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Dan Levine / Reuters:
Winklevoss twins must accept Facebook deal: court  —  (Reuters) - Mark Zuckerberg won the latest legal battle against former Harvard classmates who accuse him of stealing their idea for Facebook, a multimillion-dollar feud made famous on the silver screen.  —  Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss must accept …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Winklevosses To Challenge Today's Facebook Ruling  —  Earlier today a panel of Federal Appeals judges ruled that the Winklevoss twins had to accept a ruling that had them make due with a meager $65 million in settlement.  But apparently the case is not closed, as the Winklevosses will be filing …
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone 5 Production Starting In September According To Talks With Key Supplier  —  Apple's new iPhone 5 should go into production in September says Avian Securities in a note this morning.  —  This suggests the iPhone won't be on the market until the end of this year, or even early next year possibly, says Avian.
David Howard / TechNet Blogs:
Google's misleading security claims to the government raise serious questions  —  Corporate Vice Prsident & Deputy General Counsel  —  Last Friday afternoon, I learned that a batch of court documents had been unsealed and had revealed one particularly striking development …
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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google product doesn't really have security credential, Justice Department says
Discussion: Hillicon Valley and Network World
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Amazon.com to Sell Kindle Digital Reader With Ads for $114  —  Amazon.com Inc., the largest online retailer, will begin selling a version of its Kindle electronic- book reader that features advertisements and costs $114, 18 percent less than the ad-free device.
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Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Bing Now Powers 30% of US Searches  —  Bing is doing what no one used to think was possible: knocking search market share points off of Google, and collecting them.  —  Yes, Bing-powered search in the United States just broke the 30% barrier, clocking in at 30.01% in March according to Hitwise.
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple iOS 4.3.2 to fix Verizon iPad 2 connectivity and FaceTime issues, we go hands-on!  —  One of our Apple sources has just let us know that Apple's iOS 4.3.2, due within the next week or so, will fix the issues we've been hearing about with some Verizon iPad 2 models.
Steven Levy:
Kremlinology  —  In 1999, when Google had its first press conference—to announce its $25 VC financing and generally introduce itself to the world as a company- Larry and Sergey prepared some slides.  One slide focused on the Google team.  But it did not provide the full names of Google's early brainiacs.
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Windows 8 to feature an integrated App Store  —  App stores are all the rage these days.  Pretty much every major mobile phone platform has an app store, as well as some third party app marketplaces.  And there's a growing push to bring the model to desktop operating systems.
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Google Ordered To Disclose ‘Parked Domain’ Metrics  —  A judge presiding over a potential class-action lawsuit by search marketers against Google has ordered the company to divulge financial metrics associated with its “parked domain” and “errors” program, which place ads on sites with no editorial content.
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Facebook Strikes China Deal With Baidu  —  Facebook has struck a deal with Baidu, the biggest Chinese search engine, to open a jointly-owned socialnetwork in China, according to reports in the Chinese press, citing inside sources.  —  These sources said the new venture wouldn't involve Facebook.com …
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook has not signed China deal: source
Amit Singhal / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
High-quality sites algorithm goes global, incorporates user feedback  —  Over a month ago we introduced an algorithmic improvement designed to help people  —  find more high-quality sites in search.  Since then we've gotten a lot of positive responses about the change …
Discussion: Search Engine Land and WebProNews
Henry Blodget / SAI:
Twitter Investor Says Twitter's Valuation Is “Ridiculous”  —  I gave a presentation the other day for venture firm Insight Partners in which I addressed the question of whether we were having another tech bubble.  —  My answer was “no,” but I noted that there were plenty of other things people …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Peter Thiel: We're in a Bubble and It's Not the Internet.  It's Higher Education.  —  Fair warning: This article will piss off a lot of you.  —  I can say that with confidence because it's about Peter Thiel.  And Thiel - the PayPal co-founder, hedge fund manager and venture capitalist …
Discussion: SAI and Inc.com
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Confirmed: Sprint getting Motorola XOOM with WiMAX  —  We exclusively reported Sprint would be getting an identical version of the Motorola XOOM sans LTE and adding a WiMAX radio, and we now have received a second confirmation — cases for the Motorola XOOM just started showing up at Sprint stores nationwide.
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Trends - now in 70 more locations  —  We first launched Trends as a useful way for people to find out what topics are being talked about around the world, right now.  Early last year, we added Local Trends to make it easier to find more locally relevant topics in specific countries and metropolitan locations.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Next Web
Doug Caverly / WebProNews:
Google Invests $168 Million In “Solar Power Tower Plant”  —  Last week, Google announced that it was investing $5 million in a German solar power plant, and many people nodded in appreciation.  Only it turns out the search giant was just warming up, as the company announced today it's …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
On The Internet, No One Watches The Wiretappers  —  When Twitter revealed in January that it had received a Department of Justice order to hand over information on three users associated with WikiLeaks, the real surprise wasn't that an Internet company had been asked to secretly spill user data for a criminal investigation.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
The New Yorker Tries Requiring Users to Like Its Facebook Page to Access Articles  —  The New Yorker magazine has made one of its articles available only to those who have Liked its Facebook Page.  The test of a Like-gate for text-based content is a break from more popular distribution methods …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
iPad 2 helps Apple suppliers post 141% year over year growth in March  —  Offering more indication of the growth of the iPad 2 over its predecessor, Apple's overseas suppliers posted a 141 percent year over year increase in sales in March.  —  Analyst Brian White with Ticonderoga Securities …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Bloomberg:
Intel Is Said to Design Phone for ZTE to Sell in China  —  Intel Corp., aiming to gain a toehold for its chips in the mobile-phone market, has designed a handset that may be manufactured by China's ZTE Corp., according to two people with knowledge of the plan.
Discussion: Electronista
Electronista:
George Hotz, Sony quietly settle PS3 jailbreak lawsuit  —  Sony in a surprise move said that it had already settled its lawsuit against George Hotz, better known as Geohot, over PS3 jailbreaking.  The two had quietly reached an “agreement in principle” on March 31.
Samuel Gibbs / TUAW:
iPad 2 gets glasses-free 3D display using front-facing camera for head tracking  —  Now that the iPad 2 has a front facing-camera and some decent horsepower under the hood, there's a lot of potential for really interesting camera-plus-screen co-ordination hacks.
Discussion: MacStories, Electronista and Gadget Lab
Conrad Egusa / VentureBeat:
Not another group-buying site: CouponFactory launches coupon platform  —  Rockfish, a company that has its fingers in digital consultancy and business incubation, announced today it has launched CouponFactory, a couponing software platform for businesses.  —  CouponFactory is a platform …
Discussion: Rockfish Blog and MarketingVOX
Myriam Joire / Engadget:
Nokia E7 review  —  Over the years, we've seen a steady stream of business and messaging-centric landscape QWERTY smartphones come and go, with HTC arguably leading the pack via its collection of Windows Mobile, Android, and WP7 devices featuring sliding keyboards and tilt-out displays.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Light Reading
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Video Apps Vs. Web Video: Apps Are Invisible To Search  —  Videos on the iPad and other tablets look great, and increasingly apps are being created specifically for watching videos on tablets.  There is just one problem: they cannot be found by search.  This problem is true for information …
 
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