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April 8, 2014, 5:25 AM

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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 …
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 TechNodeTweets: @stileniusThanks:@mjburnsy
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 …
More: CNNMoney.com and PandoDailyTweets: @cjam, @fmanjoo and @raypride
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.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Google I/O 2014 registration dates pushed back by a week — now open April 15-18  —  Google was scheduled to open the ‘lottery’ for tickets to its upcoming Google I/O event in the early hours of today - April 8 — but it has pushed the dates back to make things “even easier” for those wanting to attend.
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 …
Tweets: @markgurmanThanks:@mikebeas
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Uber launching an on-demand courier service in Manhattan on Tuesday  —  Uber is launching an on-demand courier service tomorrow (exclusive)  —  Tomorrow, Uber will launch an on-demand courier service in Manhattan, allowing users to request item pickup and delivery via a smartphone app.
Max Chafkin / Fast Company:
The story of Better Place, Shai Agassi's failed electric car startup that raised nearly $1B  —  A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World  —  “So this is the car.”  I'm standing outside a shopping mall somewhere in Tel Aviv, Israel, as Guy Pross shows me his ride.
More: The Verge and Gigaom
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Jerk.com scammed money to remove Facebook-scraped profiles, says FTC  —  A typical Jerk.com profile, where visitors can vote on whether a particular person is or is not a jerk as well as fill in supplementary, personally identifying information.  —  As of Monday, the FTC has charged …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google takes legal action against Turkey's YouTube ban  —  Remember how a Turkish court ordered an end to the country's YouTube ban?  Well, that decision has already been reversed — and Google has launched an all-out legal assault in response.  The search firm has filed a complaint …
Michael Crider / Android Police:
#1 new paid app in Play Store “Virus Shield” has no functionality, later removed by Google  —  The #1 New Paid App In The Play Store Costs $4, Has Over 10,000 Downloads, A 4.7-Star Rating... And It's A Total Scam [Updated]  —  Computer security is important, even if the computer in question fits in your hand.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Acquires Android Lockscreen App Cover, Moves Deeper Into Mobile Services  —  A very interesting acquisition announcement from Twitter today: it's buying Cover, an Android lockscreen app that lets you customise what apps you see and when.  For now, Cover will remain live in the Play store.

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