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Ina Fried / Re/code: Google Agreed to Pay Some of Samsung's Costs, Assume Some Liability in Latest Apple Case  —  A Google lawyer testified on Tuesday that the software maker, pursuant to its contractual obligations, agreed to take over defense of some of the claims in Apple's current patent lawsuit …

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Rachel King / ZDNet: AT&T's Q1: Business revenue down but still saved by cloud, other IP services  —  Summary: AT&T also added 64,000 business U-verse high speed broadband subscribers during the first quarter.  —  Following reports that it is breaking into the streaming TV business, à la Netflix …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program  —  Before today, you needed a developer account to help test Apple's upcoming software releases before they hit the general user population.  You didn't need to actually develop anything, but it would still cost you $99 per year to partake …

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Billy Steele / Engadget: Withings Pulse O2 monitors blood oxygen levels for climbers, asthmatics  —  Withings released its Pulse tracker late last summer, and now the outfit has announced it's successor: the Pulse O2.  Just like that first fitness gadget, the new model keeps tabs on heart rate, sleep and activity …

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Leena Rao / TechCrunch: YC Ends YCVC In Favor Of Raising From LPs, Will Now Invest $120K For 7% Equity  —  Y Combinator is making some big changes today with its equity structure and YCVC program.  The incubator will now end its YCVC partnership with Khosla, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, and Maverick Capital …

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Re/code: The Supreme Court Loves the Cloud.  It's Not Sure About Aereo.  —  All of those arguments about Aereo's case and its impact on the future of cloud computing?  —  It turns out the Supreme Court was listening.  —  As attorneys for the Web TV service and the TV networks who are suing it argued …

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David Bellona / The Twitter Blog: Twitter makes new web profiles available to all users  —  Your new web profile is here  —  Today, the new web profile experience is rolling out to all users around the world.  —  Get the new profile now.  If you need some creative inspiration for your new header image, select one of the custom headers from our library.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Durov, Out For Good From VK.com, Plans A Mobile Social Network Outside Russia  —  In the drawn-out game of will-he, won't-he, Pavel Durov, the founder of VKontakte.com, Russia's top social network with over 100 million users, is now out for good from the company with an unceremonial dismissal conveyed via a newswire report.

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Dan DeSilva / 9to5Mac: Apple Stores launch in-store iPad trade-in program on Earth Day  —  In its continued full-court Earth Day press, Apple is expanding its Reuse & Recycling program to help responsibly recycle more devices and get current generation devices into the hands of more customers.

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Matthew Moskovciak / CNET: Fan TV nabs Time Warner Cable support, coming in Q2 for $99  —  The upstart set-top box has formed a partnership with Time Warner Cable, allowing it to integrate cable TV and streaming video content into Fan TV's slick user interface.  —  Fan TV  —  When Fan TV was announced back in May of 2013 …

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Liz Gannes / Re/code: As WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, CEO Jan Koum Preaches Focus  —  While waiting to hear whether European regulators will clear its $19 billion acquisition by Facebook, the mobile messaging app maker WhatsApp hit a big milestone yesterday: It has 500 million active monthly users.

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Mark Hearn / 9to5Google: Nest Thermostat now available from Google Play  —  Yesterday, Google's newly acquired thermostat system made an appearance on a Play Store support page.  This led many to believe that the search giant would soon offer its smart climate controller at its online marketplace, alongside its other in-house products.

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Twitter Says Native Ads Will Be Available To All MoPub Publishers Tomorrow  —  MoPub is making native ads available to all of its publishers tomorrow, according to blog posts from MoPub and Twitter (which acquired MoPub last year).  —  This follows an announcement in December that MoPub …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Exclusive: YouTube Product Head Shishir Mehrotra Likely to Depart — Moving to Advisory Role  —  Shishir Mehrotra, YouTube's head of product and a longtime Google exec, is likely to depart the company, and has moved to an advisory role at the premium online video powerhouse.

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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal: Weebly raises $35M from Tencent and Sequoia Capital at a valuation of $455M  —  Weebly Valued at $455 Million Amid Website-Building Boom  —  Weebly has been valued at $455 million in a new round of funding from investors eager to cash in on a recent boom in website-creation services.

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Active malware campaign steals Apple passwords from jailbroken iPhones  —  Security researchers have uncovered an active malware campaign in the wild that steals the Apple ID credentials from jailbroken iPhones and iPads.  —  News of the malware dubbed “unflod,” based on the name …

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft's new, new Windows cadence: Once a year is not enough  —  Summary: What comes after Windows 8.1 Update?  Sources say a second update is on its way, and that Microsoft's unified OS group is picking up the delivery pace.  —  Just a year ago, Microsoft officials were crowing about Windows' much improved delivery cadence.

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Walt Mossberg / Re/code: Apple is like a movie studio: blockbuster franchise products followed by sequels  —  Why Apple Is Like a Movie Studio  —  Steve Jobs has been dead for about two and a half years now, and it's hard not to notice that the regular parade of game-changing Apple products for which he was famous seems to have disappeared with him.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google To Offer Mobile App Install Ads In Search And YouTube; Expands App Deep Linking To AdWords  —  Google is announcing today its plans to offer app install ads on mobile search and YouTube, following moves made by other tech industry companies, including Facebook and more recently Yahoo and Twitter.

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Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom: AT&T creates $500M joint venture for a Netflix-style TV service  —  AT&T, the nation's second largest broadband provider and wireless company, is getting into the streaming business with a $500 million joint venture created to acquire, invest in and launch a Netflix-style video streaming service.

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Cassandra Khaw / The Verge: LG's G Watch is always-on and water resistant  —  LG revealed more information about the upcoming G Watch on its new website.  The smartwatch will come in two colors: stealth black and champagne gold.  On top of having what is being described as an always-on screen, the G Watch will purportedly be both water and dust resistant.

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Zach Epstein / BGR: Amazon's phone requires tilt gestures to navigate apps and menus, can capture notes with OCR  —  EXCLUSIVE — BGR reveals everything you could possibly want to know about Amazon's smartphone!  —  An exclusive in-depth look at the unique software that will power Amazon's upcoming smartphones

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Kelly Liyakasa / AdExchanger: Adobe Social Index: Facebook Leads Other Platforms In Referred Revenue  —  Despite some volatility in ad pricing and performance last quarter, Adobe Index's Q1 2014 Social Media Intelligence Report indicates Facebook remains the leader in driving revenue per visit (RPV).

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Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Verizon's data breach report: Point-of-sale, Web app attacks take center stage  —  Summary: Hotels, retailers and restaurants really need to lock down their point-of-sale systems, but don't have to sweat Web app attacks as much as financial services companies do.

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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica: Cisco, Netgear router patch for backdoor vulnerability merely hides it, does not fix it  —  Easter egg: DSL router patch merely hides backdoor instead of closing it  —  Just what you wanted for Easter: a re-gifted backdoor from Christmas.  —  First, DSL router owners got an unwelcome Christmas present.

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