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April 5, 2013, 8:45 PM

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Diane Bartz / Reuters:
ITC judge says Samsung infringes key part of Apple patent  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd infringed a key portion of an Apple Inc patent by including a text-selection feature in its smartphones and tablets, an International Trade Commission judge said in a preliminary decision.
Reuters:
Exclusive: Former News Corp President Chernin bids $500 million for Hulu  —  (Reuters) - Former News Corp president Peter Chernin bid around $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming service he helped create in 2007, according to two sources with knowledge of Hulu's sale process.
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.
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.
Nicole Perlroth / NYT Bits:
Fake Twitter Followers Becomes Multimillion-Dollar Business  —  Far from slowing, the market for fake Twitter followers seems to be taking off.  —  The fake Twitter follower phenomenon made headlines last summer after Mitt Romney's Twitter following jumped by 100,000 in a matter of days.
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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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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
Mark Zuckerberg immigration group's status: Looking for footing  —  Even the man who transformed social media can get into a messaging mess.  —  The immigration reform group that will be Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's entry into politics was supposed to launch as early as next week with a lot of fanfare …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Movie Studios Want Google to Take Down Their Own Takedown Request  —  There's a dark side to Google's transparency efforts, especially when it comes to publishing DMCA requests it receives from copyright holders.  —  With more than 100 million links to pirated files Google is steadily building …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Microsoft applauds Facebook's people-centric Home, but ‘humbly suggests’ you get the real deal  —  Facebook's unveiling of Home yesterday appears to have ruffled a few feathers over at Windows Phone HQ.  Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Google Fiber could expand to Austin as city preps for joint announcement next week  —  Google and the City of Austin, Texas have sent out invites for a press conference for “a very important announcement” next week, according to VentureBeat, and it is expected that the two will reveal …
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.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Nokia launches its Music+ subscription service on Windows 8 and Windows RT  —  Nokia has launched its music streaming service Nokia Music as an app for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices today, giving desktop PC, laptop and tablet owners a new way to listen to an almost unlimited amount of albums and singles.
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) …
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