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12:00 AM ET, May 30, 2011

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Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Samsung's lawyers demand to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3  —  We always knew the Apple / Samsung lawsuit would produce some major fireworks, and Samsung just lit off a corker: the company filed a motion Friday night asking Apple to turn over the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 as part of the discovery process.
Evan Blass / pocketnow.com:
Asus Padfone Fully Exposed (Images)  —  This is the Asus Padfone being introduced tomorrow: a package consisting of an Android smartphone and tablet to dock it with.  Dock inside is more appropriate, as the “fone” appears to be fully consumed by the “Pad” when the two are merged.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Android Market's most popular emulators disappear without a trace (update)  —  If you're an Android gamer, chances are you've heard of Nesoid, Snesoid, Gensoid, N64oid, Ataroid, Gearoid and Gameboid: they're all video game console emulators developed by yongzh, and many ranked among the most popular paid apps on the Android Market.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's How You Might Be Able To Watch Live TV, For Free, On Your iPad  —  Your iPad can do lots of things, but live TV generally isn't one of them.  With a few exceptions, the TV networks don't want their programming going out live anywhere but your big screen, under their supervision.
Discussion: App Advice, FierceIPTV and iClarified, Thanks:beet_tv
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Funny or Die: Groupon's Fate Hinges on Words  —  RACHEL HANDLER is struggling to say something funny or perhaps amusing or at least clever about horses.  Her mind is empty.  She can't recall the last time she was on a horse or even saw a horse.  The minutes fly by.  Horses are nothing to joke about.
Bradley Wint / BlogTechnical:
[Update] Skype installs EasyBits Go CrapWare on your systems without users' prior knowledge  —  It seems that Skype is automatically installing crapware called EasyBits Go without informing or asking users for installation permission.  —  This morning I was notified that Skype needed third-party access …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
NVIDIA's quad-core Kal-El used to demo next-gen mobile graphics, blow minds (video)  —  You might think yourself too grown-up to be wowed by shiny, glittery things, but we doubt many will be able to watch NVIDIA's new Glow Ball tech demo without a smidgen of childlike glee.
Zee M Kane / The Next Web:
The Truth About That ‘Landmark’ Twitter Case  —  Earlier today The Telegraph reported that Twitter had revealed the name, email address and telephone number of Ahmed Khan, a UK council whistleblower accused of libelling his local authority using a number of anonymous twitter accounts and blog Mr Monkey.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Wolfram Alpha Turns 2: ‘People Just Need What We Are Doing’  —  Steven Wolfram, the man behind computing-application Mathematica and the search engine Wolfram Alpha, has a short attention span that's married to a long-term outlook.  —  Wolfram Alpha is an online service that computes the answers to queries …
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
As Zynga Looks to IPO, Its Traffic on Facebook Stays High  —  Most developers on Facebook have many ups and downs, with an emphasis on the downs over the last 12 months or so as Facebook has cut back on viral channels.  Zynga stands out not just for dwarfing the rest of the market …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Lockheed Martin Confirms It Came Under Attack  —  Defense contractor Lockheed Martin confirmed tonight that the network problems it has been been contending with during the last several days, are the result of a “significant and tenacious attack” carried out against its network.
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Bethany Overland / TechFlash:
E-sales to imprints: Amazon's ambitious publishing plan  —  In a series of public moves, Amazon.com has signaled its determination to enter the book publishing business, a move with broad implications for the online retailer as well as the traditional publishing industry.
Discussion: Brij Singh's Blog
 
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Greylock Partners launches new $160 million tech fund for Europe and Israel
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Tom Espiner / CNET News:
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