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April 30, 2014, 10:30 AM

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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.
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:
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
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
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 …
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 …
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.
More: Softpedia News and BGRThanks:@aashutoshvatsa
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
IDC: Samsung shipped more smartphones in Q1 2014 than Apple, Huawei, Lenovo, and LG combined  —  Apple may be smartphone king in the US, but Samsung is absolutely undisputed worldwide.  In Q1 2014, the South Korean company shipped more smartphones than the next four vendors combined: Apple, Huawei, Lenovo, and LG.
More: IDC, MacRumors and ZDNet
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 …

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