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May 26, 2012, 12:25 PM

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Iain Marlow / Globe and Mail:
RIM prepares for radical measures with global restructuring  —  Patrick Spence, who quit this week as Research In Motion Ltd.'s global sales chief, was not the first senior executive to leave the struggling BlackBerry maker this spring and he will not be the last, as the company prepares for thousands of additional layoffs.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Traffic Booms Due to “Licensing Challenges”  —  Over the years we have been following various reports on Internet traffic changes, specifically in relation to BitTorrent.  One of the emerging trends is BitTorrent and P2P traffic as a whole losing its share of total Internet traffic, in the U.S. at least.
New York Times:
Facebook's Royal Wedding  —  THE wedding of Mark Zuckerberg to Priscilla Chan last weekend here in the backyard of their $7 million home had all the staging of a carefully orchestrated celebrity event.  A publicist for Facebook eagerly offered photos afterward of the beaming couple …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Camera Could Backfire and Get All Of FB's Apps Buried In A Folder  —  Not everyone loves Facebook enough to give it three, four, or five spots on their homescreen.  So yesterday's launch of Facebook's third consumer iOS app Facebook Camera could actually end up reducing usage of Facebook's main app …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon, Publisher Settle Digital Books Dispute  —  A three month long dispute over the sale of digital books between Amazon.com Inc. and a leading independent book distributor has been resolved, both parties said Friday.  —  Amazon in late February stopped selling the e-books …
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Instagram picked up 78 percent more uniques in April — thank you, Facebook  —  A billion dollars will buy you a lot of things, and, in the case of Instagram, one of those things happens to be exposure to millions.  —  In April, Instagram's website saw a 78 percent uptick in unique visitors in the U.S. …
Guy English / kickingbear:
Three Things That Should Trouble Apple  —  I believe that many Apple observers have been too invested in picking off the low hanging fruit of obviously out-of-touch commentators, columnists, and analysts.  Apple is winning.  It's fun to pick on the idiots, and we do tune in for the affirmation that engenders, but that's not insight.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Presidential Panel Urges More Flexible Use of Spectrum  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A just-completed report from a presidential advisory committee urges President Obama to adopt new computer technologies to make better use of a huge swath of the radio spectrum now controlled by federal agencies.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
FCC clears Sprint to run CDMA, 4G LTE on 800MHz iDEN airwaves  —  Sprint might not have its 4G LTE network up and running to power your EVO 4G LTE, but it's already getting more headroom.  The FCC has just tweaked the rules around the ESMR (Enhanced Specialized Mobile Radio) spectrum to let Sprint …

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