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April 7, 2013, 1:10 PM

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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Facebook Begins Big Ad Blitz To Tout Its New Android “Home”  —  Although Facebook Home won't be available for another week or so, the social network has begun a major ad campaign pitching customers on its new Android software.  —  On its own mobile and desktop sites, Facebook is pushing …
More: Adweek, CNET, Mashable, iMore and Engadget
Tweets: @parislemon and @sdkstl
Mat Honan / Wired:
Facebook's ‘Phone’ Is Another Triumph of Mediocrity  —  Maybe you were hoping for something radically new and different from a Facebook phone.  If so, Zuck just broke your heart.  But so what.  Facebook never does anything new.  New doesn't matter in the blue.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Google's $100 Million Man: The Neal Mohan Story  —  Two years ago, Twitter was in disarray.  —  On April 14, 2011, Fortune's Jessi Hempel blasted Twitter for failing to launch exciting new products, generate meaningful revenues, or hang on to executive talent.
Tweets: @mdudas and @hunterwalk
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Until Today, If You Were 17, It Could Have Been Illegal To Read Seventeen.com Under the CFAA  —  If you are 17 or under, a federal prosecutor could have charged you with computer hacking just for reading Seventeen magazine online—until today.  —  It's not because the law got any better.
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.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
YouTube Won't Put Your Video Back Up, Even If It's Fair Use, If It Contains Content From Universal Music  —  Patrick McKay, who has been a harsh critic of some of YouTube's failings when it comes to the DMCA process and various takedowns, has highlighted a very serious issue with YouTube that has received little attention.
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
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) …
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 …
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
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:

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