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May 13, 2013, 12:25 PM

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Steven Levy / Wired:
New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans for World's Most Popular Mobile OS  —  For the past few years, Sundar Pichai has been part of a tag-team routine staged at Google's annual I/O developer conference.  Pichai, a Googler since 2004, would present on behalf of Google's Chrome division …
CBS News:
Bill Gates on Steve Jobs: We grew up together  —  We've seen plenty of Bill Gates on television, but we'd never seen him get emotional before.  It was a striking, yet subtle moment in Gates' 60 Minutes interview this week when Charlie Rose asked him about his longtime business rival, the late Steve Jobs.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Path Product Management Director Dylan Casey Departs for Yahoo  —  Dylan Casey, director of product management at Path, has left the company and will soon join Yahoo, according to sources familiar with the matter.  —  For the past year and a half he's been at Path, Casey was responsible …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
ABC to Live-Stream Its Shows via App  —  This week ABC will quietly revolutionize its app for iPhones and iPads with a button called “live.”  Users around New York and Philadelphia will be able to live stream all the programming from ABC's local stations there, the first time that any major broadcaster has turned on such a technology.
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Samsung ready for 5G rollout in 2020, has reportedly pulled down 1Gbps in tests  —  LTE might be all the rage right now, but next generation mobile technology is already in the works.  According to Korea's Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has successfully tested its 5G platform, pulling down data at 1Gbps in recent tests.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Now Offers Amazon Coins Virtual Currency On Kindle Fire, Gives $5 In Free Coins To All Users  —  E-commerce leviathan Amazon today is taking a step into social gaming: Amazon Coins, its new virtual currency, is now live in the U.S. To kick it off, Amazon announced that it would put $5 worth …
David McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
Apple, Google Pressed by N.Y. Over Handheld Device Thefts  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG) are among technology companies being asked by the New York attorney general to take steps to deter thefts of iPhones and other handheld devices and eliminate a black market for the products.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
With Windows Blue, Microsoft may (finally) do the right thing  —  Summary: Call it capitulation.  Call it listening to customers.  But whatever you call it, making Windows 8 more usable with expected coming Blue tweaks is a positive, not a negative.  —  Mary Jo Foley
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Bloomberg Admits Terminal Snooping  —  Reporters at Bloomberg News were trained to use a function on the company's financial data terminals that allowed them to view subscribers' contact information and, in some cases, monitor login activity in order to advance news coverage, more than half a dozen former employees said.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
iTunes users spending at the rate of $40/yr.  —  In the latest quarter the iTunes top line grew by 32%.  Additional newly reported items:  — Quarterly revenues topped $4 billion (a new high) and the company suggests that this rate is maintainable by stating it has a “$16 billion annual run rate”.
Vijith Assar / New Yorker:
The Evolution of the Web, in a Blink  —  The Web browser you're probably using to read this article is a small marvel of engineering.  It can be broken down into many discrete parts—a URL bar, a set of bookmarks, perhaps a built-in video player.  But the most important component is hidden …
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