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April 24, 2012, 12:05 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google Docs storage increased to 5GB ahead of Google Drive launch  —  All the signs of an imminent Google Drive launch point towards a 5GB offering, rumored to be made available soon.  Just hours after Reuters claimed Google's Drive service may launch as early as Tuesday …
Myriam Joire / Engadget:
Google back in the smartphone sales game: unlocked Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ (GSM) available for $399  —  Hang on to your kneecaps, folks.  Google's just announced that its making the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ available in its Play web store for $399 contract-free.  That's right: the unlocked, unbranded …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Near-Final Version of Windows 8 Due in Early June  —  A near-final “release preview” version of Windows 8 is due in the first week of June, Microsoft confirmed late Monday.  —  Windows unit President Steven Sinofsky made the announcement at a Windows Developer Days event in Japan.
Jamie Keene / The Verge:
Samsung's US Android 4.0 upgrade plans revealed, Galaxy S still excluded  —  A list of phones on US carriers set to receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 is now available on Samsung's support pages, providing confirmation for a number of devices.  It's not the first time the manufacturer's update plans …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Netflix not buying Comcast excuse about Xfinity data  —  In a letter to investors today, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings suggested that Comcast was competing unfairly in the streaming-video sector.  —  As part of his company's first-quarter earnings report, Hastings wrote that Comcast was providing …
Dan Farber / CNET:
Android chief Andy Rubin said java.lang APIs are copyrighted in 2006 email  —  Andy Rubin, Google's senior vice president of mobile  —  As the second week of the Oracle-Google trial got underway Monday, Andy Rubin, the man behind the Android platform, took his turn on the witness stand.
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
AT&T Profit Beats Esitmates on Solid Wireless Growth  —  AT&T Inc. (T), the largest U.S. phone company, posted first-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates after wireless subscribers spent more on browsing the Web, downloading video and sending e-mail.
Wall Street Journal:
The Two-Horse Smartphone Race  —  Apple, Samsung Use Different Playbooks in Battle for Supremacy; For Rivals, It's Specialty vs. Scale  —  Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. should make it abundantly clear this week that the smartphone industry is increasingly dividing into the haves and have-nots.
More: 9to5Mac and BuzzFeed
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Firefox kills off favicon in URL bar  —  According to the blog of Mozilla Software Engineer Jared Wein, M.Sc, the Firefox team has just killed off the age-old favicon in yesterday's nightly build.  Wein states that the changes are set to arrive in the release channel in mid-July …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: “The hidden side of your soul”: How the FBI uses the Web as a child porn honeypot  —  The e-mail arrived in James Charles Cafferty's inbox on July 14, 2011.  Unlike most unsolicited e-mail on the Internet, the message did not pitch mortgages, get rich quick scams, or penis pills.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Planetary's Riddle Solved: Snaring Close-By Asteroid  —  The riddle of the space asteroid start-up may be closer to being solved.  —  On Tuesday, Planetary Resources Inc. will outline in Seattle its plan to convince governments that the technology exists to snare an asteroid in space in the near future at a relatively low cost.
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Adobe Pivots to New Target  —  New Focus on Sales to Marketing Pros Follows Flap With Apple Over Flash  —  Adobe Systems Inc. lost a high-profile battle with Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs over a video technology last year.  Now the software maker is reinventing itself as a one-stop technology shop for marketing departments.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Citrus Lane Lands $5.1M Series A Funding For Subscription Baby Goods Delivery Service  —  Citrus Lane, the Mountain View, California-based e-commerce startup that provides a subscription delivery service of products specifically for families with infants and toddlers, has raised $5.1 million …
Royal Pingdom:
Current status of the “Browser Wars”  —  In this report we will examine the current status of what is often referred to as the “Browser Wars.”  How popular are the various web browsers around the world right now?  As you'll see, there are significant regional differences in web browser usage.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hurt Locker Makers Return to Sue 2,514 BitTorrent Users  —  After being honored with an Oscar for Best Motion Picture in 2010, the makers of The Hurt Locker went on to sue thousands of people who allegedly shared the film online.  —  Movie studio Voltage Pictures was not only one of the first studios …
Dan Frommer / ReadWriteWeb:
Microsoft's Mobile Comeback Is Looking Terrible  —  Microsoft ruled the PC market for decades with utter dominance.  But today, as the future shifts toward mobile devices, things are not looking good for Microsoft.  It's not that it's not trying: Microsoft is spending a lot of money and effort …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD takes a swing at Intel and Nvidia with new mobile graphics chips  —  A day after Intel launched its Ivy Bridge combo graphics-microprocessor chips, Advanced Micro Devices is launching a new series of fast and power efficient graphics chips for notebook computers.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Android trojan steals keystrokes using phone movements (Updated)  —  Computer scientists have devised an attack that logs phone numbers, Social Security IDs, and personal identification numbers entered into smartphones by monitoring the devices' integrated motion sensors.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
PinDollars Brings Affiliate Links Back to Pinterest — But Gives Money Directly to Pinners  —  Here's a little hack meant to nudge Pinterest into sharing revenue with its curators.  PinDollars is a substitute for Pinterest's bookmarklet that scans pinned items and attaches affiliate links to related products when appropriate.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
With $1.5M From Adecco, Path.To Wants To Be The EHarmony For Jobs In Silicon Valley And Beyond  —  The job-hunting market today is getting a little more social: Path.to, a kind of About.me-meets-LinkedIn service that lets people create image-filled, sleek professional profiles for themselves online …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Amended S-1: 901 Million Users, 500M Mobile, Paid $300M Cash + 23M Shares For Instagram  —  Facebook has just filed a fourth amendment to its S-1 to IPO that notes that it now has 500 million mobile users, 901 million monthly active users, and that it paid 23 million shares at $30.89 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Predicted to Discontinue 17-Inch MacBook Pro  —  Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has in the past offered accurate information on Apple's Mac product roadmap, recently took on a new position with KGI Securities and has published a new report today indicating that Apple may be preparing …

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