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April 20, 2012, 12:40 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.
Paul Paliath / Redmond Pie:
Next iPhone To Use In-Cell Touch Panels, Will Make The Device Significantly Thinner [REPORT]  —  The next-generation iPhone which Apple will be releasing sometime later this year might just be implementing in-cell touch panels produced by Sharp and Toshiba, according to a report from DigiTimes.
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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.
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.
More: The H Security and BBC
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.”
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.
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 …
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 …

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