April 13, 2013, 6:15 PM

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Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Cornell NYC Tech, Planned for Roosevelt Island, Starts Up in Chelsea  —  IF all the hopes and hype are warranted, a nondescript third-floor loft in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan offers a glimpse of the future, for New York City and for Cornell University.
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Jan Chipchase / AllThingsD:
You Lookin' at Me?  Reflections on Google Glass. … With the public beta launch of Google Glass, there has been a lot of discussion on why it will or won't fail.  The ultimate benchmark for success is high: After someone has tried Glass, can they imagine life without it?  —  It's the wrong question.
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Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Surprise!  Jeff Bezos explains to Amazon investors why no profits are a good thing  —  Can a public company prosper catering only to its customers?  —  Jeff Bezos' annual letter to Amazon investors is always worth reading, a peek into the mind of arguably the most important CEO in the technology industry.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
The HTC First: How Facebook's New Phone Ruins FairSearch's Competition Complaint Over Android  —  Anti-Google lobbying group FairSearch lobbed an antitrust grenade at Google's Android operating system yesterday, complaining to the European Union that it violates competition laws.
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Ashlee Vance / Businessweek:
Apple's ‘Coach’ Campbell Sees Google Glass Starting Era of Intimate Objects  —  Apple's latest and greatest creation will be something ranging from a wristwatch to touch-ready lingerie, if you read the tea leaves laid out by Bill Campbell, a member of the company's board.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Following ban, the US House of Representatives can again listen to Spotify  —  In This Week in Asinine, good news: The House of Representatives can once again listen to Spotify.  —  As reported in Red Alert Politics, The House is back up and streaming again.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
T-Mobile Says First Day With the iPhone Was “Gangbusters”  —  After many, many days of trying to do business without an iPhone to sell, T-Mobile is pretty darn happy with its first day in the Apple business.  —  “Today has been gangbusters for T-Mobile,” Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert said in a statement to AllThingsD.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
Justice Dept. to FCC: Give small carriers a chance in next auction  —  The Justice Department told the FCC in a filing Friday that as it develops rules for the upcoming incentive spectrum auction, it must make sure that smaller players, like Sprint and T-Mobile, get access to low-frequency spectrum to help keep competition alive.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU court decision heralds multi-country European music licenses  —  (Reuters) - Europe's music royalties societies must now allow artists to sign up to a society of their choice and make multi-country licenses available to the likes of Amazon and Apple after a court backed an EU veto on national monopolies.

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