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March 29, 2013, 8:15 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Reveal “Home On Android” Sources Say Is A Modified OS On HTC At 4/4 Event  —  Facebook just invited press to an event at its headquarters on April 4th to “Come See Our New Home On Android”.  Sources tell us it will be a modified version of the Android operating system …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Google:
Facebook smartphone with HTC launching soon, ad campaign in the works  —  Follow years of rumors and speculation, Facebook is finally readying an entry into the mobile phone market.  The social network is again hooking up with HTC which will design the hardware.
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 …
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
OUYA available at retail on June 4 for $99  —  The Android-powered $99 OUYA game console becomes available at retail on June 4th — a date which was revealed this week during the Game Developers Conference.  OUYA's calling June 4th its “official launch date,” despite Kickstarter backers receiving units starting this month.
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
The final OUYA retail console is ready, we go hands-on  —  It's been a long time coming, and now the Android-powered, Kickstarter-funded OUYA video game console is finally heading to backers.  Sure, the final retail units for non-backers won't be available until June, but around 50,000 lucky folks …
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 …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
When Things Don't Work Out  —  I have said many times that early stage VC is a lot like baseball, if you get a hit one out of every three times, you are headed to the hall of fame.  And if I look back over my career, and also over the track records of the firms and funds I have helped manage …
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Russell Holly / Geek.com:
Best Buy adding Samsung Stores in time for Galaxy S4 launch  —  Over the last two years, Best Buy stores have dramatically increased the number of smartphones and tablets they carry.  Starting next month, you may find that Best Buy employees are much more inclined to offer you a Samsung product …
Jay Greene / CNET:
Microsoft debuts Web site to search all its patents  —  The Web giant and frequent target of intellectual property litigation says the move is designed to create greater transparency.  It hopes other patent holders will follow suit.  —  No stranger to intellectual property litigation …
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
China to Tighten Oversight on Apple  —  BEIJING—A Chinese regulator said it would heighten supervision over Apple Inc.'s consumer-rights practices as state media continued to attack the company over its after-sales practices.  —  The State Administration for Industry and Commerce …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
When spammers go to war: Behind the Spamhaus DDoS  —  Sven Olaf Kamphuis waving the Pirate Party flag in front of CyberBunker's nuclear bunker.  —  Sven Olaf Kamphuis  —  Over the last ten days, a series of massive denial-of-service attacks has been aimed at Spamhaus …
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