April 28, 2013, 12:40 PM

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Brian Crecente / Polygon:
The next Xbox rethinks DRM, Achievements and Xbox Live friends, our sources say  —  The next Xbox, set to be unveiled during a May 21 event on Microsoft's Redmond-based Xbox campus, will bring with it not just new hardware, but a slew of tweaks to the social aspects of Microsoft's console.
Gerry Smith / The Huffington Post:
Undercover Police Stings Target Front Lines Of Stolen iPhone Market  —  SAN FRANCISCO — On a cloudy afternoon in the Tenderloin district, a man in a hooded sweatshirt walks slowly along Market Street, stopping to engage people he encounters along the way.  He offers a peek at the wares inside …
More: CNETTweets: @lessien
Robert Scoble / Google+:
My two-week review of Google Glass: it all depends on the price  —  This week I gave five speeches while wearing it.  I passed through airports four times (two more in a couple of hours).  I let hundreds of people try my Google Glass.  I have barely taken it off since getting it other than to sleep.
Nicole Perlroth / NYT Bits:
Researchers Call Out Twitter Celebrities With Suspicious Followings  —  Security researchers recently shed a bright light on the multimillion-dollar underground market for fake Twitter followers.  Now, they are highlighting what they believe to be some of the market's high-profile clientele.
David Meyer / GigaOM:
Wikipedia is now drawing facts from the Wikidata repository, and so can you  —  Wikidata, a centralized structured data repository for facts and Wikimedia's first big new project in the last 7 years, is now feeding the foundation's main project, Wikipedia.  —  The Wikidata project …
iPad takes top J.D. Power honors for the second time in a row  —  J.D. Power and Associates released its most recent study on customer satisfaction in the tablet segment this week, with Apple's iPad taking the top prize for the second consecutive time.  —  Volume 1 of the the J.D. Power …
Jason Palmer / BBC:
Google searches predict market moves  —  Stock averages slumped when Google searches of financially relevant terms rose  —  The volume of Google searches for finance-related terms may predict moves in markets, research suggests.  —  As the search volume on generic terms such as “debt” …
Ian Steadman /
Study: 45 percent of Bitcoin exchanges end up closing … A study of the Bitcoin exchange industry has found that 45 percent of exchanges fail, taking their users' money with them.  Those that survive are the ones that handle the most traffic — but they are also the exchanges that suffer the greatest number of cyber attacks.
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Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Consumers' shift to older iPhones raises concerns on Wall Street  —  So many consumers are opting to buy older iPhone models that some analysts wonder whether Apple has lost its ability to create new versions that dazzle.  —  A customer takes a look at the Apple iPhone 5 at the Apple Store in San Francisco.
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