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7:25 PM ET, May 27, 2011

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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
HTC Pays Microsoft $5 Per Android Phone, Says Citi  —  Microsoft gets $5 for every HTC phone running Android, according to Citi analyst Walter Pritchard, who released a big report on Microsoft this morning.  —  Microsoft is getting that money thanks to a patent settlement with HTC over intellectual property infringement.
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Horace Dediu / asymco:
Microsoft has received five times more income from Android than from Windows Phone … HTC Pays Microsoft $5 Per Android Phone, Says Citi.  —  A rough estimate of the number of HTC Android devices shipped is 30 million.  If HTC paid $5 per unit to Microsoft, that adds up to $150 million Android revenues for Microsoft.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
A Bit More On WWDC, The Mythical iPhone “4S”, and iOS 5  —  With WWDC quickly approaching, the rumor mills are heating up with what we should expect at Apple's annual conference known for big announcements.  We've learned a little bit more that speaks to what to expect — including a couple of big, widely-requested things.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why it's harder to make money on Android than on Apple's iOS  —  Out of 72,000 paid apps in Google's Android Market, only two have sold more than 500,000 copies  —  80% of Android paid apps have sold fewer than 100 copies.  Source: Distimo  —  The Utrecht-based analytics company Distimo generated …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Android Users Like Apps, But Don't Like Paying For Them  —  Another volley in the app wars: A new study that says Google's Android App Market is stuffed full of free apps, but has very few people will pay for.  —  There are 72,000 paid apps in Google's store, compared to Apple's 211,000.
Discussion: Pulse2 and MobileBurn.com
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Apple to announce back to school special at WWDC?  $200 off an iPad or free iPod touch?  —  One of our Apple sources has informed us that they've been hearing Apple's yearly back-to-school special will be announced at WWDC next month.  We have been told Apple will continue to offer educational discounts …
Henry Blodget / SAI:
Facebook Admits It Doesn't Know Whether The Emails From The Guy Who Says He Owns 50% Of The Company Are Fake  —  Facebook has filed its response to the lawsuit from an upstate New York wood-pellet salesman named Paul Ceglia who says he owns half the company.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Google, Facebook lose social network patent ruling  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc and Facebook Inc failed to win dismissal of a lawsuit by a New York company related to software designed to let people take part on social networks through their mobile phones.  —  Wireless Ink Corp …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Pulse2 and Electronista
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Teen Who Sold White iPhone Kits Reveals How Apple Hunted Him Down  —  One of the last followers of tech news to hear the reports Thursday that Apple had sued Fei Lam, the 17-year-old Queens high school student who infamously sold White iPhone conversion kits to eager buyers tired of waiting on Apple's release, was Fei Lam.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Responds To PayPal Lawsuit: People Have The Right To Seek Better Jobs  —  Yesterday, PayPal filed a lawsuit against Google and two of its executives for stealing trade secrets.  The lawsuit came on the same day that Google announced its mobile wallet plans involving Android phones with NFC chips.
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GigaOM:
Et Tu Bedier? Why PayPal is Suing Google, Execs
Reuters:
Microsoft not too late for tablet party: Citigroup  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft is still not too late for the tablet party.  And with its Next operating system closer than most expect, the software maker could corner meaningful market share in 2013 and beyond, Citigroup said.
Tim Bradshaw / FT Tech Hub:
Secret G8 memo reveals outbreak of internet harmony  —  A private memo from within the G8 meeting on Thursday between internet chiefs and world leaders indicates strong levels of support from Barack Obama, David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy and co for the principles of internet freedom put forward by Facebook, Google and their peers.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Starts Adding Flight Schedules And Airline Routes In Search  —  We know that Google has big ambitions for flight search, as the search giant dropped $700 million on travel search software developer ITA Software.  Today, the company just announced a few new flight search features …
John Leyden / The Register:
Google Chrome OS: Too secure to need security?  —  Confident anti-virus-less chocolateers may be repeating Apple's mistakes  —  A leading security researcher has warned that Google risks repeating Apple's mistakes on security with its new Chrome OS.  —  Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based …
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Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Tech Boom Hits New York Start-Ups  —  Two years ago, the founders of eyewear company Warby Parker entered their idea in a business-plan contest—and lost.  —  This spring, the 15-month-old New York venture had to fight off would-be investors jockeying to write it a check.
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Firefox 6 Now in Alpha: Introduces New Developer and Privacy Tools  —  Mozilla's new rapid release schedule remains on track.  Firefox 5 is now in beta and, right on schedule, Firefox 6 is now entering its development cycle.  The next version of Firefox will introduce a number of new tools for both regular users and developers.
Discussion: Future Releases, Thanks:fredericl
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
ChronoPay Fueling Mac Scareware Scams  —  Some of the recent scams that used bogus security alerts in a bid to frighten Mac users into purchasing worthless security software appear to have been the brainchild of ChronoPay, Russia's largest online payment processor and something of a pioneer in the rogue anti-virus business.
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 …
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Rumor: Apple testing new MacBook Air powered by same A5 processor as iPad 2  —  A new report claims that Apple has built a test MacBook Air powered by the same low-power A5 processor found in the iPad, and the company was impressed by the results.  —  The claims came on Friday from Japanese site Macotakara.
 
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Michael Wolf / GigaOM:
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