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May 13, 2014, 6:25 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 …
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.
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 …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Leaked LG Uni8 image reveals the company's first Windows Phone 8 device  —  It looks like LG is preparing to launch its very first Windows Phone 8 device, after serial smartphone industry insider Evleaks revealed a render of what is purportedly called the LG Uni8.
Benjamin Mako Hill / copyrighteous:
Even if you host your own email server, Google will end up capturing about half of your emails  —  Google Has Most of My Email Because It Has All of Yours  —  For almost 15 years, I have run my own email server which I use for all of my non-work correspondence.
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 …
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 …
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
Senator seeks answers on Samsung's fingerprint scanner for Galaxy S5  —  Technology poses security concerns, says Franken  —  A U.S. senator Tuesday questioned Samsung on the privacy protections the company has in place for the fingerprint scanning technology on its recently released Galaxy S5 smartphone.
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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