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May 26, 2012, 5:50 PM

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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 …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Inside Facebook security: defending users from spammers, hackers, and ‘likejackers’  —  If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world, just behind India and China.  And like any country, Facebook has a police force to keep things under control.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Good news for social video apps: Facebook introduces “trending videos” to your news feed  —  Last month, Facebook introduced a feature called “trending articles” that stuck a slideshow into your news feed of popular news articles via your friends that you might have missed.
More: Mashable!
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Apple says DoJ “sides with monopoly, rather than competition”  —  Apple takes credit for breaking Amazon's “nearly absolute” control over e-books.  —  Image via HarshLight on Flickr  —  Apple has accused the US government of siding “with monopoly, rather than competition” …
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. …
Reuters:
Minute by minute, Nasdaq chaos engulfed Facebook IPO  —  Dead silence.  For nearly 20 minutes on the morning of Facebook Inc's trading debut last Friday, the line Nasdaq had opened up to keep traders informed about the social media company's $16 billion IPO had been mute.
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 …
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.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Rumor: Galaxy S III to hit US and Canada June 20th, Galaxy Note coming to T-Mobile July 11th  —  We found a lot to like in Samsung's Galaxy S III when we took a look at it this week, and while we know the phone is scheduled to arrive in Europe on May 29th, the best we'd heard for North America was “June.”
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.

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