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April 10, 2013, 1:10 PM

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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 …
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 …
Steven Musil / CNET:
CBS joins Fox in considering subscription-only model  —  CBS CEO Les Moonves applauds News Corp. exec's comments, telling the New York Times that the network was considering cutting its over-the-air signal in the New York area.  —  Another television network has joined the broadcaster backlash following …
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.
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 …
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 …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Review: Panic's Status Board — the ultimate information dashboard for your iPad  —  The guys over at Panic Inc. have been teasing their new iPad app on their blog and Twitter all week, and today the app known as Status Board hits the App Store.  —  Panic was kind enough to allow us a preview of its app …
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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
48% of U.S. teens own an iPhone.  62% plan to buy one.  —  23% are looking to buy an Android phone, up from 22% last fall.  —  FORTUNE — The results of Piper Jaffray's 25th bi-annual teen survey came in Tuesday afternoon.  Once again, it showed Apple (AAPL) to be the most desired brand …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
SKorea says NKorea behind computer crash in March  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says an initial investigation has found that North Korean government agents were behind a March cyberattack that shut down about 32,000 computers and servers at South Korean broadcasters and banks.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Office for iOS, Android: Not until fall 2014?  —  Summary: An alleged roadmap for Microsoft's two-year wave of coming Office updates implies Office for iOS and Android may be further away than many industry watchers thought.  —  An alleged roadmap for Microsoft's coming ‘Gemini’ wave …

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