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April 11, 2012, 9:50 AM

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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Nokia Confirms Lumia 900 Software Glitch, Offers Fix and $100 Credit  —  Nokia said late Monday that it has identified a problem that has left some early Lumia 900 customers unable to connect to the Internet.  —  Nokia U.S. chief Chris Weber told AllThingsD that the problem is a memory-management issue …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Nokia says smartphone financials will disappoint even as it sells two million Lumia phones in Q1  —  Ahead of its Q1 2012 earnings results, Nokia has lowered its first quarter 2012 financial outlook — the company expects its operating margin will be approximately negative three percent …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple working on iTunes 11 with iOS 6 support, improved iCloud integration  —  According to sources, Apple has recently begun internally seeding the next major release of the iTunes application for computers, iTunes 11.  Work on iTunes 11 began prior to the release of iTunes 10.6 …
Wall Street Journal:
Google's $12 Billion Toy  —  Here's a business riddle: Divine Google Inc.'s intentions for its largest-ever acquisition, the $12.5 billion purchase of the once-great, now-faltering Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.  —  Motorola represents one of the thorniest strategic and operational challenges in Google's 14-year history.
Reuters:
DOJ may sue Apple over ebooks early as Wednesday: sources  —  (Reuters) - The Justice Department could sue Apple Inc as early as Wednesday over alleged electronic book price-fixing, while settling with several publishers as early as this week, two people familiar with the matter said.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify Moves Beyond Facebook With a “Play Button” For the Rest of the Web  —  If you're on Facebook, then you've almost certainly seen Spotify, which is why the music service has been able to pick up some 3 million users since it launched in the U.S. last summer.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
MPAA: you can infringe copyright just by embedding a video  —  The Motion Picture Association of America is squaring off against a coalition of Internet giants and public interest groups over the key question of whether it's possible to directly infringe copyright by embedding an image or video hosted by a third party.
More: Betabeat
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple developing Flashback malware removal tool  —  In response to Flashback malware that's been in the news lately, Apple on Tuesday revealed that it is developing a tool to detect and remove it.  —  There is no date that the tool will be released, but considering it is Apple …
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Introducing The Listserve, a Giant List Only One Person Can Email Per Day  —  It's the sad truth of the Internet: you can tweet and blog your sweet little heart out, but there's no guarantee that anyone is actually listening.  But what if there was a platform that gave you the chance …
Tweets: @mathewi
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
The 4 inch iPhone 5  —  In the past year of so the smartphone landscape has seen a trend of screen size increasing from around 3.2/3.5 inches to 4.3, 4.65 and as high as 5.3 inches in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note.  The iPhone screen however, has remained at 3.5 inches since its debut in 2007.
Wolfram:
To Compute or Not to Compute—Wolfram|Alpha Analyzes Shakespeare's Plays  —  For hundreds of years, scholars have carefully studied the plays of Shakespeare, breaking down the language and carefully dissecting every act and scene.  We thought it would be interesting to see what sorts …
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Tumblr updates Android app with a radical new look  —  Hot blog-baker Tumblr has cooked up a zany and colorful update to its Android application.  —  Five-year-old, New York-based Tumblr is the go-to blogging platform for the young and hip.  The company now powers more than 51 million blog sites …
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
“New” Roku HD Lands On Retail Shelves  —  “New” Roku HD Lands On Retail Shelves originally appeared on Zatz Not Funny!  —  Just last month we reported that a new “Roku HD” SKU had hit the FCC, and today I found it nestled amongst the Roku 2 XD and XS models.
More: The Verge and Engadget
Jason Snell / Macworld:
iTunes: Time to right the syncing ship  —  When Apple introduced iTunes in 2001, it served one purpose: As a music jukebox app.  Later that year, it added its most important feature: The ability to sync tracks with the just-introduced iPod.  Originally, you could just drag tracks onto …
Rachel King / Between the Lines Blog:
SAP reveals database, mobile roadmaps through 2015  —  Summary: SAP unveiled its immediate and long-term plans for HANA and Sybase, demonstrating how the business management software provider aims to become a leading database vendor.  —  SAN FRANCISCO - SAP has outlined some bold new database …
Ruth Sutherland / Daily Mail:
Apple ‘made £6bn’ in UK... but paid only £10m in tax  —  Apple paid a paltry £10million in UK corporation tax in the last financial year, despite earning an estimated £6billion in the country over the period.  —  It is the latest technology firm to be accused of avoiding UK tax, following Amazon and Google.
Lynn La / CNET:
The man behind your phone's fonts  —  The first part of our series about mobile phone fonts sits down with Steve Matteson, the typeface designer for Droid, Windows Phone, and countless other UIs.  —  Follow @lynnlaaa  —  Steve Matteson holds up one of his more well-known fonts, the Droid Serif.
More: Gizmodo
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Please Welcome Peter Ha, Frederic Lardinois And New Co-Editor Alexia Tsotsis  —  Sure, legends like Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle don't play for the Yankees now, but the team hasn't just survived the ups and downs over the years.  Hate it or love it, the franchise attracts many of the best players …
Tweets: @alexia and @mg

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