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11:50 AM ET, May 23, 2011

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Apple said to introduce curved-glass iPhone 5  —  There has been a fair amount of buzz on the iPhone 5, and the latest being circulated around the supply chain in Taiwan is that Apple is going to adopt a curved cover glass for its next generation model, according to industry sources.
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple to Introduce a Curved-Glass iPhone 5?  —  Digitimes reports that according to industry sources, Apple is planning to adopt a “curved cover glass” for its next generation iPhone. … According to those same sources, Apple has purchased 200-300 glass cutting machines to be used by glass makers.
Discussion: Fast Company, GigaOM and Geek.com
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Foursquare and Groupon Planning Distribution Deal  —  Daily deals leader Groupon and social location innovator Foursquare are in partnership talks, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.  —  The arrangement is likely to see Groupon deals targeted to Foursquare users' check-ins.
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Over 500 new features coming in Windows Phone 7.5  —  Apologies for the low volume.  —  Microsoft has been speaking at the Japanese Microsoft Developer Forum 2011 and amongst the wide range of topics he covered he also spoke about the next version of Windows Phone 7.
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
HP: ‘Touchpad will be better than number one’ tablet  —  HP talks up forthcoming Touchpad tablet ahead of European launch later in the year and announces first app partners  —  HP will emulate its PC market success in the tablet world when it launches the Touchpad over the summer, the company's European head Eric Cador has claimed.
Ty Burr / Boston Globe:
A movie lover's plea: Let there be light  —  Many theaters misuse 3-D lenses to show 2-D films, squandering brightness, color  —  As if rising ticket prices and chatterbox patrons weren't enough, moviegoers in the Boston area are being left in the dark thanks to the regular misuse of the lenses …
Naked Security / Sophos:
Sony BMG Greece the latest hacked Sony site  —  In what seems to be a neverending nightmare it appears that the website of Sony BMG in Greece has been hacked and information dumped.  —  An anonymous poster has uploaded a user database to pastebin.com, including the usernames …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Foxconn to Suppliers: iPad 2 Production (and Next iPhone?)  Will Not Be Delayed Due to Explosion  —  Beyond the obvious human toll of last week's Foxconn factory explosion, there's been speculation about how the incident may affect Apple's iPad 2 production.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Foxconn closes its polishing plants; effect on iPad unclear
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Fred Wilson More Or Less Confirms Twitter Stock Sale, Says Secondary Sales Often “Prudent”  —  To kick off TechCrunch Disrupt today in New York, Erick Schonfeld took the stage to interview investor Fred Wilson, of Union Square Ventures.  For background, Wilson was early investor in Twitter …
Michael Gartenberg / Macworld:
Apple keeps on giving lessons in retail  —  If you shop in the U.S., you're likely familiar with the Nordstrom brand.  It's not just another department store: It's a business with legendary customer support.  —  Nordstrom is noted for taking returns on everything they've sold for any reason.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Suit Claims Cisco Helped China Pursue Falun Gong  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco, the maker of Internet routing gear, customized its technology to help China track members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week by members of the movement.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
ASUS gets Computex 2011 started early with a tablet teaser  —  Oh ASUS, what are you up to now?  The company that brought us the wildly popular Eee Pad Transformer has another new tablet brewing in its design labs, which we're promised we'll get to witness for the first time at Computex 2011.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Sony estimates $3.2b loss this year, $171 million cost for PSN breach  —  It has not been a good year for Sony, which was affected both by the massive earthquake in March and the PSN outage that spanned from April into May.  There couldn't be any doubt that those things would have a drastic impact …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Livescribe Connects its Digital Pen with Google Docs, Evernote  —  Livescribe, which is on pace to sell its one millionth digital pen this year is now making it a little easier to send its digital notes to other computer programs.  —  The company's signature product is a “smartpen” …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Shortform Video Platform VYou Reels In $3M  —  Q&A platform for video VYou is announcing today $3 million in Series A funding, lead by RRE Ventures and Highland Capital Partners and followed on by High Peaks Ventures, Broadway Video Ventures, Kevin Wall, David Tisch and Rick Webb.
Discussion: Betabeat
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Foursquare To Power INQ Mobile's Location Based Services  —  INQ, one of the first partners to add the Facebook social layer to its Cloud Touch phone has announced today via Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley at TechCrunch that it will be using the Foursquare location layer to visualize location content for its users.
 
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