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May 13, 2014, 3:55 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.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Top Goldman Tech Banker Anthony Noto Heads to Coatue  —  Anthony Noto, the high-profile Goldman Sachs banker best known for taking Twitter public last November, is leaving the investment bank to join hedge fund Coatue Management as senior managing director, according to a memo sent today.
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Microsoft lowers Xbox One price to $400 without Kinect  —  Is the $500 asking price of Xbox One too rich for your blood?  Turns out you're not alone, and Microsoft's responding: the price of the Xbox One is dropping to $400, and the company's dropping Kinect from the box as well.  Developing ......
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?
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
BitPay Raises $30m in Record-Breaking Bitcoin Funding Round  —  Georgia, Atlanta-based bitcoin merchant processor BitPay has raised $30m in Series A funding in what is the largest-ever financing round to date for a bitcoin company.  —  The round was led by Index Ventures …
The Cryptocurrency Times:
The popular online wallet Dogevault is offline, large amounts of Dogecoin appear to have been stolen  —  Dogevault is a popular online wallet, where people can store and send Dogecoin.  It provides no advantage over a normal Dogecoin wallet however, and generally online wallets are regarded as risky …
Hollie Slade / Forbes:
Boxed, a shopping app for bulk items, raises $6.5M in Greycroft-led Series A  —  ‘Costco Of Mobile Apps’ Boxed Raises $6.5M To Take On Amazon Prime  —  Wholesale aficionados might not have to schlep to the suburbs to spend hours bargain hunting in Costco much longer.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Google Search for iOS 4.0 adds new voice search options, more relevant results, and more  —  Google has updated its iOS search app to version 4.0, which introduces a variety of new and useful changes.  The app now recognizes new voice search cues and conversational input similar to the way Siri works.
Ron / WinBeta:
Outlook.com rolls out advanced rules, undo, in-line reply, and more in new update  —  Microsoft is rolling out an update to Outlook.com over the next few weeks, adding a few new features making the service just a tad bit better to use.  These new features build on Microsoft's commitment …
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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.
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 …
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 …

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