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April 5, 2012, 8:25 PM

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Larry Page / Google Investor Relations:
2012 Update from the CEO  —  Velocity, execution and focus Sergey and I founded Google because we believed that building a great search experience would improve people's lives and, hopefully, the world.  And in the decade-plus that's followed, we've been constantly delighted by the ways …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
By The Numbers: Larry Page's First Year as Google's CEO  —  Google has historically been paranoid about any numbers it publicly releases.  For many years even after it was publicly traded, the management triumvirate including Larry Page had to personally approve any numbers the company issued to the public …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Facebook Picks Nasdaq for I.P.O.  —  Facebook, which is preparing for its highly anticipated initial public offering, has picked a home.  —  The social network will list its shares on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol “FB,” according a person familiar with the matter, who demanded anonymity because the discussions were private.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Facebook: iOS-based credential theft only works on lost or jailbroken devices  —  Are the Facebook apps for iOS and Android susceptible to exploits that allow attackers to steal credentials used to log in to the social networking site?  Facebook has largely discounted a recent report claiming as much …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple investigating new iPad WiFi issues, tells AppleCare to replace affected units  —  According to an internal AppleCare document, Apple is actively investigating a series of WiFi-related issues affecting the third-generation iPad.  Since the new iPad's launch, many users have been complaining …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's Highest Priority Is Obviousness  —  Good piece from Sebastiaan de With, riffing on my bit last week regarding the tension between simplicity and obviousness.  But I gently disagree with this: … Apple has started using gestures more widely, but they're not requiring them.
New York Post:
Spotify's subscriber growth disappoints  —  Spotify's US performance has been less than rocking, according to sources who say the digital music service has been under-delivering in terms of subscribers.  —  It has been nine months since Spotify debuted in the US and was hailed as a coming music revolution …
Charles Cooper / CNET:
Bragging rights go to Apple as per-share price now tops Google  —  If you're keeping score — and who doesn't these days? — it now costs more to buy a share of Apple than to purchase a share of Google.  —  To be sure, this is more about bragging rights than anything else as the market capitalization …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Amid Worries About Strategery, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Tries to Soothe the Savaged Troops (Memo Time!)  —  Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, who has developed a tough-talk reputation within Yahoo of late, went all sweet — well, less crabby, I guess — the day after the layoffs in which 2,000 employees were fired.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Samsung: We're still not into 3D smartphones  —  By now you may have already seen a handful of “leaks” on Samsung's imminent Galaxy S III, but if you ask us, they all smell like a cruel prank on anticipating fans.  As far as we're concerned, the only reliable tidbits so far are the GT-i9300 …
Mike Krieger / Instagram Engineering:
Keeping Instagram up with over a million new users in twelve hours  —  On Tuesday we launched Instagram for Android, and it's had a fantastic response so far.  The last few weeks (on the infrastructure side) have been all about capacity planning and preparation to get everything in place …
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Facebook e-commerce: the next big thing?  —  (Reuters) - A group of e-commerce start-ups, backed by some of the tech world's most pedigreed financiers, are betting that Facebook Inc can become an e-commerce powerhouse to rival Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc.  —  As the world's largest social …
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Red Hat, IBM sign on for OpenStack  —  Two tech powers — IBM and Red Hat — are ready to officially bless OpenStack's open source cloud project.  —  The news — which should come next week or the week after at the OpenStack Spring Conference — is a big boost to OpenStack …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
Stolen Samsung AMOLED technology sold to rival, 11 suspects arrested  —  Nearly a dozen suspects have been arrested and charged with crimes related to the theft and sale of AMOLED display technology under development at Samsung.  Yonhap News Agency on Thursday reported that 11 suspects either currently …
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
PSA: Apple patches Flashback trojan affecting 600,000 Macs globally  —  Apple released a Java 1.6.0_31 update for OS X on Tuesday that claims to deliver “improved compatibility, security, and reliability.”  The patch closes multiple vulnerabilities found in Java 1.6.0_29 …
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Just how big are porn sites?  —  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a fast internet connection must be in want of some porn.  —  While it's difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
More people using TV and tablets at same time  —  Do you check e-mail while you watch TV?  If so, you're far from alone.  —  Nielsen's fourth-quarter poll of mobile users in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Italy discovered that people are increasingly checking e-mail or searching for program …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia's Mobile Apps Drop Google Maps for OpenStreetMap  —  In the world of online mapping, it feels like things aren't quite going in Google's direction these days: Apple switched away from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap when it launched iPhoto for iOS.  Foursquare, too, announced …

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