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April 25, 2012, 9:20 AM

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Apple:
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Record March Quarter Sales of iPhones, iPads and Macs Net Profit Increases 94% Year-over-Year CUPERTINO, California—April 24, 2012—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended March 31, 2012.
Sundar Pichai / The Official Google Blog:
Introducing Google Drive... yes, really  —  Just like the Loch Ness Monster, you may have heard the rumors about Google Drive.  It turns out, one of the two actually does exist.  —  Today, we're introducing Google Drive—a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
How far does Google Drive's terms go in ‘owning’ your files?  —  Summary: Dropbox and Microsoft's SkyDrive allows you to retain your copyright and IP rights to the work you upload to the service.  Google Drive, however, takes everything you own.  —  Within hours of Google launching …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
A Lot Of People Are Freaking Out Over Google Drive For Nothing*  —  We've been seeing a few tweets from people who are worried how Google's recently updated terms of service will affect Google Drive.  —  Specifically, it's this section that has people talking:
Apple:
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference to Kick Off June 11 at Moscone West in San Francisco  —  Apple® today announced that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 11 through June 15 at San Francisco's Moscone West.  At this year's five-day conference …
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Think GPS is cool?  IPS will blow your mind  —  For all of their awesome applications — from portable navigation devices, to self-driving cars, to cruise missile targeting — the American Global Positioning System and its Russian cohort GLONASS have two fundamental flaws: They don't work indoors …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Some Investors May Request Protection From Acqui-Hires  —  Inside baseball warning, but I like writing about the things being discussed that the press never really picks up on.  —  Acqui-hires, if you aren't aware, are the acquisitions of startups by large companies (usually Facebook …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Andreessen Horowitz Has “Nearly Returned” Fund One, Yet Critics Remain  —  Andreessen Horowitz has been shaking things up since debuting on the venture scene nearly three years ago; this week is no different.  —  After the New York Times published a recent piece, highlighting …
Rick Borovoy / Google+ Developers Blog:
Introducing the Google+ Share Button  —  When your visitors come across something interesting on your site, sometimes you want to encourage a simple endorsement (like +1).  Other times, however, you want to help visitors share with their friends, right away.  Today's new Google+ Share button lets you do just that.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Exclusive: Bebo founders, shareholders sue owner for ‘destroying’ site  —  Bebo, which has hit one rocky patch after another the past few years, now has new troubles.  The social network's founders and some other shareholders are suing its current owner, alleging fraud.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches Update Targeting Webspam In Search Results  —  Google has announced that it is releasing a new search algorithm that it hopes will better catch people who spam its search results or purposely do things to rank better that are against Google's publishers guidelines.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
ACTA ‘highly intrusive’ to individuals, says European Data Protection Supervisor  —  The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has given an opinion in his official capacity on ACTA, an anti-counterfeiting trade agreement which has been criticized for its potential to invade an individual's privacy.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Chrome for Android to come out of beta ‘in weeks’  —  Google expects to bring its Chrome browser for Android out of beta testing “in a matter of weeks.”  So said Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome and Apps, in an interview yesterday, shortly after Google released a Chrome …
Alex Wu / Facebook Developer Blog:
Discover native Android apps through Facebook  —  With the latest update to Facebook for Android, we are bringing social app discovery channels to native Android apps.  —  After introducing social app discovery for mobile web apps on Android and native apps on iOS, apps and games like Pinterest …
Chris Anderson / Wired:
The Man Who Makes the Future: Wired Icon Marc Andreessen  —  He's not a household name like Gates, Jobs, or Zuckerberg.  His face isn't known to millions.  But during his remarkable 20-year career, no one has done more than Marc Andreessen to change the way we communicate.
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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Russia's Yandex invests in Seedcamp to gain closer ties with European startups  —  Exclusive - Yandex, the Russian search and online services giant, has become the first corporation to join the list of angel and institutional investors currently backing Seedcamp, Europe's leading early-stage micro seed fund and mentoring programme.

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