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May 12, 2013, 10:45 AM

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Ron Amadeo / Android Police:
“Google Play Games” Leaks Out In All Its Glory Ahead Of Google I/O - Hello, Cloud Game Saves [APK Teardown]  —  Remember how we told you Google Games was coming, and how it's going to pack multiplayer functionality, leaderboards, achievements, and stuff like that?  That's happening.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Everything We Expect Google To Announce At Its Biggest Event Of The Year Next Week  —  Google's biggest event of the year, the I/O developers conference, kicks off next week with a lengthy three-hour (!) keynote where the company is expected to go over a slew of new products and services that'll be rolling out in the weeks to come.
New York Times:
Privacy Breach on Bloomberg's Data Terminals  —  A shudder went through Wall Street on Friday after the revelation that Bloomberg News reporters had extracted subscribers' private information through the company's ubiquitous data terminals to break news.  —  The company confirmed that reporters …
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Bloomberg Execs Knew Journalists Were Tracking Clients In 2011  —  An anchor made on-air comments about tracking log in information more than a year ago.  A big deal internally — but handled quietly.  —  Executives at the financial information company Bloomberg have known about journalists using …
Steve Liesman / CNBC:
Fed, Treasury Examining Bloomberg Use of Terminal Data  —  Both the Federal Reserve and the US Treasury Department are examining the extent to which Bloomberg-terminal usage by top officials might have been tracked by Bloomberg journalists, CNBC has learned.
Julian Sanchez / Wired:
FBI's Latest Proposal for a Wiretap-Ready Internet Should Be Trashed  —  The FBI has some strange ideas about how to “update” federal surveillance laws: They're calling for legislation to penalize online services that provide users with too much security.  —  I'm not kidding.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Big changes coming to AppleCare this fall: warranty subscriptions, in-store iOS device repairs, more [u]  —  In a town hall session held on Thursday, Apple informed tech staff that major changes to the AppleCare and AppleCare+ service programs will be enacted starting this fall …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Home Is Losing Steam In The Charts...Fast  —  Facebook Home, the app which CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted as the “next version of Facebook,” has not been an immediate hit.  Its Google Play rankings have been dropping steadily after the launch buzz wore off, according to new data from top app store analytics firms.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google's VP9 video codec nearly done; YouTube will use it  —  One of the biggest video sites on the Net will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully defined on June 17.  —  Google plans to finish defining its VP9 video codec on June 17 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
As Tech Giants Scramble For Talent, It's Buy Or Die  —  The writing's on the wall.  Mobile is the future, and it requires different skill than the web.  Entrepreneurship is more fetishized than ever, making standard hiring tough.  The result is days like today where Yahoo, Twitter …

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