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DailyDose: Posterous To Shut Down On April 30 & Google to Open Own Stores

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DailyDose: Your everyday technology news brief is here. In today’s edition: Posterous will shut down on April 30, Google will open its own stores by the end of the year, LinkedIn overhauls its jobs service with a fresh design and better discovery features and more.

Posterous will shut down on April 30: On April 30th, we will turn off posterous.com and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30, Posterous Spaces will no longer be available either to view or to edit. More here. Co-Founder Garry Tan has launched Posthaven To Save Your Sites.

Asteroid Passes Earth as UN Mulls Monitoring Network: An asteroid half the size of a U.S. football field passed within an astronomical hair’s breadth of Earth today in the closest such encounter in a century. The asteroid, called 2012 DA14, came within 17,200 miles (27,350 kilometers) of Earth at 2:25 p.m. Washington time, over Indonesia. More here.

Google will open its own stores by the end of the year: An extremely reliable source has confirmed to us that Google is in the process of building stand-alone retail stores in the U.S. and hopes to have the first flagship Google Stores open for the holidays in major metropolitan areas. More here.

Intel Wins X2Y Patent Case Said to Threaten U.S. Jobs: Intel Corp. won a patent- infringement case some U.S. lawmakers said could have threatened jobs at the chipmaker’s U.S. manufacturing plants. More here.

Facebook says it was a target of sophisticated hacking: Facebook Inc said on Friday it had been the target of an unidentified hacker group, but it found no evidence that user data was compromised. More here.

Next Sony PlayStation to Stream Games: Sony Corp. is planning to offer technology to stream games to its next videogame console, people familiar with the company’s plans say, alongside other enhancements to bolster its position in the market. More here.

LinkedIn overhauls its jobs service with a fresh design and better discovery features: LinkedIn has unveiled an updated LinkedIn Jobs service that it says will make searching much easier to use and more relevant to its members. It expects this update to be rolled out to its 200 million members around the world. More here.