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April 9, 2013, 2:55 PM

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Milo Medin / Google Fiber Blog:
Google Fiber's Next Stop: Austin, Texas  —  We know that your time is valuable and so we've always focused on speed — from search to Gmail, Chrome to Android.  Two years ago, we announced that we'd be bringing Google Fiber to Kansas City to show what's possible with super fast Internet access …
Michael Siliski / Official Android Blog:
A fresh new look for Google Play  —  Whether you're in the mood to listen to Justin Timberlake's new album, read Harlan Coben's latest bestseller or discover a new game to play, you want the experience of finding and making your purchase to be quick and easy.
FairSearch.org:
FairSearch Announces Complaint in EU on Google's Anti-Competitive Mobile Strategy  —  The coalition issued the following in a release:  —  FairSearch to EU: Google's Android A ‘Trojan Horse’ to Dominate Mobile Markets  —  Files Complaint to European Commission On Google's Anti-Competitive Mobile Strategy
James Kanter / New York Times:
Europe Receives Complaint About Google's Android  —  BRUSSELS — European antitrust regulators have received a formal complaint about Google's Android operating system for mobile devices, even as they move to the final stages of their inquiry into the company's search practices.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Samsung's $399, 16GB Galaxy Note 8.0 Will Launch In The U.S. On April 11  —  After showing off the international version of its pint-sized Galaxy Note 8.0 back at Mobile World Congress, Samsung is gearing up to launch its newest Note tablet in the U.S. in just a few days.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nearly 60K Low-Quality Apps Booted From Google Play Store In February, Points To Increased Spam-Fighting  —  Google has stepped up its efforts to remove spammy or otherwise non-compliant applications from its mobile application marketplace, Google Play, in recent weeks.
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet  —  “When people don't see stuff on Google, they think no one can find it.  That's not true.”  —  That's according to John Matherly, creator of Shodan, the scariest search engine on the Internet.  —  Unlike Google ( GOOG, Fortune 500) …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Moves to .GL Domain in Anticipation of Domain Seizure  —  The Pirate Bay switched to a new domain overnight, from the Swedish based .se to Greenland's .gl extension.  The move to thepiratebay.gl will be permanent.  —  A Pirate Bay insider told TorrentFreak that the change …
More: TechHive
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Key Lulzsec hackers plead guilty in London courtroom  —  Topiary, Kayla, tflow, and Ryan Cleary cop to their roles in Anonymous hacks.  —  Aurich Lawson  —  LONDON—On the day his trial was due to start, Anonymous member Ryan “kayla” Ackroyd, 26, of Doncaster, UK, entered a guilty plea on one count of …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Secrets of FBI Smartphone Surveillance Tool Revealed in Court Fight  —  A legal fight over the government's use of a secret surveillance tool has provided new insight into how the controversial tool works and the extent to which Verizon Wireless aided federal agents in using it to track a suspect.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students' Progress for Teachers  —  SAN ANTONIO — Several Texas A&M professors know something that generations of teachers could only hope to guess: whether students are reading their textbooks.  —  They know when students are skipping pages …
More: TechEye, Salon and Betabeat
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com:
BlackBerry Q10 will be available in Canada on April 30th  —  BlackBerry is on the cusp of releasing their second BlackBerry 10 device.  The Q10 has the iconic design of years past, but updated with the new BlackBerry 10 OS.  Many loyal BlackBerry users have been waiting for this physical QWERTY/Touch …
Mark Hearn / Engadget:
ASUS' 7-inch MeMo Pad now on sale for $150  —  Cheap tablets are currently on the rise, but not just low-end hardware from manufacturers that you've probably never heard of — true consumer electronics heavyweights are getting in on the action.  Today, ASUS unleashed its $150 MeMo Pad to the frugal masses.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify Launches Ad Campaign On YouTube  —  Spotify's digital music service has 24 million users, and 6 million subscribers.  But it wants a lot more.  —  So it's advertising on the Web's most popular music service: Starting tonight, Spotify is running a one-day “takeover” ad on YouTube's homepage …
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
With $7M, learn-to-code startup Treehouse eyes high school market  —  As competition builds among companies teaching people to code online, Portland,Ore.-based Treehouse says it has raised a “war chest” of new funds.  —  On Tuesday, the company said it had raised $7 million in a Series B round led …

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