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April 11, 2012, 12:15 PM

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Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
U.S. Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Apple, Hachette  —  The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Corp., Hachette SA, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin and Simon & Schuster in New York district court, claiming collusion over eBook pricing.  Apple and Macmillan …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google+ Gets A Big Refresh With New Navigation, A Redesigned Stream, A Dedicated Hangouts Page & More  —  Google this morning is announcing a new look for its social network, Google+, which introduces a revamped navigation, with drag-and-drop elements and actions that appear when you hover over each item …
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.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Nokia Confirms Lumia 900 Software Glitch, Offers Fix and $100 Credit  —  Nokia said late Tuesday 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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley, London, NYC: Startup Genome Data Reveals How The World's Top Tech Hubs Stack Up  —  Last year, we covered an ambitious collaborative R&D project called “Startup Genome,” created by three young entrepreneurs, Bjoern Herrmann, Max Marmer, and Ertan Dogrultan.
More: VentureBeatThanks:@bjoernlasse
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
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 …
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
IBM dives into converged hardware with PureSystems  —  Whatever you do, don't compare IBM's new PureSystems to Oracle's Exadata or Cisco's Unified Compute System.  —  IBM spent three years and $2 billion to develop these systems, said Rod Adkins, SVP of the company's Server and Technologies Group.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Lost Amongst Its 60 Million Travel Tips?  TripAdvisor Highlights Reviews By Friends Of Friends  —  Paralysis can set in quickly when you're faced with the infinitude of products and reviews on sprawling sites like Amazon or Yelp.  To help you find your way, Trip Advisor has just begun showing reviews …
Andy Baio / Wired:
Instagram's Buyout: No Bubble to See Here  —  Instagram's billion-dollar sale to Facebook raised eyebrows Monday, renewing fears of a new tech bubble.  But compared to other major acquisitions since the dot-com bust, turns out it's a pretty sane deal.  —  To put the acquisition in perspective …
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 …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Nokia Lumia 610 NFC becomes official with Orange, will launch with Visa and Mastercard NFC support in Q3  —  After it jumped the gun and unwittingly unveiled its new Lumia 610 NFC smartphone ahead of its official Monaco launch at 1pm GMT, Nokia has made its new Windows Phone handset official …
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 …
More: Bloomberg and GigaOM
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

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