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May 9, 2013, 8:00 PM

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John G. Doe / YouTube Blog:
New ways to support great content on YouTube  —  We've been building a YouTube partner program since 2007 that enables content creators to earn revenue for their creativity.  We've watched them build amazing channels that have made YouTube into a news, education and entertainment destination …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Developing Smartphone With 3-D Screen  —  New Gadgets, Including Audio-Only Device, Is Bid to Expand Beyond Kindle Fire.  — Amazon's hardware ambitions are broadening.  The Seattle e-commerce giant has recently been developing a wide-ranging lineup of gadgets—including two smartphones …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Reports: Facebook Is Buying Social Mapping/Traffic App Waze For Up To $1B To Court Mobile Users  —  Facebook appears to be close to making another billion-dollar acquisition to once again ramp up its mobile efforts: according to two reports in the Israeli press at Calcalist and sister publication Ynet …
Ashlee Vance / Businessweek:
Netflix, Reed Hastings Survive Missteps to Join Silicon Valley's Elite  —  On a normal weeknight, Netflix (NFLX) accounts for almost a third of all Internet traffic entering North American homes.  That's more than YouTube, Hulu, Amazon.com (AMZN), HBO Go, iTunes, and BitTorrent combined.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
State Department Demands Takedown Of 3D-Printable Gun Files For Possible Export Control Violations  —  The battle for control of dangerous digital shapes may have just begun.  —  On Thursday, Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson received a letter from the State Department Office …
Matt Rosoff / CITEworld:
Box buys Crocodoc to display files more beautifully in any browser  —  Box has acquired Crocodoc, a five-year-old company that provides technology to display and annotate documents at high fidelity in a browser.  It is Box's first acquisition since 2009.  —  Crocodoc is geared toward developers today …
Eva Dou / Digits:
PC Makers Hopeful on Windows 8 Changes  —  With the PC industry in severe contraction, industry executives seem terribly relieved to have found some optimism to cling to.  —  PC makers in Asia say there is hope yet for Windows 8, the new operating system that even Microsoft Corp. has admitted hasn't been a huge hit.
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Developed Prototypes for a TV Set-Top Box  —  As videogame fans await the unveiling of Microsoft Corp.'s next Xbox, questions about another piece hardware loom for the software giant.  —  The company has been quietly developing designs for a separate, simpler set-top device …
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Apple supplier Pegatron boosts China workforce by 40 percent in second quarter  —  (Reuters) - Pegatron Corp, an assembler of Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad, said it would increase its number of workers in China by up to 40 percent in the second half of the year, fuelling market speculation of a new cheaper iPhone.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Yahoo acquires GoPollGo polling service, shuts down all widgets, polls and properties  —  Today GoPollGo announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo Mobile.  The online polling company hadn't reached its third birthday.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Obama orders agencies to make data open, machine-readable by default  —  Alpha.data.gov, an experimental data portal created under the White House's Open Data Initiative.  —  Data.gov  —  President Barack Obama issued an executive order today that aims to make “open and machine-readable” …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
First look: Pixelmator 2.2 Blueberry goes live in the Mac App Store  —  As promised, image editor Pixelmator released a substantial update to its OS X app on Thursday, with over 100 new features and improvements including shapes, smart move, paint selection and an “effect” called Light Leak.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Nvidia smashes Q1 estimates but outlook is wobbly  —  Summary: Nvidia's CEO attributed Q1's success to “Kepler-based GPUs within and beyond the PC.”  —  Nvidia has a lot to be proud of on its first quarter earnings report, but the outlook is close to the edge.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
W3C proceeds with Web video encryption despite opposition  —  The Web standards group is going ahead with its Encrypted Media Extensions technology despite some opposition, arguing it's a step in the right direction.  —  W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe  —  The World Wide Web Consortium has decided …
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Twitter Verification?  No Thanks  —  A few months back, Mike Hayes, who's a senior reporter at BuzzFeed and who also runs the official BuzzFeed Twitter account, sent around an email to the office.  Twitter, he reported, was going to be verifying the whole staff at once.
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Wins Order on Google Documents in Samsung Case  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) was ordered by a judge to reveal how it's searching for internal documents related to its Android operating system sought by Apple Inc. (AAPL) in a patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)

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