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May 1, 2013, 4:00 PM

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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple's Ive Seen Risking IOS 7 Delay on Software Overhaul: Tech  —  Jonathan Ive, six months into an expanded role as Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s top product visionary, has embarked on a sweeping software overhaul that leaves the company at risk of falling behind on a new version of the operating system …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple's iOS 7 Team in Deadline Crunch Mode, Adding Engineers  —  Apple's iOS 7 is so significant a reimagining of the mobile operating system that the company is mustering additional engineering resources to get it out the door in time for a preview at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which is June 10-14 in San Francisco.
evleaks / PhoneArena:
HTC M4 brings One style, sensibility downmarket  —  HTC has a certified hit on its hands with the sleek, unibody HTC One — so it's natural that the company would want to extend its design language to lower price points.  Meet the HTC M4 (remember, the One was codenamed M7) …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Who Has Your Back?  2013  —  When you use the Internet, you entrust your conversations, thoughts, experiences, locations, photos, and more to companies like Google, AT&T and Facebook.  But what do these companies do when the government demands your private information?  Do they stand with you?
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple's Share of Worldwide Tablet Shipments Falls Below 40% in 1Q 2013  —  Research firm IDC today announced its preliminary estimates of worldwide tablet shipments for the first quarter of 2013, finding that Apple's share of the market continues to slide as competitors begin to gain footholds in the market …
Will Connors / Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon Expected to Embrace Apple, Samsung Devices  —  Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. are bringing the smartphone wars to the Pentagon.  —  The Department of Defense is expected in coming weeks to grant two separate, security approvals for Samsung's Galaxy smartphones …
Maureen Farrell / CNNMoney.com:
Peter Thiel: Twitter will outlast the New York Times  —  Tech visionaries Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen disagree on the promise of Twitter, but both see a relatively long lifespan for the social media firm.  At least in Internet years.  —  In a debate with Andreessen …
AllThingsD:
Apple's Tim Cook Returns to D Stage to Open 11th Annual Conference  —  Although we are only about a month out from our 11th D: All Things Digital conference, we still have a few big speakers to announce, not the least of which is Apple CEO Tim Cook.  —  Cook, who made his debut at D10 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft readies ‘Mohoro’ Windows desktop as a service  —  Summary: Microsoft is believed to be building a Windows Azure-hosted desktop virtualization service that could be available on a pay-per-use basis.  —  In yet another example of its growing emphasis on remaking itself as a devices …
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:
T-Mobile US Shares Climb in NYSE Debut Following Merger  —  T-Mobile US Inc., the fourth-biggest U.S. wireless company, climbed 6.2 percent in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange after a merger with MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS), a smaller rival.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
U.S. Court Rules For Facebook In Its Case Against Typosquatters On 105 Domains; $2.8M In Damages  —  A victory for Facebook in its case against typosquatters — those who own domain names that are similar to those of a popular site, which they use to confuse people and potentially capitalize on that.
Associated Press:
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gets 2012 pay package of $36.6 million, ranking behind top lieutenant  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer emerged as the Internet company's second highest paid executive during her first five-and-half months on the job.  —  Regulatory documents filed Tuesday revealed …
Bloomberg:
Obama Names Former Lobbyist Wheeler U.S. FCC Chairman  —  President Barack Obama named Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist and former leader of cable and wireless trade groups, to head the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, where he may focus on nurturing mobile technology.
Carl Franzen / The Verge:
Rap Genius launches ‘News Genius’ to explain current events  —  Rap Genius, the popular site that lets users explain rap lyrics by annotating specific words and lines with their own descriptions and links to supporting facts, is looking to expand its reach to cover more current events and breaking news.

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