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May 13, 2013, 9:35 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 …
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Confirmed: Amazon Bought Liquavista - Color Kindle to Follow?  —  For the past four months I have been saying that Amazon was in the market to buy Samsung's screen tech company Liquavista, and today I do believe the rumors have come true.  —  New filings from the Netherlands Chamber …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
You Can Do Too Much Due Diligence  —  It's Monday, time for another lesson I've learned in the venture capital business.  Today I will tell a story that I love telling.  It has some of my favorite people in it.  —  Back in 2004, early in my blogging career, I heard about a service that had just launched called Feedburner.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Unifies Its Free And Paid Storage Options, Gives You 15GB To Share Between Drive, Gmail And Google+ Photos  —  Until now, you've had to track your free storage on Google products separately.  It was just another thing that Google hadn't brought together to make it easier on users.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter Acquires Big Data Visualization Startup Lucky Sort, Service To Shutter In Months Ahead  —  Lucky Sort, a Portland, Oregon-based startup behind a visualization and navigation engine called TopicWatch that helped to discover patterns in live data streams, has been acquired by Twitter.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Intelligent To Do List App Any.DO Raises $3.5 Million, Will Further Expand Into Personal Productivity Space  —  Q: Why does a to do list application need $3.5 million in funding?  A: Because it's becoming more than a simple to do app.  Today, Any.DO one of the more popular to do list applications …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable:
Amazon Cloud Player Launches PC App  —  As part of its mission to bring its music service “everywhere,” Amazon announced the release of a dedicated Cloud Player app for desktop PCs Monday.  The release comes less than a week after Amazon announced iOS compatibility with Ford Sync-enabled vehicles.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon hands-on  —  The Lumia 928 isn't the first of Nokia's Windows Phone 8 handsets to hit Verizon — that distinction goes to the 822 — but for all intents and purposes, it's the first true flagship Lumia to bear Big Red's branding.  From the jump, you'll note …

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