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April 20, 2012, 11:05 AM

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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.”
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
VCs Invested $5.8B In 758 Deals In Q1 2012, Total Dollars And Deals Both Down From Last Quarter  —  Venture capitalists invested $5.8 billion in 758 deals in the first quarter of 2012, according to a MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho SalesIQ - Real-time sales intelligence platform with tight Zoho CRM integration.  —  You run an apparel store.  There's a visitor who walked in after seeing your weekly ad.
SAY Media / SAY Daily:
Don't Look Now: Here Come the Disappearing Message Apps  —  Get ready for a world of expiring photos and vanishing status updates.
AdExchanger:
Eyeview Wants To Personalize Online Video Like Display And Search  —  It seems all online ads, except video ads, are targeted.  That online video largely isn't personalized seems odd, since the ad industry jumps …
 

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