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March 5, 2013, 8:25 PM

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Fortune:
YouTube to launch music streaming service, take on Spotify  —  Exclusive: Google is planning to roll out a music streaming service to capitalize on the power of YouTube.  FORTUNE — YouTube, the world's largest digital repository of streaming media, will launch a subscription music service later this year.
Alex Pham / Billboard:
Warner Music Inks Deal With Google for Music Subscription Services  —  Warner Music Group has struck a licensing deal with Google for two music services the technology giant is launching later this summer, according to executives familiar with the agreement.
More: 9to5Google
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.
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.  Evernote, after suffering a data breach that caused the company to reset passwords for all of its 50 million users …
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 …
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: GeekWireThanks:@gerryshih
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Tumblr to Introduce Mobile Advertising to Help Achieve Profit  —  Tumblr Inc., the six-year-old blog network that months ago began letting advertisers pay for prominent placement, expects to make its first annual profit this year after extending the feature to smartphones.
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.
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 …
Pew Research Center:
Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion  —  The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys.  This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared …
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.
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Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Google Shares How Often The FBI Sends National Security Letters For User Information  —  How do you talk about requests for user information that legally, you can't talk about.  In the case of National Security Letters that Google receives from the US Federal Bureau Of Investigation …
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Pandora Gains Access to $14 Billion Radio Ad-Sales Market  —  Pandora Media Inc. (P), the music- streaming service, will compete directly with radio stations for the first time on the industry's biggest advertising services, gaining better access to the $14 billion annual ad-sales market.
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.
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
ABC Unified: Disney's new advertising platform could finally put TV anywhere you want it  —  Nielsen's new standards for cross-platform ads will affect which shows stay on the air and the platforms where they're available  —  Traditionally, TV networks gauge the number and demographic makeup …
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Sony Hits Beyonce File-Sharer With $233,000 Damages Lawsuit  —  Sweden has long been associated with the sharing of digital data, a position that was further underlined in the last decade by the creation of Piratbyran and The Pirate Bay.  —  Due to its connections with the world's largest torrent site …
More: Techdirt and Inquirer
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.
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.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Steve Jobs biographer dropped from Apple ebook case, James Murdoch named in email  —  Walter Isaacson, the author of a bestselling book about the late Apple founder, will not have to share his notes or testify in a case about alleged price-fixing between Apple and book publishers.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Return of the Borg: How Twitter Rebuilt Google's Secret Weapon  —  John Wilkes says that joining Google was like swallowing the red pill in The Matrix.  —  Four years ago, Wilkes knew Google only from the outside.  He was among the millions whose daily lives so deeply depend on things like Google Search and Gmail and Google Maps.

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