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10:35 PM ET, May 26, 2011

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Bloomberg:
PayPal Sues Google, Saying It Misappropriated Trade Mobile-Payment Secrets  —  PayPal Inc., the fastest-growing unit at online marketplace EBay Inc. (EBAY), sued Google Inc. claiming it misappropriated trade secrets from PayPal's mobile-payment business.  —  Osama Bedier, a former PayPal executive …
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Amanda Pires / The PayPal Blog:
PayPal files lawsuit to protect trade secrets: A reason worth fighting for  —  Spending time in courtrooms is generally not our thing.  We prefer to compete and innovate, serving our customers by offering the best way to pay and be paid.  That's how you really win.
Discussion: @fredericl
The Official Google Blog:
Coming soon: make your phone your wallet  —  Today in our New York City office, along with Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint, we gave a demo of Google Wallet, an app that will make your phone your wallet.  You'll be able to tap, pay and save using your phone and near field communication (NFC).
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Gives Everyone $10 to Try New Google Wallet...but There's a Catch … Google's NFC-enabled mobile wallet was announced this morning in partnership with mobile operator Sprint, issuing bank Citi and payment network MasterCard.  But did you know that you don't have to be a Citi card holder to try the service?
Discussion: paidContent and @graywolf
Ellis Hamburger / SAI:
Google Introduces Google Wallet, Works At Over 300,000 Mastercard PayPass Merchant Locations
Patricia Sellers / Fortune:
Mark Zuckerberg's new challenge: Eating only what he kills (and yes, we do mean literally...)  —  Last year Mark Zuckerberg set out to learn Chinese.  Now he's determined to get in touch with his food.  If the goats, lobsters and chickens of Silicon Valley aren't trembling, they should be.
Zohair Hyder / Gmail Blog:
Introducing the people widget  —  (Cross-posted on the Google Enterprise Blog)  —  Email is just as much about the people you communicate with as it is what you communicate about.  We think it can be helpful to view relevant information in context, which is why over the next two weeks we're rolling …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Gmail's ‘People Widget’ Takes On Rapportive, No Browser Plugin Required
Discussion: The Next Web
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Amazon launches Mac Download Store  —  Amazon already has a mobile App Store, but the company on Thursday launched the Mac Download Store.  —  Competing directing with Apple's Mac Store, Amazon says its store has 250 of the biggest software and game titles available for Mac.
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Microsoft board backs Ballmer over Einhorn  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's board stood behind Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer on Thursday, defending its longtime leader after influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn touched off a debate by calling for his dismissal.
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Business Week:
Apple's Deals May Transform Digital Music  —  The company's plan for “digital lockers” is winning over the major music labels  —  Compared with buying e-books, building a digital music collection is a hassle.  E-books zip directly to reading devices like the Kindle and Nook and are backed up …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Now You Can See Twitter The Way I See Twitter  —  Twitter has just rolled out a nifty little feature.  Now on anyone's profile, when click on the “Following” link, you'll be able to see exactly how they see Twitter.  In other words, you can see the same timeline of tweets that they see when they're looking at their main feed.
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter adds a “stumble” button to shuffle through people's timelines
Discussion: AllTwitter
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Facebook Slams Man Who Claims Ownership  —  Facebook on Thursday answered the New York wood pellet salesman who claims he owns a good part of Facebook.  And it doesn't mince words.  —  On the heels of the Winklevoss twins, who have claimed for years that they came up with the idea for Facebook …
Dmitry Shapiro / Altly Blog:
The need for an Alternative to Facebook  —  For those of us that don't like to read, you can find a Summary of this post here.  —  Over the last few years, we have entered an important new era of digital communication.  Social Networking is allowing us to communicate with each other in ways …
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Ex-Myspace Exec to Launch Facebook Alternative With Funding From DFJ
Discussion: TechCrunch, Tools and Pulse2
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
No More Offline Gmail in Google Chrome  —  Chrome 12, the upcoming version of Google's browser which is likely to be released today, removes a useful feature: the built-in Gears plugin.  While most Google services dropped support for Gears and removed offline access, Gears is still being used in Gmail.
Wall Street Journal:
Ballmer Details China Piracy Problems  —  BEIJING—Microsoft Corp.'s revenue in China this year will be about 5% of what it gets in the U.S. even though personal-computer sales in the two countries are almost equal, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said in remarks that offer new details on the software giant's struggle with piracy.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Files Lawsuit Against Teenager Who Sold White iPhone 4 Conversion Kits, Settlement Reached?  —  Last November, we highlighted the story of New York City teenager Fei Lam, who had managed to sell $130,000 worth of white iPhone 4 parts in just a few months to customers eager to get their hands …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple exploring improved outdoor LCD viewing with sunglasses-friendly screens  —  Apple has shown interest in creating an improved LCD display for devices like the iPhone and iPad that is not distorted when viewed by a user wearing polarized sunglasses outdoors.
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Intel might make chips based on non-Intel cores  —  (Reuters) - Intel would consider making silicon for rivals, saying that any proposal to use its manufacturing capacity to make chips based on a non-Intel processor core would trigger an “in-depth discussion.”
Marketwatch:
Obama to name Twitter CEO to advisory committee  —  LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — The chief executive at social media site Twitter is among the technology sector executives U.S. President Barack Obama plans to appoint to an advisory committee, according to a statement from the White House late Thursday.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Google Wallet: Handicapping why it will (and won't) work  —  Google has launched its big move into mobile payments with Google Wallet, which aims to turn your phone to revamp how you pay for items.  The big questions revolve around Google Wallet adoption and whether the search giant and partners …
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft To Show Tablet Software Next Week  —  Microsoft Windows chief Steve Sinofsky will show Microsoft's upcoming tablet software at the AllThingsDigital D:9 conference next week, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg (no link because its on the Bloomberg terminal).
Zack Sheppard / Flickr Blog:
Your photos and data on Flickr  —  We here at Flickr are photographers just like you and we know how important it is to feel your photos are safe once you upload them to the web.  Today, we wanted to give you a little info on the policies and systems in place at Flickr to take care of your photos and data.
Discussion: The Next Web and PetaPixel
 
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Aims to Support Higher Prices for Window Phone Applications
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog and eWeek
DealBook:
Facebook Taps Joel Kaplan to Head Washington Office
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Announces APIs Scheduled for Shutdown
Discussion: Google Code Blog and Lifehacker
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Industry-backed Group Looks to Help App Developers Create Privacy-Friendly Policies
Reuters:
Lockheed network suffers major disruption: sources
Discussion: SecurityWeek
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Pandora Pre-IPO Numbers Getting Bigger and Bigger
Discussion: Techland
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac:
Rumor: Apple courting Samsung to build AMOLED displays for iPad 3?
Lee Hower / Fortune:
How LinkedIn first raised money (and endured rejection)
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Samsung Galaxy S outsells the iPhone in Japan during Q1 2011
Discussion: Examiner
Peter Parkes / Heartbeat:
[UPDATED] Problems signing into Skype and making calls for a small number of users
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Square's name and design were changed by a lunch at Apple
Discussion: Pulse2 and MacStories