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May 10, 2013, 8:05 AM

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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 …
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 …
The Onion / Onion Inc.'s Tech Blog:
How the Syrian Electronic Army Hacked The Onion  —  This is a write-up of how the Syrian Electronic Army hacked The Onion.  In summary, they phished Onion employees' Google Apps accounts via 3 seperate methods.  —  The SEA began by sending phishing emails to various Onion employees beginning around May 3.
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability  —  The United Space Alliance, which manages the computers aboard the International Space Station in association with NASA, has announced that the Windows XP computers aboard the ISS have been switched to Linux.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Apple wins trademark case over ‘iBooks’  —  A small New York publisher that uses the label “ibooks” has struck out in its lawsuit against Apple, after a New York court on Wednesday held that the publisher's mark was not distinct and that consumers would not confuse the two companies' products.
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Many Air Passengers Never Turn Off Electronics, Survey Finds  —  Take a guess at how many people actually fail to turn off their gadgets during takeoff and landing of a flight.  Ten percent?  No, that's too low.  Twenty percent?  Still too low.  —  In a study released on Thursday …
More: CEA and AllThingsDTweets: @qthrul
John Fontana / ZDNet:
Google unveils 5-year roadmap for strong authentication  —  Summary: Smartphones and smart apps are major factor in access control strategy that plans to ignore whining from end-users  —  Google Wednesday unveiled a five-year road map for stronger consumer authentication tagging smartphones …
Erin Griffith / PandoDaily:
Can't raise a Series A?  Just sell yourself to Yahoo  —  While many have speculated on the ways CEO Marissa Mayer will remake Yahoo, none have correctly predicted what the company has actually become: A safe haven for VC rejects.  —  Since taking the helm in October, Mayer has snapped up nine young …
More: VatorNews
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Twitter Acquires Palo Alto-Based Scalable Computing Startup Ubalo  —  It's only been a few weeks since the folks behind music-charting app We Are Hunted confirmed that it was acquired by Twitter, and it seems that Twitter isn't done snapping up startups just yet.
More: The Droid Guy, CNET and VentureBeat
Tweets: @twittereng and @ubalo
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
How Facebook could save Nokia  —  On Tuesday, Nokia chief Stephen Elop fielded questions from irate shareholders at his company's annual meeting in Helsinki.  When, they wanted to know, would he do something about Apple and Samsung?  In London next week, Nokia will announce its new high-end flagship product, whatever it is.
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.
Jason Harris / Nokia Conversations:
Nokia Lumia 620 coming to America  —  Today we're happy to announce that the colorful and critically acclaimed Nokia Lumia 620 is finally coming to the US.  Available now on Aio Wireless, the Nokia Lumia 620 will bring a fully featured smartphone at a price that will be attractive to a whole new audience.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Social Network Bebo Has Filed A Voluntary Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Petition  —  Looks like Bebo, once an early star in social networking, is progressing to the next step in the long and messy struggle between majority shareholder Criterion Capital Partners and minority shareholders …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Members of Congress finally introduce serious DMCA reform  —  The Library of Congress sparked a firestorm late last year when it issued new rules that made it effectively illegal to unlock a cell phone to switch to a new wireless carrier.  An online petition on the issue attracted …
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
New Zealand isn't exactly outlawing software patents—it's doing something more interesting  —  Despite what you may have read, New Zealand is not “banning” software patents.  Indeed, the country has never explicitly allowed the patenting of software in the first place …
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 …
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 …

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