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May 24, 2013, 3:20 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
Bloomberg:
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yet Another Hulu Bidder!  Yahoo Is In, Too.  —  Add one more name to Hulu bidding derby: Yahoo, which just announced plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, has made an offer on the video Web site as well.  —  The Web giant submitted a bid for the video site this morning, according to a person familiar with process.
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” …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
AT&T's GoPhone Prepaid Brand to Gain iPhone and LTE/HSPA+ Support Tomorrow  —  MacRumors has learned that AT&T's GoPhone prepaid wireless brand will be undertaking a significant expansion of its services starting tomorrow, offering support for AT&T's fastest LTE and HSPA+ data networks …
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 …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Best Buy to Offer $50 Off Apple's iPhone Starting Sunday  —  Best Buy is planning to cut $50 off the iPhone in a four-week promotion that kicks off on Sunday.  —  The price cut applies to the purchase of the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 in conjunction with a two-year contract with Verizon, AT&T or Sprint.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Verizon Cloud spreads to iOS devices, Droid DNA and Galaxy S 4  —  When Verizon Cloud launched last month, it would only back up a few Android devices — not quite the cross-platform utopia that the carrier had in mind.  Today's launch of the Verizon Cloud iOS app should get the company (and subscribers) closer to the original vision.
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.”

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