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April 26, 2013, 6:45 PM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
LivingSocial Hacked — More Than 50 Million Customer Names, Emails, Birthdates and Encrypted Passwords Accessed  —  LivingSocial, the daily deals site owned in part by Amazon, has suffered a massive cyber-attack on its computer systems, which an email — just sent to employees and obtained …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Android's Leaky Bucket: Loyalty Gives Apple the Edge Over Time  —  So, Android's seemingly inexorable ascension over the iPhone?  Not quite so inexorable anymore.  Apple's smartphone continues to gain share over devices running Google's mobile OS in the U.S.; so much so that …
IDC:
More Smartphones Were Shipped in Q1 2013 Than Feature Phones, An Industry First According to IDC  —  The worldwide mobile phone market grew 4% year over year in the seasonally slow first quarter of 2013 (1Q13) as smartphones outshipped feature phones for the first time.
Curt Woodward / Xconomy:
Schmidt: Google Glass Critics “Afraid of Change,” Society Will Adapt  —  Google Glass is just getting into the hands of developers, and you're still many months away from seeing consumers walking around with the voice-activated computer display/camera devices on their faces.
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Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Google closes Facebook's loophole, bans non-Play store app updates in Android  —  After Facebook was found to be updating its Android app without using the Google Play store's update mechanisms, Google has clarified its terms and conditions to ensure no other developers attempt to circumvent its store.
iFixit:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Teardown  —  What are we all searching for in life?  Happiness?  Money?  Bobby Fischer?  Samsung sets out to answer that question with their newest in the Galaxy S line.  What we all need is no more than a life companion.  So ditch the real-life social interactions …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Google Glass developer digs into its guts, finds 2011's phone chips  —  Yesterday's smartphones become today's futuristic face accessory.  —  Google  —  Earlier this month, Google announced some of the key specs for its Google Glass headset: 16GB of flash memory, a 5MP camera, a …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Wavii Shuts Down as It's Officially Acquired by Google  —  Wavii, which aggregated and summarized news, has been bought by Google.  —  News of the impending deal and its price ("more than $30 million") had already been widely discussed following Business Insider and TechCrunch reports …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Spent $291 Million on Acquisitions First Quarter  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), owner of the world's most popular search engine, spent $291 million on acquisitions and assets during the first quarter as the company looked to bolster revenue and user growth.  —  Among the eight deals last quarter …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
After long battle, Uber becomes first taxi app to get approved in New York City  —  Looks like New York City isn't going to hold a grudge against Uber for attempting to launch its taxi-hailing service without permission last summer.  The San Francisco startup just became the first company …
Wall Street Journal:
Tax-Free Web Shopping Nears End  —  Online shoppers, beware.  Freedom from sales taxes is on the way out.  Late Thursday afternoon, in a 63-to-30 procedural vote, the Senate cleared the way for passage of a bill to effectively end tax-free shopping online.
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
North Korea Sees Huge Growth in 3G Users, Now at 2 Million Subscribers  —  North Korea's sole 3G mobile telco, KoryoLink, has seen amazing growth in user numbers recently.  The NorthKoreaTech blog has spotted that KoryoLink's 3G user-base has doubled in the past 15 months …

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