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April 11, 2014, 10:45 AM

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Facebook:
Facebook cleans up News Feed spam by cracking down on Like-baiting, repeated content, and spammy links  —  News Feed FYI: Cleaning Up News Feed Spam  —  The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right content to the right people at the right time so they don't miss the stories that are important and relevant to them.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Facebook says no to like-bait and viral content — but what if that's what users really want?  —  Facebook has been trying for some time now to clean up or improve the News Feed by removing things it defines as “low quality,” and it announced another effort along those lines on Thursday …
More: GigaomTweets: @gigaom
Eric Markowitz / Vocativ:
Behind the Scenes: The Crazy 72 Hours Leading Up to the Heartbleed Discovery  —  Today Heartbleed is a household name—every person who uses the web is terrified of the security glitch.  But David Chartier knew about it almost a week ago, before just about anyone else on the planet.
Nick Sullivan / CloudFlare Blog:
Cloudflare's extensive testing with Heartbleed unsuccessful in retrieving private SSL key data  —  Answering the Critical Question: Can You Get Private SSL Keys Using Heartbleed?  —  The widely-used open source library OpenSSL revealed on Monday it had a major bug, now known as “heartbleed”.
More: The Verge
Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Michael Ducker / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter.com brings interactive real-time notifications for replies, retweets, favorites, and DMs  —  Stay connected with notifications on twitter.com  —  When it comes to your interactions on Twitter, it should be easy for you to stay connected to what's relevant.
Samsung Tomorrow:
Samsung Brings Galaxy S5 and New Gear Devices to Global Market  —  Summary:  —  ·The new Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Gear devices - Samsung Gear 2, Samsung Gear 2 Neo, and Samsung Gear Fit - are ready to hit the market in 125 countries in Europe, Middle East, North America, Latin America, and most of Asia.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Reddit Starts Listing Trending Subreddits To Get More Users Into Its Smaller Communities  —  Subreddits are, perhaps, reddit's biggest strength.  Introduced in 2008, they're a huge part of the reason why the site rose to popularity, and why that popularity has yet to taper off.
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:
Google selling Glass to anyone in the US on April 15 for a limited time  —  Even if you don't have a Google Glass Explorer invitation, you can soon get your hands on Google's wearable computer.  On Thursday, the company announced a limited promotion on April 15 that opens the doors to anyone …
Eric Blattberg / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn now shows you jobs open at your own company  —  Your next dream job could be at your current company.  —  It sounds counterintuitive, but LinkedIn aims to make employees more aware of new opportunities within their companies.  It's rolling out a feature it calls Internal Job Recommendations …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft OS chief Myerson on the future of ‘One Windows’  —  Summary: The head of Microsoft's unified operating system group, Terry Myerson, shares more details on Microsoft's one Windows vision in a Q&A with ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.  —  Microsoft's Executive Vice President of operating systems, Terry Myerson, has a lot on his plate.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Bitcoin Falls Below The $400 Mark, Down More Than 60% From Its All-Time High  —  Bitcoin reached another milestone today, with the cryptocurrency falling below the $400 per-coin mark.  Bitcoin sold for over $1,100 inside of the last 52 weeks.  —  The price correction was driven by news from China, as it often has been.
More: CoinDeskTweets: @thestalwart
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Chrome beta for Android makes it easy to send web video to Chromecast  —  You no longer have to engage in some hidden setting gymnastics just to send web videos from Chrome for Android to your Chromecast.  Google has rolled out a Chrome 35 beta that lets you deliver “some” clips from the browser to a Chromecast-equipped TV.
Donna Tam / CNET:
Amazon app store grows to 200,000 apps  —  CEO Jeff Bezos says the store has nearly tripled in size in the past year.  But it still trails Apple and Google.  —  Amazon's app store now has 200,000 apps, CEO Jeff Bezos announced Thursday in a letter to investors.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Rachel King / ZDNet:
FTC calls out Facebook, Whatsapp over privacy ahead of merger  —  Summary: Facebook might have its work cut out for it as it presses ahead with a multi-billion deal to buy the popular messaging service.  —  Never mind the implications and vociferous debate over the Comcast-Time Warner merger.

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