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Samsung is offering developers a share of up to $800,000 if they cook up apps for the Galaxy S 4, but they’ll have to use the company’s Chord SDK for media streaming and impromptu networking if they want a shot at the prize money. Samsung is readying new, smaller versions of its S-Series Ultra HD TV, with 55- and 65-inch models due to hit Korea in June, while a 13. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 dashboard is in line for a new, significant update, insiders claim, paving the way for the next-gen “Xbox 720” with elements of Windows 8. This morning a deal between Yahoo and Tumblr has been approved according to sources familiar with the matter. Hisense, a company known for making budget Chinese tablets, will soon be releasing their Android tablets stateside. Apple CEO Tim Cook is an interesting person. He marched his way to the top of Apple’s corporate ladder through hard work and an uncommon intelligence that Steve Jobs, one of the most highly respected chief executives in history, respected. A new Aston Martin is something worth shouting about, but it’ll take a number of loud (and rich) voices if the one-off CC100 Speedster Concept is to spawn a production version. Because Google’s most popular operating system – and the most popular operating system on the planet, mind you – is Android, it only makes sense that much of the company’s yearly developers conference would be centered in this multi-device environment. Acer’s Iconia W3, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, has quietly cropped up at the company’s site, confirming the smaller slate and promising a full eight hours of runtime. Whispers of a full MacBook refresh at Apple’s WWDC 2013 this June look increasingly possible, with stocks of the 13-inch MacBook Air already tightening ahead of what’s believed to be an Intel Haswell-based upgrade.