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9:05 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 …
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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
First Impressions and More Details On Apple's Updated Retail Stores  —  After last night's photos of Apple's changes to the retail experience (dubbed “Apple Store 2.0″ in recent rumors and speculation), a MacTalk forum member has posted (via MacRumors) his first impressions …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Inside the Apple iPad factory  —  The site of Friday's explosion was massive 8-building complex thrown together in a record 70 days  —  Workers on a Chungdu assembly line.  Photo: M.I.C. Gadget  —  When a polishing workshop blew up in Foxconn's new factory complex in Chengdu, China …
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Chinmei Sung / Bloomberg:
Foxconn Faces Limited Impact From Chengdu Fire, Analysts Say
AdAge:
Being ‘Technology-Infused’ Proves Taxing for Affluent  —  Adoption of New Toys Such as E-readers, Tablets Has Been Rapid by Well-off, but Study Finds It's Made Their Lives More Complicated  —  As people of means acquire more technological devices to simplify their lives, their lives have actually become more complicated.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
ICE Seizes More Domains Today, Admin Says “We'll Be Back”  —  As indicated in our exclusive report yesterday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have resumed “Operation In Our Sites”, the domain name seizing initiative designed to crack down on copyright infringement.
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.
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”.
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” …
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.
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 and @jason
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Business Profiles?  —  The source code of the Google Profiles page includes a broken link that has a revealing anchor text: “business profiles”.  The link sends you to a page that doesn't exist: http://www.google.com/_/managepages, but this feature could add Google Profiles to Google Apps …
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Twitter is still coming to London despite super-injunction row  —  The British brouhaha surrounding the mass online breach of so-called “super injunctions” will not deter Twitter from opening a new office in London.  In fact, it looks as though its first UK-based employee is Tony Wang …
Discussion: TechCrunch Europe
 
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Jesse Stay / Stay N Alive:
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