April 28, 2012, 10:20 AM

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Exclusive: Apple courts Hollywood for upcoming TV: sources  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc began talks earlier this year to stream films owned by EPIX, which is backed by three major movie studios, on devices including a long-anticipated TV, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations.
Andrew Chen / @andrewchen:
Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing  —  YouTube didn't need ads to spread itself - instead it used embeds.  Ad via Laughing Squid  —  The rise of the Growth Hacker  —  The new job title of “Growth Hacker” is integrating itself into Silicon Valley's culture, emphasizing that coding …
Tweets: @ericries, @garrytan and @semil
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
China plans national, unified CPU architecture  —  According to reports from various industry sources, the Chinese government has begun the process of picking a national computer chip instruction set architecture (ISA).  This ISA would have to be used for any projects backed with government money …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Five Counter-Counterclaims Against Facebook.  #1: Throw Out Retaliatory Patents  —  Today Yahoo hit Facebook with five big counter-counterclaims designed to invalidate the patents cited in the social network's infringement countersuit.  If the court concurs, Facebook could be left wide-open …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
The Winklevoss Twins Are Now VCs: “We Think The Cloud Is Going To Be Huge”  —  It's a Friday afternoon (in some parts of the world, at least), so go ahead — take a nice long drink of your favorite alcoholic beverage.  If you're like me, you'll need it to make it through the CNBC interview …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Jack Dorsey Talks Square, Twitter, And Instagram-Facebook With Charlie Rose  —  Twitter co-founder, and Square CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey sat down with Charlie Rose yesterday to talk about the two companies he's developed as well as Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram and the “digital revolution.”
Hunter Walk / Elapsed Time:
“Instagram for Video”  —  Ok, I usually don't write about video other than commenting on YouTube because (a) I'm inherently biased and (b) I don't want my opinions to be taken as representing the view of my company.  But.... since there's so much heat around the question of “Instagram for video” …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Misfit Wearables, The Startup From Agamatrix's Founders, Former Apple CEO John Sculley, Raises $7.6M  —  Google Glass isn't the only game in town.  —  Misfit Wearables, a wearable computing startup from the founding team of mobile health company Agamatrix and former Apple chief executive John Sculley …
Matthew Goldstein / Reuters:
LightSquared creditors unite against Phil Falcone  —  (Reuters) - Hedge fund manager Philip Falcone will face a united front when negotiating with key investors that own bank debt sold by LightSquared, the money-losing wireless telecom company controlled by his fund.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
AT&T stockholders vote down net neutrality measure by overwhelming margin  —  It looks like AT&T didn't have anything to worry about when Beastie Boys member Mike D and other stockholders proposed that the company commit to operating its wireless division under the principles of net neutrality.
Mary Jo Foley / CNET:
Microsoft forges ahead with new home-automation OS  —  More than a decade ago, Microsoft execs, led by Chairman Bill Gates, were touting a future where .Net coffee pots, bulletin boards, and refrigerator magnets would be part of homes where smart devices would communicate and interoperate.
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Brad Sams / Neowin:
HP is working on x86 Windows 8 tablet, rough render exposed  —  Windows 8 news comes from a variety of sources.  Sometimes it comes from the Windows 8 fountain and other times it comes from sources familiar with company's plans.  —  This time around we have some information from a trusted source …

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