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1:55 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.
Amanda Pires / The PayPal Blog:
PayPal files lawsuit to protect trade secrets: A reason worth fighting for  —  Spending time in courtrooms is generally not our thing.  We prefer to compete and innovate, serving our customers by offering the best way to pay and be paid.  That's how you really win.
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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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Gives Everyone $10 to Try New Google Wallet...but There's a Catch … Google's NFC-enabled mobile wallet was announced this morning in partnership with mobile operator Sprint, issuing bank Citi and payment network MasterCard.  But did you know that you don't have to be a Citi card holder to try the service?
Discussion: @graywolf
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Special Stickers Will Bring Google Wallet To Android Phones That Lack NFC
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Wallet On iPhone, WP7, RIM: “We Will Partner With Everyone” (But Will *They*?)
Discussion: Electronista
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
Discussion: The Next Web
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 …
Zack Sheppard / Flickr Blog:
Your photos and data on Flickr  —  We here at Flickr are photographers just like you and we know how important it is to feel your photos are safe once you upload them to the web.  Today, we wanted to give you a little info on the policies and systems in place at Flickr to take care of your photos and data.
Discussion: PetaPixel and Photography Bay
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Joel Falconer / The Next Web:   Flickr now stores your photos for 90 days after you've deleted your account
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.
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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Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
Mark Zuckerberg's new challenge: Eating only what he kills (and yes, we do mean literally...)  —  Last year Mark Zuckerberg set out to learn Chinese.  Now he's determined to get in touch with his food.  If the goats, lobsters and chickens of Silicon Valley aren't trembling, they should be.
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 …
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 …
Dmitry Shapiro / Altly Blog:
The need for an Alternative to Facebook  —  For those of us that don't like to read, you can find a Summary of this post here.  —  Over the last few years, we have entered an important new era of digital communication.  Social Networking is allowing us to communicate with each other in ways …
Discussion: All Facebook
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Ex-Myspace Exec to Launch Facebook Alternative With Funding From DFJ
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Tools and TechCrunch
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.
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.
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Now You Can See Twitter The Way I See Twitter  —  Twitter has just rolled out a nifty little feature.  Now on anyone's profile, when click on the “Following” link, you'll be able to see exactly how they see Twitter.  In other words, you can see the same timeline of tweets that they see when they're looking at their main feed.
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
The Growth of Reviews In Google Places (aka Hotpot)  —  It was apparent to me in early January that the introduction of Google Hotpot was leading to vast increase in Google's review/rating corpus.  I was seeing reviews and ratings in industries and geographic areas that had not seen Google originated reviews and seeing them frequently.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Files Lawsuit Against Teenager Who Sold White iPhone 4 Conversion Kits, Settlement Reached?  —  Last November, we highlighted the story of New York City teenager Fei Lam, who had managed to sell $130,000 worth of white iPhone 4 parts in just a few months to customers eager to get their hands …
 
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Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
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Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Nokia Gets Partial Review of ITC Patent Case Against Apple
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Electronista:
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Bloomberg:
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Discussion: The Microsoft Blog
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Google Announces APIs Scheduled for Shutdown
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