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May 13, 2014, 12:45 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans to match Microsoft Surface with split-screen iPad multitasking in iOS 8  —  iOS 8 is likely to supercharge the functionality of Apple's iPad with a new split-screen multitasking feature, according to sources with knowledge of the enhancement in development.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft to drop Gold subscription requirement for entertainment apps on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in June  —  In addition to the Kinect-free Xbox One for $399, Microsoft today also announced it is dropping the Xbox Live Gold subscription requirement for entertainment apps on the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU top court upholds “right to be forgotten”, says Google must edit sensitive search results  —  European court says Google must respect ‘right to be forgotten’  —  (Reuters) - Internet companies can be made to remove irrelevant or excessive personal information from search engine results …
Om Malik / Gigaom:
The 1999 tech bubble was about naive optimism, but now it's about gross entitlement  —  Is it really a tech bubble, or is it something else?  —  Adam Lashinsky, in a piece for Fortune last week, wrote at length about the question that has crossed the minds of everyone north of San Jose: are we in a bubble?
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Motorola adds LTE to Moto G, launches $129 Moto E  —  Motorola adds LTE to Moto G, introduces an even cheaper Moto E  —  Shipping with Android 4.4 and a guaranteed upgrade to the next major version of Android  —  The Moto G is the best selling smartphone in Motorola history.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Airbnb takes on hotels with last-minute booking  —  It's 8:00.  Do you know where you'll sleep tonight?  —  Airbnb, the service that makes it easy for anyone to convert their extra space into an income-generating vacation rental, is experimenting with a new emphasis on short trips and last-minute bookings.
Dale Russakoff / New Yorker:
Zuckerberg's $100M pledge in 2010 to reform Newark schools has had little benefit to students  —  SCHOOLED - Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had a plan to reform Newark's schools.  They got an education.  —  Late one night in December, 2009, a black Chevy Tahoe in a caravan …
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Sticking With Wells Fargo as Sole LP, Norwest Raises $1.2 Billion Fund  —  Norwest Venture Partners has closed its 12th fund, Norwest Venture Partners XII LP, at $1.2 billion-the same size as its last fund, which the firm raised in late 2009.  —  Norwest is one of a handful of venture capital firms …
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
AT&T customers can connect their GM 4G cars to shared data plans for $10 a month  —  If you were thinking about buying one of General Motors' new-fangled 4G cars this summer but were wondering how much that LTE connectivity would cost you, then GM and AT&T today provided an answer.
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
TV Ad Dollars Slowly Shifting to Web Video  —  Increasing Portion of Broadcast and Cable Budgets Follow Younger Audience Online  —  Online video outlets are finally starting to chip away at television's hold on advertisers.  —  Several major advertisers, including MasterCard …
Dylan Tweney / VentureBeat:
Uber brings a cheaper SUV service, UberXL, to San Francisco  —  Above: An Uber SUV.  Not to be confused with the much cheaper UberXL SUV.  —  For those times when the party is not just breaking up, but moving to a whole new location, the typical Uber car might feel a little cramped.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Iranian Hackers Targeted Defense Workers and Political Dissidents  —  There's a new politically motivated hacker gang to keep track of, one that started out defacing websites but which has progressed more recently into conducting full-blown campaigns of cyber espionage abroad and political oppression at home.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Sonos app hits big 5.0: Universal search, smarter playlists, more  —  Sonos has pushed out its new Sons app for iOS and Android, graduating the software from beta, and bringing universal search, musical alarms, and smoother multi-room support to all users.  The new Sonos Software v5. updates …
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
NSA routinely receives or intercepts US-made routers and servers to implant backdoors before international shipping  —  how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers  —  The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas - even though the US government …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Sony reportedly puts its OLED TV efforts on hold  —  There were hints that Sony's OLED TV plans were in trouble when the company's collaboration with Panasonic went south last year, and it now looks like those efforts have stalled out completely.  Nikkei reports that Sony has put development of OLED sets …
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Twitter's New Mute Feature Means Brand Visibility Is No Sure Thing  —  Brand visibility on Twitter became a bit murky today.  —  Twitter announced the rollout of a new “mute” feature.  It lets Twitter users continue to follow other accounts, but without actually seeing any of the other account's activity.
Steven Melendez / Motherboard:
How Non-Profits Are Cashing In on the Cryptocurrency Boom  —  Bitcoin is often discussed as the backbone of the online drug trade, an interesting speculative investment, or simply a futuristic way to order pizza.  But proponents say the cryptocurrency also has great potential for the nonprofit world.

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