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July 23, 2014, 2:15 PM
 

July 23, 2014

2:10 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  New Boy of Benchmark: Rockmelt's Eric Vishria Talks About Becoming Fifth Partner at VC Powerhouse
1:50 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Apple documents previously undocumented services that can leak user data
1:25 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  OS X Yosemite planned for late Oct. as Apple preps 4K desktop & 12-inch Retina MacBook
1:05 PM  •
Josh Ong / The Next Web:  Former Google Maps architect launches PlaceUs, an iPhone app for smart location sharing
12:40 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Dropbox Gets Down To Business, Adds More Sharing Features And Search For Enterprises
12:15 PM  •
Jennifer Peltz / Associated Press:  Thieves bought StubHub tickets using credentials obtained in other breaches to compromise more than 1000 customer accounts
12:05 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Airware Preps Launch Of Its Commercial Drone Operating System With $25M From Kleiner
11:40 AM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion
11:35 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  What ‘one Windows’ really means: one group developing all Windows variants on a common core, unified store and developer platform
11:15 AM  •
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:  Preview of Foursquare 8.0, the redesigned exploration app that launches in a few weeks
10:55 AM  •
Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:  Docker acquires Orchard Laboratories to beef up its tool collection
10:45 AM  •
Sean Portnoy / ZDNet:  Intel launches SSD Pro 2500 family of hardware-based self-encrypting drives
10:35 AM  •
Fahmida Y. Rashid / Security Watch:  Nigerian Scammers Adopting More Sophisticated Attacks
10:20 AM  •
Andrew Nusca / Fortune:  How Code2040 fellowship programs connect blacks and hispanics with Silicon Valley tech firms
10:05 AM  •
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:  YouTube Music's Head Quits, a Setback to Paid Service
9:35 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App
9:10 AM  •
Shara Tibken / CNET:  Apple to release first public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday
9:05 AM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  Preview: A closer look at OS X Yosemite, just in time for the public beta
8:40 AM  •
Chris Kanaracus / PC World:  Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data
7:45 AM  •
Dmitri Sarle / ArcticStartup:  Google Acquires Helsinki Based drawElements for 8 Figures
6:40 AM  •
Noelle Chun / The Official Motorola Blog:  Now You Can Unlock Your Moto X with a Digital Tattoo
5:55 AM  •
Gideon Lewis-Kraus / Wired:  Creator of autocorrect Dean Hachamovitch, and others at Microsoft, discuss its history and evolution
5:10 AM  •
Ben Woods / The Next Web:  Microsoft launches $114 Lumia 530 with 4-inch display. Hits Europe next month
4:50 AM  •
Tom Ivan / CVG:  UK pirates will merely receive warnings from next year
1:55 AM  •
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:  Data Point: It Looks Like 30 Is the Ceiling for How Many Apps People Use
1:30 AM  •
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:  Apple Campus 2 permits show $25M tunnel, $171M underground theater
1:15 AM  •
Julie Bort / Business Insider:  Microsoft to merge three versions of Windows into one converged OS for all screen sizes
1:00 AM  •
Nick Summers / The Next Web:  Facebook now lets app developers target their ads to specific smartphone and tablet models
12:25 AM  •
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:  Sunrise Raises $6 Million From Balderton And Others To Build The Perfect Calendar

July 22, 2014

11:50 PM  •
Andy Updegrove / The Standards Blog:  U.K. Cabinet Office Adopts ODF as Exclusive Standard for Sharable Documents
11:15 PM  •
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:  Google Play App Updated to 4.9.13 With Material Design App Pages
10:40 PM  •
BBC:  Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%
10:35 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple Acquired 29 Companies Since Beginning of Fiscal 2014, Including Five Since April
10:30 PM  •
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:  Amazon Fire phone: Dynamic Perspective disappointing, Firefly inconsistent, one carrier a drawback, and new features often frustrating
10:25 PM  •
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:  Microsoft mum on Xbox One sales; notes 1.1M ‘Xbox consoles’ shipped in past 3 months
10:15 PM  •
Arpit Kumar / BrowserNative:  Mozilla Proposes prefer HTTP Header To Bring Parental Control To Web
9:50 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft's enterprise offerings continue to carry the day
9:12 PM  •
Brad Molen / Engadget:  Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you're better off waiting for the sequel
9:05 PM  •
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg:  Ex-Goldman trader raises $1.6M for bitcoin exchange bitFlyer, looking to expand beyond Japan by year end
8:40 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Tor developers vow to fix bug that can uncloak users
8:35 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Tim Cook Says Businesses Could Revive Slowing iPad Sales
7:55 PM  •
Noel Randewich / Reuters:  Broadcom cuts 2,500 jobs in wind-down of baseband unit
7:20 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Apple Faces Class-Action Lawsuit In California Over Alleged Labor Violations Affecting 20K Employees
6:45 PM  •
William Shatner:  William Shatner reviews Facebook Mentions, calls it “ill conceived”
6:40 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  There Have Been No Google-Spotify Acquisition Talks
6:25 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Google Considers Buying Spotify But Finds the Price Too High
6:05 PM  •
Chris Morran / Consumerist:  Comcast Memo: Rep From “Painful” Retention Call Was Doing “What We Trained Him To Do”
6:00 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  iTunes by the Numbers: $4.5B Revenue, Billings up 25% Year-Over-Year, $20B Paid to Devs, 75B App Downloads
5:20 PM  •
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:  Microsoft's profit declines 7.1% as it absorbs Nokia's money-losing cellphone business
5:15 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M
5:05 PM  •
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:  Recap: Apple's 3Q Earnings and Conference Call
4:55 PM  •
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:  iPhone sales up 12.7% from a year ago driven by demand from Brazil, Russia, India, and China; iPad sales down 9.2%
4:36 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple announces Q3 2014 revenue of $37.4b: 35.2m iPhones, 13.2m iPads, 4.4m Macs
4:35 PM  •
Apple:  Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
4:32 PM  •
LinkedIn:  LinkedIn to Acquire Bizo
4:20 PM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  Microsoft Reports $23.38B FQ4 Revenue Including $2B In Phone Top Line, Misses With EPS Of $0.55
4:07 PM  •
Microsoft:  Microsoft Cloud Growth Drives Strong Fourth-Quarter Results
3:55 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Intel Launches New Core i5, i7 Haswell Processors Possibly Slated for Retina MacBook Pro Refresh
3:20 PM  •
Vlad Savov / The Verge:  ‘One more thing’: ex-Google exec says his Chinese employer is no Apple ripoff
3:10 PM  •
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:  EU prepares to step up Google investigations, will likely revisit search antitrust settlement
2:45 PM  •
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:  Timehop, The App That Works As A Digital Time Capsule, Raises $10M Led By Shasta Ventures
2:25 PM  •
Ben Thompson / stratechery:  To focus on services, Microsoft should split in two and make the Windows business a separate company
2:00 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft appoints former Best Buy exec to head its Consumer Channels Group
1:25 PM  •
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:  Application performance management company AppDynamics raises $120M at $1B valuation, plans eventual IPO
1:00 PM  •
Rene Ritchie / iMore:  Apple reaffirms it has never worked with any government agency to create a backdoor in any product or service
12:35 PM  •
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:  Apple granted comprehensive ‘iTime’ smartwatch patent with in-strap circuitry, arm gesture support
12:00 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Amazon Quietly Launches Its Consumer-Facing Mobile Wallet App, Amazon Wallet
11:45 AM  •
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:  Analysts' estimates for Apple's Q3: revenues up 8.5% year over year, earnings up 18%
11:20 AM  •
Tom Brewster / Guardian:  Researchers: Lawyers blocked our Black hat demo on de-anonymising Tor
11:15 AM  •
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:  Xiaomi announces its first wearable device, a $13 fitness band
10:40 AM  •
Richard Lai / Engadget:  Xiaomi's latest phone gets a steel frame, IR blaster and top specs for just $320
9:05 AM  •
TechCrunch:  Nvidia's Shield Tablet And Shield Controller Look To Offer No-Compromise Mobile Gaming
8:10 AM  •
Roger Cheng / CNET:  Verizon tops Q2 expectations as tablet demand drives growth
7:05 AM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  Explaining Continuity: The tech tying iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite together
4:15 AM  •
Hillary Reinsberg / BuzzFeed:  One of the most-viewed YouTube channels worldwide is a woman unboxing toys for toddlers
1:55 AM  •
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:  Profile of Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel and chief official on public policy matters
12:55 AM  •
Timothy Stenovec / The Huffington Post:  Netflix Is Going To Start Selling Gift Cards In Stores
12:00 AM  •
Zach Miners / PC World:  EFF's snoop-stopping, ad-smashing Privacy Badger plugin hits beta

July 21, 2014

11:25 PM  •
Kana Inagaki / Wall Street Journal:  $700 Sony Walkman with 128GB of storage for “high-resolution audio” finds niche in Japan
10:50 PM  •
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:  Time Warner Cable promises one-gigabit Internet for L.A. in 2016
10:05 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Verizon Offers Customers Rewards in Return for Ad Targeting Data
9:40 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Leaked ‘Windows 9’ screenshots offer a closer look at the new Start Menu
9:00 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Apple asks manufacturers to supply between 70M-80M 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones by December 30
8:45 PM  •
Danilo Masoni / Reuters:  Italy gives Google 18 months to change data use practices
8:00 PM  •
Jon Russell / The Next Web:  Tango launches a $25m fund for mobile games as it looks to win the US chat app race
7:40 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Source: Yahoo is paying $200M-$300M for Flurry
7:00 PM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  To court more developers Cisco launches DevNet resource hub, plans app marketplace
6:25 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Aereo had 77,596 subscribers across 10 cities at the end of 2013
5:50 PM  •
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:  Samsung Begins Tizen Rollout for Original Galaxy Gear in the US
5:15 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  iOS 8 beta 4 includes new Tips app with quick feature tutorials (Gallery)
4:55 PM  •
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:  AddThis tests canvas fingerprinting, a powerful cookie alternative for online tracking, on thousands of sites
4:46 PM  •
Scott Burke / Yahoo:  Yahoo to Acquire Flurry to Strengthen Mobile Products
4:30 PM  •
Greg Brockman / Stripe Blog:  Stripe CTO explains how a Bitcoin-based global payments network could improve the existing financial system
4:15 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook's $2 Billion Acquisition Of Oculus Closes, Now Official
4:10 PM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  Netflix ends Q2 with 50 million members, survives price hike without blemishes
4:00 PM  •
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:  In China, more people now access the internet from a mobile device than a PC
3:40 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  RadiumOne Issues Not-Quite-Apology For Ousting CEO Who Pled Guilty To Domestic Violence
3:20 PM  •
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:  Threadflip Raises $13M to Become Top Shop in Digital Consignment
2:55 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  Confirmed: Yahoo Poised to Buy Mobile Analytics and Ad Platform Flurry
2:40 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  Google's new chief business officer Omid Kordestani joins Spotify board, even as competition increases between the companies
2:15 PM  •
Paul Ford / Medium:  Why do programmers keep making tools like email clients and todo list apps?
1:50 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Former Autonomy CFO Seeks Rejection of HP Settlement
1:30 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Activist investor with 2% stake pushes EMC to spin off VMware
1:10 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook Launches Save, A Read-It-Later List For Links, Places, And Media Pages
12:50 PM  •
Michael Forsythe / New York Times:  Alibaba's I.P.O. Could Be a Bonanza for the Scions of Chinese Leaders
12:25 PM  •
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:  NBA star Carmelo Anthony launches venture capital firm called M7 Tech Partners
12:00 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft consolidates its IT pro tradeshows into one
11:55 AM  •
Steven Scheer / Reuters:  Mobileye, Israeli maker of driving assist systems, starts road show for $500M NYSE IPO
11:25 AM  •
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:  Blockchain Android app updated with new features simplying transactions, map view of merchants
11:10 AM  •
Jason D. O'Grady / ZDNet:  Forensic scientist identifies suspicious ‘back doors’ running on every iOS device
10:05 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  BlackBerry Names New COO, Marty Beard, ex-CEO Of Enterprise Cloud Startup LiveOps
9:30 AM  •
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:  Urban Compass raises $40M at $360M valuation after increasing revenues 10x over past year
8:10 AM  •
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:  NEA Backs BetterDoctor's Quest To Develop Tools To Find A Better Doctor
7:05 AM  •
Jeyup S. Kwaak / Wall Street Journal:  Seoul city government moves to ban Uber, plans similar app for official city taxis
5:25 AM  •
Jerin Mathew / International Business Times:  Huawei's First-Half Revenue up 19% While It Emerges as Major Smartphone Brand
4:20 AM  •
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:  Verizon FiOS, facing slowing growth, plans symmetrical upload speeds at no additional charge
1:50 AM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  The story of WebP: How Google wants to speed up the web, one image at a time

July 20, 2014

11:15 PM  •
Kate Cox / Consumerist:  From AT&T To Verizon: What The Web's Biggest Players Told The FCC About Net Neutrality
9:55 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Mobile carriers have kept profits high, even after moving away from charging for voice minutes
8:35 PM  •
Author Earnings:  Study: 31% of ebooks sold on Amazon are self-published; DRM harms sales at all price levels
7:15 PM  •
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:  Product Hunt Founder Explains Why The Hell He Joined Y Combinator
5:55 PM  •
Andy Baio / Medium:  How to fake flawless predictions for any sports event or election using social media
4:40 PM  •
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:  Buzzfeed now receives more traffic from Pinterest than from Twitter
3:15 PM  •
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:  How a small team inside Google built Stories, a tool that organizes photos into narratives
1:05 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Edward Snowden Plans to Work on Privacy Tech
12:00 PM  •
WhyCry / VideoCardz.com:  Report: Nvidia Shield Tablet ships July 29 in the US; $299 for 16GB Wi-Fi-only, $399 for 32GB with LTE, $59 for separate controller
11:45 AM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Even after denial, Bloomberg says Jay Carney in the running for Apple PR head
1:55 AM  •
Kim Zetter / Wired:  How Ladar Levison and a convicted hacker aim to encrypt emails, including to and from fields, with Dark Mail
12:15 AM  •
Frank Konkel / GovExec.com:  How the CIA's $600M deal with Amazon Web Services will enable 17 federal agencies to cooperate

July 19, 2014

10:40 PM  •
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:  Kindle Unlimited: worth it if you buy 12+ books/year and find the limited catalogue appealing
9:05 PM  •
Katie Roof / Fox Business:  With huge rounds for Uber and Lyft, VCs invested $13B in Q2 2014, the most since Q1 2001
7:30 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google's Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools
6:05 PM  •
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:  Sites like Travelocity pass full plaintext credit card numbers and IP addresses to DHS, which retains them for years
5:05 PM  •
Todd Spangler / Variety:  Qplay, TiVo founders' service for streaming video playlists to TVs, shuts down six months after launch
3:45 PM  •
Evelyn Rusli / Wall Street Journal:  GitHub incident shows how rising startups often lack the HR support to deal with office imbroglios
12:30 PM  •
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:  Uber Is Being Audited By Rudy Giuliani's Team About Its Driver Background Check Process
10:20 AM  •
Ashlee Vance / Businessweek:  Amazon's Cloud Is One of the Fastest-Growing Software Businesses in History
6:30 AM  •
John Napier Tye / Washington Post:  Meet Executive Order 12333: The Reagan rule that lets the NSA spy on Americans
12:30 AM  •
Se Young Lee / Reuters:  Nearly 200 managers at Samsung's mobile division voluntarily return $3M in bonuses as firm profits decline

July 18, 2014

11:20 PM  •
Lance Whitney / CNET:  BBM for Windows Phone now live for beta testers
10:10 PM  •
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:  Yahoo Search Share Falls Below 10 Percent For “All-Time Low”
9:00 PM  •
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:  Internal memo: Microsoft to cut off all ‘external staff’ after 18 months, imposing mandatory 6-month break
7:50 PM  •
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:  Twitter will soon give you access to your entire DM history via the iOS and Android apps
7:30 PM  •
Lenovo Newsroom:  Lenovo will continue selling 8" and 10" Windows tablets in the US, new models coming this holiday
6:00 PM  •
Brenda Barron / VentureBeat:  Kik gets location sharing thanks to Glympse partnership
5:10 PM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  Netflix tests private viewing mode to hide your B-movie binges
4:15 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Xbox One August update to add new activity feed, mobile purchases, low battery notification, 3D Blu-ray, more
3:25 PM  •
Sam Altman / Y Combinator Posthaven:  Y Combinator adds partners including Alexis Ohanian, makes Dalton Caldwell full-time partner
2:10 PM  •
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:  Google gives an early look at completely new Chrome OS experience dubbed Project Athena
2:00 PM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  Spotify loses Euro exec, denies IPO plans and eyes Russia
1:30 PM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  TubeMogul Surges 48% In Its Debut After Cutting Its IPO Price
1:10 PM  •
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:  Yo raises a $1.5M seed round at a $5-10M valuation from Betaworks, Pete Cashmore, Tencent founders, others
1:05 PM  •
Michael Kan / PC World:  Baidu launches search engine for Brazil
12:40 PM  •
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:  Dell starts accepting Bitcoin for online purchases from consumers and small businesses in the US
12:05 PM  •
betaworks:  Betaworks invests in Yo seed round, says app has 2K+ developers working with API, 2M+ installs
11:35 AM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Forbes sells majority stake to Hong Kong-based Integrated Whale Media Investments, company reportedly valued at $475M
11:20 AM  •
Steve Dent / Engadget:  Google won't call games with in-app purchases free anymore (updated)
11:15 AM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Joins Y Combinator as Partner
10:20 AM  •
Dave Lee / BBC:  EU criticizes Apple for not offering “concrete and immediate solutions” to address in-app payment issues, says Google already taking steps
8:25 AM  •
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:  Microsoft plans to spin-off Nokia MixRadio as a standalone music streaming service, iOS and Android versions now a possibility
8:00 AM  •
Matt Brian / Engadget:  Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers all-you-can-eat e-books for $10 a month

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