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April 20, 2012, 9:45 AM

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9to5Mac:
Apple Marketing SVP Phil Schiller dumps Instagram over expansion to Android  —  Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is not the only photo-loving business executive upset by Instagram in recent weeks.  While Dorsey stopped posting photos from his Instagram after Facebook reportedly beat his Twitter …
Siu Han / DigiTimes:
Apple next-generation iPhone likely to adopt in-cell touch panels, say sources  —  Apple's new iPhone, which is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2012, is likely to adopt in-cell touch panels rolled out by Sharp and Toshiba Mobile Display (TMD), according to sources in Apple's supply chain.
Microsoft Investor Relations:
Microsoft Reports Record Third-Quarter Revenue  —  Strong business demand drives double-digit operating income growth.  REDMOND, Wash. — Apr. 19, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced quarterly revenue of $17.41 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2012, a 6% increase from the prior year period.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Cisco memo: We can't build anything  —  Earlier this morning, The New York Times wrote about an internal memo in which Cisco Systems outlined its plans for software defined networking.  More importantly, it also shared the news that it has invested $100 million in Insieme …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
YouTube faces massive music royalty bill in German copyright case  —  Summary: YouTube could face a massive royalties bill after a court case went against the video-sharing site.  The ruling also ruled that YouTube alone is responsible for its users' submissions.
Dan Farber / CNET:
Google's Tim Lindholm faces off with David Boies on Java license  —  David Boies, Oracle's lead lawyer in the Silicon Valley trial of titans, had a nice set-up for day four of the proceedings.  On day three, Wednesday, Boies probed Google CEO Larry Page about his familiarity with Tim Lindholm …
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Social Network Badoo Lands Top Google Product Exec  —  If Facebook is the social network that allows people to connect with their current friends, Badoo is the social network for meeting new people, including potential dating partners.  The company founder has called it a “nightclub in your smartphone.”
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Samsung GT-i9300 dummy box could host the new Galaxy S  —  Vietnamese website Tinhte has posted images and video of a new device, the Samsung GT-i9300, which could be a engineering sample of the next Galaxy S device set for reveal on May 3rd.  Unlike the previous leak, which featured grainy photos taken …
Kate Cox / Kotaku:
Gabe Newell Says Valve-Apple Meeting Didn't Happen  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook and Valve head Gabe Newell did not actually meet last week as rumored, according to a new podcast interview with Newell.  —  He squashed the week-old rumor in an interview with the fine folks at Seven Day Cooldown …
Reuters:
Nokia loses IPCom patent case in German court  —  (Reuters) - Nokia lost a court case on Friday after a regional court in Mannheim, Germany, found the Finnish mobile phone company had violated patents belonging to German patent firm IPCom.  —  Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant said the ruling affected phones that were no longer being sold.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
EU Commissioner Kroes Speaks Out On Internet Openness; Says We Cannot Allow ISP Disconnects  —  EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, has been saying a ton of smart things lately.  A few months ago, we wrote about her pointing out that copyright is being used to punish & withhold …
Zach Walton / WebProNews:
Facebook Enabling IPv6 Access For Developers Next Month  —  Another week, another Facebook Operation Developer Update to keep us all updated on the changes coming to the platform.  This week is light in news but what is there packs a punch.  Those interested in Facebook's IPv6 plans will want to especially pay attention.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Mac OS X invulnerability to malware is a myth, says security firm  —  Mac users can expect more OS X botnets, drive-by downloads, and mass malware from here on out.  That's according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab, who said during a press conference on Thursday morning …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Mozilla CEO: First Boot To Gecko Devices Will Be Sold In Brazil  —  Mozilla and Spain-based Telefonica officially announced their intentions to work together on an open web device at this year's Mobile World Congress, but I'm not sure anyone expected the launch market Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs just announced.
Colin Neagle / Network World:
Top mobile apps showcased at DEMO 2012  —  DEMO 2012 led off with mobile products.  Here are the most interesting.  By Colin Neagle, Network World As is generally the case at trade shows today, mobile technology has been top of mind at the DEMO conference in Santa Clara, taking up the first half of the event's first day.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu Announces Four More Original Series, Bringing Total Lineup To Seven  —  Hulu has been having a busy week.  On Tuesday, the company announced a new deal for advertisers, which now charges them only for ad completions, and today at Hulu's upfronts, the company announced the arrival of even more original shows.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
RapidShare Publishes Anti-Piracy Manifesto for Cyberlockers  —  In the aftermath of the Megaupload shutdown, people have been keeping a close eye on other file-hosting services, RapidShare included.  —  As a company, RapidShare sees itself operating in the “cloud hosting” business …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple defends iPad in Australia, claims ‘4G’ branding is correct  —  Apple filed a defense in Australia's federal court this week rebutting allegations that the company intentionally misled consumers, adding that the new iPad's “4G” label is technically correct despite a lack of compatibility with the country's existing “4G” networks.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
FCC fighting mobile ‘bill shock’ with new alert system  —  The FCC estimates that around 30 million Americans have suffered from bill shock — that horrifying feeling when you realize your mobile bill is way higher than expected.  To deal with this, the commission is working …
Bloomberg:
RIM Said to Be Near Choosing JPMorgan as Strategy Adviser  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) is near a decision to pick a financial adviser, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) is the leading candidate to help the company weigh strategy options, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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