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April 8, 2013, 2:40 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft planning Xbox event for May  —  Microsoft had originally been planning to unveil its next-generation Xbox details at an event in April, but The Verge has learned that the company has pushed this back to May.  Windows watcher Paul Thurrott revealed recently that Microsoft is planning …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Adopt AMD Chips for Next Xbox Console  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will use an Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) processor in its next Xbox game console as it seeks to cut the cost of building machines and get developers to create more titles, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
HTC Posts Record-Low Profit After Latest Smartphone Delayed  —  HTC Corp. (2498), Taiwan's largest smartphone maker, posted its lowest quarterly profit on record after the delay of a new flagship phone caused revenue to miss the company's target.  —  First-quarter net income plunged 98 percent …
Yusuf Mehdi / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Mediaroom and Our TV Journey  —  The following is a post from Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business for the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft.  —  Today, Microsoft and Ericsson announced a definitive agreement for Ericsson to acquire Mediaroom …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Confirmed: Apple Kicks AppGratis Out of the Store for Being Too Pushy  —  Apple has ousted a popular app-discovery application from its iTunes App Store, claiming the app circumvented App Store rules preventing applications promoting other apps and direct marketing.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
U.S. Patent Office Withdraws Primary Objections to Apple's ‘iPad Mini’ Trademark Application  —  Last week, we noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had issued an initial office action denying Apple's application for a trademark on the term “iPad mini”.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET:
Liquid Robotics launches autonomous sea-faring data center  —  The new Wave Glider SV3 is essentially a fully autonomous floating server rack, a system its maker fashions as the Amazon Web Services of the open ocean.  —  After previously setting a Guinness world record for the longest distance traveled …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Response  —  There have been some extremely serious and criminal allegations against me over the last week.  All of the allegations are completely untrue, and I've hired a law firm to represent me in the legal actions against the offending parties.  —  I know this isn't, for now, much information.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Facebook Home beta apps leak, can be installed on Nexus 4 and 7 (update)  —  MoDaCo has just leaked a pre-release version of Facebook Home.  Set for launch on April 12th, Facebook's new launcher will initially only be compatible with five handsets, but MoDaCo says this pre-release version works …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
News Corp. Threatens to Pull Fox Off the Airwaves if Aereo Wins  —  Goodbye, free TV?  —  News Corp. COO Chase Carey says his conglomerate is considering moving programming from its Fox broadcast network, which viewers can receive over the air, for free, to its pay cable networks.

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