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April 27, 2012, 8:45 AM

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Leigh Beadon / Techdirt:
Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote  —  Up until this afternoon, the final vote on CISPA was supposed to be tomorrow.  Then, abruptly, it was moved up today—and the House voted in favor of its passage with a vote of 248-168.  But that's not even the worst part.
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
How CISPA would affect you (faq)  —  CISPA may have cleared the U.S. House of Representatives, but the fight isn't over.  It's shifted to the U.S. Senate.  Here's CNET's FAQ on what you need to know about this particularly controversial Internet bill.  —  Follow @declanm
Electronista:
comScore: Amazon Kindle Fire is 54.4% of US Android tablets  —  comScore shows Kindle Fire propping up Android  —  Amazon's Kindle Fire now makes up the absolute majority of the Android tablet platform in the US, comScore found in a fresh study.  The e-reader and tablet crossover represented 54.4 percent …
comScore, Inc.:
Tablet Competition Heats Up: Kindle Fire Captures more than Half of Android Tablet Market  —  10" Tablets Have 39 Percent Higher Content Consumption Rate than 7" Tablets  —  comScore Device Essentials™ Introduces Unique Device and Local Market Reporting to Cross-Device Digital Traffic Measurement
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Precise Pangolin rolls out: Ubuntu 12.04 released, introduces Unity HUD  —  The developers behind the Ubuntu project have announced the availability of Ubuntu 12.04, codenamed Precise Pangolin.  The new version of the popular Linux distribution brings updated software, several major user …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Evernote approaching 30 million users, funding reports are ‘premature’: CEO Phil Libin  —  Evernote CEO Phil Libin took the stage at The Next Web Conference earlier today.  —  We took notes and will have a longer post for you later on, but here are some interesting tidbits about Evernote that Libin shared at the end of his talk.
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
‘Pivoting’ Pays Off for Tech Entrepreneurs  —  Technology entrepreneurs of past eras took two years to build a product, hire a staff and figure out whether there was any real market for their service.  But today all that typically takes only a few months as founders cycle quickly through different ideas until they find one that sticks.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Q1 2012: Revenue Up 34 Percent To $13.2B, Net Income Down 35 Percent  —  Amazon just reported earnings for the first quarter of 2012.  Net sales increased 34% to $13.18 billion in the first quarter, compared with $9.86 billion in first quarter 2011.
Joseph Ax / Thomson Reuters News and Insight Legal:
Occupy protester's tweets fair game for prosecutors: judge  —  An Occupy Wall Street protester has lost his bid to quash a subpoena seeking his Twitter records from last fall, when he was arrested during a mass protest on the Brooklyn Bridge.  —  Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino Jr. …
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Bloomberg:
Google Street View Investigation by U.S. Declared Closed  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) said the U.S. Justice Department closed an investigation last May into the company's use of specially equipped autos that collected wireless data for its Street View project.  —  Google's disclosure about the inquiry …
Dan Farber / CNET:
Former Sun CEO says Google's Android didn't need license for Java APIs  —  Jonathan Schwartz (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz took the stand here today as a witness for the defense, and disputed Oracle's claim that Java APIs were proprietary code from Sun.
Bloomberg:
Samsung Ends Nokia's 14-Year Run as World's Biggest Phone Maker  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) overtook Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) as the world's biggest vendor of mobile-phones last quarter, ending the Finnish company's 14-year run as the global industry leader, according to researcher Strategy Analytics.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Viddy Is Raising $30M At A $370M Valuation  —  Someone wise once said “If Instagram for video were to happen it would look nothing like Instagram” but, because it was on Twitter, I briefly saw that tweet before it got lost in the ether and now I can't find it, dammit.
Tweets: @levie
PC World:
Most of the Internet's Top 200,000 HTTPS Websites Are Insecure, Trustworthy Internet Movement Says  —  Ninety percent of the Internet's top 200,000 HTTPS-enabled websites are vulnerable to known types of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) attack, according to a report released Thursday …
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Dropbox adds automated photo uploading from PCs and Macs, new Photos page  —  While the week has been dominated by cloud storage news in the wake of Google Drive's launch, Dropbox has dropped in with its second new feature of the week: automated photo uploading from its PC and Mac clients and a new Photos page.
Tasneem Raja / MoJo Articles:
“Gangbang Interviews” and “Bikini Shots”: Silicon Valley's Brogrammer Problem  —  For startups like Path, recasting geek identity with a frathouse swagger is a dangerous game.  —  Quora (left and right); Geeklist (center)  —  At the South by Southwest Interactive festival in March …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Samsung sends protesting flashmob to Sydney Apple Store, tells customers to ‘Wake Up’  —  Samsung's marketing machine appears to have gone into overdrive with reports that advertising agencies working on its behalf sent a bus full of protesters to the Apple Store in Sydney, Australia to tell customers to ‘Wake Up’.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google X founder takes Charlie Rose's picture from Project Glass headset  —  Google's Project Glass heads-up display was announced weeks ago, but nobody is sure whether the glasses are actually functional or if, as Sergey Brin has said, “you really just see [them] reboot.”
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple: $1,111 Per Share and a $1 Trillion Market Cap in the Next Year  —  The blowout earnings Apple reported Tuesday inspired a number of big upgrades on the company's stock, but none so bullish as that of Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White.  —  White, who made headlines back in April …
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