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April 8, 2014, 9:20 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 …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Collaborative-writing platform Wattpad gets $46M in financing for global expansion  —  Wattpad, a collaborative-writing community that helps new authors connect with a community of fans and fellow writers, has closed a new round of financing worth $46 million that co-founder and CEO Allen Lau …
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 …
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
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google launches Glass at Work program for businesses, courts enterprise developers  —  At Google, Bid to Put Its Glasses To Work  —  SAN FRANCISCO — At the 500 Club bar in the heart of the Mission district here, patrons are banned from wearing Google Glass.
More: Google Glass and CNETTweets: @nyike
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 …
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, Engadget and TechNodeTweets: @stileniusThanks:@mjburnsy
Jan Strupczewski / Reuters:
EU court rules against requirement to keep data of telecom users  —  (Reuters) - The European Union's highest court ruled on Tuesday that an EU directive requiring telecoms companies to store the communications data of EU citizens for up to two years was invalid.
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 …
More: iDownloadBlog.comTweets: @markgurmanThanks:@mikebeas
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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 …

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