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3:30 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.
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.
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 …
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.
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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.
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.
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
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 and TechCrunch
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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