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May 15, 2012, 5:45 PM

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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Google's Chrome Browser Is Coming For iOS, Says Macquarie  —  Macquarie analyst Ben Schacter has a surprising report out this morning.  —  He writes, “Google Chrome browser for iOS is coming.”  —  He adds, “Apple may already be reviewing Google's submitted code for a Chrome browser for iOS.”
Wall Street Journal:
GM to Stop Advertising on Facebook  —  General Motors Co. GM -1.04% plans to stop advertising on Facebook after the company's marketing executives determined their paid ads had little impact on consumers, people familiar with the matter said, a move that comes as more companies question …
Matt Galligan:
Socialcam's Shady Secret  —  I had a hunch that Socialcam was doing some really shady tactics to get more of a bump in engagement at the detriment of user experience.  Looks like my hunch was right.  The app has been on quite the tear lately with how much it's growing and getting insane engagement.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
T-Mobile USA's Philipp Humm announces restructuring, ‘difficult decisions’ to staff  —  T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm had previously announced a round of layoffs with a net loss of some 1,000 jobs back in March, and the company's restructuring continues today with another memo sent to employees.
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Please Don't Learn to Code  —  The whole “everyone should learn programming” meme has gotten so out of control that the mayor of New York City actually vowed to learn to code in 2012.  —  A noble gesture to garner the NYC tech community vote, for sure, but if the mayor of New York City actually needs …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Expand Android Mobile-Device Partnerships  —  Google Inc. plans to give multiple mobile-device makers—rather than just one partner—early access to new releases of its Android mobile operating system and to sell those devices directly to consumers, said people familiar with the matter.
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Kevin Ryan Asks Jetsetter CEO Drew Patterson to Step Down After ‘Mutiny’ From Staffers  —  Gilt Groupe founder Kevin Ryan and Gilt Groupe chairman Susan Lyne spent Monday in meetings at the offices of Jetsetter, an independent deals site for luxury travel bookings under the Gilt umbrella.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Hires Team From Android Photosharing App Dev Lightbox To Quiet Mobile Fears  —  Facebook has just closed a deal to hire the full team of seven employees from Android photosharing app developer Lightbox, which should reduce worries that mobile will be its downfall.
Alexandra Chang / Wired:
It's Official: Cellphone Owners Love Apple Hardware  —  According to the latest ACSI report, cellphone users are most satisfied with Apple's iPhone.  Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired  —  Hey, Apple — it turns out the world does love you.  RIM?  Not so much.  —  The American Customer Satisfaction Index …
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Yahoo, AOL vet Garlinghouse named CEO of YouSendIt  —  Brad Garlinghouse, who once headed up AOL's Silicon Valley operations, is now CEO of YouSendIt, a provider of file sharing and storage software for businesses.  —  In early April, reports surfaced that the current CEO …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
EXCLUSIVE: How Mark Zuckerberg Booted His Co-Founder Out Of The Company  —  Ahead of Facebook's $15 billion IPO later this week, Billionaire Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his US citizenship in order to avoid a boatload of taxes.  —  One reason this is possible: Saverin no longer works at Facebook.
Tim Bray / ongoing:
Browsers and Apps in 2012  —  It's like this: The browser's doomed, because apps are the future.  Wait!  Apps are doomed because HTML5 is the future.  I see something almost every day saying one or the other.  Only it's mostly wrong.  [If you don't want to read my opinions …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Look Out: Pinterest Marketing Platform Curalate Lands $750k Seed From NEA, First Round, MentorTech  —  A new breed of social media sites led by visual rather than text-based interactions is now spawning a new breed of marketing service catering to the new format.
Cade Metz / Wired:
If You Can Copyright an API, What Else Can You Copyright?  —  Oracle's Larry Ellison says APIs can copyrighted - and that raises questions across the computer industry.  Photo: Oracle  —  What does an API look like?  —  Sometimes, says Brian Pagano, it looks like this: /users.  Or this: /products.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Is Comcast prioritizing its Xfinity app over competitors like Netflix?  —  A detailed study from technical infrastructure expert Bryan Berg reveals that Comcast may be prioritizing traffic for its own Xfinity app for Xbox 360 over other services, like Netflix — which, if accurate …
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