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May 13, 2014, 6:05 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.
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.
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?
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.
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 …
Phil Libin / Evernote Blog:
Evernote announces 100M registered users, says it spent less than $0.01 per user on ads  —  We Have 100 Million People to Thank  —  We're humbled and thrilled to announce that Evernote now has over 100 million total users!  —  There are two ways to look at this.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yelp Bites Back At OpenTable, TripAdvisor And Google With Free Yelp Reservations Service  —  TripAdvisor last week consumed LaFourchette to make a big move into online reservations against OpenTable, and Google gobbled up Appetas to battle with Yelp and raise its game with restaurants looking for more marketing presence online.
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.
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 …
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 …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Such hack, much sad: Doge Vault reportedly loses $56,000 in heist  —  On Tuesday, Doge Vault, one of the most popular online repositories for the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, formally acknowledged that it had been hacked two days earlier.  —  “On the 11th of May, the Doge Vault online wallet service …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Letter from major ISPs urges FCC not to reclassify broadband as a utility  —  Internet Providers Strike Back on Net Neutrality  —  In a surprise to no one, Internet providers warned federal regulators that treating broadband like phone lines will stunt future investments and service upgrades.
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Popcorn Time for Android available for download via web after being pulled from Google Play  —  Popcorn Time Is Now On Android  —  Hollywood's worst nightmare just went mobile.  —  A popular fork of Popcorn Time just launched its Android app.  Time4Popcorn's Popcorn Time app is now available …
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Joe Cox / whathifi.com News:
Sony denies reports OLED development is on hold  —  In a brief statement to What Hi-Fi?, Sony has denied reports coming out of Asia that the company is ditching OLED development in favour of concentrating on 4K TV.  —  Sony says no such change of focus has been confirmed …

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