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March 29, 2013, 1:50 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Reveal “Home On Android” Sources Say Is A Modified OS On HTC At 4/4 Event  —  Facebook just invited press to an event at its headquarters on April 4th to “Come See Our New Home On Android”.  Sources tell us it will be a modified version of the Android operating system …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Google:
Facebook smartphone with HTC launching soon, ad campaign in the works  —  Follow years of rumors and speculation, Facebook is finally readying an entry into the mobile phone market.  The social network is again hooking up with HTC which will design the hardware.
NYT Bits:
New Android Smartphone Is Said to Favor Facebook  —  Facebook will introduce a special version of Google's Android software system next week that is modified to put the social network front and center on a smartphone.  The software will debut on a handset made by HTC, said a Facebook employee who was briefed on the product.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
New Windows 8 hardware specs hint at 7-inch tablets and a Microsoft Reader  —  Summary: A quiet change in the logo requirements for new Windows 8 devices allows Microsoft's hardware partners to build new devices that would compete with popular 7- and 8-inch tablets like the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, and Google Nexus 7.
Hollywood Reporter:
State-Owned Chinese Film Studio Sues Apple  —  Shanghai Animation Film Studio claims the Cupertino-based tech giant sold its films in the iTunes store without proper permission.  —  A State-owned Chinese animation studio has filed suit against Apple in a Beijing court …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google shows interest in ASM.js, Mozilla's plan for fast Web apps  —  A Chrome programmer seeks support for a new Mozilla technology to bridge the C and JavaScript languages — even though Google has competing ideas.  —  At least some at Google want to embrace a Mozilla-backed project …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Watch out, internet: Dave Winer is back in the business of making blogging tools  —  He may not have the same kind of public profile as the teenaged founder who sold his company to Yahoo for $30 million, or the founders of hot apps like SnapChat or Instagram, but Dave Winer has done a lot …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Vine launches Web embeds, updates iOS app to share others' videos via Twitter and Facebook  —  Twitter has updated its Vine video service today so that users can embed both their own six-second shorts and those created by other users anywhere on the Internet.
Fred Wilson / A VC:
When Things Don't Work Out  —  I have said many times that early stage VC is a lot like baseball, if you get a hit one out of every three times, you are headed to the hall of fame.  And if I look back over my career, and also over the track records of the firms and funds I have helped manage …
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