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April 1, 2013, 3:30 PM

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Ron Amadeo / Android Police:
[APK Teardown Exclusive] The HTC Myst Facebook Phone - The Facebook App Is Now A Launcher, Looks Like They're Planning A Play Store Release, Too  —  We've managed to score a system dump of the Facebook phone!  There's nothing in it that's too earthshattering, and you could probably guess …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple CEO Tim Cook announces changes to warranty policies, apologizes to customers in China following smear campaign  —  Following controversy in China with state-controlled media outlets going after Apple over its warranty policies, Apple CEO Tim Cook today addressed the issue in a letter published to the company's website in China.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Aereo wins major court battle against TV networks  —  A remarkably tech-savvy decision  —  The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals just rejected an appeal from TV networks against web-television company Aereo by a 2-1 vote, concluding that Aereo's system does not infringe the broadcaster's copyrights.
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Russia Begins Selectively Blocking Internet Content  —  MOSCOW — The Russian government in recent weeks has been making use of a new law that gives it the power to block Internet content that it deems illegal or harmful to children.  —  The country's communications regulators have required Facebook …
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Windows Phone sees big gains at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian  —  Alright, so Microsoft is in no danger of toppling iOS or Android anytime soon.  But the analytics firm Kantar has seen significant growth for Windows Phone, largely at the expense of BlackBerry.
New York Times:
E-Commerce Companies Bypass Middlemen to Build Premium Brand  —  When the founders of a start-up that sells eyeglasses online, Warby Parker, began investigating why designer glasses cost several hundred dollars, they discovered that everyone in the process was taking a cut: designers, manufacturers, brands, wholesalers and retailers.
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Reuters:
Youth flock to mobile messaging apps, may be threat to Facebook  —  (Reuters) - Create personal profiles.  Build networks of friends.  Share photos, videos and music.  —  That might sound precisely like Facebook, but hundreds of millions of tech-savvy young people have instead turned …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley announces MixBit video collaboration site  —  YouTube founder Chad Hurley is gearing up to launch a new video site, MixBit.  On Twitter today, Hurley poked fun at a Google April Fools' joke proclaiming that “Since YouTube is ending, we're launching a new video site.”
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
April Fools 2013: The Round-up  —  April 1st is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: pranks, gags, and joke products of dubious comedic value, as the tech world tries to make you crack a smile.  Whether you love it or loath it, April Fools is inescapable, so join us as we run through 2013′s cons …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's ‘iPad Mini’ Trademark Application Initially Denied, but Resolution Should Be Simple  —  Over the weekend, Patently Apple reported that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had refused Apple's trademark application for the term “iPad mini”.  While some such as The Verge's Nilay Patel …
Canadian Press:
BlackBerry CEO says new phones needed to stay relevant  —  Plans to roll out lower-priced models  —  BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins introduces the BlackBerry Z10 in New York on Jan. 30, 2013.  Heins says that the company will have to release new models in order to stay relevant.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Becomes #1 File-Sharing Site as Cyberlockers Collapse  —  Less than two years ago we published an overview of the most used file-sharing sites, covering both BitTorrent and traditional cyberlockers.  —  At the time one-click download sites were beating BitTorrent sites by a landslide.

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