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May 24, 2012, 6:20 PM

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Dirk Stoop / Facebook Newsroom:
Introducing Facebook Camera  —  Today, we're introducing Camera, a new mobile app that makes using Facebook photos faster and easier.  —  See friends' photos all in one place  —  When you launch the app, you'll see a feed of just great photos from the people you care about.
Ibrahim Elbouchikhi / Android Developers Blog:
In-app Subscriptions in Google Play  —  We launched In-app Billing on Google Play a year ago to give developers more ways to sell and engage users over the lifetime of their apps.  Since the launch, In-app Billing has been extremely successful in helping developers monetize their apps through try-and-buy …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Google+ for Android update brings new look, now lets you start Hangouts from a phone  —  Google updated the Google+ iOS app recently with a complete visual overhaul, and now the company's brought the new look to Android as well - plus a few unique tricks.  For one, Google+ for Android …
IDC:
Android- and iOS-Powered Smartphones Expand Their Share of the Market in the First Quarter, According to IDC  —  Smartphones powered by the Android and iOS mobile operating systems accounted for more than eight out of ten smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012 (1Q12).
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
How Tim Cook is changing Apple  —  Steve Jobs' successor is making his mark and trying to keep the Apple magic going.  —  FORTUNE — In February of this year, a group of investors visited Apple as part of a “bus tour” led by a research analyst for Citibank.
James McQuivey / Forrester Blogs:
Apple's Coming Plan To Take Over The TV Business  —  Last week we released our newest report about the future of TV and argued in it and the accompanying blog post that the battle for the TV is not really about TV.  It's about the future of the platform giants like Apple, Google …
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Goodbye Google+ People & Pages, Hello Knowledge Graph Box  —  Google's Knowledge Graph has claimed its first “victim,” if you will: The content box that showed “People and Pages On Google+” is gone.  In its place?  A variety of Knowledge Graph-related content that will show up differently depending on the search query.
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AppleInsider:
Apple settles patent dispute, signs license deal with SimpleAir  —  Apple has settled an infringement suit with patent holder SimpleAir out of court for an undisclosed sum, the company announced on Thursday.  —  The terms of the license agreement between Apple and SimpleAir are confidential …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET:
Meet the tireless entrepreneur who squatted at AOL  —  19-year-old entrepreneur Eric Simons spent two months secretly living at AOL's Palo Alto, Calif. campus, sleeping each night on a couch like this one.  —  (Credit: Eric Simons)  —  It was 6 a.m. when Eric Simons was jolted awake by the yelling.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Microsoft legal win over Google may signal ceasefire  —  So much for the power of Motorola's patents.  —  Google, which spent $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola and its patents in a deal that closed Tuesday, has suffered a major legal defeat at the hands of Microsoft, which successfully argued …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Redfin slapped with patent suit over new Home Price Tool  —  Seattle online real estate company Redfin is being sued by CoreLogic for patent infringement over its Home Price Tool, a new service that it rolled out in March to help home owners get a better idea of the values of their home.
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Scoutmob Raises $3.25M, Partners with First Data for Local Deals  —  Atlanta-based local deals startup Scoutmob has raised $3.25 million in new funding from AOL Ventures, Capitol Broadcasting, Cox Enterprises, Inc., Ben Lerer and New Atlantic Ventures.  The company says it will use the funding …
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
How Facebook Can Solve Its Mobile Problem: Build a Browser  —  When it recovers from the cataclysmic clusterf**k that was its IPO, Facebook will gather its team, round up its new friends from Instagram and Glancee, and ask the $100 billion question: What the hell is it going to do about mobile?
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple's VP of Europe Pascal Cagni quits after 12 year tenure  —  Apple's vice president of Europe Pascal Cagni has reportedly resigned after twelve years at the company, having originally joined in 2000 as a direct appointment by Steve Jobs.  —  The news comes by way of French newspaper Le Figaro …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft clarifies Ballmer's claims of massive Windows 8 adoption  —  Analysts point out how Microsoft inflates the pool of Windows 8-capable PCs  —  Reports earlier this week that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer predicted unprecedented sales of Windows 8 were wrong on multiple counts, Microsoft and independent analysts agreed.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Italian Court Orders All ISPs To Block KickAssTorrents  —  Early this year TorrentFreak published a shortlist of the world's most popular torrent sites.  Leading the pack was of course The Pirate Bay, but in third place came a site that over its relatively short life has been shooting up through the rankings.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Acq-Hires Part Of Design Firm Bolt |  Peters To Beef Up User Research Team  —  Knowing how users react to Facebook's product changes is crucial to the site making the right moves, so today it closed an acq-hire of part of design research firm Bolt |

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