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May 25, 2012, 5:45 PM

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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 …
Scott Lowe / The Verge:
Apple introduces ‘editors’ choice' and free ‘app of the week’ on the Mac App Store and iTunes  —  Apparently we weren't the only ones excited about the release of Cobook, as today Apple began promoting the intelligent contact manager on the Mac App Store with its new “editors' choice” branding.
Nate Lanxon / Wired.co.uk:
Microsoft to offer 80-inch Windows 8 tablets for offices  —  “Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch Windows 8 tablet in his office.  He's got rid of his phone, he's got rid of his note paper.  It's touch-enabled and it's hung on his wall.”  —  This description of the Microsoft CEO's workspace …
Brad Sams / Neowin:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
First video sample from Google's Project Glass  —  Although we're still not sure exactly how Google's Project Glass wearable glasses work, the company has been testing them in very public ways over the past couple of months.  Google co-founder Sergey Brin showed off the glasses at a charity event …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Facebook to acquire browser maker Opera?  Maybe.  Here's what we know.  —  Juicy rumor coming from Pocket-lint this morning: Facebook is reportedly eyeing a takeover of desktop, tablet and smartphone browser maker Opera Software.  —  Citing an unnamed source, Pocket-lint …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S III review  —  Everyone promises a better camera, Samsung actually delivers  —  The Galaxy S II set a high bar for smartphone camera performance, but the Galaxy S III has beaten it.  Image quality on this phone is simply excellent.  Full-resolution pictures look sharp and detailed …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Absinthe 2.0 Brings Untethered Jailbreak to iOS 5.1.1 Devices Including New iPad  —  Chronic Dev Team today announced the release of Absinthe 2.0, which offers users the ability to jailbreak numerous iOS devices running iOS 5.1.1, including the third-generation iPad, without having to tether the device to a computer for booting.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Yahoo Kills Livestand After Just Six Months  —  Mobile Newstand App Had Trouble Gaining Traction  —  Has Ross Levinsohn put his first stamp on Yahoo as CEO?  Yahoo is shutting down Livestand, its mobile newsstand app, only a little more than six months after it launched, the company just announced.
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Facebook testing new “star your close friends” feature  —  Facebook users who logged in last night may have caught a glimpse of a new feature on Facebook.  The largest social network in the world is testing “Star Your Close Friends,” an experimental feature that will ensure you see more of your closest friends' status updates.
More: Mashable! and The Verge
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Facebook adds ability for developers to offer tiny playable versions of games right in news feed  —  Facebook has announced a cool new feature for developers of games today.  Feed gaming will allow developers to include a short sample of their game in posts that people share about it.
Jim Duffy / Network World:
Cisco all but kills Cius tablet computer  —  Cisco is slowly killing off its Cius business tablet less than a year after it started shipping.  The Android-based collaboration tool, which featured a 7-inch touchscreen and was not intended to challenge more consumer-oriented tablets such as the Apple iPad …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
How Google Can Beat Facebook Without Google Plus  —  Look, Google, we've got a plan to help you win on social.  There's only one catch: you have to give up the notion that animates Google Plus.  —  Out in the Mojave Desert, there's a place called California City that's fascinated …
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Tumblr Debuts In ComScore's Top 50 Web Properties  —  Here's another sign of Tumblr's growth: The blogging network/platform has cracked comScore's chart of the Top 50 U.S. web properties for the first time.  —  ComScore's April 2012 report credits Tumblr with 23.5 million visitors during the month …
More: WebProNews and CNET

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