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Chris Wanstrath / GitHub: GitHub founder Tom Preston-Werner resigns after investigation finds errors of judgment but no gender-based harassment  —  Results of the GitHub Investigation  —  Last month, a number of allegations were made against GitHub and some of its employees, including one of its co-founders, Tom Preston-Werner.

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Tricia Duryee / GeekWire: Gates-backed inBloom winding down after non-profit faces concerns over privacy  —  InBloom, which was backed by $100 million from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others, is closing up shop after parents worried that its database technology was violating their children's privacy.

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Apple Interviewing Job Candidates for Mobile Payments Push  —  Apple has been interviewing senior payments industry executives to push ahead on a plan to build an electronic payments business, according to two people familiar with the process.  —  The company has been meeting with potential applicants …

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New York Times: US provided $2.8M for mesh network in Tunisia for dissidents to communicate securely without governmental spying  —  U.S. Promotes Network to Foil Digital Spying  —  SAYADA, Tunisia — This Mediterranean fishing town, with its low, whitewashed buildings and sleepy port …

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Billboard: Beats Music raising another $60-100M; sources estimate subscriber count is “low six figures”  —  Beats Music's First 100 Days: A Bumpy Start  —  As Spotify allies with Sprint, labels say Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's streaming service is off to a slow start.

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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Fred Wilson Leads $23M Funding In CrowdRise, A ‘Charity Water’ For Everyone  —  How do charities and non-profits raise enough money for their causes?  Well, the normal route, that which needs to be “disrupted” if you will, means a lot of thousand dollar per-plate dinners …

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Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times: Apple campaign touts progress on reducing environmental impact  —  Apple launched a new website that provides expanded details on its environmental programs.  —  Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: AdRoll Raises $70M Led By Foundation As Ad Tech And Retargeting Hit The Big Time  —  AdRoll, a pioneer of online advertising retargeting (the technology that pushes you ads for products that you have viewed online previously), is today announcing a major round of funding: $70 million …

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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat: Google is researching ways to make encryption easier to use in Gmail  —  Above: A photo composition of National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland, U.S.  —  In response to Edward Snowden's mass surveillance revelations, Google is working to make complex encryption tools, such as PGP, easier to use in Gmail.

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: Microsoft and Motorola Solutions sign patent licensing agreement covering Android and Chrome OS  —  Microsoft and Motorola Solutions today announced a patent licensing agreement that will allow the companies to share technology.  While the duo didn't reveal too many details …

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Mat Smith / Engadget: Samsung opens its own Innovation Museum, we take an early tour  —  Before arriving at the Samsung Innovation Museum, I had an idea of what to expect: the Korean company shoehorning itself into every technological milestone, whether it deserved to or not.  Fortunately, the five-storey complex …

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David Streitfeld / New York Times: Settlement imminent in anti-poaching class action lawsuit against tech companies  —  In Silicon Valley Thriller, a Settlement May Preclude the Finale  —  SAN FRANCISCO — After years of legal skirmishes, four leading Silicon Valley companies are scheduled to go on trial next month on claims of conspiring to keep their employees down.

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Steven Levy / Wired: Apple Tries to Clean Up Its Carbon-Spewing Ways With New Data Centers  —  On a stunning cloudless day in the Nevada desert, Lisa Jackson stands with her back to an array of advanced solar cells, peering across a low chain link fence at NV Energy's Fort Churchill Power Generating plant just a few hundred years away.

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David Carr / New York Times: Aereo Case Will Shape TV's Future  —  Throughout America's business history, the victories and spoils went to the visionaries who made all manner of things — actual things like cars, pharmaceuticals and entertainment.  —  But more and more, many of the splashy business victories …

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Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft to complete acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business on Friday  —  The Nokia Devices and Services acquisition close date  —  The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft.

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Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld: Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots  —  NASA looks to one day use robotic orbs to inspect exterior of space station, spacecraft  —  NASA and Google are working together to send new 3D technology aloft to map the International Space Station.

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Erin Griffith / Fortune: Exclusive: Birchbox banks $60 million  —  The Series B round values the beauty ecommerce company at $485 million.  —  FORTUNE — Two years ago, “stuff in a box” was all the rage among startups.  The young and funded were hawking subscription memberships for coffee, razors, jewelry, sex toys, shoes and booze.

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Michael Sokolove / New York Times: David Cohen: the Comcast EVP in charge of avoiding antitrust questions raised by TWC merger  —  Comcast's Real Repairman  —  One morning late last month, David L. Cohen took a seat in a conference room atop Comcast's corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, the tallest building in the city …

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Wall Street Journal: Apple and Google offer promotional boost to games in exchange for exclusivity  —  Apple, Google Vie to Offer Exclusive Game Apps  —  The Battle for Mobile Dominance Is Spreading to the Most Lucrative Genre of Apps: Videogames  —  A long-running battle between Apple Inc. and Google Inc …

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Chris Stokel-Walker / The Verge: How Ukraine's Readdle built a business on unglamorous apps like Scanner Pro and PDF Expert  —  The app men of Odessa  —  How a Ukrainian software firm found success outside Silicon Valley  —  “Uh guys, I think we took a wrong turn somewhere.”  —  Denys Zhadanov, the 25-year-old marketing manager …

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Wall Street Journal: Square discussed possible sale to Google, Apple, and PayPal, recorded loss of $100M in 2013  —  Mobile-Payments Startup Square Discusses Possible Sale  —  Company Faces Wider Loss, Less Cash; Google Considered Potential Acquisition  —  With losses widening and cash shrinking …

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ProPublica: Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With Censorship  —  Starting yesterday, investors can purchase shares of Weibo, sometimes called “China's Twitter,” on NASDAQ.  The company's regulatory filing with the SEC reveals details not previously known about Weibo's censorship apparatus, which we wrote about last year.

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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog: Case preview: Supreme Court to hear oral arguments from Aereo and broadcasters on Tuesday  —  Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?  —  At 11 a.m. next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on copyright issues surrounding a new technology for Internet streaming …

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Mike Isaac / Re/code: Facebook Launching Mobile Ad Network At F8 Conference  —  Lots of people have wanted Facebook to build an ad network for a long time.  —  Here it comes.  Facebook will take the wraps off its plans for a mobile ad network at its “F8″ developer conference in San Francisco at the end of the month …

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David Auerbach / n+1: Former MSN Messenger Service developer recounts battle to reverse engineer AIM's chat protocol  —  Chat Wars  —  In the summer of 1998 I graduated from college and went to work as a programmer at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.  I was put on the group that was building MSN Messenger Service, Microsoft's instant messaging app.

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