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May 14, 2012, 6:05 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Yahoo Chief Told Board He Has Cancer  —  Before resigning as chief executive of Yahoo Inc. over the weekend, Scott Thompson disclosed to the company's board of directors and several colleagues that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, according to people familiar with the matter.
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.
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Alums Push Q&A Site Quora  —  Days ahead of Facebook Inc.'s initial public offering, the company's network of former executives and investors is gearing up with their own deal making.  —  Question-and-answer site Quora Inc., started by two of Facebook's earliest employees …
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 …
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: Techland
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.
More: GigaOM and Mashable!
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
YouTube's Video Views Are Falling — By Design  —  Clicks Are Out, Engagement Is In as Video Service Goes Longer-Format to Conquer the Couch  —  YouTube is getting smaller in a metric that used to mean everything: views.  —  Since December, views on YouTube have dropped 28% …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Foursquare check-ins are now integrated into your Facebook Timeline map  —  If you use foursquare to check-in to your favorite locations and share those notifications on Facebook, then you're in for a treat.  —  Foursquare has announced that your foursquare check-ins will now populate your Timeline map.
More: The VergeTweets: @foursquareThanks:@cbm

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