May 24, 2013, 11:35 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Jony Ive's new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over  —  With the grand unveiling of Apple's next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software's fresh look.
Google Said to Consider Buying Waze Presaging Bidding War  —  Google Inc. (GOOG), maker of the Android operating system, is considering buying map-software provider Waze Inc., setting up a possible bidding war with Facebook Inc., people familiar with the matter said.
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Judge says leaning toward U.S. in Apple e-books case  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge expressed a tentative view that the U.S. Justice Department will be able to show evidence Apple Inc engaged in a conspiracy with publishers to increase e-books prices.  —  U.S. District Judge Denise Cote …
Fernando Alfonso III / Daily Dot:
The real origins of Tumblr  —  Months before Yahoo's $1.1 billion acquisition turned him into an overnight media sensation, David Karp recounted the creation of Tumblr at the Austin Convention Center during the South by Southwest Interactive conference in March.  “I wanted that presence myself.
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Parker Higgins / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Google Abandons Open Standards for Instant Messaging  —  In the midst of the major press blitz surrounding its annual I/O Conference, Google dropped some unfortunate news about its instant messaging plans.  In several places around the web, the company is replacing the existing “Talk” …
Google Said to Face New Antitrust Probe Over Display Ads  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is facing a new antitrust probe by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission into whether the company is using its leadership in the online display-advertising market to illegally curb competition, people familiar with the matter said.
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
Intel claims Haswell will offer 50% more battery life in laptops  —  The new processor design is important for PC makers as they try to battle tablets and smartphones  —  Intel's upcoming family of Core processors, code-named Haswell, will offer 50% more battery life in laptops than did their …
John Kirk / Tech.pinions:
Android's Market Share Is Literally A Joke  —  This is the first of two articles looking at how we measure - and mis-measure - who is “winning” in the mobile sector.  Article one focuses on market share and was inspired by an article written by Bill Shamblin, entitled: “Chasing Smartphone Market Share Is A Chump's Game.”
Wall Street Journal:
Google Follows Amazon's Lead on New Shopping Site, Delivery, Other Services  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin say they don't pay much attention to rivals.  But the search company increasingly appears to be following Inc.'s lead.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Jon Stewart rubs Tim Cook's Senate testimony the wrong way [Video]  —  You can't help but laugh at Stewart's ribbing of the senators' questioning, but it is pretty clear Apple is pushing for simplicity and is only jumping through the loopholes because they are there.
Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Russia's leading social network banned by “mistake”  —  (Reuters) - Russia's leading online social network was briefly banned on Friday, in a move dismissed as a “mistake” but which follows intensifying official pressure on the company as President Vladimir Putin consolidates his power.
Quentyn Kennemer / Phandroid:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Developer Edition headed to Verizon and AT&T  —  We just caught word that Samsung will soon be introducing developer editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 for a couple of different US carriers.  Funnily enough, the two carriers with the biggest history of locking devices down will be getting them: AT&T and Verizon.
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
Rumors persist of HTC One with stock Android, despite the official denial  —  Is Russell Holly a seer of the future, or did he just manage to get lucky?  That's the question we're currently kicking around at Engadget.  You see, when he first revealed that a Galaxy S 4 would be introduced …
Peter Burrows / Businessweek:
A Booming Market for Used iPhones  —  Apple (AAPL) is expert at stoking desire, seducing consumers to line up and pay a premium for its newest models.  At the moment, though, the hottest iPhones are less expensive—and old.  Sales of refurbished iPhone 4's and 4S's are booming among price …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
AT&T adds ‘administrative fee’ to wireless bills, stands to rake in hundreds of millions from unwitting customers  —  AT&T has introduced a new “Mobility Administrative Fee” to its postpaid contracts.  The $0.61 monthly fee ($7.32 per year) is being categorized “below the line” alongside tax and fees as an administrative surcharge.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Microsoft's Sculpt Mobile Mouse and Sculpt Comfort Mouse have built-in Start buttons, arrive in the coming weeks  —  File this under “things we could have sworn already existed.”  Microsoft just announced two mice, the Sculpt Mobile Mouse and Sculpt Comfort Mouse, and believe it or not …

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