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12:40 PM ET, May 22, 2011

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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Store 2.0 Goes Live: Interactive iPads and More [Updated]  —  Following the wild speculation and rumors from the last week as to whether Apple was planning a special event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Retail, the so-called Apple Store 2.0 experience has launched in Australia …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
A New Patent Application from Apple Introduces us to a Breakthrough Platform Independent Word Processor  —  Just last week we presented a report about Apple advancing the design of a possible future Post-PC hybrid system.  We also noted that it was Steve Jobs who made this term of “Post PC era” …
Discussion: MacDailyNews and 9 to 5 Mac
Wolfgang Gruener / ConceivablyTech:
The Next-Generation Browser: No URL Bar  —  Analysis - Being able to type the address of a website is one of the most essential tasks we do with web browsers.  Yet it is the URL bar and its purpose that is now being reconsidered by both Google as well as Mozilla for Chrome and Firefox.
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple makes huge inroads in enterprise as corporate Mac sales surge 66%  —  Mac sales in the enterprise during Apple's last fiscal quarter grew a whopping 66 percent, significantly outpacing the rest of the PC market, which grew just 4.5 percent in the enterprise.
Discussion: Fortune, PC Magazine and MacDailyNews
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Change the World, and Win Fabulous Prizes  —  THE Internet is revitalizing an old stalwart in the innovation game: the prize as incentive.  —  Every few weeks, some big new contest arrives.  This month, Overstock.com, the online retailer, announced that it would sponsor a competition paying $1 million …
Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central:
Android Market's new movie rental service blocked from rooted devices  —  We can't make this up people.  According to Google, who gets to make the rules since it's their service, rooted devices are not supported by the Android Markets new movie rental service “due to requirements related to copyright protection”.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple to Update ‘Apple Store’ iOS App With Full Build-to-Order Mac Customization Options  —  It is becoming clear that Apple is planning to roll out a number of changes to its store functionalities this weekend, including both online and brick-and-mortar purchasing platforms.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
U.S. Government Starts New Round of ‘Pirate’ Domain Seizures  —  Over the past several months a series of domain name seizures by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made headlines across the Internet.  —  Under the flag of “Operation In Our Sites” …
Jesse Stay / Stay N Alive:
Facebook Listens.  RSS Added Back to Pages.  Will Twitter be next?  —  In perhaps one of my most controversial articles (unintentionally), I wrote a week or two ago about how both Twitter and Facebook both quietly removed RSS from user accounts and Pages.  Of course, with Facebook …
Thanks:jesse
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mo' Money: Square Now Processing $3 Million A Day In Mobile Payments  —  That was fast.  Just like that Square passed $3 million in transactions processed, on a Saturday no less, according to a Tweet an hour ago by CEO Jack Dorsey.  —  The mobile payments startup is seeing an acceleration in transaction volume.
Discussion: @jack
Kevin Fogarty / CoreIT:
Netflix isn't swamping the Internet; ISPs are overstating their congestion problems  —  Netflix is popular, but almost all its traffic is last mile — not the backbone ISPs whine about  —  A report issued Tuesday showing Netflix makes up a third of total Internet traffic is inaccurate enough …
Discussion: Pulse2, Gizmodo and Slashdot
David Talbot / Technology Review:
Anatomy of a Spam Viagra Purchase  —  A sample of spam transactions finds most pass through just three banks, study finds.  —  What happens if you buy something advertised on a spam email?  This graphic shows the flow of Internet traffic and money following a purchase of Viagra from a spam email.
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