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April 26, 2012, 4:20 AM

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Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
This was the original ‘Google Phone’ presented in 2006  —  Two years before the T-Mobile G1 introduced to the world to Android, Google presented carriers with the “Google Phone — a device that looked a lot more like the portrait QWERTY Android prototype shown in early 2008.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sprint confirms unlimited data plan for next iPhone  —  Sprint Nextel is banking that its unlimited data plan will continue to set its iPhone apart from the others — even when the next version arrives.  —  If the next iteration of the iPhone arrives with LTE, Sprint will continue to offer …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Microsoft to preview ‘Woodstock’ Xbox music service at E3  —  Microsoft will offer a sneak peak at its Zune replacement during E3 2012, according to sources familiar with the company's plans.  The new music service, codenamed Woodstock, will continue Microsoft's shift away from the Zune brand towards the well known Xbox one.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
The real reason Facebook's IPO will be delayed: 15-30% drop in new tech stocks  —  Facebook's IPO was scheduled for May 2012, or so every analyst across the country was saying a couple months ago.  However, that just ain't gonna happen, and we're here to tell you why.
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Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Groupon Must Avoid Taking ‘Stupid Risks,’ CEO Says  —  On the heels of an embarrassing financial revision last month, Groupon Inc. is seeking to steady the ship.  —  The Chicago-based daily deals site is expected to announce several new senior executive hires in the coming weeks and is in talks …
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Tim Kelly / Reuters:
Nintendo's hard choices for a soft landing  —  But with that Wii boom waning, the successor being prepared by the creator of Super Mario looks like a losing proposition as Apple Inc and other smartphone and tablet makers take gaming to the bathroom, the commuter bus and back to the bedroom.
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Cade Metz / Wired:
Google Set to Meld GDrive With Chrome OS  —  Google senior vice president Sundar Pichai says the GDrive will soon be integrated with the company's Chrome OS operating system.  Image: Flickr/niallkennedy  —  Google will tightly integrate its new Google Drive online storage service …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Google Maps now lets you ‘visit’ famous landmarks with photo tours...using YOUR images  —  The chances are if you're reading this you've at least used Google Maps before, and the odds are you've also used Street View to get a feel for a place before you visit.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Ancestry.com Acquires Archives.com For $100 Million  —  Utah-based genealogy site Ancestry.com just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Silicon Valley-based startup Inflection to acquire its competitor Archives.com for $100 million in cash and assumed liabilities.
David Kushner / GQ:
The Man Who Hacked Hollywood  —  They've become a part of the pop-culture landscape: sexy, private shots of celebrities (your Scarletts, your Milas) stolen from their phones and e-mail accounts.  They're also the center of an entire stealth industry.  For the man recently arrested in the biggest case yet …

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