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May 10, 2014, 11:30 PM

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Russell Holly / Geek.com:
Google testing complete redesign, new features for web Gmail similar to leaked test on Android  —  Google is testing new web-based Gmail features  —  Google's products are constantly tested behind the scenes for potential new features, and since Gmail is just about as high as you can get on that list …
Vivian Ho / The Technology Chronicles:
MonkeyParking app lets you auction off whatever parking spot your car is in, rolls out to SF  —  Sell your S.F. street parking spot for $20?  —  An Italy-based startup is rolling out an app that offers San Franciscans the pleasure of being paid to leave.  —  MonkeyParking allows drivers …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Another RadiumOne surprise: its former engineering director is on trial for identity theft  —  Exclusive: RadiumOne's very strange story just got stranger  —  Turns out RadiumOne's fired CEO isn't the only employee with a spotty record, according to the US Secret Service.
More: NBC Bay AreaTweets: @nickstattThanks:@rogerwcheng
Rob Platzer / bitly blog:
Bitly details breach of offsite database backup, accelerates development of security features  —  More Detail  —  While we continue working through our response to the compromise we reported yesterday, we wanted to provide some more insight into the question of how this happened and what we have done to ensure security going forward.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple trade-in promotion begins: up to $99 for iPhone 4, $199 for 4s towards purchase of 5s, 5c  —  Apple kicks off its big in-store iPhone upgrade event  —  In line with our earlier report, Apple has just kicked off a big iPhone trade-in event at its U.S. retail stores …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
The Wayback Machine passes 400 billion indexed webpages, covering the Web from late 1996 to a few hours ago  —  The Internet Archive today announced a massive milestone for its Wayback Machine: 400 billion indexed webpages.  The data encompasses the Web as it looked anytime from late 1996 up until a few hours ago.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla abandons plan for ads on Firefox's new-tab page  —  The nonprofit organization loses its taste for ads, saying, “That's not who we are at Mozilla” and indicating reconciliation with the advertising industry won't be easy.  —  Mozilla has scrapped a plan to put ads on the windows …
Gwynn Guilford / Quartz:
All the Western companies you'd have to combine to get something like Alibaba  —  Alibaba, which filed for its IPO on May 6, isn't just the “Amazon of China”—it's also the Dropbox, PayPal, Uber, Hulu, ING Direct, and more.  Though Google has its fingers in a similarly high volume of pies …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Kik introduces a virtual currency to encourage engagement and (potentially) make money  —  Messaging apps are the flavor of this year, as evidenced by Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp deal, but lately we've barely heard from Kik, the Canadian startup that beats WhatsApp, Snapchat and others in the US market.
More: Latin PostThanks:@jonrussell
Brittany Hillen / SlashGear:
Moto E surfaces in press shots on retailer website  —  A shot of a handset said to be the Moto E appeared earlier today in a photograph next to the Moto X's smaller sibling, the Moto G. Following this, Twitter user Hudson Martins has tweeted a press shot of what is said to be the Moto E. Update …
Wall Street Journal:
Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine expected to take on senior roles at Apple as part of Beats acquisition  —  Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine Would Both Join Apple in Beats Deal  —  Duo Could Help Tim Cook Broker Deals in Music Industry  —  Music mogul Jimmy Iovine gravitates to the limelight in a way that previously might …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Federal Agents Seek to Loosen Rules on Hacking Computers  —  A U.S. proposal to expand the U.S. Justice Department's ability to hack into computers during criminal investigations is furthering tension in the debate over how to balance privacy rights with the need to keep the country safe.
More: ACLU, RT and Lawyer HeraldTweets: @declanm

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