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April 29, 2012, 1:50 PM

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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 …
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.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Google Engineer Told Others of Data Collection, Full Version of F.C.C. Report Reveals  —  Google's harvesting of e-mails, passwords and other sensitive personal information from unsuspecting households in the United States and around the world was neither a mistake nor the work of a rogue engineer …
Wall Street Journal:
Big Data's Big Problem: Little Talent  —  It seems that the markets are as much in love with “Big Data”—the ability to acquire, process and sort vast quantities of data in real time—as the technology industry.  —  The first Big Data initial public offering hit the market last week to roaring approval.
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Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Get Rich U.  — There are no walls between Stanford and Silicon Valley.  Should there be?  —  Stanford University is so startlingly paradisial, so fragrant and sunny, it's as if you could eat from the trees and live happily forever.  Students ride their bikes through manicured quads …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Why is Silicon Valley silent on CISPA?  —  In January, America's major tech companies joined everyday internet users to break the back of a reviled law called SOPA.  Months later, Washington is brewing a new law that alarms many SOPA opponents — but this time the same companies have been quiet as church mice.
New York Times:
Developers Are Working on Television Apps, but TV Industry Is Wary  —  The same consumers who delight in navigating the iPad still click frustratingly through cable channels to find a basketball game.  Their complaint: Why can't television be more like a tablet?
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: The Billion-Dollar 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 …
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.
Semil Shah / TechCrunch:
The Seven Forces Disrupting Venture Capital  —  Editor's Note: TechCrunch columnist Semil Shah currently works at Votizen and is based in Palo Alto.  You can follow him on Twitter @semil  —  For the past few years, I have read over what seems like hundreds of blogs and thousands of tweets …

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