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April 24, 2014, 5:10 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 …
Re/code:
Google+ head Vic Gundotra to leave company after 8 years, with VP of engineering David Besbris replacing him  —  Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Leaving Company  —  Vic Gundotra, who aggressively led Google into the social world with the creation of Google+, is leaving the company.
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 …
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
The FCC doesn't want to destroy net neutrality, but it's going to anyway  —  The Federal Communications Commission doesn't want companies like Netflix or Viacom to have to pay to get their content to end users of broadband networks, but it doesn't see a way (or maybe even a reason) to ban the practice.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Tim Cook: nobody's figured out mobile payments yet, and Apple won't rush out new products  —  Apple's Cook on New Products: ‘Take the Time to Get It Right’  —  Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, said its strong fiscal second-quarter might silence chatter that the company is in decline.
Microsoft:
Earnings Release FY14 Q3  —  Microsoft Cloud Momentum Helps Drive Third-Quarter Results—Revenue growth across segments and cost discipline drive earnings per share of $0.68.—Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $20.40 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
Andy Mitchell / Facebook:
Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire: Facebook and Twitter feeds of newsworthy Facebook content  —  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.
Amazon:
Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Sales up 23% to $19.74 Billion  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2014.  —  Operating cash flow increased 26% to $5.35 billion for the trailing twelve months, compared with $4.25 billion …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Rumoured Microsoft Surface Mini Tablet Crops Up In Amazon Listings  —  Although it hasn't happened yet, it's clearly only a matter of time before Microsoft officially unboxes a smaller form-factor version of its Surface tablet.  A Surface Mini has been rumoured for well over a year …
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.
Nate Swanner / Android Community:
No, Google Glass is not available for everyone  —  A few news articles are touting that Google Glass is available to all today, effectively ending the Explorer beta program and opening up the world of Glass to anyone.  Clicking a specific link gave access to the Glass order page from their April 15 sale …
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 …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Hulu adds Chromecast-like mobile remote control features to Xbox One, PS3 and PS4  —  Hulu is the latest company to go all-out on Chromecast-like multiscreen features: Hulu Plus subscribers can now access the video service through their Android and iOS devices on Microsoft's Xbox One as well as Sony's PS3 and PS4.
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 …
Ken Florance / Netflix US & Canada Blog:
Netflix cites control over access to customers over last mile in opposing Comcast-TWC merger  —  The Case Against ISP Tolls  —  As the person at Netflix responsible for content delivery, I spend a lot of time thinking about Netflix's Open Connect CDN and its interconnection with ISPs.
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Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
IntraLinks Beats Out Box to Acquire DocTrackr  —  IntraLinks Holdings has acquired document rights management startup DocTrackr in a contested deal that highlights growing competition in the market for online collaboration software.  —  The deal was for $10 million in cash …
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
Square plans major staff expansion in NYC and a new East Coast HQ  —  Square will open a new New York City satellite headquarters this summer that will house up to 350 employees - and it plans to fill it.  Square said on Thursday that it's aggressively hiring engineers, designers …
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.

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