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Aran Khanna / Medium: Facebook Messenger includes exact GPS location data by default in chats, making it easy to stalk friends  —  Stalking Your Friends with Facebook Messenger  —  When I came to college Facebook Messenger became an integral part of my digital life.  I quickly found that it was the easiest …

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Nicole Lee / Engadget: Pebble Time review: impressive battery life, works on both Android and iOS, but limited iOS functionality and lack of features makes $200 price problematic  —  Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatches  —  For two years, Pebble was the smartwatch company to beat.

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Apple's Jeff Williams Says Native Watch SDK Will Give Direct Access To Sensors  —  Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, said that there are over 4,000 apps now available for Apple Watch, a number we've previously heard.  Williams also discussed the upcoming native SDK for the Apple Watch.

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Wall Street Journal: Broadcom is in Advanced Talks to be Bought by Avago Technologies  —  Deal would be latest in recent string of mergers in semiconductor industry  —  Broadcom Corp. is in advanced talks to be bought by Avago Technologies Ltd. , in what would be the latest in a recent string of mergers in the semiconductor industry.

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Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal: Broadcom in $35 Billion Merger Talks  —  Deal would value semiconductor maker at more than $35 billion  —  Chip maker Avago Technologies Ltd. is in advanced talks to buy rival Broadcom Corp. in a deal worth more than $35 billion, the latest in a wave of deals for the companies that supply parts …

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Financial Times: German court rules Adblock's practices of blocking ads and letting some through for a fee is legal, in a second legal win for Adblock this year  —  Adblocking group wins fresh legal round in media fight  —  Jeevan Vasagar in Berlin and Henry Mance in London

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Moonves says CBS still in negotiations with Apple over TV service, will “probably” reach deal  —  Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service  —  Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS, talked about its negotiations with Apple over its rumored upcoming TV service today at Code Conference.

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Andrew Bragdon / The Twitter Blog: Twitter introduces audience insights dashboard providing info about user demographics, purchasing behavior, interests, occupation, net worth, and more  —  Introducing audience insights  —  Insights about people and markets help advertisers create powerful messaging that resonates.

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple's ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9 search, Augmented Reality Maps, Siri API  —  After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps …

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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: US judge says Yahoo must face class action lawsuit alleging it illegally intercepted emails to improve ads  —  Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge  —  A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content …

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Leo Kelion / BBC: Google Play to include country-specific age ratings for apps from external rating authorities  —  Google Play revamps its Android apps' age ratings  —  Google is passing over control of app ratings in its Play store to an independent organisation  —  Later this week, Google Play will revamp the way it rates apps.

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TechCrunch: Search on iOS in Google and Chrome apps now features content from installed iOS apps that support deep links  —  Google Search Will Now Also Feature Content From iOS Apps  —  For the last two years, Google has been showing Android users relevant content from apps they have installed on their phones and tablets.

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Yimou Lee / Reuters: China's Weibo to invest $142M in leading taxi-hailing firms Didi Taxi and Kuaidi Taxi to fend off rival Uber  —  China's Weibo to invest $142 million in taxi-hailing apps: SEC filing  —  Chinese microblog Weibo Corp will invest $142 million in China's dominant taxi-hailing firms Didi Taxi and Kuaidi Taxi …

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Mary Meeker / KPCB: Slides: Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report for 2015  —  2015 Internet Trends  —  KPCB's Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in 1995.  Since then, the number of Internet users has risen from 35 million in 1995 to more than 2.8 billion today.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Windows App Studio now lets you build and test Windows 10 apps for PCs, full support for mobile apps coming in future release  —  Windows App Studio now lets you build Windows 10 apps  —  If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else.

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Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal: Mobile web traffic adds to desktop, which is not in decline as some reports might suggest  —  Mobile Isn't Killing the Desktop Internet  —  People are increasingly accessing online content on mobile devices, but that doesn't mean the desktop is in decline.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: New iOS bug crashes Messages app and reboots iPhones when a specific string of text is received via iMessage or SMS  —  New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]  —  A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent …

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Zachary M. Seward / Quartz: Comcast, investor in Vox Media and Recode, could end up buying them both  —  Before Vox Media struck a deal to buy Recode, the two digital publishers already had something in common: Comcast, which has invested in both companies and could end up owning them outright.

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Jim Duffy / Network World: Hewlett-Packard to acquire SDN company ConteXtream for Network Functions Virtualization  —  HP buying SDN company for NFV  —  ConteXtream develops OpenDaylight-based controller for virtualized Layer 4-7 services  —  HP this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream …

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Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal: Dell Ventures and Intel Capital Invest $45 Million in DocuSign  —  Just weeks after closing funding from growth investors at a $3 billion valuation, DocuSign Inc. has raised an additional $45 million from the venture arms of Dell and Intel at the same valuation.

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Lawrence Hurley / Reuters: Supreme Court rules against Cisco in Commil wireless-tech patent infringement case, saying Cisco's belief that the patent was invalid is not legitimate defense  —  U.S. top court rules against Cisco Systems in patent infringement fight  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against Cisco Systems Inc …

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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune: Obama administration sides with Oracle in Supreme Court fight with Google over copyrighted Java APIs  —  Let Oracle own API's, Justice Dept tells top court in surprise filing  —  The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (API's) …

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TechCrunch: CrunchBase: 18% of startups with funding had a female founder in 2014, up from 9.5% in 2009  —  Female Founders On An Upward Trend, According To CrunchBase  —  Editor's note: Gené Teare heads up the venture program and content for CrunchBase.  Ned Desmond is the COO of TechCrunch and CrunchBase.

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Tricia Duryee / GeekWire: eBay announces Promoted Listings for select sellers, plans to roll out Amazon Prime-like service eBay+ in Germany later this year  —  EBay's comeback plan includes Amazon Prime rival and new advertising services … eBay is working on a new shipping service that may rival Amazon Prime …

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Lucas Mearian / Computerworld: Android Auto, set to debut in Hyundai's 2015 Sonata, will mirror smartphones on in-car infotainment system  —  Hyundai becomes first to use Android Auto in production cars  —  Hyundai today announced it will begin using Android Auto in vehicles this year, making it the first carmaker …

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