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May 7, 2013, 10:00 PM

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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Microsoft extends Yahoo's U.S. search revenue guarantee  —  Microsoft Corp extended the revenue guarantee it provides to Yahoo Inc in the companies' underperforming search partnership, Yahoo said on Tuesday.  —  The U.S. revenue-per-search guarantee, which had expired on March 31 …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Struggles to Find Way Out of Microsoft Web-Search Deal  —  Yahoo Inc. has been quietly trying to find a way out of its struggling Web-search partnership with Microsoft Corp., a person familiar the situation said, but has so far failed in that effort.  —  The Silicon Valley Internet …
James Trew / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 928 officially confirmed: PureView, OIS and Carl Zeiss camera goodies  —  So, print is the new digital.  At least when it comes to Verizon's imminent — and now surely fully acknowledged — Lumia 928.  The billboard spotted over the weekend enthused about the camera, but told us little else.
Kevin Allocca / YouTube Trends:
Introducing the YouTube Trends Map  —  Are teens in the South watching the same videos as middle-aged folks in New England?  Now with the YouTube Trends Map (youtube.com/trendsmap), you can see today's most popular videos in major markets across the U.S. You can also see what's popular with women or men …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
CrunchFund's future  —  With nearly 100 portfolio companies and just two remaining partners, what is the future of Michael Arrington's venture capital effort?  —  FORTUNE — It has been 20 months since TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington launched CrunchFund, a venture capital firm …
More: Business Insider and ValleywagTweets: @mattrosoff
Alan Ohnsman / Bloomberg:
Tesla CEO Talking With Google About ‘Autopilot’ Systems  —  Elon Musk, the California billionaire who leads Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) (TSLA), said the electric-car maker is considering adding driverless technology to its vehicles and discussing the prospects for such systems with Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG)
Karin Matussek / Bloomberg:
Apple's Customer Data-Privacy Rules Struck Down by German Court  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), already facing a U.S. privacy lawsuit over its information-sharing practices, was told by a German court to change its rules for handling customer data.  —  A Berlin court struck down eight of 15 provisions …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Internet traffic from Syria vanishes in the midst of ongoing conflict  —  Google, Renesys, and others point to an internet blackout in Syria, the latest blow in an ongoing conflict.  Analytics group Renesys confirmed about an hour ago that internet had apparently gone dark …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Google Glass Picks Up Early Signal: Keep Out  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google's wearable computer, the most anticipated piece of electronic wizardry since the iPad and iPhone, will not go on sale for many months.  —  But the resistance is already under way.  —  The glasseslike device …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft reveals Windows Blue will be released to developers in June, distributed via Windows Store  —  Today at the Wired Business Conference Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1, codenamed Blue, will reach developers by the end of June.  The company also stated that the upgrade will be available …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Seagate launches the 600 SSD, its first solid-state drive for consumers  —  Seagate has come a long way in its attitude toward solid-state drives: it went from fighting the future to embracing SSDs with open arms, albeit only in enterprise at first.  Now, it's launching its first-ever flash drive for end users, the 600 SSD.
Quentin Hardy / NYT Bits:
SAP Takes It All to the Cloud  —  SAP, the German software giant, is making one of the largest pushes into cloud computing yet seen from a large incumbent company.  It may even be destroying its own business, in order to build for a new one.  —  SAP is famous for developing enterprise resource planning, or ERP, software.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Zuckerberg nemesis Aaron Greenspan sues Facebook again (plus the rest of Silicon Valley)  —  Aaron Greenspan, the founder of Think Computer, creator of the FaceCash mobile payment system and (according to him) co-founder of Facebook, has been giving Mark Zuckerberg headaches for many years now …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Social Startup Viddy Recapitalizes, Shuffles Board  —  Viddy, the social video app for mobile devices, is overhauling its capitalization table, returning a large amount of money to investors in the company's most recent round of funding.  —  Viddy will return $18 million of the $30 million raised …
Sarah E. Needleman / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Coinbase Nabs $5M in Biggest Funding for Bitcoin Startup  —  Eleven-month-old startup Coinbase announced Tuesday the largest funding round to date for a Bitcoin startup, a $5 million investment led by Union Square Ventures. … In an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
OpenStreetMap To Give Google Maps A Run For Its Money By Launching Its New ‘iD’ Editor  —  Google has become the king of maps because of the technology that it has developed over the past eight years.  One competitor, OpenStreetMap, has developed its own tools and built a community …
More: Digital Trends and The Next WebThanks:@drew
Katie Fehrenbacher / GigaOM:
Nest acquires MyEnergy (formerly Earth Aid), moves deeper into utility data  —  Smart thermostat maker Nest has acquired energy data startup MyEnergy, formerly called Earth Aid.  Nest didn't disclose terms of the deal, but said in a release on Tuesday that the acquisition would help Nest further …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube Is Happy to Take Your Money, but What It Really Wants Are Ad Dollars  —  Love YouTube, but hate the ads?  —  Then you're not going to be any happier with most of the subscription videos the site is going to start selling.  They're going to have ads, too, say people familiar with YouTube's long-awaited plans.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Foursquare unveils redesigned Windows Phone 8 app, to come preloaded on select Lumia devices  —  24 hours after Hulu Plus finally made its debut on Windows Phone 8, Microsoft's users have another reason to be excited: Foursquare just unveiled a brand new app for the platform.

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