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May 3, 2013, 5:20 PM

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FierceWireless:
AT&T planning June launch of ‘All In One’ prepaid brand  —  AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) is planning to launch new prepaid services under the “All In One” brand June 15, according to people familiar with the matter.  The carrier will likely offer a $35 per month service for feature phones and a $50 per month service for smartphones.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Glass Will Soon Also Let iPhone Users Access Navigation And Text Messages  —  To use text messaging and navigation on Google Glass, users currently have to pair it with an Android phone and install the Glass companion app on their phones.  This will change very soon, however …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Maybe the Low-End iPhone Is Really a Mid-End iPhone  —  What if Apple's long-rumored low-end iPhone isn't targeted at the smartphone market's lower reaches?  What if it's targeted at the middle?  —  What if it isn't low-end at all, but simply mainstream?  Not a $150 phone or even a $200 one, but a $350 one?
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Square sets its sights on check-ins: ‘We can do something better’  —  Data on what you buy and where you bought it could be the holy grail of ad targeting  —  Square is using its trove of payment data to build an engine for making local recommendations, a move that could upend the conventional wisdom …
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Acer announces Aspire P3, 'the world's first ultrabook convertible' (hands-on)  —  Acer's making a big Windows 8 play at its event today in New York city, announcing a handful of unique devices including the new Aspire P3.  Acer calls the P3 an “ultrabook convertible,” and that's a fairly apt description …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify Takes a Page From the Twitter Playbook, Buys Music Discovery App Tunigo  —  Last fall, Twitter bought We Are Hunted, a “music discovery” startup that made a popular app for Spotify.  —  Apparently Spotify is paying attention: It just bought Tunigo, another music discovery startup with a popular Spotify app.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Cube 3D Printer goes retail at Staples for $1,299  —  Summary: Staples will be among the first major retailers to offer a 3D printer.  To date, 3D printers have been the focus of hobbyists.  —  Staples will begin selling 3D Systems' Cube 3D printer in select stores and online for $1,299 at the end of June.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Take that, Apple TV: Smart TVs twice as popular as dedicated streaming boxes  —  14 percent of all broadband households owned an Apple TV, a Roku box or another kind of dedicated streaming device in 2012, but 25 percent owned a smart TV with an embedded app platform, according …
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Netflix: Where We Set Up Shop, Torrenting Drops  —  The Chief Content Officer of streaming giant Netflix claims the modern trend for easily streaming legal content is impacting on the more hardcore Bittorrent scene, with pirate traffic dropping in countries when Netflix switches on its servers.
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook settles Timelines trademark suit  —  Facebook and Timelines Inc. have reached a settlement in the trademark case against the social network, according to a document Facebook filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  —  Timelines Inc. operates Timelines.com …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
U.S. Cellular to Begin Offering Apple Products Later This Year  —  As part of its quarterly earnings release today, U.S. Cellular announced that it will begin carrying Apple products later this year, although the carrier offered no additional details on its plans.
David Alexander / Reuters:
Samsung, BlackBerry devices cleared for use on U.S. defense networks  —  (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday cleared BlackBerry and Samsung mobile devices for use on Defense Department networks, a step toward opening up the military to a wide variety of technology equipment makers while still ensuring communications security.
Kevin Kwang / ZDNet:
S. Korea nears decision on Google antitrust case  —  Summary: Country's Fair Trade Commission is expected to be close to a decision on whether Google was stifling the market by allegedly having phonemakers preinstall only its search engine on their devices.  —  Kevin Kwang
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Google Play comes to Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and HD+, we go hands-on (video)  —  Barnes & Noble's refusal to open its ecosystem has long been one of our principle complaints about the company's tablet offerings.  The Nook HD and HD+ are extremely nice pieces of hardware that have been held …

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