May 21, 2013, 1:25 AM

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Marco Arment /
The One-Person Product  —  In 2006, I moved to New York and started working for David Karp doing web development for various media companies.  That fall, in a brief gap before starting a new client, David said that we were going to make a prototype of an idea he'd had for a while.
Marissamayer / Marissa's Tumblr:
I'm delighted to announce that we've reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!  —  We promise not to screw it up.  Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going.  We will operate Tumblr independently.  David Karp will remain CEO.  The product roadmap, their team …
Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
The Tumblr Architecture Yahoo Bought for a Cool Billion Dollars  —  It's being reported Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion.  You may recall Instagram was profiled on HighScalability and they were also bought by Facebook for a ton of money.  A coincidence?  You be the judge.  —  Just what is Yahoo buying?
Markus Spiering / Flickr Blog:
A better, brighter Flickr  —  In the beginning, Flickr innovated the way people share and discover photos.  Today, we are shifting the photo-sharing landscape again.  We're releasing a Flickr that's more spectacular, much bigger, and one you can take anywhere.  —  Biggr.  A free terabyte of space
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Flickr Gets A Huge Revamp With Hi-Res Image-Filled UI, New Android App, And 1TB Of Free Storage  —  The new Flickr is live.  —  Smack-dab in the middle of Yahoo-Tumblr aqcuisition day, Yahoo is holding a major press event here in NYC.  But announcements coming out of this event aren't related …
Nikhyl Singhal / Google+:
Hangouts, phone calls and Google Voice  —  Thanks for all of your feedback on last week's Hangouts launch.  I wanted to quickly talk about 1) making/receiving phone calls in Gmail, and 2) Google Voice support more generally.  1) Today's version of Hangouts doesn't yet support outbound calls …
Tony Romm / Politico:
Senate investigators: Apple avoided $44 billion in taxes  —  Senate investigators accuse Apple of wiring together a complicated system to shield billions of dollars in international profits from both U.S. and foreign tax collectors.  —  A report released ahead of Apple CEO Tim Cook's inaugural …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
AT&T says ‘any’ mobile video chat app will work on its network by the end of 2013  —  When Google Hangouts first launched, we noted that AT&T Android customers couldn't use its video chat capabilitieson a cellular network.  A statement from AT&T implied that video chat could be used on downloaded apps …
Melissa Grey / Engadget:
Microsoft launches The Music Room, an interactive TV series on Xbox Live  —  A day ahead of its hotly anticipated Xbox event, Microsoft has announced a new interactive TV series entitled The Music Room, exclusively on Xbox Live.  As a part of Microsoft's drive to beef up Xbox's entertainment content …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Think your Skype messages get end-to-end encryption?  Think again  —  If you think the private messages you send over Skype are protected by end-to-end encryption, think again.  The Microsoft-owned service regularly scans message contents for signs of fraud, and company managers may log the results indefinitely, Ars has confirmed.
See the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active for the first time  —  The Samsung I9295 Galaxy S4 Active has been in our rumor mill for quite some time.  The latest leaked shots reveal that the Active will be a tougher dust and water resistant version of the Galaxy S4 flagship.
Ergen Said to Bid $2 Billion for LightSquared Wireless Spectrum  —  Charlie Ergen, chairman of satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. (DISH), made a $2 billion bid for spectrum from LightSquared Inc., the bankrupt wireless-broadband company owned by Philip Falcone's hedge-fund firm, according to people familiar with the offer.
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