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April 6, 2013, 8:10 PM

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
California Court Rules It Illegal To Check Maps On Your Phone While Driving  —  For years, we've discussed the problematic nature of “distracted driving” laws that seek to outlaw things like talking on your phone or texting while driving.  It is not that we don't think these behaviors are dangerous.
More: TechCrunch, The Verge and CNETTweets: @orinkerr
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
InTrade Announces $700,000 Cash Shortfall And Risk Of Imminent Liquidation  —  Back in early March, “prediction market” InTrade shocked the world by announcing it was halting all trading activity immediately.  —  InTrade, of course, was famous for offering betting on event outcomes …
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
The HTC One Review  —  It is nearly impossible to begin to review the HTC One without some context, and I'll begin our review of the HTC One (formerly the device known as codename M7) much the same way I did my impressions piece simply by stating that HTC is in an interesting position as a result of last year's product cycle.
More: AllThingsD and ZDNet
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Google publishes - then removes - a post stating that Fiber will launch in Austin, Texas next  —  A report from VentureBeat yesterday, citing multiple sources, claimed that Google and the City of Austin would be announcing the launch of the Google Fiber gigabit Internet service in the Texan city on Tuesday.
Phil Milford / Bloomberg:
Zynga Sued Over Social-Game Maker Executives' Stock Sales  —  Zynga Inc. (ZNGA), the largest maker of online social games, was sued by a shareholder after executives were allowed to sell stock early for more than $200 million, while sales by lower level employees and outsiders were blocked.
Emanuel Maiberg / Inside Social Games:
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
When cancer stole Roger Ebert's voice, Twitter gave him a new one  —  Film critic Roger Ebert talked about how much Twitter meant to him as a form of conversation, and his enthusiastic use of it as a way to connect with readers is a lesson to journalists of all kinds.
More: CNN and Motherboard
Wikimedia France:
French homeland intelligence threatens a volunteer sysop to delete a Wikipedia Article  —  Wikimedia France strongly condemns pressure on Wikipedia sysop by French homeland intelligence agency (DCRI)  —  In early March, the DCRI (Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur) …
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon pictured in leaked image  —  Images are surfacing of what purports to be Nokia's upcoming flagship Windows Phone device for Verizon, the Lumia 928.  Twitter user @evleaks posted renders of the front and back of the 920 variant, and outwardly it looks nearly the same as AT&T's.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
The JOBS Act turns one, and let's be honest, it's a failure  —  On April 5, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House, US president Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, one of those distinctly American pieces of legislation that hits you over the head with an unequivocally positive acronym—in this case, JOBS.
Reuters:
Exclusive: Former News Corp President Chernin bids $500 million for Hulu  —  (Reuters) - Former News Corp president Peter Chernin bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu's sale process.

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