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May 25, 2012, 9:20 AM

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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 …
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
RIP webOS: Again and for good this time  —  Summary: The situation at HP is putting a nail in the coffin of webOS, effectively killing it off yet again.  —  There are few tales in the tech business as sad as that of webOS, the groundbreaking (at the time) mobile OS by beleaguered Palm …
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.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Why Facebook Needs Two Photo Apps  —  Facebook released Camera today, an iPhone app that lets you take photos, add filters to them, and share them on Facebook.  —  Hey, wait a second.  Isn't that what Instagram does, which Facebook just smartly agreed to acquire for $1+ billion?  —  Yes and no.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
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 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
More on Apple's Removal of Airfoil Speakers Touch From the App Store  —  After some interesting back-and-forth with a few informed sources, I think Apple's removal of Airfoil Speakers Touch from the iOS App Store is not as mysterious or capricious as I first thought.  The key is to focus on what's new in version 3 of the app:
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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Odd That Microsoft Demands Google Take Down Links That Remain In Bing  —  We just wrote about Google's very cool, new copyright transparency tool, which lets you dig into the details of all the search takedowns that Google gets.  As people start to play around with the site, some interesting things are coming to light.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
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.
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 …
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
Meth Labs and Dead Dogs: How the Founder of McAfee Antivirus Went on the Run in Belize  —  It's been a while since I've posted anything.  “I've been busy” is everyone's excuse for laziness, but I can't come up with a better one.  For those of you who follow the news in Central America …
Thanks:@leshorn
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 …
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 …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Silicon Valley's In Crowd Just Lost BetterWorks, A $10 Million Startup  —  BetterWorks, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup with a who's-who of Silicon Valley behind it, just announced it's shutting down at the end of the month.  —  The company had raised $10 million from Redpoint Ventures …
More: AllThingsD
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Meddik Grabs $750K From Chris Dixon, Founder Collective & More To Build A Better WebMD  —  Entrepreneurs, please start paying more attention to healthtech.  Rather than trying to build the next billion-dollar mobile photo app, go lean and deep into bigger problems.
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.)

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