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April 27, 2013, 9:35 AM

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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 …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Google Glass Has Already Been Hacked By Jailbreakers  —  With a name like Glass, it was just asking to be cracked.  —  Just days after its release to developers, Google 's Glass headset has already been hacked to give users full control of its Android operating system, according to Jay Freeman …
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 …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple addresses WWDC sellout, says that separate Tech Talks are coming this fall  —  Apple has posted a new notice on its (public) developer news site acknowledging the sellout of its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), and says that it will be holding Tech Talks in the fall in various cities ‘near you’.
Robert Scoble / Google+:
My two-week review of Google Glass: it all depends on the price  —  This week I gave five speeches while wearing it.  I passed through airports four times (two more in a couple of hours).  I let hundreds of people try my Google Glass.  I have barely taken it off since getting it other than to sleep.
Curt Woodward / Xconomy:
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Amazon doesn't reveal what it makes on cloud computing, but here's the number, anyway  —  Amazon is famously reticent about sales figures, dribbling out clues without revealing actual numbers.  But it appears the company has left enough hints to, finally, discern how much it makes …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
iTunes Store at 10: how Apple built a digital media juggernaut  —  After a decade of success, can Cupertino ride the next wave?  —  Ten years ago this month, a music sector ravaged by Napster and largely ignorant of digital distribution found a savior of sorts in what was then called the iTunes Music Store.
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Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Consumers' shift to older iPhones raises concerns on Wall Street  —  So many consumers are opting to buy older iPhone models that some analysts wonder whether Apple has lost its ability to create new versions that dazzle.  —  A customer takes a look at the Apple iPhone 5 at the Apple Store in San Francisco.
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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 …
Associated Press:
Facebook CEO reaped $2.3B gain on stock options  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a gain of nearly $2.3 billion last year when he exercised 60 million stock options just before the online social networking leader's initial public offering.  The windfall detailed in regulatory documents …

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