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Adam Satariano / Bloomberg: Apple is planning to integrate song-identification into iOS 8, in partnership with Shazam  —  Apple Said to Prepare Song-ID Feature for IPhone Software  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) wants to help you name that tune.  —  The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update …

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Why Yahoo's Not Going To Steal The Search Default For iPhone Away From Google  —  Apparently Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to be the default search for Apple's Safari browser on iPhone and iPad and has been preparing to make a solid pitch.  Well, we all want things we can't have …

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Jon Russell / The Next Web: King partners with Tencent to bring a localized version of Candy Crush to China  —  Mobile game-maker King is eyeing China after it partnered with Internet giant Tencent to bring a localized version of Candy Crush Saga, its flagship title, to the world's largest mobile market.

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Brian Womack / Bloomberg: Yahoo nominates co-founder David Filo, Charles Schwab, and former Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott to its board of directors  —  Yahoo Nominates Three Directors as Mayer's Pay Drops  —  Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) proposed three new directors to shore up its dwindling board, as Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer continues to revamp the Web portal.

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Liz Gannes / Re/code: Google Says Buying Nest Bogged Down First-Quarter Earnings  —  It turns out buying a company for $3.2 billion can suck the wind out of even a $15.4-billion-in-revenue quarter.  The Nest acquisition took a toll on Google expenses, explained Google CFO Patrick Pichette on the company's first-quarter earnings call today.

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Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom: New Volvos will get AT&T connectivity starting this summer  —  AT&T will put the connected in Volvo's connected cars here in the U.S. and Canada starting with model year 2015 vehicles being released this summer.  AT&T will provide the mobile internet link to Volvo's updated Sensus Connect infotainment system …

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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider: LevelUp's cheap credit card processing fee heading toward 0%  —  If you walk into a store in Boston, there's a good chance you'll see a sleek white box near the checkout counter.  —  That box is a QR-code scanner made by LevelUp, a Massachusetts-based startup that offers one of the cheapest ways …

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Online Dating Site Zoosk Files For $100M IPO, With $178M In Revenues And A $2.6M Net Loss In 2013  —  Online dating site Zoosk just filed its S-1 registration statement with the SEC, announcing its plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering.  The company, which has offers …

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Kara Swisher / Re/code: Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan to Get Apple to Dump Google and Default to Yahoo Mobile Search  —  Wall Street gave Yahoo stock a big boost today — largely due to the stellar quarterly performance of China's Alibaba, in which the Silicon Valley Internet giant has a big stake.

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: Livefyre Takes A New Approach To Commenting With Web Annotation Product Sidenotes  —  Online comments are usually cordoned off at the bottom of a page, but Livefyre is hoping to bring them into the content itself with the launch of a new product called Sidenotes.

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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web: Google+ Pages with 1,000+ followers can now create +Post ads, promote Hangouts on Air and automatic posts  —  Google today expanded its test of +Post ads, a new type of monetization for its social network that lets brands turn Google+ content into display ads.

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Jared Newman / PC World: Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores  —  Microsoft has rolled out the first universal apps for Windows and Windows Phone, allowing users to buy an app once and play it on phones, tablets and PCs.  —  The first two paid apps to take advantage …

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Larry Dignan / ZDNet: IBM's Q1 revenue disappoints, hardware whacked again  —  Summary: IBM is a work in progress for sure as only the software division delivered any growth.  Hardware remains a problem for Big Blue.  —  IBM's first quarter results highlighted how the company is still at the beginning point …

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Google Misses in Q1 With Revenue Of $15.42B, EPS Of $6.27 As Its Cost-Per-Click Fell 9%  —  Following the bell, Google reported its first quarter financial performance, including revenue of $12.20 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC), $15.42 billion including those costs, and earnings per share of $6.27.

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Vinay Shet / Google Online Security Blog: Google's latest street number recognition algorithm can solve 99% of its own reCAPTCHA puzzles  —  Street View and reCAPTCHA technology just got smarter  —  Have you ever wondered how Google Maps knows the exact location of your neighborhood coffee shop?  Or of the hotel you're staying at next month?

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Google: Google Inc. Announces First Quarter 2014 Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.  —  “We completed another great quarter.  Google's revenue was $15.4 billion, up 19% year on year”, said Larry Page, CEO of Google.

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Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Microsoft Bing rolls out personalized cards, integrated with Cortana, competing with Google Now and Siri  —  They're not calling it “Bing Now,” but a new service just announced by Microsoft will feel very familiar to some Google users.  “Starting today, we are unveiling a set of personalized cards …

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Louise Egan / Reuters: Canadian charged in ‘Heartbleed’ attack on tax agency  —  (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him in connection with exploiting the “Heartbleed” bug to steal taxpayer data from a government website, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Wednesday.

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak: Spotify Starts Shutting Down Its Massive P2P Network  —  When Spotify launched its first beta in the fall of 2008, we branded it “an alternative to music piracy.”  —  With the option to stream millions of tracks supported by an occasional ad, or free of ads for a small subscription fee …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Google Launches Chrome Remote Desktop On Android, Allowing Mobile Access To Your PC  —  Google this morning launched a mobile client application called “Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android” (whew!) which allows for remote access to your Mac or PC from your Android device, whether smartphone or tablet.

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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld: Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches  —  Reduces after-retirement support costs for large enterprises as much as 95%  —  Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price …

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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Jasper Raises $50M at $1 Billion-Plus Valuation For Internet Of Things  —  Jasper has raised $50 million in funding at a valuation of more than $1 billion for software that enables objects of all types—autos, baby pajamas, airplane engines and so on—to communicate in what has lately become known as the Internet of Things.

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Joe Silver / Ars Technica: Lavabit held in contempt of court for printing crypto key in tiny font [Updated]  —  Ladar Levison.  —  Photo by Gage Skidmore  —  A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court ruling against Ladar Levison and his now-defunct encrypted e-mail service provider, Lavabit LLC …

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Google's new Android Camera app arrives on Google Play Store  —  Following a report at the beginning of this month that Google was about to release a new, standalone Android camera app, today the app has officially made an appearance on the Google Play Store.

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The Korea Heald: LG to design mobile processors manufactured by TSMC, may use own chip in upcoming G3 phone  —  LG Electronics to produce mobile application processors  —  LG Electronics, Korea's second- largest consumer electronics company, is moving to develop mobile application processors for smart devices …

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