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May 12, 2014, 11:50 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 …
Jeff Sommer / New York Times:
Tim Wu, who developed the concept of net neutrality, says it should be protected by regulation  —  Defending the Open Internet  —  The future of the Internet — which means the future of communications, culture, free speech and innovation — is up for grabs.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …

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