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April 30, 2013, 4:50 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Jony Ive paints a fresh, yet familiar, look for iOS 7  —  According to multiple people who have either seen or have been briefed on the upcoming iOS 7, the operating system sports a redesigned user-interface that will be attractive to new iOS users, but potentially unsettling for those who are long-accustomed to the platform...
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
Jack Dorsey Talks Square and Wearable Devices  —  Many technology enthusiasts have had their eye on Glass, Google's monocle that looks like something out of Star Trek.  But the Internet-connected eyewear doesn't really pique the interest of Jack Dorsey, chief executive of the mobile payment system Square and a co-founder of Twitter.
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
That Horrible Tumblr Memo Was Actually a Fired Editor's Secret Revenge  —  Tumblr founder David Karp's abrupt farewell to his Storyboard team earlier this month was so disingenuous, so thick with noxious doublespeak, that it hardly seemed real.  That's because it wasn't …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to release OS X 10.9 with new power-user features, more from iOS later this year  —  OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed “Cabernet,” will focus on various “power-user” enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources.  Unlike operating system updates …
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Here Is How Foursquare Plans On Turning Your Life Into Ads  —  On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier today (RIP, Sam Biddle's press credentials!)  Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley acknowledged the haters, before offering a confident dismissal: “I think there are a lot of people …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Bang With Friends Is Raising ~ $1 Million To Help People Find Hook Up Buddies  —  Bang with Friends (BWF) is a Facebook app that does exactly what you're thinking it does.  It helps people on Facebook find friends to hook up with rather than date.  —  So it may come as a shock that BWF …
Pallabh Ghosh / BBC:
Cern re-creating first web page to revere early ideals  —  A team at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched a project to re-create the first web page.
More: The Verge and CERN
Facebook Engineering:
Under the Hood: The natural language interface of Graph Search  —  Xiao Li is an engineering manager on the natural language team for Graph Search and Maxime Boucher is a research scientist for Graph Search.  —  The Graph Search engine is built upon highly structured datain the form of a graph …
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Why your password can't have symbols—or be longer than 16 characters  —  Why are there so many password restrictions to navigate?  Characters want to be free.  —  Daremoshiranai  —  The password creation process on different websites can be a bit like visiting foreign countries with unfamiliar social customs.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
IBM has a new protocol (and a box) for the internet of things  —  IBM may be in talks to sell off its server division, but it's not abandoning hardware just yet.  Instead, Big Blue is introducing an appliance for the internet of things, as well as a new use case for an existing protocol optimized …
Adam Ewing / Bloomberg:
Nokia Invests in High-Resolution Cameras to Woo Apple Customers  —  Nokia Growth Partners, the venture- capital arm of Nokia (NOK1V) Oyj, plans to invest in California startup Pelican Imaging as the phonemaker seeks to win back customers from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Android devices with cameras …
Jeffrey Rosen / New Republic:
Google, Twitter, Facebook and the new global battle over the future of free speech  —  A year ago this month, Stanford Law School hosted a little-noticed meeting that may help decide the future of free speech online.  It took place in the faculty lounge, where participants were sustained …
More: The Verge
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Now comes to iPhone and iPad with new Search app update  —  Google's iOS app offensive continues  —  After a promo video let the cat out of the bag last month, Google is making it official: with an update to the Google Search application, Google Now is available on iOS.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Android Took 64% Of All Smartphone Sales Globally In Q1; Windows Phone Continues Modest Gains, Says Kantar  —  Google's mobile OS Android continues to power ahead as the world's most popular smartphone platform, according to figures out today from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Handle Is A Priority Engine And Task Management App For Your Inbox  —  Menlo Ventures partner Shawn Carolan searched for over five years to find an investment tackling the problem of email overload.  Carolan, who led investments in Apple-acquired Siri among others, personally faced …
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
Breyer Leaving Dell Board After Facebook, Wal-Mart Exits  —  Accel Partners' James Breyer, already leaving the boards of Facebook Inc. (FB) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT), won't seek re-election as a director at computer maker Dell Inc. (DELL)  —  Breyer, a director since 2009 …

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