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March 5, 2013, 6:10 PM

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Fortune:
YouTube to launch music streaming service, take on Spotify  —  Google planning to roll out service to capitalize on the vast power of YouTube.  —  By Ryan Bradley and Jessi Hempel  —  FORTUNE — YouTube, the world's largest digital repository of streaming media, will launch a subscription music service later this year.
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
iPhone 5S planned for August, next iPads may debut as soon as April  —  iMore has learned that Apple is planning the release of the iPhone 5S for this summer, currently for August.  Next generation iPads, presumably the iPad 5 and potentially the iPad mini 2, may also debut as soon as this April.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Is Building A Same-Day Amazon Prime Competitor, “Google Shopping Express”  —  Google is stealthily preparing to launch an Amazon Prime competitor called “Google Shopping Express.”  According to one source the service will be $10 or $15 cheaper than Amazon Prime, so $69 or $64 a year …
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Google controls too much of China's smartphone sector: ministry  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc has too much control over China's smartphone industry via its Android mobile operating system and has discriminated against some local firms, the technology ministry said in a white paper.
Mathew J. Schwartz / InformationWeek:
Evernote: We're Adding Two-Factor Authentication  —  After data breach and wide password reset, Evernote accelerates plans to offer additional security to users.  —  Start The  —  Evernote, after suffering a data breach that caused the company to reset passwords for all of its 50 million users …
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Google services should not require real names: Vint Cerf  —  (Reuters) - In the face of increasing government-led crackdowns on social media, Google Inc (GOOG.O) should not force Internet users to reveal their real names for some services, including its Google+ social network, said Vint Cerf …
Reuters:
Venture capital kingpin Kleiner Perkins acknowledges weak results  —  (Reuters) - Blue-chip venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers expressed frustration with poor fund performance and promised to do better at gatherings for investors last month, according to people familiar with the discussions.
More: GeekWire and bizjournalsThanks:@gerryshih
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple considered calling iPhone the ‘Telepod’, ‘Mobi’, ‘iPad’, or ‘Tripod’, former Apple ad man reveals  —  At an event at the University of Arizona's Department of Marketing, former Apple advertising lead Ken Segall has shared some additional details into the naming behind Apple's massively popular smartphone.
Eric Engleman / Bloomberg:
Google Exception in Obama's Cyber Order Questioned as Unwise Gap  —  Telecommunications companies want President Barack Obama's administration to rethink a decision that may exempt Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Gmail, Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPhone software and Microsoft Corp.'s Windows from an executive order on cybersecurity.
Tweets: @dannysullivan
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Picasa Web Albums Redirects to Google+ Photos  —  After replacing Picasa Web with Google+ Photos in the navigation bar and redirecting individual albums to the Google+ interface, now Google redirects picasaweb.google.com to the albums section of Google+ Photos.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Why the Galaxy S4 won't be shedding its plastic roots  —  Samsung will likely stick to a design aesthetic that has worked in the past, despite its rivals opting to use metal and other premium-feeling materials.  —  As great an all-around smartphone as the Galaxy S III is …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google Maps for iOS updated with Google Contacts support, local search categories and more  —  Google Maps for iOS has been updated with a nice set of new features today, including the ability to sign in with Google Contacts to have your saved addresses at your finger tips.
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
With a new Atom chip, Intel's smartphone BFF is ZTE  —  After years of trying to crack the mobile market there are still relatively few smartphones with the “Intel Inside” branding.  Last year was a bit of a breakthrough, however, as Intel silicon powered the Motorola Razr i handset.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft ViralSearch: tracking and identifying popular web content on Twitter  —  The concept of viral internet content or memes has been played out for a number of years, but Microsoft thinks it has mastered the solution to tracking exactly how web content gets popular.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter opens up cross-platform Nielsen Brand Effect survey tool to all advertisers in US, UK and Japan  —  Twitter has today announced that its Nielsen Brand Effect survey tool is available to all of its ad partners in the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
VMware Exits Collaboration Market With Sale of SlideRocket To Clearslide, A Sales Engagement Platform  —  VMware is exiting the collaboration market with the sale of SlideRocket to Clearslide, which will use the rich slide creation too to buttress its service that offers sales people presentation capabilities …

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Microsoft:
16-year-old uses Windows 8 to reconnect after being sidelined by a rare disorder  —  Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects Alejandra Tristan's wrist, finger and other joints, making it difficult for her to do schoolwork and connect through social media.
Intel:
Intel Injects Laughter into Mobile Messaging  —  Intel is creating a fun spin on communication with the launch of Pocket Avatars, a new over-the-top (OTT) mobile messaging app developed by Intel Labs technologists.
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