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April 18, 2013, 8:40 AM

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Stephen Philips / Twitter Blog:
Now playing: Twitter #music  —  Today, we're releasing Twitter #music, a new service that will change the way people find music, based on Twitter.  It uses Twitter activity, including Tweets and engagement, to detect and surface the most popular tracks and emerging artists.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Nokia Q1 2013 Misses With Sales Of $7.6B With $0.03 Loss Per Share; 5.6M Lumias Sold  —  Nokia has just reported is results for Q1 2013 with sales of $7.6 billion and a non-IFRS loss per share of $0.03 (and a reported EPS of $0.09) — a mixed result compared to analyst estimates …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia Lumia sales hit record high of 5.6 million in Q1, still struggling in US  —  Nokia's latest quarterly earnings show that the Finnish smartphone maker continues to improve its Lumia sales.  Following a jump in Lumia sales in Q4 2012, Nokia's first quarter of 2013 saw the company sell 5.6 million Lumias …
Wired:
Google Is Forbidding Users From Selling, Loaning Glass Eyewear  —  Google is barring anyone deemed worthy of a pair of its $1,500 Google Glass computer eyewear from selling or even loaning out the highly coveted gadget.  —  The company's terms of service on the limited-edition wearable …
Kevin Lo / Google Fiber:
Google Fiber—On the Silicon Prairie, the Silicon Hills, and now the Silicon Slopes  —  Today the Google Fiber team is in Provo, Utah, where Mayor John Curtis just announced that we intend to make Provo our third Google Fiber City.  —  Utah is already home to hundreds of tech companies and startups …
Owen Thomas / ReadWrite:
Intel Is Buying Mashery To Get Deeper Inside The Data Center  —  Intel, the chip giant, is buying Mashery, a seven-year-old company in San Francisco that specializes in linking together Web-based software and services, a company spokesperson confirmed to ReadWrite.
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Samsung says considers Hynix chips for its mobile products  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co is considering purchasing mobile memory chips from rival SK Hynix Inc for future products including its new flagship Galaxy S smartphone to be launched this month, J.K. Shin, head of Samsung's mobile business, said on Thursday.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Intel outlines new strategy, investments for cloud-based networking  —  Summary: While this week's earnings report was all about Windows 8, Intel also has a new networking strategy to disclose.  —  Intel is ramping up its networking strategy with a series of new investments …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft Excel: The ruiner of global economies?  —  Figuratively speaking, of course.  —  Aurich Lawson  —  An economics paper claiming that high levels of national debt led to low or negative economic growth could turn out to be deeply flawed as a result of, among other things, an incorrect formula in an Excel spreadsheet.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Q1 Venture Capital Spending And Number Of Deals Down, M&A Activity Drops 44 Percent And Pre-Money Valuations Plummet  —  Dow Jones Venture Source released its quarterly report on the state of venture capital, including data on number of VC deals, funds raised, M&As and IPOs in the technology sector.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Updates iPhone, Android Apps With A Personalized Activity Stream, Better Navigation, And Ads  —  With the ink still drying on last week's acquisition of news aggregation app Pulse, LinkedIn continues to double down on mobile, the fastest-growing consumer service among its 200 million members.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Yahoo plans to launch iPad email app, new iOS weather app tomorrow  —  Yahoo plans to release an in-house weather app for iOS and an iPad version of its Yahoo Mail app as soon as tomorrow, according to a person familiar with the apps.  —  The iPad version of Yahoo Mail is optimized …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Sources Say Amazon Acquired Siri-Like Evi App For $26M - Is A Smartphone Coming?  —  When Siri arrived on the iPhone 4S it seemed like a magic piece of software.  The future had arrived.  But it wasn't alone.  True Knowledge, a British startup with a natural language search engine developed …
Steven Musil / CNET:
Bitcoin exchange BitFloor halts operations, shuts down  —  Exchange specializing in the virtual currency announces it's ceasing all trading operations and plans to return funds to its users.  —  The recent Bitcoin rollercoaster ride has come to an end for one exchange.

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