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April 5, 2013, 12:55 PM

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy  —  One of the great things about attending Facebook's events is that one gets to see Mark Zuckerberg mature as a chief executive and hone his presentation skills.  And today, he didn't disappoint in his ability to spin the media corps.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Who's Going To Buy The Facebook Phone?  —  Facebook unveiled its long-awaited mobile phone platform today.  It is, as assumed, a Facebook “layer” on top of Google Android.  I haven't had a chance to use it yet, or even take a detailed look at the presentation.  But I can already see where it might be useful and popular.
Dustin Curtis / dcurtis:
Vision  —  After showing Facebook Home, Mark Zuckerberg spent a few minutes talking about the future of computing.  What he said is basically the epitome of a vision statement, and it sets the philosophy driving Facebook's work: At one level, [Home] is just the next mobile version of Facebook.
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Jeff Bezos invests in Business Insider [Full Internal Memo]  —  Jeff Bezos has invested in Business Insider, according to an internal memo that has just been obtained.  Here's the memo from Business Insider CEO and Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget: Team, I wanted to share the details of the financing we mentioned last night.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Reasons for iOS outperformance in the US  —  The comScore mobiLens survey for the US ending February 2013 shows continuing rapid expansion of smartphone usage in the US.  Even though the 50% penetration threshold was passed seven months earlier, the rate of new smartphone users …
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Steven Musil / CNET:
Samsung expects first-quarter profits of $7.7B, up 53 percent  —  The guidance is better than many analysts expected but breaks the company's string of five consecutive quarters of record profits.  —  Samsung Electronics expects to record an operating profit of 8.7 trillion won ($7.7 billion) …
Paul Sloan / CNET:
For labels, Apple's iRadio deal could be sweeter than Pandora  —  Apple is close to a deal with two major music labels to bring to life its streaming music service, which could pay labels better than Pandora does.  —  Apple is close to striking a streaming deal with two of the major music labels …
Joe Jerde / BlackBerryOS.com:
New Leaked Picture Of The BlackBerry R-Series Smartphone  —  Well, we have seen the L-Series (Z10), N-Series (Q10), and now we get a better look at the upcoming R-Series smartphone, or otherwise known as the BB10 Curve.  Last time we got a look at this device it was in a more grainy format.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile USA Opens Pre-Orders For iPhone 5 Starting At $99.99, Shipping April 12  —  T-Mobile USA has now started online pre-orders for the iPhone 5 — the first time that the carrier will be offering the device.  Prices start at $99.99 for the 16GB models if you opt for a subsequent monthly payment plan …
Neil McAllister / The Register:
WebKit devs on Blink fork: ‘Two can play that game’  —  Purge of Chrome-related code planned  —  Now that Google has announced that it will migrate its Chrome browser from the WebKit rendering engine to a homegrown fork called Blink, WebKit developers have already begun discussing how to remove Chrome-specific code from the project.
Jo Best / ZDNet:
‘Android before Android’: The long, strange history of Symbian and why it matters for Nokia's future  —  Summary: When Nokia decided to ditch Symbian back in 2011, it effectively signed the OS' death warrant.  Is history now poised to repeat itself as Nokia squares up to Android in emerging markets?
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon CEO says he's open to dropping contracts  —  CEO Lowell McAdams says the company could easily shift to the model if consumers begin demanding it.  —  Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam cracked open the door to a full no-contract wireless world.  —  McAdam said it was “pretty easy” …

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