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May 14, 2012, 9:10 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple readies revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro: Retina Display, ultra-thin design, and super-fast USB 3  —  Mockup: New, thinner MacBook Pro on the left.  Current model on the right.  —  Apple is putting the finishing touches on an entirely new 15-inch MacBook Pro that is the outcome of years …
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Prepare Thinner Mac Laptops Sporting Intel Chips  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is preparing a new lineup of thinner MacBook laptops running on more powerful chips made by Intel Corp. (INTC), people with knowledge of the plans said.  —  The MacBook Pro machines, to be unveiled …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Preparing Upgrade to iCloud  —  Apple Inc. is preparing an upgrade of its online service iCloud that includes new photo-sharing features, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The new features, expected to be announced at Apple's world-wide developer conference beginning June 11 …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Investors Told Facebook IPO Will Be in $34 to $38 Price Range  —  According to several sources close to the situation, investors are being told that the IPO price range for Facebook will be from $34 to $38.  —  That means the highest valuation will be just over $100 billion, fully diluted.
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Othman Laraki / Twitter Blog:
The best of Twitter in your inbox  —  Starting today, you can discover the best of Twitter in a weekly email digest delivered to your inbox.  This summary features the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you're connected to on Twitter.  —  Stories feature a design similar …
Michael Bathon / Bloomberg:
LightSquared, Failed Wireless Venture, Files for Bankruptcy  —  LightSquared Inc. filed for bankruptcy after its plan to deliver high-speed wireless to as many as 260 million people ran afoul of U.S. regulators.  LightSquared, based in Reston, Virginia, listed debt and assets …
Harry McCracken / Techland:
Fact-Checking Digitimes, the Taiwanese Apple Rumor Source That Keeps Crying ‘Wolf!’  —  “It's key to note that the DigiTimes has a hit-or-miss track record for nailing predictions....”  —  “Digitimes has a spotty track record with regard to Apple rumors...”
Brian X. Chen / Bits:
Head of Time Warner Cable Is Unfamiliar With Apple's AirPlay  —  AirPlay, a software tool included with Apple's iPads and iPhones, is widely viewed as being potentially disruptive to the cable industry, because it makes it easy for people to view a broad variety of Internet content on a television.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes A Cue From Instagram, Redesigns Mobile To Make News Feed Photos 3X Larger  —  If you're sick of interrupting your news feed reading to open and load photos, you'll like a new Facebook mobile site, iOS, and Android app redesign rolling out today that makes photos three times larger.
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Dawn of a new wireless: first 802.11ac router available today  —  Texas-based networking company Buffalo announced its first 802.11ac wireless router and wireless media bridge are available today for retail purchase.  The two networking products are backwards compatible with 802.11n devices …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
As 17 more states join class action against book publishers and Apple, new details revealed  —  New York, the District of Columbia and fifteen other states have joined the e-book pricing class action suit against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin, bringing the total number of states involved so far to 31 (if you include DC and Puerto Rico).
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Aviary debuts photo-editing SDK for Windows Phone  —  Aviary, the photo-editing technology company backed by investors including Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, today rolled out its new software development kit for Windows Phone apps, aiming to establish a beachhead on Microsoft's nascent mobile platform.
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases update to Leopard, includes Flashback removal tool  —  While Apple has released updates for both Lion and Snow Leopard to remove the Flashback malware that's been making its rounds, until today, the company hadn't released a fix for Leopard.  However, this afternoon Apple released …
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Intel Windows 8 tablets to hit retail stores in November  —  Intel ‘Clover Trail’ Atom Z2760-based Windows 8 tablet.  —  (Credit: Brooke Crothers)  —  The first wave of Intel-based Windows 8 tablets are expected to land in retail stores in November, a source familiar with device makers' plans told CNET.
Rocky Agrawal / VentureBeat:
AmEx's new local offers pose threat to Groupon  —  American Express is releasing a new version of its iPhone app today that lets users find offers at nearby businesses.  The new feature, dubbed “My Offers,” represents a threat to Groupon, which has tried to entice merchants to market through its mobile product, Groupon Now.
More: GigaOM and Mashable!

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