May 12, 2013, 2:00 PM

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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.
Martin Brinkmann / gHacks Technology News:
Google shuts down SMS Search  —  Google SMS Search allowed users to search Google via text message.  This worked by sending an SMS to a Google phone number that contained the search query.  Google then responded to the query with information, again via SMS and free of charge to the user.
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 …
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.
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.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
DRM in HTML5 is a victory for the open Web, not a defeat  —  The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the group that orchestrates the development of Web standards, has today published a Working Draft for Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a framework that will allow the delivery of DRM-protected media through …
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 …
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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