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Wall Street Journal: Facebook to let marketers pay for video ads viewed by users for at least 10 seconds, alongside the normal viewed-for-3-seconds option, feature rolls out Tuesday  —  Facebook Will Let Marketers Pay for Video Ads Only After 10 Seconds of Viewing  —  Facebook will soon offer marketers an option …

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Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac: Beats 1 Radio officially goes live on iOS 8.4, Apple publishes schedule on Tumblr  —  Apple's Beats 1 internet radio service has just gone live following the release of the iOS 8.4 software update earlier today.  Host Zane Lowe introduced the station, asying, “We spent the last three months trying to build this radio station.

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Facebook Is Opening Its First Office in Africa  —  Facebook, which has been working to build its user base in Africa through programs like Internet.org and lightweight versions of its app, is opening a new business office in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company's first permanent office on the continent.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft's latest Windows 10 preview for PCs gets Edge browser branding  —  Microsoft's Windows 10 preview build 10158 for PCs adds Edge browser branding and other tweaks, just a month ahead of the start of the operating system's rollout.  —  With exactly one month to go before it begins rolling …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Cloud Finance Intelligence Startup Adaptive Insights Gets $75M, Reportedly At A Unicorn Valuation  —  The rise of the CFO from back-office number cruncher to business leader is being played out across a number of companies, from tech leaders like Twitter through to consumer giants like PepsiCo.

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Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal: Apple loses federal appeal in e-books case and is expected to pay $450M, mostly to e-book buyers  —  Apple Loses Federal Appeal in E-Books Case  —  iPhone maker is expected to pay $450 million, most of it to e-book buyers  —  A federal appeals court upheld a 2013 decision finding Apple Inc. liable …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Releases iOS 8.4 With Apple Music, Beats 1, and Revamped Music App  —  Apple today released iOS 8.4, the fourth major update to iOS 8.  First seeded to developers in April, iOS 8.4 includes a newly revamped Music app and Apple's long-awaited on-demand streaming music service, Apple Music.

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: Medium adds sign-in option that emails users a one-time login link, no password required  —  Medium doesn't think it needs passwords to offer secure authentication  —  Blogging platform Medium is opening up its login process, so you don't need a Twitter account, Facebook account, or a password.

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Leena Rao / Fortune: Profile of Amazon SVP Andy Jassy, who helped AWS dominate cloud-computing services  —  How Andy Jassy helped Amazon own the cloud  —  Major League baseball uses Amazon's cloud to send real-time updates of player statistics to fans in all 30 of its stadiums.

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Rich McCormick / The Verge: EU to eliminate roaming charges for calls, SMS, and data from June 2017  —  EU agrees to eliminate roaming charges but net neutrality rules disappoint  —  The European Union reached an agreement today that will end roaming charges for people travelling within its 28 member countries as of June 2017.

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Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: Cisco to buy cybersecurity firm OpenDNS in $635m deal  —  The deal will give Cisco better visibility into the security and threat landscape.  —  Cisco has announced its intention to purchase threat protection security firm OpenDNS in a deal worth $635 million.

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Walt Mossberg / Re/code: Apple Music first look: rich in features, smooth iTunes integration with good curated suggestions, but has no lyrics and is complicated  —  Apple Music First Look: Rich, Robust — But Confusing  —  Paid streaming music has arrived on Planet Apple, where it was regarded as unworthy for years.

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Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK: EU plans to destroy net neutrality by allowing Internet fast lanes  —  Potentially a big defeat for EU internet users, online startups and future innovation.  —  A two-tier Internet will be created in Europe as the result of a late-night “compromise” between the European Commission, European Parliament and the EU Council.

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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes: Inside China's thriving iPhone jailbreaking market  —  Of Ma And Malware: Inside China's iPhone Jailbreaking Industrial Complex  —  In late March a handful of the western world's best-known iPhone hackers were flown business class to Beijing.  They were put up in the five-star Park Hyatt …

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Amazon Takes Prime Now Outside U.S., Opens One-Hour Delivery In London  —  Amazon has expanded its one-hour delivery service for Prime members to parts of central London.  An update to the Prime Now app notes the services is now “available in selected London postcodes”.

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John Cook / GeekWire: Amazon Web Services expands in India, plans to open new infrastructure hub in 2016 … Amazon Web Services is placing a big bet in India, announcing today that it plans to open a new “infrastructure region” in the world's second most populous country sometime in 2016.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans  —  Music discovery platform Shazam is today rolling out a new feature in partnership with over two dozen artists that will allow Shazam users to see which songs their favorite musicians are listening to on the service.

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Klint Finley / Wired: GitHub has become the go-to centralized repository for software, but its freemium model, like SourceForge's, is bound to come under pressure  —  The Problem With Putting All the World's Code in GitHub  —  The ancient Library of Alexandria may have been the largest collection of human knowledge in its time …

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Bloomberg Business: Term sheet for Uber's convertible bond sale reveals the company saw 300% YoY growth and generated $470M in operating losses on $415M in revenue  —  Uber Bonds Term Sheet Reveals $470 Million in Operating Losses  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is telling prospective investors that it generates $470 million …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Onefinestay, A High-End Airbnb Rival, Confirms $40M Raise From Intel Capital, Hyatt And More  —  As Airbnb closes in on a major round of financing that will reportedly value it at $24 billion, smaller startups riffing on the same model of renting out private homes are also heating up.

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Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider: Forrester: US smartphone users spend more time in Facebook's mobile apps than Google's  —  There is one key reason why people are spending more time on Facebook's apps than Google's  —  Smartphone users in the United States are spending more time in Facebook's apps than Google's apps …

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Matt Brian / Engadget: UK's Barclaycard launches new wristband, key fob, and sticker for its bPay contactless payment service, confirms it won't support Apple Pay at launch  —  Barclaycard steps up its contactless game with three new NFC devices  —  If you didn't know, Britain now prefers cashless payments to notes and coins.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google Expands Its Educational Platform “Classroom” With A New API, Share Button For Websites  —  Google Classroom, the company's educational initiative that launched last year to allow teachers and students to communicate and collaborate with each other using Google tools and services …

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Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land: Microsoft exec says Bing is a multibillion dollar business that pays for itself  —  Search Beats Display: Microsoft Says Bing Is Sustainable & Standalone Multibillion Dollar Business  —  A rare reveal as Microsoft exit the display ads business highlights what a powerhouse Bing search apparently is.

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Martin Beck / Marketing Land: Facebook adds signals to News Feed video rankings, will now take into account actions like activating audio and watching videos full screen  —  Facebook Expands Beyond Like, Comment & Share In Ranking Video In News Feed  —  News Feed video rankings will start taking into account actions …

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