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Sukhinder Singh Cassidy / Re/code: Survey of 100 women tech entrepreneurs shows 84% not from STEM background, 67% perceived bias in workplace, mentorship from men key for most, more  —  Tech Women Choose Possibility  —  When I came to Silicon Valley 18 years ago, I stayed.  —  I found the place that fanned the flames …

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Nate Raymond / Reuters: Alibaba sued in US by Kering, owner of Gucci and other luxury brands, over counterfeit goods  —  Alibaba sued in U.S. by luxury brands over counterfeit goods  —  A group of luxury goods makers sued Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) on Friday, contending the Chinese online shopping giant …

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Kim Zetter / Wired: FBI claims security researcher Chris Roberts told them he was able to hack in-flight entertainment system during a flight and issue commands to engines  —  Feds Say That Banned Researcher Commandeered a Plane  —  A security researcher kicked off a United Airlines flight last month …

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Nellie Bowles / The California Sunday Magazine: Inside the almost-adult, insular lives of ambitious teenagers flooding into Silicon Valley to join tech startups  —  The Real Teens of Silicon Valley … “Do you know Zach Latta?” asked Fouad Matin, 19, on the roof of San Francisco's unofficial tech teenager headquarters one recent night.

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Joshuah Bearman / Wired: The fall of Silk Road: how the FBI closed in on Dread Pirate Roberts  —  The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall  —  I'm sorry; your browser does not support HTML5 video in WebM with VP8 or MP4 with H.264. … The descent was stunning.  Chris Tarbell, a special agent …

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Adam Lashinsky / Fortune: Interview with SoftBank's Nikesh Arora on working alongside Masayoshi Son, investment plans, and Sprint  —  The fast rise of Nikesh Arora at SoftBank  —  Former Google executive Nikesh Arora joined SoftBank last year to oversee the Japanese company's investment strategy …

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Ernesto / TorrentFreak: Anonymously run music service using “Grooveshark” name is sued by record labels, loses domains, then moves to new domain  —  Record Labels Sue ‘New’ Grooveshark, Seize Domains  —  Earlier this month the long running lawsuit between the RIAA and Grooveshark came to an end.

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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google: Xiaomi's Mi Store ‘beta’ to open in US, UK, France and Germany on May 19th  —  Xiaomi is going to very slowly start its entry into Europe and the United States next week, according to a post from the company's Facebook page.  Starting on the 19th of May, the company will offer a small selection …

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Tom Warren / The Verge: LG returns to Windows Phone with a budget Verizon handset  —  It took a long time, but LG is returning to building Windows Phone handsets.  Verizon is launching the LG Lancet, the first LG handset running Windows Phone 8.1.  LG created a handset for the original Windows Phone 7 launch back in 2010 …

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Ed Bott / ZDNet: Microsoft says it's taking over updates for Windows 10 Mobile devices  —  Summary:It's not exactly Android-style fragmentation, but Windows Phone users are perennially frustrated at carriers dragging their feet on operating system updates.  That's all changing with Windows 10 Mobile, the company says.

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Abhijeet M. / SamMobile: Samsung tells users Samsung Wallet will be discontinued June 30 as it prepares to launch Samsung Pay  —  Samsung Wallet to be discontinued on June 30th  —  With Samsung Pay's launch inching closer and closer, the Korean manufacturer has decided to shut down the Samsung Wallet service.

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Wall Street Journal: Sources: Google to place buy buttons alongside sponsored results on mobile in coming weeks; products will still be provided and sold by retailers  —  Can Google Outsell Amazon and eBay?  —  Company will launch buy buttons on its search-results pages in coming weeks

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Security researchers publish Google App Engine exploits 3 weeks after private disclosure to company with no response; Google now says it's mitigating the issues  —  Researcher turns tables, discloses unpatched bugs in Google cloud platform  —  Bugs give hackers beachhead to attack Google App Engine, run malicious code.

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Razer Nabu X review: a $50 comfortable smartband with fairly accurate step counting but has useless LED user interface and adds no functionality to phones  —  Razer Nabu X smartband review  —  Most people associate Razer with gaming laptops, mice, and other hardware.

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Ben Sisario / New York Times: Pandora should pay 2.5% of revenue to BMI instead of 1.75%, court rules  —  Ruling in Royalty Case Gives BMI a Victory Against Pandora  —  Last week, Pandora Media won two battles in its long-running war against the music industry, but on Thursday, it lost one — this time over how much it should pay …

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Michael A Riley / Bloomberg Business: Penn State's College of Engineering hires Mandiant, cuts Internet connection after FBI warns of two breaches, one linked to state-sponsored hackers in China  —  Chinese Hackers Force Penn State to Unplug Engineering Computers  —  Penn State University, which develops sensitive technology for the U.S. Navy …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: CBS's Video Streaming Service Now Offers Live TV In Over 60% Of The U.S.  —  CBS's on-demand video streaming service will now offer local, live TV feeds which cover over 60% of the U.S., the company announced this morning.  CBS All Access, the network's over-the-top streaming video service …

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Select merchants may soon qualify for Prime's two-day free shipping without having to store inventory with Amazon  —  Amazon Relents on Key Merchant Policy So Prime Members Can Get Better Selection  —  Amazon has spent a lot of time and money increasing membership in its Amazon Prime program over the past two years.

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Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat: Ubisoft made $430M from digital channels in fiscal 2015, up 96.8% YoY, confirming digital distribution as main revenue driver  —  Ubisoft: ‘Digital distribution was the main driver’ of our fiscal 2015 growth  —  Another triple-A game maker is making money from its digital offerings.

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Robert Cookson / Financial Times: Sources: Several European mobile operators plan option to block ads on their networks this year, consider blocking Google ads by default to force concessions  —  Mobile operators plan to block online advertising  —  Several mobile operators plan to block advertising on their networks …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Oculus Details Rift's Recommended PC Specs, ‘Pauses’ Mac Development  —  We're still a little while off from the Oculus Rift's official consumer launch - pre-orders are starting later this year, the company revealed recently, with shipping beginning early next year.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: The first Firefox OS smart TVs are now on sale in Europe, launching globally ‘in coming months’  —  More than a year after revealing its plans to build Firefox OS televisions with Panasonic, the first fruits of Mozilla's tie-up with the electronics giant have gone to market.

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Bloomberg Business: Netflix in talks with Jack Ma-backed Chinese media company Wasu, others, as it tries to enter the country's $5.9B online video market  —  Netflix Said in Talks to Enter China With Ma-Backed Wasu … Netflix Inc. is in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma and other possible partners …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Vouch, a social network for loans where users can “vouch” for borrowers, raises $6M series A  —  Vouch Raises $6 Million Series A For Its Social Network For Credit  —  Vouch, a so-called “social network for credit” founded by ex-PayPal and ex-Prosper alumni …

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Nidhi Subbaraman / BetaBoston: Harassment response study says Twitter is better at handling violent threats than doxxing or revenge porn complaints  —  Cambridge group assesses Twitter's record on confronting online harassment  —  In November, Twitter allowed the Cambridge-based Women Action & the Media group to study …

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