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March 26, 2013, 6:40 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
T-Mobile to carry the iPhone 5 on April 12th for $99 up front  —  At long last, T-Mobile will carrying the Apple iPhone starting on April 12th.  The fourth place carrier announced the news during a press event in New York on Tuesday.  T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier in the US …
T-Mobile:
T-Mobile Makes Bold “Un-carrier” Moves  —  T-Mobile has been talking the talk; now it's walking the walk.  The company, known for its “Un-carrier” attitude, today announced a series of moves to address consumer frustration with the unnecessary cost and complexity of wireless.
Brent Rose / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile's HD Voice Hands On: A Sweeter-Sounding iPhone  —  T-Mobile just announced its very own iPhone 5 and no-contract plans.  One of the little subplots was that this would be the first iPhone to support HD Voice.  We just went ears-on with to see if it's a difference you can actually hear.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
T-Mobile lights up LTE in seven markets nationwide  —  T-Mobile's LTE rollout has been a long time coming, but as of today that network is finally live.  At an event in New York City, the carrier made its initial batch of LTE cities official — seven markets in total.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Starts Selling Retargeted News Feed Ads Via FBX  —  A year ago, in the run-up to its IPO Facebook told the ad world it had a new plan: “Sponsored stories” — ads that looked like “real” content, that would show up on users' screens based on the way they and they their friends behaved on Facebook.
Times of India:
Apple plans to scale up presence in India, to triple exclusive stores to 200 by 2015  —  KOLKATA/ NEW DELHI: Buoyed by the success of the iPhone in India, Apple Inc has decided to scale up its presence in the country and plans to triple its exclusive stores to around 200 by 2015, said three of its dedicated franchisees.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Phone 8 update to activate FM radios, enable double-tap to wake Lumia 920  —  Microsoft is currently preparing a new Windows Phone 8 update, The Verge has learned.  Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed that the software maker plans to support FM radio hardware in its latest update …
Ben Rooney / Tech Europe:
What Does $30 Million Buy You? … The ink is dry on Yahoo Inc.'s Summly deal, but what has Yahoo actually got for its money?  —  While there has been no official confirmation of the price, several sources familiar with the matter said it was $30 million.  —  What Yahoo hasn't bought is the team.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft talks publicly about Blue and Build 2013  —  Summary: Microsoft officials are going public with positioning around Blue, as well as about the next Windows development conference, Build 2013.  —  It's a new world at Microsoft these days.  The latest proof points …
Bloomberg:
Intel Said Nearing Media Company Deals for Pay-TV Service  —  Intel Corp. (INTC) is making progress in talks with Time Warner Inc. (TWX), NBC Universal and Viacom Inc. (VIAB) to obtain TV shows and films for a first-of-its kind online multichannel pay-TV service, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
Matt Brian / The Verge:
Sweden drops the word ‘ungoogleable’ following pressure from Google  —  The Language Council of Sweden has dropped the term “ungoogleable” from its list of new words, following pressure from Google to adapt its definition to something more flattering for the company.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
HTC ‘Tiara’ and Samsung Ativ S Windows Phones arriving at Sprint this summer  —  Sprint is bringing two Windows Phone 8 devices to its network this summer, from HTC and Sammsung.  After committing to Windows Phone earlier this year, The Verge understands that Sprint will carry the Samsung Ativ S and an unannounced HTC “Tiara” handset.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud ‘just work?’  —  Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service  —  iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to “just work.”  When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes …

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