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Heather Somerville / Mercury News: Lyft forgoes global expansion in favor of U.S. market domination  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft has walked back years of promises about a global expansion, and instead the car-booking company is doubling down on the U.S. market, hoping to beat its biggest foe here at home.

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Owen Williams / The Next Web: Kim Dotcom no longer involved with Mega, plans to create open-source, non-profit competitor  —  Kim Dotcom: 'I don't think your data is safe on Mega anymore'  —  In a Q&A session with Slashdot users this week, Kim Dotcom, the infamous former millionaire at the center of a US court case against Megaupload …

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Trevor O'Brien, the Product Lead Running All Twitter Apps, Is Departing  —  Another key product exec is leaving Twitter.  —  Trevor O'Brien, who joined Twitter a year and a half ago from YouTube and oversees product for Twitter's iOS and Android apps, is departing the company, according to multiple sources.

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Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal: Japanese Police Arrest Mark Karpelès of Collapsed Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox  —  Official says police allege he manipulated the company's computer system to inflate its assets  —  TOKYO—Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpelès, the head of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox …

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David E. Sanger / New York Times: Anonymous Obama administration sources say US will retaliate against China for OPM hack and is weighing options that include breaching the Great Firewall  —  U.S. Decides to Retaliate Against China's Hacking  —  The Obama administration has determined that it must retaliate against China …

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Biz Carson / Business Insider: Frontback announces they will not shut down, after signing an agreement with a new partner  —  Frontback, the once-hot startup that rejected a $40 million Twitter acquisition, is back from the dead  —  The selfie app Frontback has found a new partner and narrowly avoided shutting down.

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg Business: Microsoft Said to Invest About $100 Million in Startup Uber  —  Microsoft Corp. has agreed to invest about $100 million in Uber Technologies Inc. at a valuation of approximately $50 billion, a person with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The deal was finalized earlier on Friday …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Dropbox Arrives On Roku With An App For Viewing Your Personal Photos And Movies  —  Dropbox has launched on the Roku, with an app that allows you to view the photos and videos you have stored in your account directly on your TV by way of Roku's streaming media player.

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Ian Paul / Greenbot: 88,000 Nvidia Shield tablets recalled due to heat risk  —  Put that slate down, Nvidia Shield Tablet users.  No, seriously—put it down.  It's being recalled.  —  Nvidia announced on Friday that Nvidia Shield tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 need to be sent back to the manufacturer.

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt: 4th Amendment Lives: Court Tells US Government Get A Warrant If It Wants Mobile Phone Location Info  —  A potentially big ruling came out of the courtroom of Judge Lucy Koh yesterday, in which she affirmed a magistrate judge's decision to tell the government to get a warrant if it wants …

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Yahoo Will Acquire Fashion Startup Polyvore  —  Yahoo just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire style-focused community Polyvore.  —  In a blog post about the deal, Yahoo's senior vice president of publisher products Simon Khalaf highlighted “Polyvore's expertise …

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Kana Inagaki / Financial Times: Japan's Sharp to stop making TVs for the North American market after worse-than-expected quarterly loss of $274m  —  Japan's Sharp to quit North America TV market  —  Sharp is to pull out of the North American television market and will consider spinning off its display business as a slowdown …

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: LinkedIn asks its top 500 “Influencers” for blanket permission to syndicate posts, with no money changing hands  —  LinkedIn Starts Building a Syndicated Content Network  —  LinkedIn has gotten a lot of mileage out of the free content that famous people like Richard Branson write for the social network.

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch: Early Apple Designer Susan Kare Joins Pinterest's Creative Team  —  Susan Kare, an early Apple designer behind some of the company's early typefaces and icons, has joined Pinterest.  —  She'll be part of Pinterest's creative team as a product design lead, according to the company.

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Wall Street Journal: Uber closes round of almost $1B, valuing the company at over $50B and bringing total funding to more than $5B  —  Uber Valued at More Than $50 Billion  —  Ride-sharing app, which just closed a funding round, reaches mark faster than Facebook  —  Uber Technologies Inc. has closed a new round …

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Chris Chavez / Phandroid: Lawsuit forces Samsung to issue software patch allowing users to delete bloatware, but only in China  —  Lawsuit forces Samsung to issue software patch allowing users to delete bloatware, but only in China  —  As an Android “power user,” there's probably nothing more frustrating …

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Catherine Shu / TechCrunch: HTC Spends Nearly $10M On A 15% Stake In Virtual Reality Platform WEVR  —  HTC is planning to release its extremely well-received virtual reality headset Vive to consumers later this year, possibly in November.  In the meantime, the Taiwanese company is busy building out its VR ecosystem.

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Snapchat Revenue Could Hit $50 Million This Year — But It Still Needs a CFO  —  Snapchat is finally making some real money, with a lot more coming in 2016.  It's also looking for someone to manage all that cash.  —  Snapchat is targeting around $50 million in revenue this year …

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Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal: Integral Ad Science Raises $67 Million as It Tackles Ad Viewability, Fraud and Effectiveness … Integral Ad Science, an advertising technology firm that helps marketers make sure their Web ad campaigns run where and how they are supposed to, has raised $67 million, as the company looks …

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: YotaPhone cancels US launch of YotaPhone 2 despite sucessful Indiegogo campaign  —  YotaPhone 2 won't be coming to the US  —  Yota Devices revealed today that it is canceling its plans to launch the YotaPhone 2 in the US, citing complications with its manufacturing partners.

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Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal: Game add-ons and other digital goods account for 77% of all Electronic Arts Q1 revenue  —  Electronic Arts Raises Guidance on Strong Quarter  —  Revenue, profit forecasts boosted amid gains in digital sales  —  Electronic Arts rode a wave of momentum through its fiscal first quarter …

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Bloomberg Business: Appeals court upholds Microsoft's $14.5M jury verdict against Motorola in patent royalty case  —  Microsoft Beats Google as Patent Royalty Case May Aid Consumers  —  Microsoft Corp. won an appeals court ruling that may lower the rates many electronics makers pay to license technology considered standard in smartphones and computers.

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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes: Anti-Virus Firm BitDefender Admits Breach, Hacker Claims Stolen Passwords Are Unencrypted  —  BitDefender, a much-respected anti-virus firm, has leaked a portion of its customers' usernames and passwords after facing an extortion attempt by a hacker, going by the name DetoxRansome.

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Vlad Savov / The Verge: Nvidia recalls all Shield Tablets due to battery fire hazard  —  Nvidia promised spectacular, unprecedented gaming performance from its 8-inch Shield Tablet last year, but its pursuit of extreme performance seems to have gone a tiny bit too far.  The company is now recalling …

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Shane McGlaun / SlashGear: MasterCard and Samsung extend partnership in Europe for Samsung Pay  —  Samsung and MasterCard have been working together on Samsung Pay for about a year now.  Last year MasterCard announced that it would provide tokenization services for Samsung Pay.  These tokenization services allow …

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