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March 27, 2013, 1:05 AM

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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Existing iPhone 5 handsets cannot have AWS support enabled, but Apple is shipping the new A1428 carrier-unlocked on April 12th  —  Starting April 12th, Apple retail shops as well as Apple's online store will begin selling the new and gently tweaked A1428 model of the iPhone 5.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
T-Mobile to carry the iPhone 5 on April 12th for $99 up front  —  At long last, T-Mobile will carrying the Apple iPhone starting on April 12th.  The fourth place carrier announced the news during a press event in New York on Tuesday.  T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier in the US …
T-Mobile:
T-Mobile Makes Bold “Un-carrier” Moves  —  T-Mobile has been talking the talk; now it's walking the walk.  The company, known for its “Un-carrier” attitude, today announced a series of moves to address consumer frustration with the unnecessary cost and complexity of wireless.
Brent Rose / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile's HD Voice Hands On: A Sweeter-Sounding iPhone  —  T-Mobile just announced its very own iPhone 5 and no-contract plans.  One of the little subplots was that this would be the first iPhone to support HD Voice.  We just went ears-on with to see if it's a difference you can actually hear.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
‘Stop the bulls**t’ in wireless pricing says T-Mobile CEO John Legere  —  John Legere kicked off T-Mobile's event in New York City today with an unrelenting tirade against the carrier's competitors.  “Stop the bulls**t,” the CEO said, referring to the traditional subsidy model being pushed by Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
New Flipboard: News and Posts Handpicked and Shared  —  One of the best ways of following topics that are interesting to you is Flipboard, a popular app for Apple and Android mobile devices that automatically turns social-network posts and news from online publications, into beautiful, magazine-like pages you “flip” through by swiping.
Amir Efrati / Digits:
At Y Combinator, Social is Out, Revenue is In  —  Y Combinator, the best-known “incubator” of technology startups in Silicon Valley, is showing further proof that the social-networking craze has died down and more founders are tackling “boring” problems that generate cash.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Starts Selling Retargeted News Feed Ads Via FBX  —  A year ago, in the run-up to its IPO Facebook told the ad world it had a new plan: “Sponsored stories” — ads that looked like “real” content, that would show up on users' screens based on the way they and they their friends behaved on Facebook.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Here's Why Marissa Mayer Is About To Spend ~$200 Million On A YouTube Wannabe  —  Last week, Amir Efrati and Sam Shechner of the WSJ reported that Yahoo is close to acquiring a controlling stake in the YouTube-of-Europe, Dailymotion, at a valuation somewhere around $300 million.
Daniel Victor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Hashtags considered #harmful  —  The noble hashtag is cursed by a problem Yogi Berra could appreciate: Too many people use it, so no one goes there.  —  Presumably, most Twitter users use hashtags intending to add their tweet to a river of similar information and to expose their own thoughts to a wider, interested audience.
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Glympse brings its location sharing to BMW and MINI vehicles, joining Audible, Rhapsody and TuneIn  —  Mobile technology service Glympse has partnered with automobile manufacturers BMW and MINI, both part of the BMW Group, to help provide in-car location sharing.
James Niccolai / Computerworld:
With new Sparc systems, Oracle begins shift to single chip architecture  —  Oracle is expected to gradually converge its two Unix server families onto its own Sparc processor design  —  Oracle has announced a batch of servers based on new Sparc processors and in the process has begun …
Reuters:
Judge recommends Ceglia case vs Facebook be dismissed  —  (Reuters) - A federal magistrate judge has recommended the dismissal of a civil lawsuit in which Paul Ceglia, a former wood pellet salesman, claimed a huge ownership stake in Facebook Inc.  —  U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Foschio in Buffalo …
Ben Rooney / Tech Europe:
What Does $30 Million Buy You? … The ink is dry on Yahoo Inc.'s Summly deal, but what has Yahoo actually got for its money?  —  While there has been no official confirmation of the price, several sources familiar with the matter said it was $30 million.  —  What Yahoo hasn't bought is the team.

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