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April 8, 2014, 10:50 AM

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David Bellona / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter web gets new timeline filtering options, new profile design features pinned and best tweets  —  Coming soon: a whole new you, in your Twitter profile  —  Moment by moment, your Twitter profile shows the world who you are.  Starting today, it will be even easier (and, we think …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Amazon A9′s VP of Search heads to Apple to fix up Maps search  —  Benoit Dupin, Vice President of Amazon A9′s Search Technology group, has left the high-profile search technology firm to take up a job with Apple.  Dupin's profile from Amazon A9′s executive management website disappeared …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel:
Netflix Starts To Stream In 4K  —  Offers ‘House Of Cards’ Season Two, Selection Of Nature Documentaries In Ultra HD  —  Netflix confirmed Sunday that the second season of House of Cards and “some nature documentaries” are now available for streaming in the 4K/Ultra HD format.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Adobe debuts Lightroom Mobile for iPad with powerful, on-the-go photo editing  —  After briefly leaking earlier this year, Adobe is finally ready to show off its Lightroom Mobile for iPad software for photographers and photo editors.  The iPad application borrows many of the essential features …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's $7.2BN Deal To Buy Nokia's Devices Business Gets The Nod In China  —  Chinese regulators have approved Nokia's planned sale of its devices business to Microsoft, taking the $7.2 billion deal one step closer to closing.  —  Nokia said today it has received regulatory approval …
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. cracks down on Airbnb rentals  —  Jeffrey Katz felt nauseous.  —  The special-ed teacher makes ends meet by hosting Airbnb guests in the living room of his San Francisco apartment.  But last week, Katz found an eviction notice on his front door.  —  “You are illegally using the premises …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp, E-Plus Launch A €10 SIM In Germany With Free WhatsApp Usage Included  —  Back in February, Jan Koum, CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, hinted that the company would soon be unveiling a new way of working with carriers, first in Germany, with special tariffs to access the app.
More: iMore, IntoMobile and Silicon RepublicTweets: @tceuropeThanks:@ingridlunden
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Intel's new reporting structure sheds light on Internet of things, mobile  —  Summary: It should be easier to see progress in Intel's Internet of things and mobile businesses as the chip giant changes its financial reporting structure.  —  Intel is changing its financial reporting structure …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
After Raising $250 Million, Lyft Cuts Prices By Up To 20% In All Markets  —  Last week, Lyft announced that it had raised a massive $250 million round of funding as part of its effort to compete against other on-demand ride services.  Now the company is going on the offensive against its competitors …
More: GeekWire and EngadgetTweets: @stileniusThanks:@mjburnsy
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Build 2014: A very different Microsoft takes aim at the future  —  Microsoft's Build conference last week was Satya Nadella's first developer conference as CEO.  It showed a Microsoft very different from the one we've seen before.  For the first time in many years, this is a Microsoft poised to take on the future.
More: The Verge and Nokia ConversationsTweets: @stevecla
Mark Hachman / PC World:
Obituary: Windows XP passes away, leaving behind millions of mourning supporters  —  Windows XP, Microsoft Corp.'s beloved seventh major operating system and arguably the company's most successful, was left to perish on Tuesday at its creators' hands.  It was 12 years, seven months old.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Heartbleed: Serious OpenSSL zero day vulnerability revealed  —  Summary: A new OpenSSL vulnerability has shown up and some companies are annoyed that the bug was revealed before patches could be delivered for it.  —  New security holes are always showing up.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Commenting Platform Disqus Introduces Sponsored Comments  —  Disqus, which says it powers the comment sections on almost 3 million websites, is announcing a new type of ad unit today — Sponsored Comments.  —  Since Disqus already runs ads through its Promoted Discovery program …
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