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May 1, 2013, 9:05 PM

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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple's Ive Seen Risking iOS 7 Delay on Software Overhaul  —  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.
Facebook:
Facebook Reports First Quarter 2013 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the first quarter, which ended March 31, 2013.  —  “We've made a lot of progress in the first few months of the year,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Q1 Earnings Beats With $1.46B In Revenue, Up 38%, But Misses With Flat EPS Of $0.12 Non-GAAP  —  Facebook has just posted its earnings for the quarter that ended March 31, 2013.  Facebook hit $1.46B in revenue up 38% from Q1 2012, beating the street.  However, earnings per shared missed estimates, staying flat at $0.12.
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) …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Tumblr CEO says average ad campaign spend tops six figures  —  David Karp also says Tumblr wants to be a place for advertising agencies to “make ads that win awards,” unlike on Twitter, Facebook, and other sites.  —  NEW YORK—Companies now are spending, on average, “north of six figures” …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Facebook U-turn after charities criticise decapitation videos  —  Charities warn that watching the video clips could cause long-lasting psychological damage  —  Facebook has said it will delete videos of people being decapitated which had been spread on its site.
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Miguel Helft / Fortune:
Lenovo-IBM talks over server business break down  —  Valuation concerns have scuttled negotiations, according to a person familiar with the talks.  —  FORTUNE — Negotiations between Lenovo and IBM over a multi-billion dollar deal under which Lenovo would acquire parts of IBM's server business …
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Zynga & NewSchools team up to launch an accelerator for educational gaming startups  —  BURLINGAME, CA.: Zynga founder and CEO Mark Pincus just announced that the gaming giant is launching a learning accelerator for gaming startups.  —  Pincus took to the stage this afternoon …
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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