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April 30, 2014, 11:55 AM

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Mike Hopkins / Hulu Blog:
Hulu will allow free viewing of select full TV episodes on mobile devices starting this summer  —  Today at the Hulu Upfront in New York City, joined by Peter Naylor, SVP of Sales, Craig Erwich, SVP Head of Content, and many of our talented stars and creators from Hulu Originals …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google Stops Scanning Student Gmail Accounts for Ads  —  Google said Wednesday that it stopped scanning student Gmail accounts for advertising purposes after the practice was scrutinized during a recent court case.  —  Google Apps for Education, a free service used by more than 30 million students …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
‘Dark Wallet’ Is About to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering Easier Than Ever  —  Government regulators around the world have spent the last year scrambling to prevent bitcoin from becoming the currency of choice for money launderers and black marketeers.  Now their worst fears may be about to materialize in a single piece of software.
Tom Wheeler / Official FCC Blog:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defends net neutrality approach, seeks path to avoid years in court  —  Finding the Best Path Forward to Protect the Open Internet  —  I am a strong believer in the importance of an Open Internet.  As President Obama has explained, “Preserving an Open Internet …
Yusuf Mehdi / Xbox Wire:
BesTV and Microsoft to bring Xbox One to China in September  —  By Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business, Xbox  —  Today marks a monumental day for Xbox, as together with our partner BesTV New Media Co., we announced we will bring Xbox One to China in September of this year.
Derek Khanna / InsideSources:
Outbox vs. USPS: How the Post Office Killed Digital Mail  —  Evan Baehr and Will Davis, were summoned to Washington for a meeting with the Postmaster General.  Evan and Will wondered what it could be, “They must have seen the recent coverage in CNBC, maybe they'll help our company expand?”
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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
LG's G3 smartphone will launch on May 27th  —  Events across six cities will mark the introduction of the new Android phone  —  A couple of months after most of its competitors unveiled their flagship phones for 2014, LG is ready to follow suit.  The Korean company has issued invitations …
Klint Finley / Wired:
OK Cupid founders launch Keybase, an online directory that aims to make PGP easier to use  —  OkCupid's Founders Want to Bring Encrypted Email to the Masses  —  Email is a bad place to keep secrets.  —  Edward Snowden's revealations that the National Security Agency has many means …
Tweets: @wired and @joehardly
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Facebook Will Make Ecommerce And User Testing Announcements At f8  —  What exactly is Facebook launching tomorrow?  It's hard to say.  But we know it's planning coordinated announcements with at least one ecommerce platform and one product testing service, as these companies reached …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Twitter Beats In Q1 With $250M In Revenue And Picks Up 14M New Monthly Active Users  —  Twitter released its first quarter financial performance this afternoon, reporting revenue of $250 million in the period, and earnings per share of $0.00 on a non-GAAP basis.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Intuit in talks to acquire bill-payment service Check for more than $350M  —  Intuit in Talks to Buy Mobile-Finance App Check  —  Intuit Inc. is in talks to acquire bill-payment service Check Inc. for more than $350 million, according to two people familiar the situation.
Vlad Bobleanta / Unwired View:
LG France says LG's G Watch will be available in June for €199  —  LG G Watch will be available in June for €199  —  LG's first smartwatch will use Android Wear, Google's new software platform for wearables.  The Korean company has been teasing the G Watch here and there for a few weeks now …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Supreme Court justices appear divided over whether police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest  —  Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed torn as it considered a pair of cases about whether the police need warrants …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Opera Buys Rich Media Mobile Ad Startup Apprupt, As Q1 Sales Rise 40%  —  Opera Software, the Norway-based company that makes browsers for mobile and other devices, today reported its quarterly results and announced another acquisition along the way: apprupt, a mobile startup based out of Germany …

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