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May 3, 2014, 8:55 PM

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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Jury Finds Samsung Phones Infringe on Several Apple Patents, Awards $119.6 Million  —  A federal jury ruled Friday that Samsung infringed on at least one of the patents that Apple had sued over in its latest patent case.  —  The jury found all accused Samsung phones infringed on the first patent at issue …
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
PayPal director of strategy Rakesh Agrawal fired for insulting coworkers in late-night tweets  —  PayPal Exec No Longer With The Company After Insulting Colleagues In Late-Night Tweets  —  Less than two months after getting hired to be PayPal's new director of strategy, Rakesh “Rocky” …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Updated Google Drive app now requires separate Docs and Sheets apps to edit files  —  Google Drive App Updated To v1.3 - Now Requires New Docs And Sheets Apps For Editing Capability [APK Download]  —  Google is sneaking one more update in this week, and it's an odd one.
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
SanDisk announces 4TB SSD, hopes for 8TB next year  —  SanDisk's new drive family has up to 4TB capacity for data center use  —  SanDisk this week announced the industry's first 4TB enterprise-class SAS solid-state drive (SSD) in its Optimus MAX product based on 19-nanometer process technology.
More: Neowin
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
White House seeks legal immunity for telecom firms complying with court orders for customer data  —  White House seeks legal immunity for firms that hand over customer data  —  Obama administration asks legislators drafting NSA reforms to protect telecoms firms for complying with court orders, Guardian learns
Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter isn't dying: active users and timeline views don't capture the platform's vast reach  —  Twitter Is Not Dying  —  Well, that's it folks: Twitter is dead.  It had a good flight.  A short flight, but a noisy one.  Sadly, it is now headed the way of Flappy Bird.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Now for Android updated to keep cards loaded when you lose service  —  Google today updated Google Search for Android with a very useful Google Now improvement: cards will now stay loaded even when you lose service.  You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.
Marvin Ammori / Slate:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's lame excuses for his net neutrality proposal  —  Tom Wheeler tries, and fails, to justify his execution of net neutrality.  —  A few years ago, Internet users, democracy activists, and entrepreneurs got wind of a proposed law, SOPA, that would have changed …
More: Vox and DSLreports

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