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May 16, 2013, 10:25 PM

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Claire Cain Miller / NYT Bits:
New Apps Arrive on Google Glass  —  Google Glass, the company's Internet-connected glasses, will soon have seven new apps, including breaking news alerts from CNN, fashion features from Elle, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook posts and reminder notes from Evernote.
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Yahoo in Talks to Acquire Tumblr Deal could reach as high as $1 billion  —  Is Marissa Mayer about to make a game-changing acquisition?  It appears so.  —  Yahoo is in serious talks with Tumblr to acquire the social blogging site, according to multiple sources familiar with the talks.
AllThingsD:
Will Yahoo Try to Get Its “Cool Again” by Doing a Deal for Tumblr?  —  Earlier this week, Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman spoke at JP Morgan's Global Technology conference and underscored the need for the aging Silicon Valley Internet giant to attract more users from the coveted 18-to-24-years-old age bracket.
Bloomberg:
Bill Gates Retakes World's Richest Title From Carlos Slim  —  Bill Gates became the world's richest person today, the first time he has held the title since 2007.  His fortune was valued at $72.7 billion at 4 p.m. in New York, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Nick Hide / Crave:
Samsung changes mind, will look at storage on Galaxy S4 … Samsung has backed down on the Galaxy S4's limited storage after the phone appeared on the BBC's Watchdog, saying it will try to squeeze its myriad features into a smaller space, freeing up more memory for apps.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Tim Cook says US-made Mac will be new model in an existing family  —  When Apple's Tim Cook revealed that his company would once more assemble a Mac line in the US, there was a flood of questions almost immediately: which model?  Where would it be made?  While the CEO isn't revealing …
Quentin Hardy / NYT Bits:
Google Buys a Quantum Computer  —  Google and NASA are forming a laboratory to study artificial intelligence by means of computers that use the unusual properties of quantum physics.  Their quantum computer, which performs complex calculations thousands of times faster than existing supercomputers …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Big offering for big data: Tableau prices stock at $31 per share  —  Tableau Software had been boosting its proposed price for Friday's initial public offering for the past few weeks and now we've got a concrete number.  —  The company will price its shares at $31 for Friday's IPO …
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
The Facebook IPO, One Year Later  —  The Company Is Getting Serious About Making Money; But the Stock Is Stuck  —  Two weeks ago, new posters began appearing at the headquarters of Facebook Inc. The posters proclaimed: “Advertisers are users too*.”  At the bottom of the page, in smaller font …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Pebble Nabs $15M In Funding, Outs PebbleKit SDK And Pebble Sports API To Spur Smartwatch App Development  —  Get ready for a whole lot more Pebble.  The smartwatch company just announced several software enhancements for the Pebble and a $15M Series A led by Charles River Ventures.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Android and iOS accounted for 92% of Q1 2013 smartphone shipments, as Windows Phone passes BlackBerry  —  Android and iOS accounted for 92.3 percent of all smartphones shipped during the first quarter of 2013, according to new figures published today by the International Data Corporation (IDC).
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Foxconn Audit Reveals Workweek Still Too Long  —  Foxconn Technology, the company that manufactures Apple's popular iPads and iPhones, has made substantial progress toward improving safety and other working conditions at three of its Chinese plants dedicated to making Apple products.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New High-Resolution Photos of iPhone 5S Parts Reveal Little  —  BGR shares several new relatively high-resolution photos of parts claimed to be from the iPhone 5S.  These parts have been leaking to repair firms over the past several months, and a number of photos have already been seen …

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