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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: MLB At Bat iOS and Android apps add Chromecast support for Premium subscribers  —  Google announced today on its Chrome blog that Major League Baseball is adding support for its $35 Chromecast streaming stick through the MLB At Bat app for Android and iOS.  That means that users with the app …

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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom: LG releases open source Connect SDK, wants every TV to behave like Chromecast  —  Mobile app developers just got a bit of a break when it comes to bringing their content to the TV screen, courtesy of LG: The consumer electronics maker released an open source Connect SDK Thursday …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Aereo Launches ProtectMyAntenna.org To Explain Its Position Vs. Broadcasters  —  Aereo is about to present its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, but first it wants to present its case to you.  Today, the startup launched ProtectMyAntenna.org, a website designed to inform its users about Aereo's tech …

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: RunKeeper's new Breeze app tracks every step you take  —  RunKeeper is one of the most popular run-tracking apps for the iPhone, and today it's launching a new app called Breeze to take count of how much you're walking around too.  The app works only on the iPhone 5S and is based around …

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Yahoo Acquisitions Power Flickr's New Object Recognition Search, Editing And Video Capture  —  Today, Yahoo launches new Flickr app for Android (and iOS coming soon.)  They include the ability to shoot video in the apps, or upload it directly.  There is also better search …

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Eye-Fi Cloud backs up every photo, no matter what you use to take it  —  The SD card maker branches out into cloud storage  —  Seamlessly backing up your photos and making them easily shareable seems to be the dream for cloud storage services.  Dropbox and Google have put a lot of effort …

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Russ Garland / Wall Street Journal: U.S. Venture Capital Investment Highest Since 2001  —  Venture capital investment continued to trend upwards in the first quarter of 2014 with $10.74 billion raised by U.S. based companies, up 18% from the fourth quarter of last year and the most raised since the first three months of 2001.

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Jon Russell / The Next Web: Line opens its ‘creators market’ to let you sell your own stickers on its messaging service  —  Few companies have done more to pioneer the concept of stickers than Line, and now the Japanese company is democratizing sticker production after it opened a marketplace where anyone can upload packs to sell via its messaging app.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Samsung And Amazon Team Up For Custom Galaxy Kindle E-Book App  —  So much for trashing the Kindle.  Today Samsung is announcing a new app, Kindle for Samsung, created in partnership with Amazon, that will let Galaxy device users using Android 4.0 and up, starting with the Galaxy S5 …

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Wall Street Journal: Drop in Tech Stocks Hits Startup Funding  —  Venture Capital, IPO Investors Get Cautious About Silicon Valley  —  Tech stocks have taken a pounding over the past month, putting pressure on the ecosystem for financing startups and taking them public.  —  The market's recent downturn …

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Vindu Goel / New York Times: Twitter Goes After a Facebook Cash Cow  —  Sometimes the rivalry between Twitter and Facebook is like a children's game of copycat.  Facebook copied Twitter's hashtags and trending topics.  Twitter copied Facebook's profile page design and automatic display of images in the feed.

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Kelton Lynn / The Twitter Blog: Twitter launches mobile app install ads, integrates MoPub ad-buying  —  A new way to promote mobile apps to 1 billion devices, both on and off-Twitter  —  We are excited to announce new ways for marketers and developers to drive app installs and app engagements using our new mobile app promotion suite …

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Christopher Mims / Quartz: Amazon and Google are in an epic battle to dominate the cloud—and Amazon may already have won  —  In technology, it's sometimes good to let a pioneer figure out the pitfalls of a new market.  Apple's iPod transformed music listening after countless lesser MP3 players failed to make a real dent.

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Aaron Souppouris / The Verge: Nokia suspends Lumia 2520 tablet sales in Europe due to safety concerns over faulty charger  —  Nokia suspends Lumia 2520 tablet sales due to electric shock risk  —  Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in the UK, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland after discovering a fault with its charger.

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Bobby Burch / bizjournals: Google Fiber picks Kansas City to test Internet service for small businesses  —  Google Fiber picks KC to test business service  —  The Google Fiber bunny is finally hopping closer to Kansas City businesses.  —  After nearly two years of insisting they “hang in there,” …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Instagram Reassigned Inactive “Kathleen” Username To An Employee But Will Give It Back  —  Is Instagram going around stealing users' accounts and distributing them to employees?  That's the far-out claim from designer Brian Hoff, who says his wife's Instagram account, with the likely much-desired username of …

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Confirmed: Nasty Heartbleed bug exposes OpenVPN private keys, too  —  Private encryption keys have been successfully extracted multiple times from a virtual private network server running the widely used OpenVPN application with a vulnerable version of OpenSSL, adding yet more urgency to the call …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Google I/O To Elevate Focus On Design  —  For Google to win, it needs to attract the best designers to its team and get beautiful third-party apps built for its platforms.  Yet right now it's Google's rival Apple and the iOS ecosystem that are known for their style.

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Reuters: Weibo valued at $3.46 billion after bottom-end IPO pricing  —  (Reuters) - China's Weibo Corp will be valued at a lower-than-expected $3.46 billion when it goes public on the Nasdaq on Thursday, amidst concerns about the microblogging service's slowing user growth and the country's highly censored media environment.

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Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom: Time Warner Cable bets big on easy and secure Wi-Fi, rolling out Hotspot 2.0 networkwide  —  Time Warner Cable has turned on the Hotspot 2. capabilities across its public Wi-Fi network, letting customers with newer smartphones or tablets connect to its 33,000-node wireless network without entering passwords …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Google's ‘Project Tango’ Smartphone Uses Apple's PrimeSense Technology  —  Earlier this year, Google unveiled “Project Tango,” an experimental smartphone that incorporates 3D sensors to allow users to map indoor and outdoor environments.  —  Reports suggested that the smartphone's 3D capabilities …

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac: Texas Instruments adds iBeacon support to its Bluetooth LE chip and dev kit products  —  Texas Instruments announced today that it is adding iBeacon support across its Bluetooth LE chips and development kits.  The company is starting by adding support to some of its Bluetooth wireless micro controllers …

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Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal: Campaign Monitor, a decade-old Australian email marketing startup, raises $250M from Insight  —  Australia's Campaign Monitor Raises $250 Million from Insight … A 10-year-old “startup” in Australia is joining the rarefied strata of buzzy young companies like Uber and Dropbox.

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Amy Schatz / Re/code: AT&T Threatens Boycott if TV Airwaves Auction Rules Aren't Changed  —  At least one of the largest wireless carriers in the U.S. is unhappy about the Federal Communications Commission's new proposed rules for an upcoming auction of TV airwaves, which would reserve some licenses for smaller companies.

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Tom Dotan / The Information: Last-minute cancellation of flagship original series raises questions in Hollywood about Hulu's stability  —  Hollywood Questions Hulu as Video Landscape Shifts  —  When the owners of the online video site Hulu pulled the company off the auction block for the second time last summer …

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