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Apple: Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Strong iPhone Sales Drive Record March Quarter Revenue and 15 Percent EPS Growth  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 second quarter ended March 29, 2014.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion …

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Eric Johnson / Re/code: Zynga Touts New Leadership and Mobile Growth  —  Still in the middle of its social to mobile transition, Zynga announced the completion of a leadership shuffle that began with the appointment of former Xbox executive Don Mattrick as CEO last year.  —  Former CEO Mark Pincus …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook Beats In Q1 With $2.5B In Revenue, 59% Of Ad Revenue From Mobile, 1.28B Users, 1.01B Mobile Users  —  Facebook's is getting more and more mobile, now with 1.01 billion users on small screens.  It's Q1 2014 earnings show it beat expectations, earning $2.5 billion in revenue with an $0.34 EPS.

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Mark Pincus Steps Down From All Operational Roles at Zynga: “Ultimately a Ship Is Better With One Captain”  —  Mark Pincus is stepping down from all operational duties at Zynga, the social gaming company that he founded in 2007.  As part of the change, he will shift to non-executive chairman …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Facebook CFO Ebersman to Depart Social Networking Giant — Will Likely Focus on Health Care Space  —  David Ebersman — the CFO who took Facebook public and attracted some level of scrutiny for its rocky initial ride — is departing the company later this year.

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Facebook: Facebook Reports First Quarter 2014 Results - Revenue was $2.50 billion, up 72% vs Q1 2013 - Revenue from advertising was $2.27 billion, up 82% vs Q1 2013 - CFO David Ebersman stepping down later this year; will be succeeded by David Wehner  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) …

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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal: FCC to propose net neutrality rules on Thursday that would let broadband providers give some traffic preferential treatment  —  FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules  —  Proposal Would Allow Broadband Providers to Charge Content Companies for Consumer Access

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Etsy Paid Less Than $10 Million for Online Gadget Marketplace Grand St.  —  In many ways, Grand St. aspired to build an Etsy for electronics.  Now Etsy has acquired Grand St., the company announced today.  —  The deal, which is still closing, was a small one.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Instagram Diverges From Vine By Personalizing Explore Tab  —  Rather than just sunsets from foreign countries and selfies by fashion models, Instagram's Explore page is now also personalized with top photos and videos Liked by people you follow.  Personalization highlights Instagram's focus …

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 WiFi models arrive May 1 in US, preorders tomorrow, LTE this summer  —  Samsung announced today that its WiFi-only models of the new Galaxy Tab 4 lineup will arrive in the U.S. on May 1.  That includes the 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch models in both black and white …

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: Google is testing a feature that lets Chrome users save, share and organize their favorite Web content  —  Google is testing a new favoriting service for its Chrome browser.  Called Google Stars (although the Google Collections name has also been used in the past), the new option appears …

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Erin Griffith / Fortune: Etsy buys Grand St.  —  The handmade marketplace has acquired Grand St., a marketplace for indie electronics.  —  FORTUNE — Etsy, the operator of a handmade marketplaces, has acquired Grand St.  —  Grand St., which sells indie electronics online, had raised $1.3 million in seed funding …

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Dara Kerr / CNET: Microsoft unleashes ‘Bing in the Classroom’ ad-free search  —  The tech giant looks to get an A+ with the roll out of a student-friendly version of its search engine, which has zero ads, privacy controls, and filters that block adult content and ad targeting.  —  Microsoft

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Daniel P. / PhoneArena: Alleged Galaxy K cameraphone pictures appear, with the 10x zoom lens all the way out  —  We had the first claimed sample from Samsung's Galaxy K (S5 Zoom) not long ago, and even got a glimpse of the alleged faux-leather front of the device before that.  In the meantime, rumors swirled …

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Amy Schatz / Re/code: FCC to Release Draft Net Neutrality Rules in May  —  Federal regulators are expected to release draft net neutrality rules in mid-May as part of an ongoing effort to craft rules for Internet traffic that might actually hold up in court.  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler …

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Steve Lohr / New York Times: IBM Opens Chip Architecture, in Strategy of Sharing and Self-Interest  —  IBM's chip business needs help.  So the company has opened up the technology of its Power microprocessors, inviting others to modify and manufacture Power-based designs pretty much as they see fit.

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Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal: Study: Samsung's Apps Are Ubiquitous but Unloved  —  As Samsung Electronics's best-selling smartphones face increasing competition from a horde of Chinese lookalikes, one of the South Korean giant's key goals has been to translate demand for its devices into interest for Samsung's homegrown software and services.

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Windows 8 Start Menu set to return in August  —  Microsoft revealed earlier this month that the Start Menu will return to Windows 8.  While Microsoft is keeping the timing for its return vague, sources familiar with the company's plans tell The Verge that the Start Menu will likely be available …

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Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal: Christopher Mims Named New WSJ Tech Columnist  —  We are delighted to announce that Christopher Mims is the new technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal and WSJD.com, the Journal's online and mobile home for tech coverage.  —  Mims, 34 years old, is coming to the Journal from Quartz …

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Christopher Mims / Quartz: Apple expected to post flat year over year revenue as iPhone and iPad sales plateau  —  Why Apple has stopped growing  —  Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer predicted in January that Apple will generate the same amount of revenue this past quarter—the company releases its financials today—as it did a year ago.

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Diane Bartz / Reuters: Facebook gets U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus  —  (Reuters) - Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR Inc, a two-year-old maker of virtual reality goggles, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.  —  Facebook said on March 25 …

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Todd Spangler / Variety: AOL Launches Free Streaming Movies in Pact with Miramax  —  AOL is now playing in the movie biz.  —  The Internet media company inked a deal with Miramax to deliver a selection of its full-length films to U.S. users, available to watch for free (with ads) across a range of devices.

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Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal: Google Maps ‘Time Machine’ Lets You Stroll the Streets of the Past  —  Ever wish you could travel back in time?  A new feature on Google Maps Street View, rolling out world-wide today, lets users zip through imagery dating back to Street View's beginning in 2007.

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: iOS 7.1 code indicates Apple working on Siri for Apple TV  —  Code found within the iOS 7.1 SDK suggests that Siri is headed to the Apple TV in future.  Pierre Blazquez first found the reference on Friday. 9to5Mac has since confirmed that the code does exist in both iOS 7.1 and iOS 7.1.1′s files.

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Anthony Boadle / Reuters: Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights  —  (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations.

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