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April 24, 2014, 12:20 PM

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Moves:
Moves joins Facebook, will continue as standalone app, will not “commingle data with Facebook”  —  Moves joins Facebook!  —  24 April 2014 - Today, we're delighted to announce that Facebook has acquired our company and the Moves app.  Since we launched Moves …
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook buys Helsinki-based ProtoGeo Oy, maker of popular fitness tracking app “Moves”  —  With App Acquisition, Facebook Enters Fitness Tracking Market  —  Facebook is leaping into the fitness tracking market by buying a Helsinki-based maker of a mobile app that can track users …
Tom Wheeler / Official FCC Blog:
FCC chairman to have net neutrality “enforceable rules” by the end of the year, mandate that ISPs “not act in a commercially unreasonable manner”  —  Setting the Record Straight on the FCC's Open Internet Rules  —  There has been a great deal of misinformation …
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
Andy Mitchell / Facebook:
Facebook partners with Storyful to launch “FB Newswire”, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter  —  Announcing FB Newswire, Powered by Storyful  —  Every day, news is made on Facebook.  More than one billion people use our platform to discover, explore and participate in news-making events around the world.
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Ex-Anonymous hacker Sabu launched cyberattacks on Iran, Syria, Brazil, and Pakistan while an FBI informant  —  F.B.I. Informant Is Tied to Cyberattacks Abroad  —  WASHINGTON — An informant working for the F.B.I. coordinated a 2012 campaign of hundreds of cyberattacks on foreign websites …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Intel, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, others pledge $3.9M for open source projects to avoid the next HeartBleed  —  Tech giants, chastened by Heartbleed, finally agree to fund OpenSSL  —  IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and others pledge millions to open source.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Feds Beg Supreme Court to Let Them Search Phones Without a Warrant  —  American law enforcement has long advocated for universal “kill switches” in cellphones to cut down on mobile device thefts.  Now the Department of Justice argues that the same remote locking and data-wiping technology represents …
More: Business Insider and Washington PostTweets: @wired
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Internet Glue Service IFTTT Launches On Android With Deeper Integration Than iOS  —  The Internet connection and automation service IFTTT is launching on Android today, and it offers a deeper set of integrations with the OS than their iOS offering.  This, of course, is due to Android's …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Facebook, Gmail, Skype face Russia ban under ‘anti-terror’ data snooping plan  —  Summary: The Russian parliament's latest play could see major Western technology firms banned from the country if they don't store data on its soil — a move that would allow Russian authorities to easily snoop on user data.
Simon Khalaf / Flurry:
A look at the demographics of “mobile addicts” who launch apps over 60 times per day  —  The Rise of the Mobile Addict  —  In May of 2013, KPCB's Partner and world-renowned analyst Mary Meeker shared her latest Internet Trends Report.  In that report, Ms. Meeker shared an interesting stat …
Tweets: @ldignan
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Moving your apps to the cloud gets easier as Amazon adds Docker support  —  The biggest public cloud provider is finally waking up to one of the hottest enabling technologies around for shipping applications to the cloud.  —  Today public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services announced support …
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
A debit card for bitcoin: Xapo solves the payment problem with MasterCard tie-in  —  Bitcoin has a long-standing problem.  Despite all the hype over the digital currency, almost no one uses it in real life for day-to-day payments: the process is cryptic and cumbersome, and simply impractical compared …
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
CEO of digital ad platform RadiumOne avoids felony domestic abuse charges after video evidence thrown out  —  Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video  —  RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh “G” Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week.
Matt McGee / Glass Almanac:
Google Releases XE 16.11, Offers To Replace Bricked Glass Units  —  Google has come up with a two-pronged approach to fixing the woes caused this week by the XE 16 and XE 16.1 software updates.  —  As you likely know, Explorers began reporting problems with XE 16 shortly after its release last week …
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Quip issues API for mobile word processor, aims it at enterprise IT  —  Quip has released an API for its browser-based word processor that it hopes enterprise developers will use to make the application do more jobs in workplaces.  —  Quip, which is led by former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor …
More: Quip Blog and Quip Blog
Sophie Knight / Reuters:
Tokyo Court orders bankruptcy trustee to begin Mt. Gox liquidation  —  (Reuters) - Tokyo District Court ordered liquidation to begin at failed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the company said on Thursday, after the bankruptcy administrator said on April 16 that it would be difficult to rehabilitate the firm.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Conversnitch lamp listens to nearby conversations and posts transcribed audio to Twitter  —  An Eavesdropping Lamp That Livetweets Private Conversations  —  As former NSA director Michael Hayden learned on an Amtrak train last year, anyone with a smartphone instantly can become a livetweeting snoop.
More: PSFK, Engadget and RTTweets: @pbump
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Qualcomm's quarterly revenue growth dwindles, shares fall  —  (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Wednesday posted its smallest quarterly revenue increase since 2010 as it wrestles with a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China, sending its shares lower.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Etsy buys Grand St.  —  The handmade marketplace has acquired Grand St., a marketplace for indie electronics.  —  FORTUNE — Etsy, the operator of a handmade marketplaces, has acquired Grand St.  —  Grand St., which sells indie electronics online, had raised $1.3 million in seed funding …

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