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April 30, 2014, 1:57 PM

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Facebook f8 2014 Developer Conference Keynote Live Blog  —  Today is the day: Facebook kicks off its 2014 f8 Developer Conference in San Francisco, with a keynote beginning at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET).  You can follow along right here as we bring you live updates from that event.
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 …
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.
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.
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
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 …
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?”
More: TechPresidentTweets: @balajis and @hunterwalk
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Tinder Getting Ready to Hook Up With Ads  —  Tinder is the hottest company in Barry Diller's portfolio.  But the free dating app doesn't generate any revenue for Diller's IAC conglomerate.  —  That will change this year, IAC executives said today during the company's earnings call.
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 …
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 …
Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal:
Blue Apron Raises $50M to Deliver Do-It-Yourself Meal Kits, Recipes … Tech companies offering Web and mobile food-ordering services are doing brisk business.  A new, $50 million investment in Blue Apron Inc. is one of the larger venture bets in this bustling category.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google releases Docs and Sheets apps for iOS and Android  —  Google is launching standalone mobile apps for the three key tools in its productivity suite: Docs, Sheets, and Slides.  The apps will be available on both iOS and Android, with the former two already out today and Slides coming at a later date.

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Microsoft:
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Intel:
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VMware:
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