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April 20, 2012, 1:40 PM

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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.
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 …
Travis Pope / enConnected:
Skype on Xbox team official, Metro development techniques coming to Xbox?  —  It's no news to most Microsoft watchers; if Microsoft is going to make good on those promises of bringing Skype to it's entire consumer product portfolio, Skye on Xbox LIVE has to happen at some point.
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.
Angela Watercutter / Wired:
Anontune: The New Social Music Platform From Anonymous  —  In a move sure to attract attention from the music industry, a small group of coders claiming to be part of Anonymous is putting together a social music platform.  The rather ambitious goal: Create a service that seamlessly pulls up songs streaming from all around the internet.
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 …
Ben Popper / VentureBeat:
Kickstarter funding explodes, on pace to triple this year to around $300M  —  We've been reporting on a lot of very cool tech and gaming projects that have found huge success on the New York based crowdfunding platform Kickstarter this year.  The site, which never had a million dollar project before 2012 …
More: GeekWire
Conor Humphries / Reuters:
Apple announces 500 new jobs in Ireland  —  (Reuters) - Apple is to hire 500 people in Ireland in the latest boost to the indebted euro zone country's multinational sector, one of the few bright spots in a struggling economy.  —  The consumer electronics giant will increase the headcount …
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Anonymous builds its own Pastebin-like site  —  Hacker group Anonymous and the People's Liberation Front have created a data-sharing site called AnonPaste, meant to host pastes of code and other messages without any moderation or censorship of the information posted.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Will Verizon throw its weight behind Windows Phone?  —  Nokia has been building some buzz in the U.S. for its Lumia 900 for AT&T. Could Verizon be the next taker?  —  (Credit: Nokia)  —  Verizon may be ready to cast its lot with Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform.
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.
Myles Peterson / TorrentFreak:
iiNet: ISP Not Liable For BitTorrent Piracy, High Court Rules  —  In what became known as the iiTrial, the marathon four-year legal battle that began in November 2008, a consortium of Hollywood Studios with token Australian representation going under the banner of the Australian Federation …
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.
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 …
More: eWeek and WebProNews
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 …
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.”
Jay Alabaster / PC World:
Sony to Launch 5GB Online Photo Sharing Service Next Week  —  Sony said Friday it will launch its online photo sharing service, “PlayMemories Online,” next week.  —  The service will initially be available in six countries — Japan, the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, and the U.K. — from May 25, and will offer 5GB of free storage.
More: SlashGear and Engadget

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