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May 1, 2013, 4:20 PM

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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple's Ive Seen Risking IOS 7 Delay on Software Overhaul: Tech  —  Jonathan Ive, six months into an expanded role as Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s top product visionary, has embarked on a sweeping software overhaul that leaves the company at risk of falling behind on a new version of the operating system …
evleaks / PhoneArena:
HTC M4 brings One style, sensibility downmarket  —  HTC has a certified hit on its hands with the sleek, unibody HTC One — so it's natural that the company would want to extend its design language to lower price points.  Meet the HTC M4 (remember, the One was codenamed M7) …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's Share of Worldwide Tablet Shipments Falls Below 40% in 1Q 2013  —  Research firm IDC today announced its preliminary estimates of worldwide tablet shipments for the first quarter of 2013, finding that Apple's share of the market continues to slide as competitors begin to gain footholds in the market …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft shipped 900,000 Surface tablets in Q1, says IDC  —  Microsoft shipped 900,000 Surface tablets during the recent quarter, according to data from IDC.  Following rumors of strong initial Surface Pro sales, IDC says the combined total for Surface RT and Surface Pro was under just one million …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Q1 Earnings Beats With $1.46B In Revenue, Up 38%, But Misses With Flat EPS Of $0.12 Non-GAAP  —  Facebook has just posted its earnings for the quarter that ended March 31, 2013.  Facebook hit $1.46B in revenue up 38% from Q1 2012, beating the street.  However, earnings per shared missed estimates, staying flat at $0.12.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Who Has Your Back?  2013  —  When you use the Internet, you entrust your conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos, and more to companies like Google, AT&T and Facebook.  But what do these companies do when the government demands your private information?  Do they stand with you?
Maureen Farrell / CNNMoney.com:
Peter Thiel: Twitter will outlast the New York Times  —  Tech visionaries Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen disagree on the promise of Twitter, but both see a relatively long lifespan for the social media firm.  At least in Internet years.  —  In a debate with Andreessen …
AllThingsD:
Apple's Tim Cook Returns to D Stage to Open 11th Annual Conference  —  Although we are only about a month out from our 11th D: All Things Digital conference, we still have a few big speakers to announce, not the least of which is Apple CEO Tim Cook.  —  Cook, who made his debut at D10 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft readies ‘Mohoro’ Windows desktop as a service  —  Summary: Microsoft is believed to be building a Windows Azure-hosted desktop virtualization service that could be available on a pay-per-use basis.  —  In yet another example of its growing emphasis on remaking itself as a devices …
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
T-Mobile US Shares Climb in NYSE Debut Following Merger  —  T-Mobile US Inc., the fourth-biggest U.S. wireless company, climbed 6.2 percent in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange after a merger with MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS), a smaller rival.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
U.S. Court Rules For Facebook In Its Case Against Typosquatters On 105 Domains; $2.8M In Damages  —  A victory for Facebook in its case against typosquatters — those who own domain names that are similar to those of a popular site, which they use to confuse people and potentially capitalize on that.
Bloomberg:
Obama Names Former Lobbyist Wheeler U.S. FCC Chairman  —  President Barack Obama named Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former leader of cable and wireless trade groups, to head the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, where he may focus on nurturing mobile technology.
Associated Press:
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gets 2012 pay package of $36.6 million, ranking behind top lieutenant  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer emerged as the Internet company's second highest paid executive during her first five-and-half months on the job.  —  Regulatory documents filed Tuesday revealed …

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