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May 7, 2012, 2:55 PM

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Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Apple reportedly to release US$799 MacBook Air in 3Q12  —  Apple is reportedly considering responding to the upcoming second-generation ultrabooks by launching a US$799 MacBook Air in the third quarter of 2012, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Apple making a $799 Air in fear of ultrabooks?  Nope.  —  With the next iPad model at least a year away and the next iPhone a few months off, the Apple rumor mill is pondering a new Apple product line: the MacBook Air.  On Monday, Digitimes reports that Apple is considering selling a MacBook Air for $799 …
Chee Chew / The Official Google Blog:
Google+ Hangouts On Air: broadcast your conversation to the world  —  Last year we introduced Hangouts On Air to a limited number of broadcasters, enabling them to go live with friends and fans, for all the world to see.  Since then, this small community has grown the feature in lots of creative ways.
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
Our Source Has Seen The Apple HDTV, Here's What It Looks Like  —  We have a source who claims to have seen a prototype Apple high-definition television set in action, indicating that Apple is readying the long-awaited device for market.  —  According to our source, who has asked …
Jason Pontin / Technology Review:
Why Publishers Don't Like Apps  —  The future of media on mobile devices isn't with applications but with the Web.  —  By the time Apple released the iPad in April of 2010, just four months after Steve Jobs first announced his “magical and revolutionary” new machines in San Francisco …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Loeb Lobs Lawsuit, As Expected, at Yahoo's Borked Bio Mess  —  Botched CEO bio.  Activist shareholder.  Screwy board of directors.  Mix it all together and what do you get?  —  More legal filings, natch!  —  This — as I reported this weekend would happen today — from Dan Loeb of Third Point …
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Microsoft Stores offering $99 Xbox 360 with contract now  —  The rumored $99 Xbox 360 with two-year $15 a month contract is official.  It includes a Kinect, Xbox Live Gold service and a two-year warranty.  The offer is now available on the Microsoft Store site.
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
LG Electronics to launch Google TV in U.S. in late May: executive  —  (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc, the world's No.2 TV maker, plans to launch Internet-enabled TV based on Google's platform in the United States in the week of May 21, as the South Korean firm seeks to gain a larger share …
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
Google infringed on Oracle copyrights, jury finds  —  SAN FRANCISCO - A federal jury on Monday found that Google's (GOOG) popular Android mobile software infringes on copyrights held by tech rival Oracle (ORCL), in a closely watched case that may have broad implications for Silicon Valley …
Satya Patel / Twitter Blog:
A new standard for the mobile web  —  Today we're updating Twitter for mobile web (mobile.Twitter.com) in an effort to give every person on the planet a consistent Twitter experience.  People who access Twitter from feature phones, low-bandwidth networks or older browsers can now enjoy …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Gumroad Gets $7 Million Series A From Kleiner Perkins For Indie E-Payment Platform  —  Gumroad, the startup that lets individuals receive e-payments through a simple URL link, has received $7 million in new funding led by Silicon Valley venture capital stalwart Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Disruptions: Indiscreet Photos, Glimpsed Then Gone  —  People once took photographs so they could capture a moment for themselves and keep it forever.  Then digital cameras and cellphones turned photos into something more ephemeral and more easily shared.  But as the case of Anthony Weiner demonstrated …
Reuters:
Facebook's Zuckerberg kicks off investor show in NY  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc kicked off its IPO roadshow in New York on Monday, attracting hundreds of investors who formed a snaking line around the block keen on hearing CEO Mark Zuckerberg tout Silicon Valley's record $10 billion initial public offering.
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John Pletz / Chicago Business:
Google makes plans to move Motorola Mobility to Chicago  —  (Crain's) — Google Inc. is shopping for more than 500,000 square feet of office space downtown for Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. once it completes its $12.5 billion takeover of the mobile phone maker.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Exclusive: Publisher sues Tumblr over porn pics (Update)  —  It's finally happened.  In a case with big implications for the booming market in photo-sharing, a publisher is suing popular blogging site Tumblr for copyright infringement.  (Updates with quotes, details)
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Evernote acquires iPad app Penultimate to boost its handwriting recognition capabilities  —  Fresh from its $70m funding round last week, note-taking service Evernote is looking to expand its handwriting recognition capabilities with the announcement today that it has acquired San Francisco …
John Cook / GeekWire:
The venture capital model is broken, and this damning report explains why  —  Industry watchers have been talking for a long while now about how the venture capital industry is broken, highlighted by poor returns that in many cases don't even exceed that of the major stock indices.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Color's Plan C (Or Is It B.5?):  Becoming Verizon's Live Mobile Video Partner  —  Color, the famously overfunded social app shop, is still looking for its first big hit.  But the company has found a way to get some help, with a deal with Verizon Wireless to pre-install Color on some of its Android smartphones.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
AT&T Introduces Digital Life: IP-Based Home Automation And Security System With 24/7 Monitoring Centers  —  AT&T has just announced a new security and home-automation system called Digital Life, which will be an IP-based platform that allows users to monitor and detect activity throughout …

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