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April 1, 2013, 10:10 PM

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Ron Amadeo / Android Police:
[APK Teardown Exclusive] The HTC Myst Facebook Phone - The Facebook App Is Now A Launcher, Looks Like They're Planning A Play Store Release, Too  —  We've managed to score a system dump of the Facebook phone!  There's nothing in it that's too earthshattering, and you could probably guess …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple CEO Tim Cook announces changes to warranty policies, apologizes to customers in China following smear campaign  —  Following controversy in China with state-controlled media outlets going after Apple over its warranty policies, Apple CEO Tim Cook today addressed the issue in a letter published to the company's website in China.
Biz Stone / Jelly HQ:
What is Jelly?  —  People are basically good—when provided a tool that helps them do good in the world, they prove it.  —  Jelly is a new company and product named after the jellyfish.  We are inspired by this particular animal because neurologically, its brain is more “we” than “me.”
Andrew Harris / Bloomberg:
Facebook Must Face Trademark Trial Over ‘Timeline’  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a keynote address during the Facebook f8 conference on September 22, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  Zuckerberg kicked off the conference introducing a Timeline feature to the popular social network.
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Microsoft co-founder to open investment office in Silicon Valley  —  (Reuters) - Paul Allen, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft Corp, is opening an office in Silicon Valley to make new investments in emerging technology and internet companies.  —  The Palo Alto office …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Aereo wins major court battle against TV networks  —  A remarkably tech-savvy decision  —  The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals just rejected an appeal from TV networks against web-television company Aereo by a 2-1 vote, concluding that Aereo's system does not infringe the broadcaster's copyrights.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
HD Voice Will Start Coming to AT&T Later This Year  —  Among the announcements that T-Mobile made last month was its plan to deploy improved voice calling starting with the arrival of its iPhone 5 later this month.  —  The technology, known as HD Voice, requires support from both the network and the devices on each end of the call.
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
“Can I resell my MP3s?” redux—federal judge says no  —  In Capitol Records v. ReDigi, the Boston digital music startup loses.  —  For years, many a music fan has wondered what we first posited back in 2008: “Can I resell my MP3s?”  —  After all, as we've pointed out in the past …
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Windows Phone sees big gains at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian  —  Alright, so Microsoft is in no danger of toppling iOS or Android anytime soon.  But the analytics firm Kantar has seen significant growth for Windows Phone, largely at the expense of BlackBerry.
New York Times:
E-Commerce Companies Bypass Middlemen to Build Premium Brand  —  When the founders of a start-up that sells eyeglasses online, Warby Parker, began investigating why designer glasses cost several hundred dollars, they discovered that everyone in the process was taking a cut: designers, manufacturers, brands, wholesalers and retailers.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley announces MixBit video collaboration site  —  YouTube founder Chad Hurley is gearing up to launch a new video site, MixBit.  On Twitter today, Hurley poked fun at a Google April Fools' joke proclaiming that “Since YouTube is ending, we're launching a new video site.”
Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura / New York Times:
Box, a Data Storage Company, Prepares to Compete in Europe  —  LONDON — Box, an online business data storage and management company, plans to expand its sales force and team of developers by opening offices in Germany and France in coming months, building on its first overseas foray last summer in Britain.
Agustino Fontevecchia / Forbes:
Icahn Unveils 9.3% Stake In Nuance, Voice-Recognition Firm Reportedly Behind Apple's Siri  —  Carl Icahn just won't sit tight.  In a filing released after market hours on Monday, the billionaire investor revealed a 9.3% passive stake in Nuance Communications, a voice-recognition company reportedly behind Apple's Siri.
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