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May 30, 2013, 11:41 AM

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Sam Byford / The Verge:
Apple announces new $229 16GB iPod touch: 4-inch Retina display, no rear-facing camera  —  Apple has started listing a new 16GB iPod touch model in its online store.  When the 5th generation iPod touch went on sale last year, it was only available in 32GB and 64GB models …
Antoine Leblond / The Windows Blog:
Continuing the Windows 8 vision with Windows 8.1  —  Before we launched Windows 7, we envisioned what the next version of Windows would need to deliver.  We made a bet that the PC landscape and industry would undergo a significant transformation driven by an increase in mobility.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 8.1 preview: many small tweaks make for a significant update  —  Microsoft is also improving its onscreen keyboard.  “If the next Gangnam style or the next political leader becomes popular, we will know that and be able to suggest it and be able to make it easier to type that,” explains Harris.
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Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S4 mini: A Powerful, Compact Smartphone  —  Samsung Electronics announced Samsung GALAXY S4 mini, a powerful yet compact version of Samsung's bestselling smartphone, GALAXY S4.  The GALAXY S4 mini delivers the superior performance, intuitive ease-of-use …
James Trew / Engadget:
Samsung confirms Galaxy S 4 Mini: 4.3-inch display, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor  —  So, it might not be a surprise that it was in the works, but it's official announce almost caught us off guard.  Here it is, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini.  Now we can say for sure that there's a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor …
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Shifts Supply Chain Away From Foxconn to Pegatron  —  TAIPEI—For years, nearly all of the world's iPhones and iPads rolled off the assembly lines of a single company: Foxconn.  —  It was a famous partnership between two outsize personalities— Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.'s intense …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Moto X Coming Out by October; It's All About Sensors and Will Be Built in Texas (Video)  —  Motorola's next “hero” phone, the first big product launch conceived and executed since Google bought the company, will be called the Moto X.  —  Speaking at D11 today, Motorola head Dennis Woodside said to expect a …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Postmates Officially Launches Its On-Demand Delivery Service In New York City  —  Ok, so we kind of knew it was coming, but it's worth a post anyway: Postmates is launching its on-demand delivery service in New York City today, allowing certain users in the Big Apple to begin ordering foods …
Matt Brian / The Verge:
Neelie Kroes unveils Net Neutrality plan for Europe, aims to end mobile roaming fees in 2014  —  While travellers in Europe are enjoying lower roaming fees across the continent, the European Commission (EC) believes that isn't enough.  As part of new legislation, its vice president Neelie Kroes today unveiled …
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
With August, Yves Behar Brings Fine Design to a “Smart” Door Lock  —  If the next big thing is the Internet of Things, Yves Behar wants in.  And he'll get there the most obvious way: Through your door.  —  The industrial designer, known for the look of One Laptop Per Child, Jawbone products …
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
Server Sales Are Down As Cloud Apps Abound At The Expense Of IBM, Enterprise Giants  —  Gartner Research reports worldwide server sales are down 5 percent for the first quarter of the year, with IBM, HP and other members of the top five taking the biggest hit.  Server shipments declined 0.7 percent.
Anton Troianovski / Wall Street Journal:
Cord Cutters Lop Off Internet Service More Than TV  —  For all the fuss over Americans dropping their cable subscriptions in favor of Internet video, another type of cord cutting appears to be more common.  —  Hundreds of thousands of Americans canceled their home Internet service last year …
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
The unbearable lightness of what Tim Cook says  —  Apple's CEO exercised his ability to out-wait his interviewers at AllThingsD.  —  FORTUNE — In trying to cover Tim Cook's roundly criticized performance at a major technology conference Tuesday evening near Los Angeles …
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Facebookers, beware: That silly update can cost you a job  —  Study shows that companies have rejected 1 in 10 people between ages 16 and 34 because of something the person shared on social media.  —  Little did Ashley Payne know that the festive photo of her holding both a pint of beer …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The Best of Mary Meeker's 2013 Internet Trends Slides  —  Mary Meeker's annual Internet trends report is out; you can read the full 2013 edition here.  Not up for 120 slides?  Here's my pull of the best ones, with a focus on the data-heavy charts and graphs.  —  Mobile continues to be the biggest trend in the deck, by far.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Google's Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps, live at D11  —  And, we're in!  After a marathon session here at D11 yesterday, Google's senior vice president of Chrome, Android and Apps is here to kickstart today.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Cisco tells EU: Microsoft-Skype merger is a monopoly  —  Last year, Cisco took its case against the Microsoft-Cisco merger to court in Europe.  While it didn't oppose the merger, the networking giant wanted EU regulators to impose rules about “standards-based interoperability.”
David Wainer / Bloomberg:
Tel Aviv Lays Out Plans for ‘Startup Visa’ and Public Wi-Fi to Woo Tech Startups  —  Tel Aviv officials recognize that the city is becoming a premier destination for technology companies.  That's why the local government is working on programs to attract more foreign entrepreneurs and to reinforce …
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Sharon Terlep / Wall Street Journal:
Dish Increases Its Bid for Clearwire  —  Dish Network Corp. has increased its bid for mobile-broadband operator Clearwire Corp., topping the offer Sprint Nextel Corp. raised last week.  —  Late Wednesday, Dish offered to acquire Clearwire for $4.40 a share in cash, a 29% premium over Sprint's offer of $3.40 a share.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: The Full D11 Interview (Video)  —  For someone running a company based on such a simple product, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has quite a lot to talk about.  —  In a wide-ranging conversation at our D11 conference, Costolo spoke about some of Twitter's core values and interests …

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