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May 5, 2014, 11:40 AM

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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 …
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 …
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?
Re/code:
WordPress.com Parent Automattic Has Raised $160 Million, Now Valued at $1.16 Billion Post-Money  —  Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and other Web publishing tools, has raised $160 million from investors, including Insight Venture Partners, CEO Matt Mullenweg confirmed.
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?
More: kottke.org and The VergeTweets: @bfeld and @smashingmag
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 …
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 …
Harry McCracken / TIME:
Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal  —  Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it's a shame more people don't learn to do it.  For years now, that's been a hugely popular stance.  It's led to educational initiatives as effortless sounding …
More: Channel 9 and GizmodoThanks:@srikardr
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
HANA Visionary Vishal Sikka Resigns From SAP  —  This afternoon, SAP announced in a statement that Vishal Sikka, Executive Board Member  —  for Products and Innovation, has resigned for personal reasons.  The resignation was effective immediately.  —  At the same time, SAP named a couple of new executive board members, including

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