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April 28, 2012, 5:35 PM

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Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Exclusive: Google releases FCC report on Street View probe  —  Google has released the full report of the Federal Communications Commission's investigation into the data it collected and stored from millions of unknowing households across the nation while operating specially equipped cars for its Street View service.
New York Times:
How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Global Taxes  —  Apple, the world's most profitable technology company, doesn't design iPhones here.  It doesn't run AppleCare customer service from this city.  And it doesn't manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby.  Yet, with a handful of employees …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: The $1.2 Billion Inside Story of How Demand Media Almost Went Private Last Week (and Then Didn't)  —  According to sources close to the situation, Demand Media was deep into discussions with a private equity firm to complete a deal that would have taken the online content company private for almost double its current value.
James Trew / Engadget:
Woz: Windows Phone is ‘beautiful,’ Android ‘no contest,’ still loves iPhone, ask again tomorrow  —  When Steve Wozniak talks mobile, people love to listen.  Last time we checked in, he was lauding some of Android's finer points, and now he's raining praise on Windows Phone.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
42Floors' PDA: The War For Talent Among Startups Needs A New Approach.  Here's Why  —  Startups do the darndest things.  As you may or may not have seen, Y Combinator startup 42Floors made a bold and fairly unprecedented move today — as hiring goes, in any case.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Jack Dorsey Talks Square, Twitter, And Instagram-Facebook With Charlie Rose  —  Twitter co-founder, and Square CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey sat down with Charlie Rose yesterday to talk about the two companies he's developed as well as Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram and the “digital revolution.”
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
China plans national, unified CPU architecture  —  According to reports from various industry sources, the Chinese government has begun the process of picking a national computer chip instruction set architecture (ISA).  This ISA would have to be used for any projects backed with government money …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
The Winklevoss Twins Are Now VCs: “We Think The Cloud Is Going To Be Huge”  —  It's a Friday afternoon (in some parts of the world, at least), so go ahead — take a nice long drink of your favorite alcoholic beverage.  If you're like me, you'll need it to make it through the CNBC interview …

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