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May 5, 2013, 6:00 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google Glass' awkward interactions parodied on ‘Saturday Night Live’  —  Google Glass and its new approach to a constantly-connected lifestyle has already been the butt of a number of jokes, including Tumblr blogs devoted to showing how ridiculous the device can be.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Dan Kaminsky / Wired:
What's Important, What's Untrue: A Hacker-Entrepreneur Cuts Through the Bitcoin Hype  —  Bitcoin.  Everybody's talking about it.  What's true, and what's hype?  Perhaps the only thing that's clear about Bitcoin is that it's not going away anytime soon.  Who am I to say?
Hannah Seligson / New York Times:
Enstitute, an Alternative to College for a Digital Elite  —  JASMINE GAO, who is 19, just wasn't the classroom type.  So instead of languishing in college, she dropped out after her freshman year.  —  Ms. Gao decided that she didn't want to continue studying at Baruch College, part of the City University of New York.
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Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
How eBay Worked With The FBI To Put Its Top Affiliate Marketers In Prison  —  The knock at the door came at 7:03 a.m.  —  Shawn Hogan, the CEO of a successful online marketing company called Digital Point Solutions, was sitting on his sofa.  He didn't immediately answer the door.
Debian:
Debian 7.0 Wheezy released  —  After many months of constant development, the Debian project is proud to present its new stable version 7.0 (code name Wheezy).  —  This new version of Debian includes various interesting features such as multiarch support, several specific tools to deploy private clouds …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Facebook Racks Up Record Games Revenue, Even as Zynga Presence Wanes  —  Recent changes to Facebook's relationship with Zynga may have hurt the social gaming company's revenue, but that doesn't seem to have put the hurt on Facebook's payments biz.  Indeed, posting first quarter earnings Wednesday …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
In 2013, the keys to Android are still held by the carriers  —  This year's flagships, the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, are locked down  —  Just under two years ago, HTC's CEO responded to public pressure by making an equally public promise: “We will no longer be locking the bootloaders on our devices.”
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
Amazon Appstore Opens in China, Leaps Final Hurdle Before Kindle Fire Launch  —  In a surprise move, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has opened its Android-oriented Appstore in China today.  That's despite the fact that China wasn't listed on Amazon's Appstore expansion roadmap last month …
More: Kindle ReviewThanks:@sirsteven

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