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May 11, 2014, 4:55 AM

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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 …
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David Barboza / New York Times:
Red-Hot Web in China Richly Rewards Foreign Investors  —  SHENZHEN, China -It is one of the best investments of the digital age.  —  In June 2001, a South African media company called Naspers paid $34 million to acquire a big stake in a struggling Chinese start-up.
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 …
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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.
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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.
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 …
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.
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 …

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