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Juhana Rossi / Wall Street Journal: Lifeline Ventures, early Finnish backers of Supercell, launch $21M Nordic startup fund  —  Team Behind Finnish Success Story Supercell Launches Nordic Startup Fund  —  The brains and money behind Supercell Oy, the Finnish developer behind popular mobile games Clash of Clans and Hay Day …

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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes: Glass marketing head addresses criticism from Scoble, others: backlash is a sign of disruption  —  Does Google Glass Have An Optics Problem?  And Does Google Care?  —  It's hard to judge the success of a product launch before the product is even really out in the market.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Delivery Hero Gobbles Another $85M To Fuel A Price War With Just-Eat  —  On the heels of online food delivery company Just-Eat's successful IPO in London earlier this month, its big, still-private rival Delivery Hero has raised another mammoth round of funding: a Series F of $85 million …

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Richard Lai / Engadget: Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer  —  Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware.  Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus.  Today, the Shenzhen-based company has finally unveiled …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: WSJ Poised to Hire Quartz's Mims as Tech Columnist, After Manjoo Departure to Times  —  The Wall Street Journal is close to hiring Quartz tech and science editor Christopher Mims as its newest tech columnist, said several sources.  If completed, Mims will replace its last new tech columnist Farhad Manjoo …

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Ryan Whitwam / Android Police: PSA: Sprint Is Planning To Make All Its Devices From February 11, 2015 Onward Domestically Unlockable  —  The US mobile market is weird in that almost all the phones floating around here are locked to one carrier or another.  You can usually request an unlock code from the carrier …

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: David Einhorn warns of “second tech bubble in 15 years”, shorts undisclosed tech stocks  —  David Einhorn Just Cried Bubble And Let Slip The Shorts Of War  —  David Einhorn, a hedge fund manager worth north of a billion dollars, isn't bullish on technology stocks.

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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code: Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation  —  Pure Storage, the company shaking up the enterprise storage market with a data storage array based solely on flash memory has raised $225 million late stage round of venture capital funding at pre-money valuation of more than $3 billion.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft ready to test new Office ‘Mix’ interactive presentation application  —  Summary: Microsoft is signing up testers for a soon-to-be-released preview of ‘Office Mix,’ which is a new, interactive presentation application.  —  Microsoft is starting to test its new “Office Mix” …

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Iain Thomson / The Register: AOL Mail locks down email servers to deal with spam tsunami  —  Security problems like it's 1995  —  If you've been getting a lot of spam from AOL emails recently it's not because you've fallen into a time rift and it's the nineties all over again - the company has confirmed that it has been under an intensive spoofing attack.

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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: YouTube channel comes to Roku models launched after July 2011 for US, UK, Canada, Ireland  —  Roku FINALLY Releases A YouTube Channel For Most Of Its Streaming Boxes  —  After what has been seriously way too long, Roku has just launched an official YouTube channel for most of its lil' streaming boxes.

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Adam Liptak / New York Times: Justices Skeptical of Aereo's Business  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled on Tuesday that it was struggling with two conflicting impulses in considering a request from television broadcasters to shut down Aereo, an Internet start-up they say threatens the economic viability of their businesses.

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Eric T. Schneiderman / New York Times: New York Attorney General: Airbnb and Uber should cooperate with regulators, like Yelp  —  Taming the Digital Wild West  —  THE Internet has grown up.  It is no longer just about providing information but about fundamental changes in the way we go about our daily lives.

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: OpenSSL code beyond repair, claims creator of “LibreSSL” fork  —  OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has created a fork of OpenSSL, the widely used open source cryptographic software library that contained the notorious Heartbleed security vulnerability.  —  OpenSSL has suffered from a lack …

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Andy Boxall / Digital Trends: Exclusive: Leaked LG G3 screens show fresh UI, confirm ‘concierge’ service, and more  —  A new, modern UI for LG's upcoming G3 has been revealed in three new screenshots, obtained by Digital Trends from a trusted industry source.  The screens show flatter and brighter icons …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: After Cyberbullying Scandal, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Raises $1.5 Million  —  Anonymous social networking apps are having a moment.  Following the notable funding rounds for apps like Secret ($8.6 million) and Whisper ($21 million!), newcomer Yik Yak is today announcing a small amount of outside investment, too.

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Josh Lowensohn / The Verge: At trial, Samsung accuses Apple of infringing two patents with iOS FaceTime and Photos apps  —  Samsung hopes to make FaceTime a headache for Apple  —  After weeks of playing defense against five Apple patents, Samsung this week went after Apple with two of its own patents …

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Kyle Russell / Business Insider: Artemis partners with Dish Network to trial its pCell wireless tech in SF later this year  —  Dish Network Is Partnering With This Startup To Make Cellphone Internet 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G  —  In today's world, there's one area of technology that can almost never be fast enough …

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Bloomberg: Dish plans late-summer debut for internet TV package at $20-$30/month aimed at 18-34 age group  —  Dish Said to Target Summer Debut for Internet-TV Service  —  Dish Network Corp. (DISH) is targeting a summer debut for its Internet-TV service in the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter.

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: iPhones and Macs get fix for extremely critical “triple handshake” crypto bug  —  Apple has patched versions of its iOS and OS X operating systems to fix yet another extremely critical cryptography vulnerability that leaves users open to surreptitious eavesdropping.  Readers are urged to install the updates immediately.

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Jason Snell / Macworld: Apple releases Heartbleed fix for AirPort Base Stations  —  Apple on Tuesday patched a bug in its most recent AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models related to the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability discovered earlier this month.  —  The update, AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.7.3 …

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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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