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May 24, 2012, 9:30 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.
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 …
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.
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).
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Sues Dish Network Over Auto Hop Ad-Skipper  —  Fox has sued Dish Network over its new Auto Hop service, which allows consumers to skip television ads.  Fox issued the following statement on Thursday: … The suit, filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday on behalf of Fox Broadcasting …
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 …
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.
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.)
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Twitter to end Summify service next month  —  Summify's service will end next month, but its legacy will live through a Twitter digest.  —  Summify, a start-up purchased by Twitter earlier this year, announced that it will end its service late next month.  —  The start-up, which delivered …
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 …

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