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May 12, 2014, 8:30 AM

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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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
With New Food App Square Order, Square Wants A Bigger Bite Of The Restaurant Industry  —  Square, by many accounts, is hungrily in search of new revenue streams to feed its expanding ambitions in e-commerce, and today we are getting another glimpse of where that strategy is taking it.
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.
Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:
Alibaba Is Not A Threat To US Internet Companies  —  Everybody loves superlatives, and it is definitely Superlatives Week for the tech press.  Alibaba's IPO will represent “surely one of tech's largest ever” Kara Swisher of Re/code intoned.  Heather Somerville and Brandon Bailey …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Al Franken discusses his opposition to Comcast-Time Warner deal and support for net neutrality  —  Al Franken's crusade to stop Comcast and save media  —  The US senator says his past as a comedian and writer gives him plenty of reasons to mistrust big media companies.
Reuters:
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to release first tablet: sources  —  (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will soon release its first tablet, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, expanding the fast-growing company's product lineup in a potential challenge to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.
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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 …
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 …

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