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May 4, 2013, 2:20 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun  —  Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world's first entirely 3D-printable handgun.  Now he has.  Early next week, Wilson, a 25-year University of Texas law student and founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed …
RT:
‘Palestine’ tagline appears on Google to Israel's disapproval  —  Google has changed the tagline on its Palestinian edition from ‘Palestinian territories’ to ‘Palestine,’ thereby acknowledging the UN's decision to award the region non-member observer status.  Israel has already expressed displeasure with the move.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
Finally, some good news for LightSquared  —  The FCC has given LightSquared the go-ahead to test a spectrum-sharing plan with a government agency as the company continues to fight to build its nationwide wireless broadband network.  —  Things might finally be looking up for LightSquared …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
The Verdict Is In: Nobody Likes Google Glass  —  The elite of the tech world have decided that Google Glass is the future.  —  And perhaps they're right, but, Google Glass is clearly not the present.  It's not even the near-future, if the early reviews that are rolling in turn out to be accurate.
Guardian:
Tech City - believe the hype?  —  Technology clusters in areas such as Cambridge, Newcastle and Brighton may have a better case for getting exposure - and cash  —  Since the Coalition came to power in May 2010, the Tech City initiative has had significant money, PR and industry support thrown behind it.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Fullscreen BEAM: The first YouTube app for Google Glass comes with public or private sharing  —  I picked up my Google Glass this week, and one of my first instincts was to share one of the cool POV videos out to YouTube and blast a tweet to my followers.  I'm not always the most ‘on it’ when it comes …
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?
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple's U.S. Smartphone Usage Share Approaches 40%  —  comScore today released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the January-March period, showing that Apple's smartphone market share rose 2.7 points from December to March, from 36.3% of total U.S. smartphone platform …
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.
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 …

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