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March 28, 2013, 9:10 PM

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Amazon.com:
Amazon.com to Acquire Goodreads  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, a leading site for readers and book recommendations that helps people find and share books they love.  —  “Amazon and Goodreads share a passion for reinventing reading …
Duane Valz / Google Open Source Blog:
Taking a stand on open source and patents  —  At Google we believe that open systems win.  Open-source software has been at the root of many innovations in cloud computing, the mobile web, and the Internet generally.  And while open platforms have faced growing patent attacks …
Sam Grobart / Businessweek:
How Samsung Became the World's No. 1 Smartphone Maker  —  I'm in a black Mercedes-Benz (DAI) van with three Samsung Electronics PR people heading toward Yongin, a city about 45 minutes south of Seoul.  Yongin is South Korea's Orlando: a nondescript, fast-growing city known for its tourist attractions …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Wal-Mart may get customers to deliver packages to online buyers  —  (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier delivery services that the company hopes will enable it to better compete with Amazon.com Inc.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Starts Testing Google Shopping Express In SF, With Free Delivery From Target, Walgreens, Staples And More  —  Google is finally opening up its Google Shopping Express service to the public today, with the same day delivery service being made available as a test to select users …
Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Apple aims to win over video editors  —  The redesign of Final Cut Pro editing software was met with derision in 2011.  Now, after seven updates to the product, Apple is launching a marketing effort for its Final Cut Pro X.  —  A breakthrough for Final Cut Pro came in 2003 …
Euan Rocha / Reuters:
Lazaridis to keep BlackBerry stake, focus on new venture  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis said on Thursday he has no plans to sell his stake in the smartphone maker even as he steps down from the board to focus on a new quantum computing investment fund.
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Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Biz Stone Is Poised to Launch New Mobile Startup Called Jelly  —  According to sources, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is close to launching a new startup called Jelly, which one person called a “native mobile” effort.  —  While it's not clear exactly what that means, sources …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dwolla Is Latest Victim Of DDoS Attacks - Site & API Down For Second Day  —  While the media continues to debate the severity of the denial-of-service attacks taking place across the web this month, they appear to have claimed another victim: payments startup Dwolla announced today that it …

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