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• Facebook and Google are each considering partnering with or taking over Skype, which has caused the Luxembourg-based Internet phone service to delay its plans to go public, according to a report.Read more details here.

• Barnes & Noble will unveil a new electronic book reader later this month, the bookseller told analysts and investors this week.Read more details here.

• Google announced Thursday that it’s bringing its 3D mapping tool Google Earth to Android tablets. Read more details here.

• Online thieves and spammers are using the killing of Osama bin Laden to send out malicious software and spam to unwitting Internet users. In what’s become common practice among the Internet’s less savory citizens, these scammers are sending out emails and spreading Facebook posts that purport to be videos or photos of the dead bin Laden. Read more details here.

• Facebook accounted for 346 billion display ad impressions in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2011, or 31.2 percent of all impressions displayed in the quarter, according to comScore. To restate, that means Facebook last quarter was responsible for nearly one in three ad impressions. Runners-up don’t even approach that kind of reach.Read more details here.

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