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May 5, 2014, 2:40 PM

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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Amazon launches #AmazonCart, a new way to shop without leaving Twitter  —  Amazon is today rolling out an interesting new feature called #AmazonCart, which lets you add Amazon products to your shopping basket without leaving Twitter.  —  To use the feature, you first have to connect …
Paul Ziobro / Wall Street Journal:
Target Replaces CEO Steinhafel Following Massive Holiday Breach  —  Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan to Replace Steinhafel on an Interim Basis  —  Target Corp. replaced Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel on Monday, removing a 35-year “lifer” who won plaudits for his merchandising ability …
Google Commerce:
Google Shopping Express expands same-day delivery to Manhattan and West Los Angeles  —  Suddenly realize that you're designated snack mom tomorrow and don't have time to run to the store?  Or need to bring a new board game to this week's game night but would rather avoid traffic altogether?
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
No Regrets for the Founder of Tumblr After Yahoo Sale  —  When Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion a year ago, it sent a ripple of excitement — and anxiety — through the tech industry.  Would Yahoo and its recently arrived chief executive, Marissa Mayer, breathe new life into Tumblr?
FaryaabS / SamMobile:
Exclusive: Samsung GALAXY Tab S - 2560×1600 AMOLED Display, Exynos 5 Octa, Fingerprint sensor and more  —  We are now in 2nd quarter of 2014 and Samsung has released 7 tablets, already.  However, the Korean giant isn't stopping just yet.  Samsung has a brand new tablet lineup in the pipeline and its calling it the GALAXY Tab S.
Christina Farr / Reuters:
Insight: Apple on medical tech hiring spree, a possible hint of iWatch plans  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc is building a team of senior medical technology executives, raising hackles in the biotechnology community and offering a hint of what the iPhone maker may be planning for its widely expected iWatch and other wearable technology.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
VC Fred Wilson: By 2020 Apple Won't Be A Top-3 Tech Company, Google And Facebook Will  —  Fred Wilson of New York's Union Square Ventures, one of the top tech investors around, believes that by 2020, the biggest tech company in the world — Apple — will cease to be the most important, and won't even be in the top three.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kabbage Grows: The Online Platform For Small Business Loans Raises Another $50M  —  Kabbage made waves last month when it closed a $270 million credit facility to pass on to small businesses that use its online platform to borrow working capital and extend credit lines.
Larry Seltzer / ZDNet:
iOS 7 doesn't encrypt email attachments  —  Summary: A researcher has reported to Apple that email attachments stored on an iOS device are not encrypted at rest, contrary to Apple's claims.  —  In explaining the considerable measures Apple put in iOS to protect data, one claim the company makes …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Jury Recalculates Verdict But Leaves Intact Original $119 Million Award  —  A federal jury in San Jose on Monday recalculated its damage award, but left intact its decision that Samsung owes Apple $119.6 million in damages.  —  The move follow's the jury's earlier decision to award $119.6 million to Apple …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Nokia investing $100M in smart-car technology  —  The Finnish technology company aims to make money off the profound transformation of driving made possible by the combining automobiles with computing and networking technology.  —  Fresh after selling its mobile-phone business to Microsoft …

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