May 10, 2012, 12:20 AM

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Aaron Brady / Facebook Developer Blog:
Introducing the App Center  —  Today, we're announcing the App Center, a new place for people to find social apps.  The App Center gives developers an additional way to grow their apps and creates opportunities for more types of apps to be successful.  —  In the coming weeks …
Vic Gundotra / The Official Google Blog:
Google+: a mobile app with sense and soul  —  Sharing is deeply sensory.  From cooking a favorite meal to getting together with friends, it's the smells and the stories and the smiles that make human connections so essential.  With Google+ we want to extend these moments online …
Status Update  —  So first thing's first: We're not being sold!  Instead, we've just hired a bunch of brilliant writers and a new COO.  Also, we've seen a resurgence of community support (with over a thousand people attending our NYC meetup last night, for example), are back around 12% …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Tech Nation's Gunn Says She and Yahoo CEO Discussed Their CS Degrees Before 2009 Show (Video and Audio)  —  Last week, I posted an audio recording of Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, from a radio interview he did in early 2009, in which he did not deny he had a computer science degree when the host …
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Accused of Hindering Firefox Browser  —  The company behind the Firefox Web browser says Microsoft Corp. is limiting its ability to distribute its browser on some hardware being designed for the next version of the Windows operating system.  —  Mozilla Corp.'s contention focuses …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
What's Behind the Drop in Kindle Fire Shipments?  —  Once hailed as the first true rival to the iPad, Amazon's Kindle Fire no longer seems to be much of a threat to Apple's tablet.  The Fire had no impact on Apple's March-quarter iPad sales.  Indeed, during the company's second-quarter earnings call …
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
DVDs and Blu-rays will now carry two unskippable government warnings  —  The old FBI copyright warning gets an upgrade.  —  You know those FBI warning messages that appear at the beginning of DVDs and Blu-ray discs?  They're getting an upgrade—and they're multiplying.
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Results make up for awkwardness of iPhoto for iPad  —  Any review of iPhoto for iPad (released back in March, priced at just five tiny dollars) has to deal with an awkward truth: It isn't a terribly intuitive app.  During your first go, you'll find yourself feeling mystified about what certain buttons do …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Google adds more semantic smarts to its search engine  —  Google seems to be eking out a major new tweak to its search results.  —  Reportedly spotted by several users, the search pages are now displaying semantic data nestled to the right of the regular results.
M. Alex Johnson /
Viewing child porn on the Web ‘legal’ in New York, state appeals court finds  —  Viewing child pornography online isn't a crime, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in the case of a college professor whose work computer was found to have stored more than a hundred illegal images in its Web cache.
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Venture-Capital Firm NEA Raises $2.1 Billion  —  In the venture-capital industry's most significant fundraising this year, New Enterprise Associates has closed on $2.08 billion for a fund that could grow in size to become one of the largest ever raised.  —  In a securities filing on Wednesday …

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