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May 11, 2014, 11:40 PM

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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC chair updates proposed broadband rules after criticism, seeks comment on reclassification  —  Agency Won't Let Firms Segregate Web Traffic Into Fast, Slow Lanes  —  The head of the Federal Communications Commission is revising proposed rules for regulating broadband Internet …
David Carr / New York Times:
An internet fast lane could provoke a SOPA-like backlash from Silicon Valley  —  Warnings Along F.C.C.'s Fast Lane  —  The next time the loudmouth in the next cubicle interrupts you with yet another recap of his weekend, just start talking about “net neutrality.”
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 …
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
The history of Beats Electronics: from inception to Apple  —  Before Apple makes its Beats acquisition truly official, join us for a trip down context lane.  —  Sure, every tech pundit with Internet access has weighed in on why the $3.2 billion deal is good or bad for Apple …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
By trading just 0.013% of its equity, Quora gets access to YC's network, while YC gets more late-stage experience and credibility  —  Q: Why Did Quora Join Y Combinator?  A: It Was Almost Free  —  Quora has plenty to learn from Y Combinator, but it's not giving up the traditional 7% equity share to join the accelerator.
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Microsoft will also announce a new Intel-based Surface on May 20  —  Microsoft and Intel moving ahead with Surface tablet  —  Chip giant won't be left out in the cold at the upcoming Microsoft Surface event.  —  Microsoft Surface Pro  —  While a smaller version of the Surface tablet …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
LG announces 3 new G Pads: The 7, 8 and 10-inch to be added this month  —  In case an 8.3-inch display wasn't your size, LG has three more sizes of G Pad to choose from as of today.  The new models come in three sizes and will likely come with similar specs to LG's highly-touted 8.3-inch model.
Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Plans to Launch Tizen Smartphone in Russia, India  —  Company Aiming to Compete More Directly With Google and Apple  —  Samsung Electronics Co. is preparing to launch a new smartphone in Russia and India based on its homegrown operating system Tizen, people familiar with the matter say …
Drake Bennett / Businessweek:
Lenovo Targets Mobile as Tech Empire Grows on Castoff Businesses  —  Earlier this year, Lenovo went shopping.  The Chinese maker of computers and smartphones said in late January that it was buying Motorola, the iconic mobile phone brand, from Google (GOOG) for $2.9 billion …
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Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Interview with Adam Stiles, the developer who created the first tabbed web browser in 1998  —  Meet The Man Who Invented The Browser Tab  —  Adam Stiles recalls “the first tab” and how he came to create the atomic unit of internet navigation.  —  In the summer of 1997 …
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