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April 18, 2014, 9:00 PM

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Nick Statt / CNET:
Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware  —  The sportswear company has decided that only software has a future in the company's technology vision.  That means cutting the FuelBand, and those who helped make it.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Certificate Revocation Lists increase sharply in size in the wake of Heartbleed, hogging bandwidth  —  Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing  —  The exposure of the Heartbleed vulnerability last week had a number of repercussions, one of which was to set off a mad scramble …
More: CloudFlare BlogTweets: @xor
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Heartbleed exploits expand to VPN devices: attackers hijack user sessions, bypassing multifactor authentication  —  Heartbleed maliciously exploited to hack network with multifactor authentication  —  Demonstrating yet another way the catastrophic Heartbleed vulnerability threatens users …
Deep Nishar / Official LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn hits 300M members, 100M in US, says mobile traffic will overtake desktop later this year  —  The Next Three Billion [INFOGRAPHIC]  —  We are excited to announce that we reached a big milestone today: there are now more than 300 million LinkedIn members in the world!
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple reaching out to developers who didn't win WWDC lottery, offering chance to buy unclaimed tickets  —  If you didn't get a chance to buy a WWDC ticket in the lottery last week, you might just get another chance soon.  Developers who won were given until April 14 to buy a slot at the conference …
Vodafone Social:
HTC hints at DSLR-like optical zoom in the next 18-24 months, “wants to own the selfie market”  —  HTC talks camera tech: DSLR-destroying optical zooming ‘18 months’ away  —  The HTC One (M8) is here, and even though we're only in April, it's already a strong contender for phone of the year.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Beats Bites the Bullet, and Starts Selling Subscriptions From Apple's App  —  Apple has a crazily powerful digital store, used by hundreds of millions of customers.  But if you want to sell something there it will cost you: In almost every case, Apple keeps 30 percent of the purchase price on whatever its users buy.
More: 9to5Mac and AppleInsiderTweets: @pkafka and @pkafka
Sam Altman:
YC's new president suggests several solutions to key issues in employee stock compensation  —  Employee Equity  —  Startup employees often do not get treated very well when it comes to stock compensation.  New ideas float around occasionally, but lawyers are usually averse to trying new things …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Facebook's Paper for iOS updated with birthdays, events, photo comments, group updates, and more  —  Facebook today released the first major update to its Paper for iOS app, adding a slew of new features just 10 weeks after the initial launch.  You can download the new version now directly from Apple's App Store.

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