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News to know: IBM, Apple, Net Neutrality, iPads

IBM buys Cast Iron Systems and there's word that the feds have their eye on Apple. Meanwhile, Net Neutrality, iPad sales and browser share are all making headlines of their own.
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IBM buys Cast Iron Systems and there's word that the feds have their eye on Apple. Meanwhile, Net Neutrality, iPad sales and browser share are all making headlines of their own. Get the day's rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.

Here are the key themes for Tuesday, May 4:

Big Blue beefed up its its infrastructure portfolio with the purchase of cloud integration services provider Cast Iron Systems. The acquisition allows IBM to build out its "hub for cloud of clouds."

The word is that the feds are sniffing around Apple's SDK license agreement. That's got us asking if Apple has turned from small underdog to big corporate monster and is due for an anti-trust investigation? And if so, was Steve Jobs' Thoughts on Flash rant targeted at the Feds? Speaking of Flash, there's chatter that its days are numbered right about now.

Two smartphone decisions: Adrian Kingsley Hughes explains why, after years of resistance, he bought an iPhone. Sam Diaz, on the other hand, cites 10 ways the Droid Incredible cured his iPhone envy.

On the earnings front: Revenues and customer counts were up for Rackspace while Netsuite met expectations and shuffled some executives.

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From the "Really?" Department: Only 29 percent of all parents prohibit texting during family meals, according to a new study. At the same time, about half - 48 percent - say they are Facebook friends with their kids. Of course, the kids probably don't like that much, seeing how Facebook keeps chipping away at privacy.

For today's eye-candy, take a look at some screengrabs from the Droid Incredible.

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