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May 1, 2012, 9:45 AM

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Brad Molen / Engadget:
Live from the 2012 BlackBerry World keynote with Thorsten Heins!  —  It's the moment many of the BlackBerry faithful (and plenty of other curious tech enthusiasts, for that matter) have been waiting for: the BlackBerry World 2012 general session, with fresh CEO Thorsten Heins taking charge.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Not Much Riding on BlackBerry World — Just RIM's Future  —  For Research In Motion, the past year has been about as ugly as they come.  Marked by market share erosion, product delays, a management shakeup and a precipitous 75 percent decline in its stock price, the last 12 months have seen …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
BlackBerry 10 dev alpha unit unveiled: 4.2-inch screen, 1280 x 768 resolution  —  Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.  In this instance, it just leaves us wanting more.  The image you see above is RIM's official dev unit for its just launched BlackBerry 10 platform.
New York Times:
Data Engineer in Google Case Is Identified  —  At the center of the uproar over a Google project that scooped up personal data from potentially millions of unsuspecting people is the company software engineer who wrote the code.  —  Google has declined to identify the engineer, as has the Federal Communications Commission.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Facebook IPO Docs Could Get Approval This Week, Followed by Road Show With Zuckerberg (No Guarantee on Tie)  —  According to sources close to the situation, Facebook is anticipating getting approval from government regulators to officially distribute it S-1 public offering prospectus to investors within days …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Digg's Tech Team Heads for the Washington Post, and Digg Looks for a Lifeline  —  Digg isn't done.  Yet.  —  But it's looking pretty close.  The Washington Post is in the process of buying/hiring the news aggregator's technology team, but isn't purchasing the business itself …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Apple Doesn't Want Musicians to See Secret Steve Jobs Deposition  —  In bringing a class-action lawsuit against Universal Music over digital music revenues, musicians trigger a big objection from Apple.  —  Steve Jobs  —  Aftermath Records, a division of Universal Music Group …
Russell Goldman / ABCNEWS:
Zuckerberg's Dinners with Girlfriend Help Spur Life-Saving Facebook Tool  —  Conversations over the dinner table with his med-student girlfriend helped Mark Zuckerberg formulate his latest big idea — harnessing the power of Facebook to help eliminate the critical shortage of organs …
Burt Helm / Inc.com:
Turntable.fm: Where Did Our Love Go?  —  The partners behind a one-time “next big thing” go to South by Southwest to win back the adoration of the tech world—and figure out how to make their partnership work.  —  Last summer, Turntable.fm set techie hearts pounding: Billy Chasen and Seth Goldstein …
Tomio Geron / Social Markets:
Top Startup Incubators And Accelerators: Y Combinator Tops With $7.8 Billion In Value  —  Incubators have become an increasingly important part of the tech startup scene in recent years.  —  A number of hot startups have emerged from these programs, encouraging more new entrepreneurs to apply.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Feature: Does “Mastered for iTunes” matter to music?  Ars puts it to the test  —  Apple's push to increase the quality of songs distributed via iTunes has been formally realized in the company's Mastered for iTunes program—but does it really make music sound better?
More: The Verge, MacRumors and TUAWThanks:@foresmac
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
This Is What a Kickstarter Scam Looks Like  —  “Seth Westfall,” the creator and cofounder of “Little Monster Productions.”  (kickstarter.com)  —  When Kickstarter projects go wrong, backers often think they've been scammed; usually, the creators simply overpromised.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
From cloud OS to personal cloud service, Jolicloud launches its iOS app  —  Jolicloud is a service that has taken some time to find its way.  In Silicon Valley speak, you might know those maneuvers as “pivots”, but it seems like Jolicloud has finally found a sweet spot for its cloud services.
More: MacNN and The Verge
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Skype investigates tool that reveals users' IP addresses  —  Skype said Tuesday it is investigating a new tool that collects a person's last known IP address, a potential privacy-compromising issue.  —  Skype said Tuesday it is investigating a new tool that collects a person's last known IP address …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Rumor: Hulu Will Soon Require Viewers To Have A Cable Subscription [Update: It'll Happen, But Not “Soon"]  —  If you love watching TV shows on Hulu but don't have a cable subscription, things could get a bit more complicated in the near future.  According to the New York Post …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Where Do All Those BuzzFeed Cute Animal Pictures Come From?  —  BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti discusses the copyright implications of all the adorable cats, disappointed otters, and worried monkeys that grace the site.  —  It all started when I was looking at a photograph of an otter that was …
Rachel King / CNET:
Oracle: Google execs ‘knew this day would come’  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle made its closing statements during the first segment of the Oracle-Google trial this morning, and it all boils down to this: Google is making excuses for taking the property of Sun Microsystems — and now Oracle — and using it on Android.
Somini Sengupta / Bits:
The New Pay Phone and What It Knows About You  —  The term pay phone has a new meaning today.  —  For consumers who wish to ditch their wallets, paying through a mobile phone can be awfully convenient.  Those same consumers can also, often unwittingly, give up valuable information …
Anil Dash:
Why you can't trust tech press to teach you about the tech industry  —  If there were one lesson I'd want to impress upon people who are interested in succeeding in the technology industry, it would be, as I've said before, know your s**t.  Know the discipline you're in …
Maureen Farrell / CNNMoney.com:
Ron Conway: Tech is nowhere near a bubble  —  LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney) — One of the earliest investors in tech darlings Google, Facebook and Twitter says any talk of a tech bubble is overblown.  —  “We are nowhere near a bubble,” says Ron Conway.  He most recently invested in Instagram, which Facebook just snapped up for $1 billion.
More: FortuneTweets: @acedtect
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land:
Mobile App Marketers Get New Tools From AdWords  —  Those marketing mobile applications via Google AdWords are getting some new weapons in their arsenal this week.  Google has announced four new tools: a new Mobile App extension for AdWords, additional information to the click-to-download format …

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