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April 10, 2013, 11:15 AM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple's Ouster of AppGratis Is Just the Start of an App Store Crackdown  —  Simon Dawlat, founder of AppGratis — the app-discovery application removed from the iTunes App Store this week for developer guideline violations — says he's “in total disbelief” at Apple's action.  And it's hard to blame him.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Facebook Home review: are people more important than apps?  —  Facebook invades Android with a new lockscreen and a new chat experience  —  On April 12th, the much-vaunted Facebook Phone will arrive — but it's not a phone at all.  Facebook Home, as its called, is a couple of pieces …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
OS X 10.8.4 code confirms new Macs incoming with super-fast 802.11ac Gigabit wireless support  —  Apple is preparing to soon release new Mac computers that support super-fast 802.11ac Gigabit wireless, according to code-findings inside of Apple's latest OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 beta seed to developers.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Intel wants to kill the traditional server rack with 100Gbps links  —  If Intel gets its way, old-school server racks will go the way of the dinosaurs.  —  David Monniaux  —  Intel is working to replace the traditional server rack with a more efficient architecture that separates CPU …
Brad Reed / BGR:
Survey: 83% of Americans have no idea BlackBerry 10 has launched  —  If you want to understand the major challenges that BlackBerry (BBRY) faces in the American market, look no further than a new survey commissioned by MKM Partners showing that most Americans don't even know that BlackBerry 10 has launched yet.
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
T-Mobile USA Sweetens iPhone 5 Deal With Trade-In Program  —  T-Mobile USA, the struggling phone carrier, really wants you to switch to its network — so badly that it will give you a break on a brand-new iPhone in exchange for an old one.  —  The company said on Wednesday that when it begins selling …
Wall Street Journal:
The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters  —  Some Recruiters, Job Seekers Turn to Twitter, but Format Is a Challenge; Six-Second Video Goes Viral  —  Twitter is becoming the new job board.  It is also becoming the new résumé.  —  Fed up with traditional recruiting sites …
James Kanter / New York Times:
World's Tech Companies Look to Brussels to Resolve Antitrust Complaints  —  BRUSSELS — When the European competition commissioner needs to communicate with the chairman of Google, he doesn't have to send an emissary or even pick up the phone.  —  Joaquín Almunia sometimes sends Eric E. Schmidt a text.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
YAHOO SOURCE: Here's The Real Reason Marissa Mayer Bought A 17-Year-Old's Startup For $30 Million  —  Back in March, Yahoo bought a startup called Summly for $30 million.  —  Before Yahoo shut it down, Summly was a news aggregation app for smartphones.  —  The deal got a lot of attention …
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo, Apple Discuss Deeper iPhone Partnership  —  Yahoo Inc. and Apple Inc. are getting cozier.  —  The two companies have been discussing how more of Yahoo services can play a prominent role on Apple's iPhone and iPad, people briefed on the matter said.  —  Data from Yahoo Finance …
Stephen Hackett / 512 Pixels:
Looking Back at the Future: A Preview of the Apple Pop-Up Museum  —  As I walked through the glass door to be the offices behind of what used to be an Atlanta-area CompUSA store, those six familiar colors filled my vision.  —  The store is being temporarily brought back to life …
Kelly Faircloth / Betabeat:
Tumblr Kills Storyboard; Editorial Employees Will Be ‘Moving On’  —  Tumblr's Mr. Karp (Photo: wikipedia.org)  —  We've seen some late-afternoon news dumps, but this takes the cake: Tumblr CEO David Karp just announced that the company is shutting down Storyboard, the editorial experiment meant …
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Hands on: Chrome for iOS adds full-screen, save to PDF  —  Google recently reheated the browser wars with the announcement that it would be switching rendering engines for Chrome.  But despite iOS's prohibition on non-WebKit-based browsers, the search giant isn't letting its version of Chrome for Apple's mobile platform languish.
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung Office Searched by Police in OLED Technology Leak Probe  —  South Korean police searched the offices of Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)'s display-making unit yesterday in connection with an investigation into alleged technology theft.  —  Samsung Display Co., which dominates …
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Next to Use 3-D Printing: Your Surgeon  —  Surgeons at a hospital in Japan recently faced a dilemma before transplanting a parent's liver into a child: How exactly to trim the organ to fit the space in the child's smaller cavity while preserving its functions.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Boxee rebrands new device as Cloud DVR, tones down cord cutting rhetoric  —  Okay, I didn't see this coming: Boxee has rebranded its new consumer electronics device just five months after it first became available.  The $100 device, which combines live TV and cloud DVR functionality with apps like Netflix …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Can you find me now?  How carriers sell your location and get away with it  —  Companies are selling ‘anonymized’ location data left and right — but do they know how to keep it private?  —  Check your cell phone contract, and you might come across the following turn of phrase: “We do not sell your personal information.”
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