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May 6, 2013, 5:20 PM

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Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
After nearly 10 years, Adobe abandons its Creative Suite entirely to focus on Creative Cloud  —  Adobe first launched Creative Suite 1 back in 2003, and now, ten years and six versions later, the company is taking a left turn: Adobe is abandoning its Creative Suite entirely to focus efforts on Creative Cloud.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Adobe Debuts “Project Mighty” Smart Stylus For Tablets And “Napoleon,” A Digital Ruler And Guide  —  Adobe surprised everyone by showing off a new hardware effort today at its annual MAX conference, including Project Mighty and Napoleon.  Mighty is a pressure-sensitive digital pen that works …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft: Next Xbox will work even when your Internet doesn't  —  Should single-player games, Blu-ray playback, and live TV viewing be possible on a gaming console with no Internet connection?  Most gamers would say “yes,” but they have been worried that Microsoft feels differently …
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Asustek to Make Small Windows 8 Tablets  —  Taiwanese PC Manufacturer Expects Prices to Drop Below $300  —  Asustek Computer Inc. of Taiwan plans to sell small Windows 8 tablet computers this year, giving a boost to Microsoft Corp.'s efforts to reduce the size and price of mobile devices running its operating system.
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Meet The ‘Liberator’: Test-Firing The World's First Fully 3D-Printed Gun  —  “Alright.  One...two...”  —  Before “three” arrives, a shot reverberates across the overcast central Texas landscape.  A tall, sandy blond engineer named John has just pulled a twenty-foot length of yellow string tied …
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
First Retina iPad Mini is on track, DisplaySearch reports  —  A refresh of the iPad Mini is coming in the third quarter, NPD DisplaySearch said late Sunday in an update.  —  Update at 11:15 p.m. PT: The iPad Mini will get a refresh in the third quarter with a Retina display, NPD DisplaySearch predicted late Sunday.
MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
On To Google Ventures  —  It was almost exactly 19 months ago that I laid down the proverbial writer's pen and picked up the less proverbial pen for writing checks.  It has been an amazing experience getting a fund up and running, learning, and ultimately, making a lot of wonderful investments.
The Japan Times:
Nintendo taps smartphone apps for console boost  —  OSAKA - Nintendo Co. is trying to modify its game consoles so customers can use smartphone applications on them as it searches for a way to return to profitability, company sources said.  —  The game console and software maker …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Jon Rubinstein Joins Board of Qualcomm, as Mobile Chipmaker Ups Its Silicon Valley Cred  —  According to sources close to the situation, well-known tech exec Jon Rubinstein will be joining the board of Qualcomm, the San Diego-based chipmaker that has gotten a big boost of late for its role in the explosion of mobile devices.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
BILL GATES ON THE IPAD: ‘A Lot Of Those Users Are Frustrated’  —  Bill Gates took a shot at the iPad while explaining Microsoft's rationale for the Surface this morning on CNBC.  —  He was asked about the declining PC market.  He said that tablets are growing in popularity, and it's …
Adam Mann / Wired:
Google's Chief Internet Evangelist on Creating the Interplanetary Internet  —  When some future Mars colonist is able to open his browser and watch a cat in a shark suit chasing a duck while riding a roomba, they will have Vint Cerf to thank.  —  In his role as Google's chief internet evangelist …

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