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April 24, 2014, 6:05 PM

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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.
TechCrunch:
Google+ to become a platform, integration with other products to be optional, teams reshuffle  —  Google+ Is Walking Dead  —  Today, Google's Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years.  The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+ …
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 …
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.
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 …
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Amazon reports $19.7B in quarterly revenue, earnings in line with expectations at 23 cents a share  —  Amazon reported today that it made in $19.74 billion in revenue during the first quarter of 2014, up almost 23 percent from almost $16.1 billion in the year-ago quarter.
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.
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 …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Apple, Google agree to settle lawsuit alleging hiring conspiracy  —  (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, just weeks before a high profile trial had been scheduled to begin.
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 …
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.
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.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Pandora reports Q1 loss, guidance hits sour note again  —  The Internet's biggest radio service reported a better-than-predicted loss in the first quarter, but guidance — damped by investments in its advertising abilities — stoked investors to sell.  —  The NYSE when Pandora went public

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