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4:45 AM ET, May 13, 2010

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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Calls All Hands Meeting On Privacy  —  Facing increasing pressure from the media and users, Facebook has called an all hands meeting tomorrow afternoon, at 4 PM Pacific, to discuss the company's overall privacy strategy according to sources inside the company.
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New York Times:
A Bewildering Tangle of Options  —  To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options.  Facebook says it wants to offer precise controls for sharing on the Internet.
Maija Palmer / Financial Times:
Facebook faces fresh privacy criticism  —  Facebook has been sharply criticised by European data protection officials for putting users' privacy at risk with changes to its service.  —  Officials advising the European Commission said in a letter to the social networking company that changes …
HTC:
HTC SUES APPLE FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT  —  Complaint outlines five HTC patents infringed by Apple products  —  HTC Corporation today took legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HTC files patent complaint against Apple, asks for ban on iPhone, iPad, and iPod  —  We'd been wondering how and when HTC would respond to Apple's patent lawsuit, and here we go: the Taiwanese phone manufacturer just filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
HTC Sues Apple: The Complaint and Patents [DOC]
Discussion: Fortune and Android Phone Fans
Microsoft:
Microsoft Delivers the Future of Productivity With Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010  —  New products and cloud services available to businesses today.  —  Today, Microsoft Corp. announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Building Facebook Into iPhone OS (AAPL)  —  Apple is building Facebook features into the latest version of its iPhone software, we're told by a plugged-in source in the mobile industry.  These features could be announced during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on June 7 …
Bloomberg:
SAP Buying Sybase for $5.8 Billion to Battle Oracle  —  SAP AG, the world's biggest maker of business-management software, is close to buying Sybase Inc. for about $6 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The deal could be announced as early as today or it could fall apart …
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Quentin Hardy / Velocity:
SAP's Big Problem
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SAP:
SAP TO ACQUIRE SYBASE, INC.
Discussion: The Register, PC World and ZDNet
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Gives a Nod to Newton with New ‘What is iPad?’  Ad  —  Apple started airing a new iPad ad tonight called “What is iPad?”.  The Ad seems to be a departure from their recent ads with a bit of a gruff narrator walking through what the iPad is.  However, it struck me as strangely familiar …
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Sprint Evo 4G Will Have Two-Way Video Chat, Goes On Sale June 4th For $200  —  It's official: the Sprint Evo 4G will be on sale for $200 (with contract) on June 4th—even earlier than we thought.  It'll feature two-way video chat on 3G and 4G networks, which makes sense given the forward-facing camera.
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Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
More Choice for Users: Unlisted Videos  —  Melinda teaches high school in the Bay Area and recently reached out to us with a problem.  Her students just finished a video history project that she wanted to share with their parents and classmates.  But she was concerned about posting …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
RIAA wins big in LimeWire lawsuit  —  A federal court has found the company that operates file-sharing service LimeWire liable for copyright infringement, according to court records reviewed by CNET.  —  U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, for the Southern District of New York …
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Microsoft, Verizon defend Kin's monthly pricing, noting cloud backup  —  Product manager says new phones will have app downloads in the future  —  Computerworld - Microsoft's new Kin phones are not truly smartphones, but Verizon Wireless is charging users a minimum monthly $70 service fee anyway …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Google Loses Senior Android Product Manager Erick Tseng To Facebook  —  Surprising industry move of the day (or maybe not): Google's Senior Product Manager, Android, Erick Tseng, has departed the company and will start working at that other game-changing Internet company as of next week: Facebook.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Gathering Vitals of Your So-Called Scattered Life  —  The important records of most people's lives are too often hard to find when you need them.  Some are on paper, scattered in folders, drawers or boxes in homes and offices.  Others are in digital files on one or more computers.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
‘HURT LOCKER’ PRODUCERS ABOUT TO SUE AN ARMY OF PIRATES  —  EXCLUSIVE: The war against movie piracy is getting downright explosive.  We've learned that the producers of the Oscar-winning “The Hurt Locker” are preparing a massive lawsuit against thousands of individuals who pirated the film online.
John Provine / The Official Google Blog:
Understanding the web to find short answers and “something different”  —  One year ago today we announced Google Squared in Labs, an early attempt to find and extract structured data from across the web, such as a detailed table of [dog breeds] or [broadway shows].
Jason Snell / Macworld:
MobileMe Mail beta adds server rules, interface tweaks  —  Apple late on Wednesday announced a new beta program for the mail component of its MobileMe internet service.  The new beta offers new interface views, server-based mail rules, SSL-based security, and improved performance, according to the company.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple-Verizon Political Calculus, 2010 Edition  —  Regarding Verizon's announcement of a supposed forthcoming Android iPad-alike tablet, MG Siegler wrote: … There's a lot to unpack here.  First, I'll state up front that I know very little, one way or the other, regarding whether the iPhone is coming to Verizon this year.
Discussion: EverythingiCafe and FierceWireless
Cade Metz / The Register:
Scroogle scrapes back to life  —  Google screws IE6  —  Scroogle is back, once again serving up privacy-friendly Google search results, a day after a sudden change to google.com shut down the swashbuckling service.  —  The not-for-profit Scroogle stopped working on Monday …
 
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David Springer / Chromium Blog:
A sneak peek at the Native Client SDK
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Owen Thomas / VentureBeat:
The FTC is out to get Google, some interviewees say
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Cisco earnings: “Return to strong balanced growth”
Doug Dineley / Computerworld:
Citrix fires up desktop virtualization
Discussion: ZDNet, The Register and eWeek
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
All-new Hotmail to take on Gmail next Monday
Discussion: The Windows Blog
Dan Moren / Macworld:
C4 developer conference will not return
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone Game Maker Ngmoco Acquires Another iPhone Game Developer …
Discussion: CNET News, VatorNews, paidContent and Pulse2