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10:10 AM ET, May 23, 2011

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DigiTimes:
Apple said to introduce curved-glass iPhone 5  —  There has been a fair amount of buzz on the iPhone 5, and the latest being circulated around the supply chain in Taiwan is that Apple is going to adopt a curved cover glass for its next generation model, according to industry sources.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Foursquare and Groupon Planning Distribution Deal  —  Daily deals leader Groupon and social location innovator Foursquare are in partnership talks, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.  —  The arrangement is likely to see Groupon deals targeted to Foursquare users' check-ins.
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Over 500 new features coming in Windows Phone 7.5  —  Apologies for the low volume.  —  Microsoft has been speaking at the Japanese Microsoft Developer Forum 2011 and amongst the wide range of topics he covered he also spoke about the next version of Windows Phone 7.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Foxconn closes its polishing plants; effect on iPad unclear  —  The explosion that killed three in Chengdu on Friday has been traced to a dust-collecting duct  —  Broken windows and twisted metal from the blast.  Photo: M.I.C. Gadget  —  There were several developments over the weekend following …
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Foxconn to Suppliers: iPad 2 Production (and Next iPhone?)  Will Not Be Delayed Due to Explosion  —  Beyond the obvious human toll of last week's Foxconn factory explosion, there's been speculation about how the incident may affect Apple's iPad 2 production.
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
HP: ‘Touchpad will be better than number one’ tablet  —  HP talks up forthcoming Touchpad tablet ahead of European launch later in the year and announces first app partners  —  HP will emulate its PC market success in the tablet world when it launches the Touchpad over the summer, the company's European head Eric Cador has claimed.
Naked Security / Sophos:
Sony BMG Greece the latest hacked Sony site  —  In what seems to be a neverending nightmare it appears that the website of Sony BMG in Greece has been hacked and information dumped.  —  An anonymous poster has uploaded a user database to pastebin.com, including the usernames …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Suit Claims Cisco Helped China Pursue Falun Gong  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco, the maker of Internet routing gear, customized its technology to help China track members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week by members of the movement.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Toyota and Salesforce.com team up for in-car social networking service  —  It's perhaps not the most likely of companies to go into the social networking game, but Japanese car manufacturer Toyota has announced it's launching a social networking service of its very own.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Officially in Discussions for Retail Store Space in Grand Central Terminal  —  Grand Central Terminal leasing plan (PDF) with Metrazur on East Balcony at right  —  Earlier this year, reports surfaced claiming that Apple was pursuing a potential new retail store location …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Shortform Video Platform VYou Reels In $3M  —  Q&A platform for video VYou is announcing today $3 million in Series A funding, lead by RRE Ventures and Highland Capital Partners and followed on by High Peaks Ventures, Broadway Video Ventures, Kevin Wall, David Tisch and Rick Webb.
Discussion: Betabeat
Michael Gartenberg / Macworld:
Apple keeps on giving lessons in retail  —  If you shop in the U.S., you're likely familiar with the Nordstrom brand.  It's not just another department store: It's a business with legendary customer support.  —  Nordstrom is noted for taking returns on everything they've sold for any reason.
 
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Discussion: Techdirt and DomainIncite
AdAge:
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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
First Impressions and More Details On Apple's Updated Retail Stores