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May 25, 2012, 12:05 AM

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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.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
As Facebook Launches a Standalone Camera App, the Instagram Buy Comes Into Focus  —  We know that Facebook is serious about photos.  Heck, it dropped a cool $1 billion on Instagram, the immensely popular mobile photo-sharing app.  —  What we didn't know, however, is that Facebook …
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 …
Paul Kafasis / Under The Microscope:
Apple Has Removed Airfoil Speakers Touch From The iOS App Store  —  Since 2009, Airfoil Speakers Touch has made it possible to send audio from your Mac or Windows machine to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, using Airfoil and its audio streaming capability.  Last month, we introduced Airfoil …
Mike Shields / Adweek:
NBCU Exploring Buyback of MSNBC.com  —  Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O' Donnell and Chris Matthews Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images  —  Chris Matthews must be getting that tingling feeling down his leg again.  He and his colleagues may soon have a giant news site to call their own.
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.
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).
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website  —  The father and son used a low tech hack—password recovery—to take down the site.  —  FBI  —  The mayor of a small New Jersey hamlet has been arrested, along with his son, on federal charges that they shut …
Dan Misener / misener.org:
Kickstarter hides failure  —  (TL;DR: Kickstarter does not want you to see failed projects.  Failed Kickstarter campaign pages include robot meta tags to keep search engines from indexing them.  Plus, Kickstarter's front page and “Discover” interface never show failed projects.  Ever.)
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Exclusive: HP's webOS Enyo team is going to Google  —  The HP team responsible for Enyo — webOS's HTML5-based application framework that debuted on the TouchPad — will be leaving the company and starting at Google shortly, The Verge has learned.  What this means for the future of Open webOS is unclear …
More: 9to5GoogleThanks:@forrestkoba
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 …
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.
More: WebProNews
Maira / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Senator Wyden Demands Access to Text of Secret International Agreements Regulating the Internet  —  Senator Ron Wyden yesterday introduced a bill on the floor of the U.S. Senate demanding access to draft texts of international trade agreements under negotiation by the Office …
Reuters:
Facebook market makers' losses total at least $100 million  —  (Reuters) - Claims by four of Wall Street's main market makers against Nasdaq over Facebook's botched IPO are likely to exceed $100 million, as they and other traders continue to deal with thousands of problems with customer orders.
Vinod Sreeharsha / DealBook:
Sequoia Capital Said to Be Expanding to Brazil  —  SAO PAULO, Brazil — Sequoia Capital is expanding to South America, becoming the latest Silicon Valley stalwart to tap into the region's growing economy, according to two Brazilian investors with direct knowledge of the plans.
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 …
Brad Sams / Neowin:
This is Dell's Windows 8 tablet  —  Dell is working on a Windows 8 tablet; we know this because Dell told us that they are planning to launch a Windows 8 tablet, easy enough.  What we did not know is what will be driving the tablet under the hood, at least, until now.

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Microsoft:
Meet the skydiver behind Translator for Windows Phone  —  Djordje Nijemcevic, member of the Microsoft Development Center in Serbia, created the optical character recognition source code for the Windows Phone Translator app …
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