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5:40 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.
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Asus Padfone Fully Exposed (Images)  —  This is the Asus Padfone being introduced tomorrow: a package consisting of an Android smartphone and tablet to dock it with.  Dock inside is more appropriate, as the “fone” appears to be fully consumed by the “Pad” when the two are merged.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Android Market's most popular emulators disappear without a trace (update)  —  If you're an Android gamer, chances are you've heard of Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, N64oid, Ataroid, Gearoid and Gameboid: they're all video game console emulators developed by yongzh, and many ranked among the most popular paid apps on the Android Market.
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.
Zee M Kane / The Next Web:
The Truth About That ‘Landmark’ Twitter Case  —  Earlier today The Telegraph reported that Twitter had revealed the name, email address and telephone number of Ahmed Khan, a UK council whistleblower accused of libelling his local authority using a number of anonymous twitter accounts and blog Mr Monkey.
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 …
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
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.
Maciej Ceglowski / Pinboard:
Remembrance of Links Past  —  Since Pinboard has collected a lot of bookmarks at this point, I thought it would be interesting to actually run the numbers on link rot - the depressing phenomenon in which perfectly healthy URLs stop working just a few years after appearing online.
Tresa Baldas / Detroit Free Press:
Federal inmates eligible to use e-mail  —  The Facebook page reads: “We are inmates in the federal system who are looking for someone to talk to.  We have e-mail capability so we may chat.”  —  A few caveats: “You must be educated and (non-ghetto) please.”  Oh, and only women need reply.
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.
 
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Greylock Partners launches new $160 million tech fund for Europe and Israel
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
NYT Reporter Shows the Power of Twitter as Journalism
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