April 3, 2013, 2:45 PM

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Clare Jim / Reuters:
Google to sell second-gen Nexus 7 tablet from July: sources  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc will launch a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet powered by Qualcomm Inc's Snapdragon processor around July, two sources told Reuters, as the software giant pushes deeper into the cut-price mobile hardware market.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
New Nexus 7 reportedly gets Qualcomm chip, better screen, and lower price  —  Sources expect it in July, could be introduced at Google I/O in May.  —  Google and Asus' Nexus 7 tablet won us over quickly upon its release last year with its size, quality, and price, and while Google gave …
More: Computerworld and CNET
Evleaks / 9to5Google:
Facebook Home offers a fresh take on Android UI (Photos)  —  It should come as little surprise to industry observers that Facebook plans to unveil both a rich, skinned version of its Android app at a press event tomorrow, along with the first hardware to run that experience out of the box.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
HTC First pictured ahead of Thursday's Facebook event (update: now with more colors)  —  The mysterious Facebook event is quickly approaching, and as luck would have it, @evleaks is hooking us up with an image of the device that we'll be introduced to on Thursday, known as the HTC first.
Brendan Eich / The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla and Samsung Collaborate on Next Generation Web Browser Engine  —  Mozilla's mission is about advancing the Web as a platform for all.  At Mozilla Research, we're supporting this mission by experimenting with what's next when it comes to the core technology powering the Web browser.
Jason Costa / Twitter Developers:
Mobile app deep-linking and new Cards  —  Twitter Cards are being used by more than 10,000 developers, mobile apps and websites to richly represent content on Twitter, including article summaries, user-posted photos, videos, songs, and more.  Today, through those Cards …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple no longer blocking Microsoft's SkyDrive iOS update, version 3.0 released  —  Microsoft and Apple have been locked in a battle over Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud-storage app for iOS.  The two companies were originally sparring over a 30 percent cut of revenue from SkyDrive storage purchases …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The Latest Apple Scuttlebutt  —  Smart thread on Branch.  Two nuggets from yours truly:  — What I've heard: iOS 7 is running behind, and engineers have been pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it.  (Let me know if you've heard this song before.)  — Regarding Jony Ive and iOS …
Mobile phone celebrates 40th anniversary  —  The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today, on 3 April 1973.  —  Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from “a ‘real’ cellular telephone”.
David Greelish / TIME:
An Interview with Computing Pioneer Alan Kay  —  Born in 1940, computer scientist Alan Curtis Kay is one of a handful of visionaries most responsible for the concepts which have propelled personal computing forward over the past thirty years — and surely the most quotable one.
More: AppleInsider and FortuneThanks:@harrymccracken
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Safari jumps to 61 percent of mobile browser share  —  Apple's mobile browser saw a 6 percent leap in Web traffic last month, according to stats out today from Web tracker Net Applications.  —  Safari has won back some of the recent ground it lost to rival mobile browsers.
Max Slater-Robins / Neowin:
Meet Gabriel Weinberg, the man taking on Google and Bing  —  In 1998, two college friends decided to build a method of analysing every website on the Internet to find the most relevant information when a user put in a small amount of text.  Their names were Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and they had just founded Google.
More: Business InsiderThanks:@max8378
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Rdio launches Vdio social movie and TV service with an iPad app coming later today and $25 credit for Rdio subscribers  —  After being rumored for over a year, the movie and TV rental and purchase service Vdio soft-launched last night for premium Rdio subscribers in the US and UK.
Paul Lilly / Maximum PC:
Seagate Now Shipping World's First 4TB Hard Drive with 1TB Platters  —  You could store over a million songs on Seagate's 4TB hard drive.  —  A representative for Seagate dropped us a note today to let us know the company is now shipping what it claims is the industry's first and only 4TB hard drive …
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
‘Linux of online learning’ gets stronger: edX and Stanford team up to build open source platform  —  In its mission to become the “Linux of online learning,” edX just got a powerful new partner.  On Wednesday, the Harvard and MIT-backed non-profit is set to announce that it's teaming …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Lodsys Targets Disney's 'Where's My Water?' and Others in New Round of Lawsuits Over In-App Purchasing  —  For nearly two years, we've been following the saga of patent troll Lodsys, which has been demanding licenses from and filing lawsuits against developers over in-app purchasing and related functionalities in their apps.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Verizon Asked to Share “Six Strikes” Alerts for BitTorrent Lawsuit  —  After years of negotiating and planning the “six strikes” copyright alert system finally went live in February.  —  While it's not as draconian as similar systems in France and New Zealand, one of the concerns …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
With expanding revenue and aggressive losses, SaaS firm Marketo files for a $75 million IPO  —  Today Marketo, a company that vends marketing automation tools to those engaged in advertising campaigns, today filed its S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Forget in-memory — SiSense raises $10M for in-chip analytics  —  While the rest of the world is agog about big data and in-memory analytics, SiSense is taking a different tack.  It's rethinking business intelligence with higher-speed analysis on smaller (relatively speaking) …

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