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May 21, 2013, 1:25 AM

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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The One-Person Product  —  In 2006, I moved to New York and started working for David Karp doing web development for various media companies.  That fall, in a brief gap before starting a new client, David said that we were going to make a prototype of an idea he'd had for a while.
Marissamayer / Marissa's Tumblr:
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.  The product roadmap, their team …
Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
The Tumblr Architecture Yahoo Bought for a Cool Billion Dollars  —  It's being reported Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion.  You may recall Instagram was profiled on HighScalability and they were also bought by Facebook for a ton of money.  A coincidence?  You be the judge.  —  Just what is Yahoo buying?
Markus Spiering / Flickr Blog:
A better, brighter Flickr  —  In the beginning, Flickr innovated the way people share and discover photos.  Today, we are shifting the photo-sharing landscape again.  We're releasing a Flickr that's more spectacular, much bigger, and one you can take anywhere.  —  Biggr.  A free terabyte of space
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Flickr Gets A Huge Revamp With Hi-Res Image-Filled UI, New Android App, And 1TB Of Free Storage  —  The new Flickr is live.  —  Smack-dab in the middle of Yahoo-Tumblr aqcuisition day, Yahoo is holding a major press event here in NYC.  But announcements coming out of this event aren't related …
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 …
Tony Romm / Politico:
Senate investigators: Apple avoided $44 billion in taxes  —  Senate investigators accuse Apple of wiring together a complicated system to shield billions of dollars in international profits from both U.S. and foreign tax collectors.  —  A report released ahead of Apple CEO Tim Cook's inaugural …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
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 …
Melissa Grey / Engadget:
Microsoft launches The Music Room, an interactive TV series on Xbox Live  —  A day ahead of its hotly anticipated Xbox event, Microsoft has announced a new interactive TV series entitled The Music Room, exclusively on Xbox Live.  As a part of Microsoft's drive to beef up Xbox's entertainment content …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Think your Skype messages get end-to-end encryption?  Think again  —  If you think the private messages you send over Skype are protected by end-to-end encryption, think again.  The Microsoft-owned service regularly scans message contents for signs of fraud, and company managers may log the results indefinitely, Ars has confirmed.
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.
Bloomberg:
Ergen Said to Bid $2 Billion for LightSquared Wireless Spectrum  —  Charlie Ergen, chairman of satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. (DISH), made a $2 billion bid for spectrum from LightSquared Inc., the bankrupt wireless-broadband company owned by Philip Falcone's hedge-fund firm, according to people familiar with the offer.
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