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April 30, 2012, 12:00 PM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Makes $300M Investment In New Barnes & Noble Subsidiary To Battle With Amazon And Apple In E-books  —  Barnes & Noble has found a new, major partner in its fight to get an edge over Amazon and Apple in the heating up market for e-books and the devices being used to consume them …
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
B&N, Microsoft team up on Nook, college businesses  —  Microsoft takes $300M stake in Barnes & Noble college, digital businesses; to set up new co.  —  NEW YORK (AP) — An infusion of money from Microsoft Corp. sent Barnes & Noble Inc.'s stock zooming Monday, as the software giant established …
BBC:
The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK ISPs, court rules  —  The Pirate Bay is hosted in Sweden, where it has an active supporter base  —  File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled.  —  The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly-pirated free music and video.
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Skype Reveals Remote and Local IP Address Of All Online Users  —  If you are a user of the messaging software Skype, you know that you can see the location of your contacts in the Skype interface.  What you probably do not know is that there is currently a way to display a Skype user's remote and local IP address as well.
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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Kickstarter Sets Off $7 Million Stampede for a Watch Not Yet Made  —  When Eric Migicovsky, an engineer, wanted to develop a line of wristwatches that could display information from an iPhone — like caller ID and text messages — he went the traditional route of asking venture capitalists to finance his company.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
TheFind launches Glimpse, a Pinterest rival built on Facebook likes  —  Pinterest's rise has helped highlight the value of social discovery over traditional search for shopping and the lesson hasn't been lost on competitors.  TheFind, a shopping search site with a trove of product data …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Google to court: Galaxy Nexus code is closed just like that of the iPhone  —  Apple and Google routinely have discovery disputes.  Apple's second California action against Samsung, which includes a motion for a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus, is already the eighth U.S. lawsuit …
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
BladeLogic founder joins VC firm, Greylock Partners  —  Greylock Partners, seeking more operational experience in the enterprise sector, named Dev Ittycheria, an operations guy who made his name in enterprise software, as its newest partner.  —  VCs and startups alike have been in the hunt …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Apple Is Doomed: The Phony Sony Parallel  —  In the weeks preceding the April 24th release of Apple's quarterly earnings, a number of old canards sent the stock down by about 12%: Carriers are going to kill the iPhone Golden Goose by cutting back “exorbitant” subsidies; iPhone sales …
Stephen Mangan / Reuters:
Nokia in advanced talks to sell luxury Vertu unit: FT  —  (Reuters) - Cellphone maker Nokia (NOK1V.HE) is in advanced talks to sell its UK subsidiary Vertu to private equity group Permira PERM.UL, the Financial Times reported.  —  Nokia, which last week had its credit rating cut to “junk” …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
LG Cloud, a streaming service for all three of your screens, launches on May 1st  —  LG is entering the cloud service race, allowing users to upload their content to the company's servers and stream it to all of their devices.  LG Cloud enters beta on May 1st and will let you access …
Sydney Morning Herald:
Parliament probes technology price gouge  —  Apple and Microsoft will be among technology companies asked to explain to Parliament why Australians pay much more for music and game downloads from iTunes, for example, than overseas customers.  Federal Labor politicians are hoping the publicity generated …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering  —  The UK may have just entered a double-dip recession but that doesn't seem to have trickled down to how consumers are spending money on take-out food — and the companies that are building businesses around that.
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
The Tech Accelerator Epidemic Has Hit New Jersey  —  It's fair to say that tech accelerator programs are launching, well, frequently now, all with the same basic template.  Between Blueprint Health, DreamIt Ventures and Entrepreneurs Roundtable, Betabeat can barely keep up with the demo days just here in New York.

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