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May 20, 2013, 4:50 PM

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Marissa Mayer / Yahoo!:
Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !!  —  I'm delighted to announce that we've reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!  —  We promise not to screw it up.  Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going.  We will operate Tumblr independently.  David Karp will remain CEO.
David Karp / Tumblr Staff:
News!  —  Everyone, I'm elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo.  —  Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We're not turning purple.  Our headquarters isn't moving.  Our team isn't changing.  Our roadmap isn't changing.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr's Adult Fare Accounts For 11.4% Of Site's Top 200K Domains, Adult Sites Are Leading Category Of Referrals  —  How much of Tumblr is porn, and what is Yahoo going to do about it?  On the latter, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer spoke to its plans for addressing content that is not “brand safe” …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Nikhyl Singhal / Google+:
Hangouts, phone calls and Google Voice  —  Thanks for all of your feedback on last week's Hangouts launch.  I wanted to quickly talk about 1) making/receiving phone calls in Gmail, and 2) Google Voice support more generally.  1) Today's version of Hangouts doesn't yet support outbound calls …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Apple retail revenues per visitor reach new record  —  In the US, on a sales per square foot basis, Apple retail continues to perform twice as well as Tiffany & Co., the second best retailer, and three times as well as lululemon athletica, the third best retailer.
New York Times:
Chinese Hackers Resume Attacks on U.S. Targets  —  WASHINGTON — Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China's People's Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data from scores of American companies and government agencies, they appear to have resumed …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
AT&T says ‘any’ mobile video chat app will work on its network by the end of 2013  —  When Google Hangouts first launched, we noted that AT&T Android customers couldn't use its video chat capabilitieson a cellular network.  A statement from AT&T implied that video chat could be used on downloaded apps …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Square Cash Will Let You Send Money To Your Friends By Email  —  Square's not just for businesses apparently, as an invite-only page for a product called “Square Cash” has popped up.  Not many details are known about it, but we've reached out to the company for comment.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Releases Statement Ahead of Tim Cook's Senate Appearance on Tax Policy  —  Apple today released a statement [PDF] ahead of Apple CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer, and head of tax operations Phillip A. Bullock's appearances in front of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation tomorrow.
GSMArena.com:
See the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active for the first time  —  The Samsung I9295 Galaxy S4 Active has been in our rumor mill for quite some time.  The latest leaked shots reveal that the Active will be a tougher dust and water resistant version of the Galaxy S4 flagship.
Matt Brian / The Verge:
Samsung beats Chromebook Pixel and Retina MacBook with new high-res laptop display  —  Samsung is to unveil a new super-high resolution panel which could set the standard for notebook displays.  This week, the company will launch a 13.3-inch QHD 3200 x 1800 panel with 276 pixels-per-inch …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Chinese hackers who breached Google gained access to sensitive data, U.S. officials say  —  Chinese hackers who breached Google's servers several years ago gained access to a sensitive database with years' worth of information about U.S. surveillance targets, according to current and former government officials.
More: The Verge

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