that make you ask the question: what took you so long, guys?  If you are a T-Mobile USA subscriber and use one of the mobile phones that support UMA, now all your calls made over the Wi-Fi are free.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Ups Price Of IPO To $42 To $45 Per Share, Valuation Now Over $4 Billion  —  Wow.  According to this filing, professional social network LinkedIn has just upped the pricing of its IPO from between $32 and $35 per share to $42 to $45 per share.  This latest pricing …
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
How Facebook Brings a New Data Center Online  —  For Facebook, bringing its Prineville, Ore., data center online last month required more than building a specialized facility with customized servers.  According to a post today on the Facebook Engineering blog, the social networking leader …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
iPhone share of phone market in Q1: 5% volumes, 20% revenues, 55% profit  —  Operating profits for the eight vendors I track increased at a compounded 25% over three years.  As with revenues, the growth is concentrated.  The following chart shows operating profit growth across three time frames …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, pocketnow.com and Fortune
Nick Judd / techPresident:
New York Releases ‘Road Map for the Digital City’  —  Watch live streaming video from nycgov at livestream.com  —  New York City will develop an open government framework featuring APIs for city data, relaunch its website and make a host of changes to the way it presents government information online …
Discussion: Anil Dash and Metropolis
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Rolls Out Places Functionality and Checkin Deals to Pages With Street Addresses  —  Facebook has confirmed with us that it has started bringing Facebook Places functionality to some Pages representing physical spaces.  Some Pages that list a street address, such as local businesses …
Discussion: MarketingVOX and Marketing Pilgrim
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Winklevii Go for Gold, Say They'll Take Facebook Case to the Supreme Court  —  Following the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to deny Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss's request to rehear their case versus Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, the twins' lawyer said they intended to petition to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Chrome OS 12 — AKA: The Shipping Version — Hits Beta  —  Last week, just prior to day one of Google I/O, we noted that some updates in the Chrome OS code and forums indicated that a formal unveiling was likely very close.  Sure enough, on day two of I/O, Google unveiled the first Chromebooks …
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Sprint's Most Likely Buyer May Be CenturyLink  —  Sprint Nextel Corp. (S)'s Dan Hesse told Congress last week the third-largest U.S. wireless operator may end up being acquired if AT&T Inc. (T) purchases T-Mobile USA Inc. The most likely buyer is CenturyLink, the biggest company …
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel says smartphones to be on sale early in 2012  —  (Reuters) - Smartphones using Intel's mobile processors will go on sale early next year and the world's biggest chipmaker is also on track with processors for tablets, Chief Executive Paul Otellini said on Tuesday.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Local Q&A Site Hipster Raises $1M From Google Ventures, Lightbank, 500 Startups And More  —  Local Q&A startup Hipster has raised $1 million in seed funding from some prominent angel Valley investors including Mitch Kapor, Dave McClure/500 Startups, Lightbank, Google Ventures …
Electronista:
Apple yet to OK sub-30nm flash memory from Samsung, Toshiba  —  Apple hasn't yet approved flash memory below 30 nanometers in size, insiders purportedly said Tuesday.  Neither Samsung's 20nm flash nor Toshiba's 24nm variety had been certified for Apple.  Explanations weren't given …
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine:
Slacker Premium Goes Live: 8 Million Tracks on Demand, 10 Bucks a Month  —  Amazon and Google's cloud music services are getting all the attention, but what about those of us who don't want to spend hours uploading our tracks?  And what about music lovers who stopped buying new music once they got hooked on Internet radio?
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
VMware Horizon App Manager debuts as user-centric platform for cloud apps  —  VMware has announced the Horizon App Manager, a new solution with the intention of streamlining access to both personal and business-related cloud-based applications.  —  Basically, the portal looks …
Lauren Dugan / AllTwitter:
Advertisers Speak Up About Twitter Ads: “The click-through rates were paltry.”  —  Twitter is focusing on generating revenue this year, as it rolls out geotargeted Promoted Products like Tweets, Accounts and Trends, and more affordable ads for smaller businesses.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga's Lady Gaga marketing deal goes live  —  Zynga's GagaVille, a special expansion of FarmVille that pays homage to pop star Lady Gaga, went live today.  —  GagaVille is a special setting within Zynga's popular social game where users can get exclusive access to Lady Gaga's upcoming album, Born This Way.
Discussion: TechCrunch and All Facebook
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Customer satisfaction with AT&T, T-Mobile drops  —  NEW YORK - Sprint Nextel Corp., once dead last in customer satisfaction among the Big 4 national wireless carriers, now has the happiest subscribers, along with long-time leader Verizon Wireless, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Alt Search Engine blekko Partners with Flipboard for RSS Search  —  This morning, alternative search engine service blekko announced a partnership with hot iPad social magazine Flipboard to power its content searches.  Under the new deal, users looking for new content to subscribe …
 
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
HP cuts profit outlook for year amid weak services, consumer PC demand
Emily Glazer / Wall Street Journal:
‘Quick response’ codes aim to take advantage of the boom in smartphones
Discussion: Internet2Go
Todd Haselton / BGR:
Verizon to activate new 4G LTE markets on May 19th
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine
 Earlier Items: 
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Amazon Appstore Gets Exclusive PopCap Games, Including Plants vs. Zombies
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Own (Smaller) “OAuthpocalypse”: Devs Have 48 Hours To Secure Apps
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Anti-Facebook Startup Diaspora Promises to “Go Faster”
Discussion: join diaspora
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Zynga Formally Oppose California Social Networking Bill
Patrick Seybold / PlayStation Blog:
Details for PlayStation Network and Qriocity Customer Appreciation Program in North America
Yusuf Mehdi / Bing:
Facebook Friends Now Fueling Faster Decisions on Bing