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9:15 AM ET, May 27, 2011

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Bloomberg:
PayPal Sues Google, Saying It Misappropriated Trade Mobile-Payment Secrets  —  PayPal Inc., the fastest-growing unit at online marketplace EBay Inc. (EBAY), sued Google Inc. claiming it misappropriated trade secrets from PayPal's mobile-payment business.  —  Osama Bedier, a former PayPal executive …
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GigaOM:
Et Tu Bedier?  Why PayPal is Suing Google, Execs  —  PayPal, the e-payments subsidiary of eBay has sued two of its former executives — Stephanie Tilenius and Osama Bedier — who defected to Google and have helped the search giant ramp up its mobile payments offering including its newly announced Google Wallet NFC platform.
Business Week:
Apple's Deals May Transform Digital Music  —  The company's plan for “digital lockers” is winning over the major music labels  —  Compared with buying e-books, building a digital music collection is a hassle.  E-books zip directly to reading devices like the Kindle and Nook and are backed up …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Apple's iCloud music service will automatically mirror your iTunes library using ‘high-quality’ tracks?  —  There's been so much chatter about Apple iCloud that you'd think the streaming music service had already been announced and the deals inked.  But it's still just a rumor until …
The Official Google Blog:
Coming soon: make your phone your wallet  —  Today in our New York City office, along with Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint, we gave a demo of Google Wallet, an app that will make your phone your wallet.  You'll be able to tap, pay and save using your phone and near field communication (NFC).
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Special Stickers Will Bring Google Wallet To Android Phones That Lack NFC
Zohair Hyder / Gmail Blog:
Introducing the people widget  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Enterprise Blog)  —  Email is just as much about the people you communicate with as it is what you communicate about.  We think it can be helpful to view relevant information in context, which is why over the next two weeks we're rolling …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   Gmail's ‘People Widget’ Takes On Rapportive, No Browser Plugin Required
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
Flickr now stores your photos for 90 days after you've deleted your account  —  Flickr today announced that it has implemented a change to its policy on deleted accounts, saying it will keep photos and associated content for 90 days before erasing them for good.
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Paul Boutin / Gadgetwise:
If Twitpic's New Deal Troubles You, Here Are Some Options  —  Word got out this week that Twitpic, the most popular service used by Twitter users to upload and post photos, had struck an exclusive partnership with World Entertainment News Network, a news and photo agency that specializes in celebrity stories and pictures.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
How Yelp Crushed Citysearch & Yahoo Local ... & Why Google Is Stealing Yelp's Playbook  —  A fascinating study published last year compares the reviews and reviewers at three local business websites: Yelp, Citysearch and Yahoo Local.  And, in explaining how Yelp overtook the other two …
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Microsoft board backs Ballmer over Einhorn  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's board stood behind Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer on Thursday, defending its longtime leader after influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn touched off a debate by calling for his dismissal.
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Bloomberg:
Sony Chief Stringer Blindsided by Hackers  —  Sony Corp. (6758), besieged by hackers since April, considered its PlayStation Network an unlikely target even after threats by the online collective Anonymous and three separate security incidents in 2008.  —  The hacker group declared in April …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Amazon launches Mac Download Store  —  Amazon already has a mobile App Store, but the company on Thursday launched the Mac Download Store.  —  Competing directing with Apple's Mac Store, Amazon says its store has 250 of the biggest software and game titles available for Mac.
New York Times:
Facebook Is Developing Ways to Share Media  —  Facebook is developing features that will make the sharing of users' favorite music, television shows and other media as much a part of its site as playing games or posting vacation photos.  —  The company is in discussions with several online music services …
Discussion: Disruptors
Mary Ann Azevedo / bizjournals:
Microsoft confirms move to Moffett  —  It's official.  After weeks of speculation, Microsoft has signed a lease for 237,000 square feet at Moffett Towers in Sunnyvale.  —  The tech giant will be taking space at 1020 Enterprise Way, which is part of phase one of the development, in January 2012 …
Discussion: WinRumors
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
No More Offline Gmail in Google Chrome  —  Chrome 12, the upcoming version of Google's browser which is likely to be released today, removes a useful feature: the built-in Gears plugin.  While most Google services dropped support for Gears and removed offline access, Gears is still being used in Gmail.
Discussion: The Register and Computerworld
Electronista:
HTC confirms: Android bootloaders will stay unlocked  —  HTC tonight followed up on its policy rethink with an official statement on Facebook that it would no longer lock bootloaders on its phones.  CEO Peter Chou acknowledged criticism and vowed that customers could more easily modify Android devices' firmware from now on.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Facebook Slams Man Who Claims Ownership  —  Facebook on Thursday answered the New York wood pellet salesman who claims he owns a good part of Facebook.  And it doesn't mince words.  —  On the heels of the Winklevoss twins, who have claimed for years that they came up with the idea for Facebook …
Marketwatch:
Obama to name Twitter CEO to advisory committee  —  LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — The chief executive at social media site Twitter is among the technology sector executives U.S. President Barack Obama plans to appoint to an advisory committee, according to a statement from the White House late Thursday.
Discussion: Pocket-lint
Wall Street Journal:
Ballmer Details China Piracy Problems  —  BEIJING—Microsoft Corp.'s revenue in China this year will be about 5% of what it gets in the U.S. even though personal-computer sales in the two countries are almost equal, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said in remarks that offer new details on the software giant's struggle with piracy.
Agence France Presse:
Google's Street View starts mapping India  —  BANGALORE, India — Google launched its “Street View” project in India on Thursday aiming to collect panoramic images of the vast country ranging from its palaces to its slums.  —  The 360-degree photographic mapping service …
 
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Marvin Ma / DigiTimes:
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