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May 12, 2014, 2:25 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 …
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC chair tries to salvage net neutrality plan, promises to be strong cop in revised rules  —  Under immense public pressure, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is attempting to salvage a plan that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies such as Netflix …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Square Finally Gives Up on Square Wallet and Bets on New Order-Ahead App  —  The grand Square Wallet experiment is over.  As of today, Square has pulled the app from the Apple and Google app stores.  At the same time, it is introducing Square Order, an app that lets shoppers place pick-up orders from …
Paul Rosania / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter's new mute feature lets you hide users from your home timeline  —  Another way to edit your Twitter experience: with mute  —  Today we're beginning to introduce a new account feature called mute to people who use our iPhone and Android apps and twitter.com.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Visual Studio goes cross platform with Cordova integration from Microsoft  —  At its TechEd conference today, Microsoft announced the next step in its “mobile first, cloud first” strategy with a preview of Apache Cordova support in Visual Studio.  Cordova is a toolkit for building apps for iOS …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Azure Gets New Tools For Hybrid Clouds And Simplified Cloud Storage Service For Businesses  —  Today is a big day for Microsoft.  It's making a large number of announcements around its developer tools at its enterprise-centric TechEd event in Houston today and in addition …
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple interested in Beats for paid streaming conversion rate, plans to improve its headphones  —  Apple's Deep Ties With Iovine Key Driver of Beats Deal  —  When news spread last week that Apple Inc. (AAPL) was near an acquisition of Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pinterest Launches Paid Ads With Select Brands In Form Of Promoted Pins  —  Last fall, Pinterest announced it would begin experimenting with advertisements on its service in the form of “Promoted Pins,” which would be featured placements from select retailers and other businesses.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Andreessen-inspired Tweetstorms™ are inconsiderate, and maybe abusive, to Twitter followers  —  Why Twitter's Newest Tweetstorm™ Trend Must Be Stopped  —  Twitter's sanity depends on it.  —  Warzel/BuzzFeed  —  Here's a thing you probably haven't noticed unless …

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