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April 25, 2013, 8:00 PM

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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The next generation of Instapaper  —  When I launched Instapaper in 2008, it was a very basic web app.  It quickly expanded to define the pillars of the read-later market: a one-click “read later” bookmarklet, a web sync service, an adjustable text view optimized for reading, and an iPhone app with offline saving.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery  —  Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor / incubator / holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process.
Ben Sandofsky / Twitter Blog:
New improvements to Twitter for Mac  —  Today we're announcing a few improvements to Twitter for Mac: Photos: It's easier than ever to share photos.  Simply click the camera icon in the lower-left corner of the Tweet compose box, and choose a photo to share.  If you prefer, you can still drag and drop photos from the desktop.
TechCrunch:
Facebook Buys Parse To Offer Mobile Development Tools As Its First Paid B2B Service  —  Facebook has just acquired Parse, marking its entry into a whole new business category: paid tools and services for developing mobile apps.  —  The company is buying the mobile-backend-as-a-service startup …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Tickets for WWDC 2013 Sell Out in Two Minutes  —  After going on sale at 10:00 AM Pacific Time today, tickets for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco have already sold out in two minutes.  —  WWDC has sold out increasingly quickly in recent years …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Amazon beats Wall Street estimates with $0.18 EPS, sales at $16.07B in Q1 2013, a 22% growth YoY  —  Amazon announced its first quarter financial performance and it has $16.07 billion in net income and earnings per share of $0.18.  Its sales were up 22 percent from last year.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Testing New Local Discovery Features — And It's About Time  —  Twitter may be the best way to figure out what's happening around the world right now.  But it sure ain't great at telling me what's going on in my world — that is, what's happening down the block from me.  —  That may change.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Attorney General calls T-Mobile's no-contract plans ‘deceptive’, carrier agrees to offer refunds and change advertising  —  Following the launch of T-Mobile's new “Uncarrier” strategy alongside the $99 iPhone 5 and new no subsidy pricing plans last month, today the Washington State Attorney General …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Finds Safe Haven in Iceland, Switches to .IS Domain  —  It has been a busy month for The Pirate Bay's IT department thus far, with the site skipping from domain to domain.  —  Two weeks ago the notorious BitTorrent site traded in its .SE domain for the Greenland-based .GL TLD.
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Nokia Plans May 14 London Event to Talk About Its Next Windows Phones  —  Nokia is planning to hold a May 14 press conference in London to talk about where it is headed with its Lumia line of Windows Phones.  —  An invitation to journalists on Thursday offered few details.
Steven Levy / Wired:
How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the Ultimate AI Brain  —  Google has always been an artificial intelligence company, so it really shouldn't have been a surprise that Ray Kurzweil, one of the leading scientists in the field, joined the search giant late last year.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
CISPA ‘dead’ in Senate, privacy concerns cited  —  Summary: The chairman of a key Senate committee cited “insufficient” privacy protections in the cybersecurity bill, recently passed by the House.  —  Zack Whittaker  —  The Senate will almost certainly kill a controversial cybersecurity bill …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
3D Leap Motion Controller device shipping date delayed 2 months until July 22nd  —  Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald today announced on a conference call that the shipping of the company's 3D Motion Controller would be delayed until July 22nd.  The reasons behind it, Buckwald says, were about ‘living up to expectations’.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Google: government censorship requests jumped 20% in last six months  —  Google has published its latest Transparency Report and the results are not encouraging for free speech advocates: governments around the world are asking it to remove more content than ever before.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
The New York Times Releases Its Headline-Reading Google Glass App  —  Google's ambitious Glass display is still a ways off from its public release, but it looks like those newly-minted Glass Explorers now have something else to do besides taking first-person photos.
Debbie Cai / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Chairman Resigns  —  Yahoo Inc. said Chairman Fred Amoroso has resigned but will serve on the Web portal's board until its June annual meeting.  —  Mr. Amoroso, who was named chairman last May, will be succeeded in the interim by Maynard Webb Jr., the company said.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Tao of Vine: the creators of Twitter's video platform speak out — and promise an Android app ‘soon’  —  Vine's founders wax philosophical on their viral video app  —  Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has always been a film nerd.  He spent summers as a kid making movies, but had more fun shooting than editing.

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