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May 23, 2013, 10:10 AM

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Owen Thomas / ReadWrite:
Mailbox Takes Its Email App To iPad, With Android Waiting In The Wings  —  What has Mailbox founder Gentry Underwood and his team been up to since selling the email-app maker to Dropbox for a reported $100 million in March?  —  Mostly working on new versions of the product …
Edward Wong / New York Times:
In China, Hacking Has Widespread Acceptance  —  BEIJING — Name a target anywhere in China, an official at a state-owned company boasted recently, and his crack staff will break into that person's computer, download the contents of the hard drive, record the keystrokes, and monitor cellphone communications, too.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S4 hits 10 million units shipped, new colors coming this summer  —  Samsung has announced the Galaxy S4 has reached 10 million global channel sales less than a month after its commercial launch.  The figure sets a new record for Samsung's line of smartphones …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Kim Dotcom accuses Google, Facebook, and Twitter of violating his two-step security patent  —  Hours after Twitter rolled out support for two-step verification, Kim Dotcom has claimed credit for inventing the security feature.  In a series of tweets, the embattled Megaupload founder points …
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Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Jack Dorsey's digital payments company Square expands beyond North America, landing in Japan first  —  Red hot payments startup Square is invading Asia after it announced that its service has launched in Japan, which becomes its third market worldwide in addition to the US and Canada.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Surprise!  Mozilla can produce near-native performance on the Web  —  In a bid to make JavaScript run ever faster, Mozilla has developed asm.js.  It's a limited, stripped down subset of JavaScript that the company claims will offer performance that's within a factor of two of native …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft recruits Siri to bad-mouth the iPad in new Windows 8 tablet ad  —  Whatever era you call it, post-PC or simply PC plus, the Mac vs. PC war has ignited once again today.  In a fresh Windows 8 ad, Microsoft is directly attacking Apple's iPad on price, an approach it took during the early Vista days with low-priced laptops.
Nancy Trejos / USA Today:
Tablet use soars among U.S. airline passengers  —  Passengers are increasingly relying on their tablets and other personal electronic devices for entertainment and work on U.S. domestic flights, despite a ban on their use during takeoff and landing, a study to be released Wednesday concludes.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Takes Kindle Fire HD Tablets To 170 Countries As It Ramps Up Its Appstore To Nearly 200 Markets  —  No, we still don't have any word from Amazon on where it stands with a smartphone, but it's definitely making its mobile ambitions clear anyway.  Today, the e-commerce giant took …
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Inside Google's Secret Lab  —  Last February, Astro Teller, the director of Google's (GOOG) secretive research lab, Google X, went to seek approval from Chief Executive Officer Larry Page for an unlikely acquisition.  Teller was proposing that Google buy Makani Power, a startup …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
AMD details Elite Mobility and mainstream APUs, we run early tests (hands-on)  —  AMD has been willing to tease its 2013 ultra-mobile APU (accelerated processing unit) strategy through PCs like the Acer Aspire V5, but today it's spilling the beans in earnest.

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