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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Amazon's AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014  —  Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, a hosted product that it launched …

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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google now allows you to download your saved search history  —  Export Google Search History  —  I've mentioned last year that Google tested a download feature for search history.  It looks like this feature is available for everyone.  Just go to Google Web History, click the gear button and select “Download”.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea's Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M  —  The long-running question mark over Groupon's ownership of Ticket Monster has been resolved.  Today the company announced that it is selling a controlling stake in the Korean online shopping platform to a consortium …

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Tom Warren / The Verge: AMD reveals Windows 10 will launch in late July  —  Microsoft's launch of Windows 10 will likely take place in late July, according to AMD.  During AMD's latest earnings call last week, president and CEO Lisa Su revealed the launch timing for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.

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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: Discrimination suit against Uber for refusing to transport guide dogs allowed to proceed  —  Uber must face lawsuit claiming it snubs blind people  —  (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc must defend against a lawsuit accusing the popular ride-sharing service of discriminating against blind people …

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: Twitter now allows you to accept DMs from anyone — again  —  Twitter is launching a feature that will let users accept any and all DMs, regardless of whether they follow the sender or not.  —  You may be saying to yourself, wait, didn't Twitter already launch this feature?  The answer is no, not exactly.

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Ron Miller / TechCrunch: Cloud customer service startup Freshdesk raises $50M from Tiger Global, Accel Partners, and Google Capital  —  Cloud Customer Service Startup Freshdesk Reels In $50M Round  —  Freshdesk, a cloud-based customer service tool, caught a bushel of money today, announcing a $50M investment led …

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Chrome notifications now available on Android; eBay, Facebook, Pinterest, Product Hunt among early adopters of the feature  —  Your favorite websites can now send notifications to Chrome on Android  —  Support for push notifications was the most important feature in last week's Chrome 42 release …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Microsoft Announces Azure Service Fabric, A New Framework For Building Highly Scalable Cloud Services  —  Microsoft today announced Azure Service Fabric, a new Azure service that aims to make it easier for developers at startups and ISVs to create highly scalable cloud applications.

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Doug Cameron / Wall Street Journal: Raytheon buys controlling stake in Websense, plans to invest $1.7B in joint cybersecurity venture  —  Raytheon to Plow $1.7 Billion Into New Cyber Venture  —  Defense Contractor Buys Control of Websense, Which Will Be Core of Operation  —  Raytheon Co. is betting it can leverage …

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Medium: Spanish town uses Twitter for citizen-government communication, helping it operate more efficiently  —  The Incredible Jun: A Town that Runs on Social Media  —  We recently visited a small Spanish town that is using social media in a new way.  Our research lab is studying the town to learn …

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Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch: Oscar Raises $145M At A $1.5B Valuation To Build A New Healthcare, Insurance Giant  —  Oscar, a company founded to rethink how a health insurer should look and act in the digital age and after the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, is scaling up with a big $145 million round …

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Charlie Osborne / ZDNet: Russian hackers exploit Flash, Windows flaws to spy on diplomats  —  Summary:Recently discovered vulnerabilities are being used by the Russian APT28 group to spy on government targets and steal politically sensitive data.  —  Symantec  —  FireEye has detected the use of zero …

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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Android Wear's Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks  —  Word around the rumor mill was that Android Wear was about to get a pretty big update — and sure enough, such an update is officially on the way.  —  Here's whats new...  Wrist Flicking Gestures:

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Issie Lapowsky / Wired: Endless targets the developing world with its OS and $169 computer, currently on Kickstarter  —  The Innovative OS That'll Bring PCs to the Developing World  —  Much has been made about the mobile “revolution” in the developing world, the way that smartphones have enabled the citizens …

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Bradon / OnePlus Blog: OnePlus One smartphone now available to buy globally for everyone without an invite  —  Open Sales for the OnePlus One, Forever  —  This week marks a very special anniversary for OnePlus.  Exactly one year ago this Thursday, April 23rd, we announced the OnePlus One to the world.

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Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg Business: Elon Musk had a deal to sell Tesla to Google in 2013, for about $6B, and another $5B in capital for factory expansions  —  Elon Musk Had a Deal to Sell Tesla to Google in 2013  —  On the verge of bankruptcy, the company sought a savior in Larry Page  —  This story is excerpted and adapted …

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Ina Fried / Re/code: Nokia Plots 2016 Return to Phone Market  —  Four years ago, Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO at the time, described Nokia as a man at the edge of a burning platform.  While its rivals had set the phone market on fire, Nokia had poured gasoline on its own platform by failing to acknowledge newcomers Apple and Google had changed the game.

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Mat Smith / Engadget: Sony launches flagship Xperia Z4 in Japan, with Snapdragon 810, 5.2" FHD display, 3GB RAM, and an image-stabilizing selfie camera  —  Sony's new flagship smartphone has an image-stabilizing selfie camera  —  Sony's unveiled its new smartphone in Japan, the Xperia Z4, and like you might tell …

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Brian Solomon / Forbes: Profile of Tanium, a startup valued at $1.75B whose technology helps half of the top 100 US corporations quickly identify and patch vulnerable devices  —  Meet Tanium, The Secret Cybersecurity Weapon Of Target, Visa And Amazon  —  A father-son duo came from out of nowhere with a more clever idea …

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New York Times: Profile of Margrethe Vestager, EU commissioner leading antitrust case against Google  —  Google's Steely Foe in Europe  —  Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's commissioner for competition, who last week took on the colossus that is Google, has a reputation for toughness.

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Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com: Former Microsoft designer talks about original Windows Phone UX and mistakes the company made with Modern UI  —  Ex-Microsoft Designer Explains the Move Away from Metro  —  Windows Phone fans pining for the days of Metro panoramas and integrated experiences have had a tough couple of years …

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Maddie Stone / Gizmodo: Norway Will Be the First Country to Turn Off FM Radio in 2017  —  Norway's Minister of Culture announced this week that a national FM-radio switch off will commence in 2017, allowing the country to complete its transition over to digital radio.  It's the end of an era.

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Carmel DeAmicis / Re/code: Report: VC investing increased 26% YoY to $13.4B in Q1 2015, the biggest Q1 since 2000  —  Venture Investing Just Had Its Biggest Q1 in 15 Years, Says PwC Report  —  Venture capital investing just had its biggest Q1 in 15 years, according to new data on VC investment trends.

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Austin Carr / Fast Company: The long history of MyMagic+ and MagicBand, the technologies Disney hopes will modernize its theme parks  —  The Messy Business Of Reinventing Happiness  —  Bob Iger wanted approval.  It was February 2011, and the Walt Disney Co. CEO gathered his board of directors inside an intimate theater …

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