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12:00 PM ET, May 29, 2011

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Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Samsung's lawyers demand to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3  —  We always knew the Apple / Samsung lawsuit would produce some major fireworks, and Samsung just lit off a corker: the company filed a motion Friday night asking Apple to turn over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 as part of the discovery process.
Guardian:
Twitter unmasks anonymous British user in landmark legal battle  —  California court forces site to reveal personal details of user accused of libelling local authority in north-east England  —  Twitter has been forced to hand over the personal details of a British user in a libel battle …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Funny or Die: Groupon's Fate Hinges on Words  —  RACHEL HANDLER is struggling to say something funny or perhaps amusing or at least clever about horses.  Her mind is empty.  She can't recall the last time she was on a horse or even saw a horse.  The minutes fly by.  Horses are nothing to joke about.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Lockheed Martin Confirms It Came Under Attack  —  Defense contractor Lockheed Martin confirmed tonight that the network problems it has been been contending with during the last several days, are the result of a “significant and tenacious attack” carried out against its network.
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SecurID Breach Suggested in Hacking Attempt at Lockheed  —  Lockheed Martin, the nation's largest military contractor, has battled disruptions in its computer networks this week that might be tied to a hacking attack on a vendor that supplies coded security tokens to millions of users, security officials said on Friday.
Bethany Overland / TechFlash:
E-sales to imprints: Amazon's ambitious publishing plan  —  In a series of public moves, Amazon.com has signaled its determination to enter the book publishing business, a move with broad implications for the online retailer as well as the traditional publishing industry.
Discussion: Brij Singh's Blog
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Wolfram Alpha Turns 2: ‘People Just Need What We Are Doing’  —  Steven Wolfram, the man behind computing-application Mathematica and the search engine Wolfram Alpha, has a short attention span that's married to a long-term outlook.  —  Wolfram Alpha is an online service that computes the answers to queries …
The Politico:
Anthony Weiner: Hackers posted lewd photos on Twitter  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner says social networking identity hacking is to blame for the lewd material that a conservative news website reported was sent from his Twitter and yfrog handles to an unidentified woman from Seattle, Washington.
Tom Espiner / CNET News:
Zuckerberg: Privacy anxiety is fleeting  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits down for an on-stage interview at the e-G8 Forum in Paris.  —  Facebook products in the past have created controversy over privacy, but people get used to new features that initially scare them, founder Mark Zuckerberg has told the e-G8 Forum.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Greylock Partners launches new $160 million tech fund for Europe and Israel  —  Well known US VC house Greylock Partners is launching a brand new $160 million fund aimed at internet technology companies, with the fund being deployed between Europe and Israel.
Discussion: SAI, VentureBeat, TechCrunch and PE Hub Blog
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Alaska Airlines ditches paper flight manuals for iPads  —  The iPad has already gotten the go-ahead from the FAA as a replacement for paper flight charts and maps, and now Alaska Airlines has become the first major US airline to hop on board the paperless bandwagon.
Bjoern L. Herrmann / Startup Genome:
Discover The Patterns Of Successful Internet Startups In The Startup Genome Report  —  Today we are releasing the first Startup Genome Report with in-depth analysis on what makes internet startups successful based on data from over 650 startups.  Here is a small window into the report with 14 indicators of success.
 
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