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9:45 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.
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 …
Brandon Hill / DailyTech:
Time Warner, AT&T Win Big, N.C. Gov Won't Veto Anti-Municipal Internet Bill  —  Governor Bev Purdue says that she will neither sign nor vete H.129  —  It looks as though big the big telecoms that provide internet service in North Carolina — Time Warner Cable, AT&T, etc. …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Neowin.net and Engadget
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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