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May 14, 2012, 7:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple readies revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro: Retina Display, ultra-thin design, and super-fast USB 3  —  Mockup: New, thinner MacBook Pro on the left.  Current model on the right.  —  Apple is putting the finishing touches on an entirely new 15-inch MacBook Pro that is the outcome of years …
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Prepare Thinner Mac Laptops Sporting Intel Chips  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is preparing a new lineup of thinner MacBook laptops running on more powerful chips made by Intel Corp. (INTC), people with knowledge of the plans said.  —  The MacBook Pro machines, to be unveiled …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Preparing Upgrade to iCloud  —  Apple Inc. is preparing an upgrade of its online service iCloud that includes new photo-sharing features, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The new features, expected to be announced at Apple's world-wide developer conference beginning June 11 …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple to announce photo-sharing, video syncing services for iCloud at WWDC  —  Apple is planning on adding photo-sharing features, as a part of an upgrade of the service, reports the Wall Street Journal.  The services, which would be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference on June 11th …
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Michael Bathon / Bloomberg:
LightSquared, Failed Wireless Venture, Files for Bankruptcy  —  LightSquared Inc. filed for bankruptcy after its plan to deliver high-speed wireless to as many as 260 million people ran afoul of U.S. regulators.  LightSquared, based in Reston, Virginia, listed debt and assets …
Othman Laraki / Twitter Blog:
The best of Twitter in your inbox  —  Starting today, you can discover the best of Twitter in a weekly email digest delivered to your inbox.  This summary features the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you're connected to on Twitter.  —  Stories feature a design similar …
Brian X. Chen / Bits:
Head of Time Warner Cable Is Unfamiliar With Apple's AirPlay  —  AirPlay, a software tool included with Apple's iPads and iPhones, is widely viewed as being potentially disruptive to the cable industry, because it makes it easy for people to view a broad variety of Internet content on a television.
Harry McCracken / Techland:
Fact-Checking Digitimes, the Taiwanese Apple Rumor Source That Keeps Crying ‘Wolf!’  —  “It's key to note that the DigiTimes has a hit-or-miss track record for nailing predictions....”  —  “Digitimes has a spotty track record with regard to Apple rumors...”
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Anatomy of an iTV rumor  —  The latest “confirmation” that Apple is building a TV set turns out to be another soufflé  —  FORTUNE — It is perhaps a measure of how badly broken today's commercial TV viewing experience is — the cookie-cutter sitcoms, the ridiculous reality shows …
Nivedita Bhattacharjee / Reuters:
Amazon aims to launch front-lit Kindle in July: source  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will launch new versions of its Kindle e-reader and tablet, including a monochrome e-reader with front lighting, a source who has seen the prototype told Reuters.  —  The world's largest Internet retailer …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Here's Yahoo's Official Parting With Thompson Over ResuMess — No Severance, But Make-Whole Millions  —  As I reported earlier today, former Yahoo Scott Thompson left the Silicon Valley Internet giant with no severance.  —  The reason for the agreement was that the company was claiming …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes A Cue From Instagram, Redesigns Mobile To Make News Feed Photos 3X Larger  —  If you're sick of interrupting your news feed reading to open and load photos, you'll like a new Facebook mobile site, iOS, and Android app redesign rolling out today that makes photos three times larger.
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Dawn of a new wireless: first 802.11ac router available today  —  Texas-based networking company Buffalo announced its first 802.11ac wireless router and wireless media bridge are available today for retail purchase.  The two networking products are backwards compatible with 802.11n devices …
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Intel Windows 8 tablets to hit retail stores in November  —  Intel ‘Clover Trail’ Atom Z2760-based Windows 8 tablet.  —  (Credit: Brooke Crothers)  —  The first wave of Intel-based Windows 8 tablets are expected to land in retail stores in November, a source familiar with device makers' plans told CNET.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Aviary debuts photo-editing SDK for Windows Phone  —  Aviary, the photo-editing technology company backed by investors including Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, today rolled out its new software development kit for Windows Phone apps, aiming to establish a beachhead on Microsoft's nascent mobile platform.
Catherine Solyom / National Post:
Insider tells why Anonymous ‘might well be the most powerful organization on Earth’  —  Christopher Doyon, a.k.a. Commander X, sits atop a hillside in an undisclosed location in Canada, watching a reporter and photographer make their way along a narrow path to join him, away from the prying eyes of law enforcement.
More: Gawker
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
LinkedIn releases official Windows Phone app, and it's beautiful  —  LinkedIn has quietly released an official Windows Phone 7.5 application over the weekend (picked up earlier by Guardian, Neowin and many others).  I gave it a quick whirl, and the verdict is that it looks really fast …
Rocky Agrawal / VentureBeat:
AmEx's new local offers pose threat to Groupon  —  American Express is releasing a new version of its iPhone app today that lets users find offers at nearby businesses.  The new feature, dubbed “My Offers,” represents a threat to Groupon, which has tried to entice merchants to market through its mobile product, Groupon Now.
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