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May 6, 2013, 9:10 AM

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Kara Swisher / Vanity Fair:
Mark Zuckerberg and Kevin Systrom on What Really Happened When Facebook Bought Instagram  —  The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer.  But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom …
More: DealBookTweets: @hunterwalk
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.
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
The Importance of Proprietary Deal Flow in Early-Stage VC  —  When I was new at Venture Capital I was trying to figure out the business.  It was a fun period for me because everything was new and I was curious.  — What kind of deals should I be doing?  — What stage?  What price?
More: The Verge
Steven Musil / CNET:
YouTube reportedly near launch of paid channel subscriptions  —  Video-sharing site could launch a paid content platform for some of its specialist video channels as early as this week, according to The Financial Times.  —  YouTube reportedly could launch its paid subscription service …
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Where Mail With Illegible Addresses Goes to Be Read  —  SALT LAKE CITY — Inside a plain warehouselike office building filled with rows of cubicles, Melissa Stark stares at the image of an envelope on a computer screen.  The handwriting is barely legible and appears to be addressed to someone in the “cty of Jesey.”
More: Gizmodo
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Tor Books says cutting DRM out of its e-books hasn't hurt business  —  Early this week, Tor Books, a subsidiary of Tom Doherty Associates and the world's leading publisher of science fiction, gave an update on how its decision to do away with Digital Rights Management (DRM) schemes has impacted the company.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
LinkedIn is 10 years old today: Here's the story of how it changed the way we work  —  Today marks a historic moment for one of Silicon Valley's biggest and well-known companies.  It has been a decade since LinkedIn was founded as a business-related social network and now it has grown …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HP redesigns its ProBook laptops for small businesses, prices start at $499  —  Last fall, HP took a small step toward refreshing its ProBook business notebooks when it started offering some of them with AMD Trinity chips.  Eight months later, it's time for a real makeover …
Dan Kaminsky / Wired:
Let's Cut Through the Bitcoin Hype: A Hacker-Entrepreneur's Take  —  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?  I'm not an economist; I'm a hacker …
More: Boing BoingTweets: @glennf

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