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April 21, 2014, 12:50 AM

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Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Facebook Launching Mobile Ad Network At F8 Conference  —  Lots of people have wanted Facebook to build an ad network for a long time.  —  Here it comes.  Facebook will take the wraps off its plans for a mobile ad network at its “F8″ developer conference in San Francisco at the end of the month …
Dorinda Elliott / Fast Company:
Tencent: the Chinese internet giant founded by Ma “Pony” Huateng guns for global expansion  —  Tencent: The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon  —  China's most powerful Internet company is headquartered in a bland, glassy tower in southern Shenzhen.
More: The Next WebTweets: @ashleymayer
David Auerbach / n+1:
Former MSN Messenger Service developer recounts battle to reverse engineer AIM's chat protocol  —  Chat Wars  —  In the summer of 1998 I graduated from college and went to work as a programmer at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.  I was put on the group that was building MSN Messenger Service, Microsoft's instant messaging app.
ProPublica:
Weibo IPO Reveals a Company Struggling With Censorship  —  Starting yesterday, investors can purchase shares of Weibo, sometimes called “China's Twitter,” on NASDAQ.  The company's regulatory filing with the SEC reveals details not previously known about Weibo's censorship apparatus, which we wrote about last year.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean?  The Truth Is Nobody Knows.  —  In his new book on high-frequency trading, “Flash Boys,” Michael Lewis opens with the very simple premise he gleaned from watching the stock market crash in October of 1987:  —  “If you ever needed proof …
More: Trends and Beyond SearchTweets: @tonyromm and @trengriffin
Wall Street Journal:
Square discussed possible sale to Google, Apple, and PayPal, recorded loss of $100M in 2013  —  Mobile-Payments Startup Square Discusses Possible Sale  —  Company Faces Wider Loss, Less Cash; Google Considered Potential Acquisition  —  With losses widening and cash shrinking …
Tweets: @rakeshlobster and @dmac1
Christina Tynan-Wood / ITworld:
Detroit's tech job growth nearly double the national average, fueled by car industry hires  —  By the numbers: Detroit offers a bright future for technology professionals  —  Metro Detroit's tech job growth was nearly 2x the national average in recent years
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Inside Nokia's effort to build a detailed, three-dimensional “HD Map” for self-driving cars  —  Inside the Nokia HERE HD Maps putting Google on notice  —  Where exactly am I?  That's the question Nokia is facing, not in its position following the Microsoft deal that will see it shed …
More: SlashGear

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