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May 13, 2014, 11:20 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.
Richard Padilla / MacRumors:
Apple Preparing HD Audio Playback for iOS 8 Alongside New In-Ear Headphones and Lightning Cable  —  Apple is said to be introducing high definition audio playback in iOS 8 alongside new versions of its In-Ear Headphones and Lightning connector, according to a report from Mac Otakara (Google Translate).
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
FCC considers treating cable firms like utilities in net neutrality debate  —  US regulator has faced criticism after it appeared to suggest it was willing to create a ‘fast-lane internet’ for those who can pay  —  The top lawyer at the Federal Communications Commission confirmed on Tuesday …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Google starts selling Glass to anyone (in the US) with $1,500 to burn  —  Forget an Explorer program or attendance at either a developer conference or golf tournament, Google has just announced it's opening sales of the Glass headset to all (in the US).  As long as they're in stock and you have $1,500 …
Anthony Myers / ReadWrite:
Salesforce Finally Connects Heroku To Its Cloud  —  Salesforce finally connected the powerful Heroku cloud application platform to its own database layer on Tuesday with the release of the Heroku Connect tool.  The move was promised last year when the company debuted its Salesforce1 mobile app …
Lewis Scrafton / Guardian:
Google Maps adds public transport data across UK  —  Partnerships with National Express, Traveline and local tram and ferry firms have provided 17,000 routes across the country through Google's popular mapping tool  —  Travellers across Great Britain can now use Google Maps to plan …
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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Ben Fox Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Google Glass Materials Cost $152, IHS Says  —  Firm Says Materials Are a Small Slice of Glass's Price—but Much of Cost Can Come From Engineering and Development  —  IHS Inc. this week came out with a new product teardown of Google Glass, saying the digital headset's hardware …
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.
Neil McAllister / The Register:
BlackBerry opens devices to third-party management - including its new, sub-$200 Z3  —  First Foxconn-built BlackBerry lands as Indonesian exclusive  —  Ailing BlackBerry has launched its first new mobe since John Chen took over as CEO in November, and to help drum up interest …

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