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May 5, 2014, 1:00 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?
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 …
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?
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 …
Paul Ford / Medium:
A software canon, five great works: Word, Photoshop, Pac-Man, Unix, Emacs  —  The Great Works of Software  —  Is it possible to propose a software canon?  To enumerate great works of software that are deeply influential—that changed the nature of the code that followed?
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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.
Facebook:
Facebook launches new video metrics in Page Insights and Ads Reporting  —  Coming Soon: Video Metrics  —  With the goal of helping you better understand how people respond to your videos on Facebook, today we're announcing that new video metrics in Page Insights and Ads Reporting are coming soon.
Christopher Beam / The New Republic:
Why Chinese URLs use Arabic numerals over Mandarin characters or Latin letters  —  Chinese Number Websites: The Secret Meaning of URLs  —  Decoding 4008-517-517.com  —  An American friend living in Beijing once said she refused to communicate with anyone whose email address consisted …

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