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Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com: Microsoft says upgrading a pirated copy to Windows 10 will not result in a supported, “Genuine” license; Reuters report based on misinterpreted quote  —  Sorry, Microsoft is Not Giving Free Windows 10 to Pirates  —  A Reuters report earlier this week clearly stated …

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Stephanie Mehta / Bloomberg Business: Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen provide two day board training for women and minorities  —  Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen Are Sending Women to Boot Camp  —  A two-day drill for women and minorities in how to sit on a corporate or start-up board, credibly

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Monica Ho / xAd Website: Mobile advertising tech startup, xAd, adds top executives from Twitter, Google, Facebook to its team  —  xAd expands global team to offer strategic guidance on the value of location  —  New talent joins xAd from top technology and advertising companies: Facebook, Google, Posterscope, and Twitter

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Jen Kovnats Harrington / Google Geo Developers Blog: Google's Places API for Android and iOS lets app developers use place names instead of coordinates  —  Hello Places API for Android and iOS!  —  People don't think of their location in terms of coordinates on a map.  They want context on what shops or restaurants they're at, and what's around them.

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Re/code: Tinder brings on former eBay exec Chris Payne to replace co-founder Sean Rad as CEO  —  Tinder Swipes Right on Its New CEO: Former eBay Exec Chris Payne  —  Popular mobile dating app Tinder has hired high-profile tech exec Chris Payne as its new CEO, finally replacing current CEO and co-founder Sean Rad …

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Aaron M. Kessler / New York Times: Tesla's self-driving cars coming to US within 3 months, with autopilot enabled only on major roads; regulatory questions remain  —  Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Tesla Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer  —  Self-driving Tesla cars are coming to American roads by this summer, Elon Musk …

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Mark Bergen / AdAge: Apple opens iTunes Radio inventory to automated ad buying through iAd, includes granular targeting but emphasizes customer privacy  —  Apple Opens Up iTunes Radio Inventory to Automated Buying Through iAd  —  Advertisers Can Target Apple Listeners With Phone, Email Identifiers

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed: Apple to launch new Apple TV set top box at WWDC with A8 chip, increased storage, enabling App Store, Siri, and HomeKit integration  —  New Apple TV Set Top Will Debut This Summer With App Store, Siri  —  Apple intends to show the device off at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in June

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Data visualisation company Quid raises $39M series D led by Liberty Interactive Corporation  —  Quid Raises $39M More To Visualize Complex Ideas  —  Quid just announced that it has raised $39 million Series D.  —  Quid describes itself as “the artificial intelligence company …

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John Callaham / Android Central: The Acer C910 Chromebook gets faster with an Intel Core i5 processor  —  The previously-launched Acer C910 Chromebook is getting a hardware upgrade with a faster 5th generation Intel Core i5 processor being put inside.  —  The previous versions of the 15.6-inch Chromebook that launched …

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Tim Culpan / Bloomberg Business: HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang takes over CEO role from Peter Chou who will head HTC Future Development Lab  —  HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang Takes Over CEO Role From Peter Chou  —  (Bloomberg) — HTC Corp. Chairwoman Cher Wang took the role of chief executive officer, replacing Peter Chou after three years …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook plans to turn Messenger into a developer platform, eyeing pioneers Line and WeChat  —  Facebook Plans To Turn Messenger Into A Platform  —  Next week at its F8 developer conference, Facebook will announce new ways for third parties to offer experiences through its Messenger app, according to multiple sources.

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Napier Lopez / The Next Web: LinkedIn launches a dedicated job search app for Android  —  Remember the job search app LinkedIn introduced for iOS last year?  Well, now Android has a counterpart.  —  The company says the app brings all the same features seen on iOS, but was built from scratch for Android.

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Tim Hornyak / Computerworld: Samsung introduces 128GB 3-bit NAND flash memory chip aimed at middle to low-end smartphones  —  Samsung chip could bring 128GB storage to cheaper phones  —  The flash storage module is aimed at mass market devices  —  Samsung Electronics has developed flash memory storage …

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Medium: Medium's iOS app now lets you write and publish directly from your iPhone and iPad  —  Tell Your Story, Anywhere  —  Starting today, you can write and publish directly from your iPhone and iPad.  —  The new mobile Medium editor makes it easy share your stories and ideas on the go and …

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Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land: FTC Report: Google Purposely Demoted Competiting Shopping Sites  —  Details from an FTC investigation into Google on anti-trust accusations have emerged, suggesting the search giant specifically worked to keep competitors out of its top results.  —  Google deliberately blacklisted competing shopping sites …

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Adam Fraser / Conversations: Microsoft launches Lumia 430 Dual SIM smartphone, its cheapest Lumia to date with 4-inch display, 2MP camera, 8GB upgradable storage, 1.2GHz processor  —  Hello, Lumia 430 Dual SIM  —  Making it even easier to own your first Windows Phone, today Microsoft is proud to announce the Lumia 430 Dual SIM.

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Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project: Pew: Users in 32 emerging nations deem Internet a positive influence for education but negative for morality  —  Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations  —  As more people around the world gain access to all the tools …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Android Device Manager now lets you find your lost phone using your Android Wear watch  —  Google today updated its Android Device Manager service with support for Android Wear.  In other words, you can now find your lost smartphone using your smartwatch.  —  The company says watch owners …

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: GIF search engine Giphy acquires Nutmeg, a GIF messaging app, as part of focus on mobile; app will remain alive  —  Giphy's First Acquisition, Nutmeg, Is A Big Step Towards Mobile  —  Giphy, the betaworks-backed Google of GIFs, has today announced its first acquisition.

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Selena Larson / The Daily Dot: Eric Schmidt interrupting Megan Smith was one of many sexist acts during SXSW panels  —  Eric Schmidt's comments are nothing new—sexism is everywhere at tech events  —  At the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, this week, sexism was a prominent if unintended theme.

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Greg Otto / FedScoop: US government launches open-source dashboard built on Google Analytics and AWS that allows anyone to view government website traffic  —  Feds release public analytics dashboard for .gov websites  —  Call it Google Analytics for the U.S. government: An open-source dashboard that allows …

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Charlie / GreatFire.org: GreatFire experiencing severe DDoS attacks, with 2.6B requests/hour, 2,500 times normal levels, affecting all mirror sites  —  We are under attack  —  We are under attack and we need help.  Likely in response to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), we've experienced …

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Wall Street Journal: How people in China evade state censors by routing Internet requests through US cloud services  —  U.S. Cloud Providers Face Backlash From China's Censors  —  Free-speech activists rely on cloud computing to get around China's Great Firewall  —  U.S. tech companies are caught in the middle …

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Ben Popper / The Verge: FAA gives Amazon permission to start outdoor research and testing of Prime Air delivery drones in US  —  Amazon just got permission from the FAA to start testing its delivery drones in the US  —  The e-commerce giant had threatened to take its research and development overseas

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