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April 17, 2013, 9:15 PM

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Kevin Lo / Google Fiber:
Google Fiber—On the Silicon Prairie, the Silicon Hills, and now the Silicon Slopes  —  Today the Google Fiber team is in Provo, Utah, where Mayor John Curtis just announced that we intend to make Provo our third Google Fiber City.  —  Utah is already home to hundreds of tech companies and startups …
Karsten Strauss / Forbes:
Is This The Fastest-Growing Game Company Ever?  —  ILKKA PAANANEN says the best way to make money in mobile gaming is to stop thinking about making money.  Think about fun instead.  Fighting a mild case of flu and jet lag from a San Francisco flight back home to Helsinki …
Jay Alabaster / PC World:
Evernote CEO: We want to build hardware  —  The CEO of archiving service Evernote said his company will soon release branded hardware with partners, as it moves toward creating its own devices.  —  “We won't actually do the manufacturing, but we'll do the co-design together,” said Phil Libin …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter Tries to Make Its Ad Pitch More Googley, With Keyword Targeting  —  Twitter has already been showing users ads based on what they read.  Now it's trying to target them based on what they type.  —  Twitter is giving advertisers the ability to show users ads based on the content of their tweets …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft rolling out two-factor authentication across its product line  —  Summary: Microsoft is joining the two-factor authentication ranks, adding support for this security mechanism across its products and services accessible via a Microsoft Account.  —  There have been hints …
Ronald Grover / Reuters:
Exclusive: Guggenheim advises on Hulu sale, may also bid - sources  —  (Reuters) - Hulu has hired Guggenheim Partners to advise on a sale of the company, even as the financial services firm is considering making its own bid for the video streaming service, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
JeeYeon Park / CNBC:
Apple Breaks Below $400 for First Time Since Dec. 2011  —  Apple tumbled to its lowest level in over a year, as investors continued to dump shares of the tech company amid worries over second-quarter iPad mini shipments.  —  The once-darling tech giant of Wall Street shed nearly 6 percent Wednesday …
Winston Ross / The Daily Beast:
Can Reddit Solve the Boston Bombing?  Probably Not  —  Boston may have caught a break in the marathon bombing.  But even before, the online community Reddit had a list of suspects.  Winston Ross on the hazards of crowdsourced detective work.  —  Was it the man in the blue robe?
Paul Mozur / China Real Time Report:
Apple Named in China Porn App Investigation … Apple Inc. is once again in the pages of the People's Daily, this time in an article listing a number of websites and app stores that have been investigated for providing pornographic content in China.  —  The Cupertino, Calif. …
Amy Gesenhues / Marketing Land:
Google Affiliate Network Closing Shop  —  Google announced it is retiring their Affiliate Network to focus on other products.  According to a statement on the Google Affiliate Network blog, the company stated that it will continue to support customers as they “wind down” the product over the next few months.

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