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April 25, 2014, 12:55 AM

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Re/code:
Google+ head Vic Gundotra to leave company after 8 years, with VP of engineering David Besbris replacing him  —  Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Leaving Company  —  Vic Gundotra, who aggressively led Google into the social world with the creation of Google+, is leaving the company.
TechCrunch:
Google+ to become more a platform than product, with key staff members moving to Android team, and fewer product integrations  —  Google+ Is Walking Dead  —  Today, Google's Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years.  The first obvious question …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Focusing on single-purpose social apps could be the key to Google's social future  —  What Would Happen If Google Really Did Kill Google+?  —  News is leaking out that Google might be planning to kill Google+, or at least put it into a Walking Dead-like “zombie” mode, as TechCrunch characterizes it — and something Google denies.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Comcast Says Netflix Slowed Down Its Own Streams  —  A couple days after Netflix and Comcast fought in public, the two companies, who are supposed to be partners, are at it again.  —  Three days after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings publicly opposed Comcast's planned acquisition of/merger with Time Warner Cable …
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Ken Florance / Netflix US & Canada Blog:
Netflix says it opposes Comcast/TWC merger because Comcast charges both Netflix and its customers to connect to each other  —  The Case Against ISP Tolls  —  As the person at Netflix responsible for content delivery, I spend a lot of time thinking about Netflix's Open Connect CDN and its interconnection with ISPs.
Tom Wheeler / Official FCC Blog:
FCC chairman to have net neutrality “enforceable rules” by the end of the year, mandate that ISPs “not act in a commercially unreasonable manner”  —  Setting the Record Straight on the FCC's Open Internet Rules  —  There has been a great deal of misinformation …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Cloud Momentum Helps Drive Third-Quarter Results  —  Revenue growth across segments and cost discipline drive earnings per share of $0.68.  REDMOND, Wash. — April 24, 2014 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $20.40 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe agree to pay $324M to settle hiring conspiracy lawsuit  —  Exclusive: Apple, Google agree to pay over $300 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle …
Moves:
Moves joins Facebook, will continue as standalone app, will not “commingle data with Facebook”  —  Moves joins Facebook!  —  24 April 2014 - Today, we're delighted to announce that Facebook has acquired our company and the Moves app.  Since we launched Moves …
Amazon:
Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Sales up 23% to $19.74 Billion  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014.  —  Operating cash flow increased 26% to $5.35 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $4.25 billion …
TechCrunch:
Pinterest Hits 30 Billion Total Pins, Up 50% In 6 Months  —  Tonight at an event in the company's San Francisco headquarters, Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that users had contributed more than 30 billion Pins since the service was founded, a number that has grown by nearly 50 percent in the past six months alone.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Rumoured Microsoft Surface Mini Tablet Crops Up In Amazon Listings  —  Although it hasn't happened yet, it's clearly only a matter of time before Microsoft officially unboxes a smaller form-factor version of its Surface tablet.  A Surface Mini has been rumoured for well over a year …
Atlassian:
5 Steps to launching a thriving Q&A Community  —  Imagine having a self-governing community of engaged employees answering each others' questions, solving problems, and sharing new ideas!
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Wall Street Journal:
Amazon accelerates plans for its own delivery network, following last winter's shipping woes  —  Amazon Tests Its Own Delivery Network  —  Alternative to FedEx, UPS Could Deliver Goods the Same Day They Are Purchased  —  The future of Amazon.com Inc. is hiding in plain sight in a San Francisco parking lot.
Andy Mitchell / Facebook:
Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire: Facebook and Twitter feeds of newsworthy Facebook content  —  Announcing FB Newswire, Powered by Storyful  —  Every day, news is made on Facebook.  More than one billion people use our platform to discover, explore and participate in news-making events around the world.
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
Google tells 34 candidate cities for Google Fiber that it's considering deploying Wi-Fi as well  —  Exclusive: Google may offer Wi-Fi for cities with its Google Fiber  —  Cities getting gigabit-speed fiber Internet could also gain Wi-Fi networks  —  Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks …

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Microsoft:
FansChoice.tv and Ooyala choose Microsoft to help them deliver content to anyone, on any device  —  On Monday at the 2014 NAB Show exhibition, Microsoft is showing the latest technology innovations for the broadcast media industry.
Atlassian:
5 Steps to launching a thriving Q&A Community  —  Imagine having a self-governing community of engaged employees answering each others' questions, solving problems, and sharing new ideas!
Zoho Blogs:
Intuit lobbies against small businesses  —  With tax day behind us, small businesses across the country can finally move on to enjoying the warmth of spring.  Unfortunately, the tax system has grown increasingly complex and burdensome for small businesses.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …

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