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April 30, 2013, 6:45 PM

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Bloomberg:
BlackBerry CEO Questions Future of Tablets  —  BlackBerry Focused on ‘Crazy Multi-Taskers’: Heins  —  BlackBerry (BBRY) Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins said he sees a limited future for tablet computers, an indication he may shelve plans to build a follow- up to the smartphone maker's ill-fated PlayBook device.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Crazy About Tablets  —  Is BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins just nuts?  Or...  Today's big quote is from BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, who's getting widely mocked for what he said yesterday about tablets.  Here's Bloomberg's account: … Well, okay.  —  There are a few possibilities here.
NBC Bay Area:
After Work-From-Home Ban, Yahoo Expands Maternity Leave  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who sparked an uproar and hurt her image as a working mom when she banned telecommuting two months ago, is now offering employees generous new family leave benefits.  —  Under the new policy …
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 …
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
Jawbone Acquires BodyMedia for More Than $100 Million, as Wearable Tech Gets More Intense  —  Looking to gain even more traction in the wearable health and fitness market, Jawbone is snapping up another health product company.  —  The Bay Area-based private company has acquired BodyMedia …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Digg finds over 40% of respondents are willing to pay for a Google Reader replacement, beta coming in June  —  Digg on Tuesday released the results of its second Google Reader survey, which it conducted last week.  In the process, the company revealed what sharing and “Read later” …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Cheezburger cuts 35% of staff as it looks to make transition from desktop to mobile  —  Cheezburger today announced that it is cutting 24 employees, or about 35 percent of its staff, as it struggles with the changing economics of more people viewing content on mobile devices.
More: Valleywag
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Ultimate Poker to become first legal, real-money online poker site in US  —  On Tuesday, UltimatePoker.com is expected to launch what will become the country's first fully legal online poker site—with one major catch: it will be limited to those physically present within the state of Nevada.
Bloomberg:
Billionaire Usmanov Bets on Apple's Growth After Facebook  —  Billionaire Usmanov Makes $100M Apple Rebound Bet  —  Alisher Usmanov, the Russian billionaire who made a more than 10-fold return from his investment in Facebook Inc. (FB), said he recently spent about $100 million buying Apple Inc. …
Robert Gedarovich / Skype Blogs:
Skype Video Messaging: Preview for Windows Desktop Users  —  Today we've released the preview of Skype Video Messaging for Skype for Windows desktop on Windows 7 or above.  This feature will also be made available shortly for Skype for Windows 8.  Skype Video Messaging lets you record …
TechCrunch:
Announcing The CrunchBase Venture Network  —  We knew CrunchBase was big.  We knew because there are 2 million people using the startup database each month.  We knew because more than 120k people have contributed 1.6MM data points on companies, entrepreneurs, fundings, exits and more.
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Warns Journalists: “We Believe That These Attacks Will Continue”  —  “Please help us keep your accounts secure,” the urgent memo says.  —  In a memo sent to news organizations, Twitter warns that it expects high profile account hijackings — like the one that took down the AP's Twitter account last week — to continue.
Joab Jackson / PC World:
Novell offers mobile file sharing for the enterprise  —  In an effort to help enterprises get a handle on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, Novell has released enterprise file sharing software that it claims is as easy to use as commercial cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Microsoft Skydrive, and Google Drive.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Ebay To Use Mobile Tech To Go Deeper Into Offline Commerce With A Touchscreen Store Window With Kate Spade Saturday Coming This Summer  —  Ebay CEO John Donahoe today described how the e-commerce giant is moving further into the world of offline commerce, using mobile technology to do it …
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