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April 30, 2014, 9:55 AM

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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.
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.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
‘Sign in with Google’ button could send Google+ to oblivion  —  The abrupt departure of Google+ creator Vic Gundotra from the beleaguered social network led to immediate speculation that its days as a competitor to Facebook and Twitter are numbered.  Indeed, media reports have asserted …
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.
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 …
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
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?”
Tweets: @hunterwalk and @balajis
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 …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Inside Motorola's new office, where Moto 360 is being designed to save a company in transition  —  The future of Motorola is on this man's wrist … A few months ago, this meeting would've taken place at a sprawling campus of anonymous office buildings in Libertyville, Illinois, about an hour's drive north of Chicago.
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CNBC:
Steve Jobs tops CNBC list of leaders with greatest impact on business and finance since 1989, ahead of Gates, Brin, Page, Schmidt, Bezos, and more  —  1. Steve Jobs  —  Apple's iVisionary “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like.  Design is how it works.”
Serdar Yegulalp / InfoWorld:
Heroku joins other PaaS providers in supporting PHP  —  The creation of Facebook's HHVM for PHP was one factor driving Heroku to add support for PHP as a first-class citizen in its mix of languages  —  Heroku, the “pure platform-as-a-service” provider aimed at developers that over time has added support …
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Cloudera and MongoDB enter into a deep product partnership  —  There are a lot of Hadoop deployments out there.  A lot of MongoDB ones, too.  And on Tuesday, Hadoop specialist Cloudera and the eponymous MongoDB announced a multi-faceted partnership they claim will significantly improve …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
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 to search the cellphones of people they arrest.  —  Some justices seemed inclined to apply precedents strictly limiting …

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