April 30, 2013, 8:30 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Jony Ive paints a fresh, yet familiar, look for iOS 7  —  According to multiple people who have either seen or have been briefed on the upcoming iOS 7, the operating system sports a redesigned user-interface that will be attractive to new iOS users, but potentially unsettling for those who are long-accustomed to the platform...
The World Wide Web project  —  The WorldWideWeb (W3) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents.  Everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document, including an executive summary …
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
Jack Dorsey Talks Square and Wearable Devices  —  Many technology enthusiasts have had their eye on Glass, Google's monocle that looks like something out of Star Trek.  But the Internet-connected eyewear doesn't really pique the interest of Jack Dorsey, chief executive of the mobile payment system Square and a co-founder of Twitter.
Adam Ewing / Bloomberg:
Nokia Invests in High-Resolution Cameras to Woo Apple Customers  —  Nokia Growth Partners, the venture- capital arm of Nokia (NOK1V) Oyj, plans to invest in California startup Pelican Imaging as the phonemaker seeks to win back customers from Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Android devices with cameras …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Skype video calling launches for, available in UK today and US in ‘coming weeks’  —  When Microsoft first unveiled its webmail service in July, the software maker promised Skype video calling from the web.  While has seen a number of updates over the months …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
AMD's “heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access” coming this year in Kaveri  —  AMD wants to talk about HSA, Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA), its vision for the future of system architectures.  To that end, it held a press conference last week to discuss what it's calling “heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access” (hUMA).
BlackBerry Rises as CEO Sees Q10 Selling Tens of Millions  —  BlackBerry (BBRY), the Canadian smartphone maker, climbed to its highest level in more than a month after Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins said he sees sales of its new Q10 device to be in the “tens of millions.”
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Bang With Friends Is Raising ~ $1 Million To Help People Find Hook Up Buddies  —  Bang with Friends (BWF) is a Facebook app that does exactly what you're thinking it does.  It helps people on Facebook find friends to hook up with rather than date.  —  So it may come as a shock that BWF …
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Why your password can't have symbols—or be longer than 16 characters  —  Why are there so many password restrictions to navigate?  Characters want to be free.  —  Daremoshiranai  —  The password creation process on different websites can be a bit like visiting foreign countries with unfamiliar social customs.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Handle Is A Priority Engine And Task Management App For Your Inbox  —  Menlo Ventures partner Shawn Carolan searched for over five years to find an investment tackling the problem of email overload.  Carolan, who led investments in Apple-acquired Siri among others, personally faced …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Online Ads Can Now Follow You Home  —  Firms Are Helping Brands Like Expedia Serve Ads to Users Across PCs and Mobile Devices  —  Advertisers already know what people are up to on their personal computers.  But understanding their online whereabouts on smartphones or tablets has remained elusive.
Tony Romm / Politico:
Silicon Valley learning the D.C. art of secret money  —  Google, Microsoft, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and other digital heavyweights increasingly are borrowing a favorite technique from the world of politics: secret money.  —  These top tech executives and their companies are embracing stealth …
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Jeffrey Rosen / New Republic:
Google, Twitter, Facebook and the new global battle over the future of free speech  —  A year ago this month, Stanford Law School hosted a little-noticed meeting that may help decide the future of free speech online.  It took place in the faculty lounge, where participants were sustained …
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Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Here Is How Foursquare Plans On Turning Your Life Into Ads  —  On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier today (RIP, Sam Biddle's press credentials!)  Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley acknowledged the haters, before offering a confident dismissal: “I think there are a lot of people …
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Yahoo rolls out six original shows and new TV partnerships  —  Aiming to bring users more content, the company is launching Web shows, starring Ed Helms, John Stamos, and Cheryl Hines, and debuting programming from WWE, ABC News, CNBC, and Conde Nast.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is working …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Now comes to iPhone and iPad with new Search app update  —  Google's iOS app offensive continues  —  After a promo video let the cat out of the bag last month, Google is making it official: with an update to the Google Search application, Google Now is available on iOS.

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