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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Match.com's HTTP-only login page puts millions of passwords at risk  —  HTTPS error has been active for weeks, but few seem to have noticed.  —  Tens of millions of Match.com subscribers risk having their site password exposed each time they sign in because the dating site doesn't use HTTPS encryption to protect its login page.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Bing's image search on Android and iOS now provides smart suggestion bubbles with visual cues for refined searches  —  Bing on Android and iOS now lets you find more images without typing  —  Microsoft today updated Bing for Android and iOS with a new image search interface.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Amazon Shuts Down TestDrive, The Appstore Feature That Let You Try Apps Before Downloading  —  Amazon is shutting down TestDrive, one of the differentiating features of the Amazon Appstore which allowed consumers to test out new applications ahead of purchase.

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David McLaughlin / Bloomberg Business: Sources: US Justice Department lawyers leaning against Comcast merger with Time Warner Cable, could submit recommendation next week  —  U.S. Antitrust Lawyers Said to Be Leaning Against Comcast Merger  —  Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation …

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times: Interview: Slack's Stewart Butterfield on the favorable fundraising climate and options for spending the $160M he recently raised  —  Is Slack Really Worth $2.8 Billion?  A Conversation With Stewart Butterfield  —  When I recently wrote about Slack, a corporate messaging app that has aspirations …

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Federal Trade Commission / PR Newswire: FTC to host workshop, asks public to comment on economic, competition, and consumer protection issues of the sharing economy  —  FTC To Examine Competition, Consumer Protection, and Economic Issues Raised by the Sharing Economy at June Workshop  —  Public Workshop Will Explore Range …

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ZDNet: Microsoft to bring universal Office apps to Windows Phones in a test build before the end of April  —  What's next for Microsoft's ‘universal’ Office apps  —  Summary:Microsoft is readying a test build of its Office ‘Universal’ apps for Windows Phones before the end of April.

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Universal credit card device Coin ships 350K units after year delay, some backers still to wait months  —  Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping  —  The Coin card (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) …

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Mike Rogoway / Oregonian: Oregon's new law exempts gigabit Internet services like Google Fiber from antiquated property tax  —  Gov. Kate Brown signs ‘gigabit’ tax bill for Google Fiber  —  Google Fiber made it all sound so simple.  —  The company arrived in Portland in early 2014 and said it might bring its hyperfast Internet service to town.

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Liam Tung / ZDNet: ARM buys Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices, creates new IoT chip portfolio under Cordio brand, claims devices using Cordio radios will last up to 60% longer  —  ARM buys two low-power IoT firms to launch Cordio for wearables  —  Summary:ARM has acquired two companies that will add …

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Stuart Dredge / Guardian: YouTube competitor Vessel raises a $57.5M Series B round led by IVP, just weeks after launch  —  Vessel raises $57.5m funding to expand its ‘first window’ for YouTube creators  —  Silicon Valley heavyweight IVP joins US startup's investors, and predicts it could be as successful as Netflix and Twitter

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Caleb Melby / Bloomberg Business: Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year  —  Apple's Tim Cook Is a Steal at $65 Million in Pay  —  Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating of any chief executive officer on the Bloomberg Pay Index …

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Wall Street Journal: Apple plans to launch Pay in Canada in November, in talks with six biggest banks, which account for more than 90% of country's retail bank accounts  —  Apple Pay Plans to Launch in Canada This Fall  —  Apple is in talks with six Canadian banks for mobile payment service's first venture outside the U.S.

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Anthony Deutsch / Reuters: Dutch prosecutors launch criminal investigation into Uber for violation of court order, say police caught dozens of drivers offering illegal taxi services  —  Dutch launch criminal investigation into Uber  —  (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into Uber …

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Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times: L.A. schools iPad program subject of inquiry by SEC  —  The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for the now-abandoned $1.3-billion iPads-for-all project.

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Matthew Wall / BBC: Mark Zuckerberg defends Internet.org after Indian companies pull out, says project not incompatible with net neutrality  —  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg believes Internet.org is not a threat to net neutrality  —  Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has defended the aims of his Internet.org initiative …

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Vijaya Gadde / Washington Post: Twitter General Counsel admits to inexcusably slow abuse response times, commits to balancing free speech and safety, says size of user protection team tripled  —  Twitter executive: Here's how we're trying to stop abuse while preserving free speech  —  Open discussion doesn't mean much if some people are afraid to take part.

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Tim Peterson / AdAge: Spotify to Use Playlists as Proxy for Targeting Ads to Activities, Moods  —  15 Playlist-Targeting Categories Include Workout, Commute and Party  —  Spotify has categorized its 1.5 billion playlists based on mood and activity.  —  Digital Video Ads to Get Viewability Reporting on YouTube

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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Google to stop providing updates and security patches for Chrome on Windows XP at year's end  —  Google to pull Chrome plug on Windows XP at year's end  —  Google on Thursday announced it will shut down support for Chrome on Windows XP at the end of the year.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Stores to Offer ‘Apple Watch Basics’ Workshops Beginning April 24  —  Starting on April 24, it appears that Apple will be offering “Apple Watch Basics” workshops in some of its retail stores around the world, helping customers who begin receiving their watches on that day to learn how to use them.

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Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land: FAQ: The New Yahoo-Microsoft Deal, Explained  —  Yahoo and Microsoft have reached new terms in their search partnership that was created in 2009.  Here's how the new deal will work to give Yahoo more flexibility about ads.  —  Yahoo and Microsoft have renewed their search partnership.  What's changed?

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Google Updates Chrome Browser for iOS With Notification Center Widget, App Extensions  —  Google today released a significant update to its Chrome browser for iOS, adding several features to improve its compatibility with iOS 8.  There's a new Notification Center widget that includes controls …

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BuzzFeed: Square CEO Jack Dorsey on how the company's recent initiatives fit the big picture  —  Square's Jack Dorsey Puts It All Together  —  The Square CEO and Twitter founder explains how his company's recent spate of initiatives fit together in the big picture.  —  Photo by Roger Askew/REX Shutterstock

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David C. Brock / Backchannel: Book excerpt from Moore's Law: How Gordon Moore shared his “law” with the world  —  How Gordon Moore Made “Moore's Law”  —  The definitive story behind the rule that explained why our world changed—and is still changing—at a rate that's still too awesome to grasp

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Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech: How Moore's law has been reinvented over the last 50 years, becoming cultural shorthand for innovation itself  —  Moore's Law is dead, long live Moore's Law  —  Moore's Law turns 50 this coming week — making this an opportune time to revisit Gordon Moore's classic prediction …

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