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May 14, 2014, 5:25 AM

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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.
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 …
Amir Mizroch / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Legal Blow: What ‘the Right to Be Forgotten’ Means  —  What's the bottom line?  —  The court's decision means that individuals can ask Google or other search operators to take down links to web pages that are published by third parties, such as newspapers, containing information relating to them.
Charlie O'Donnell / This is going to be Big:
The Economics of a Small VC Fund  —  Two years ago I started a fund.  For the fund to be viable, it had to be at least $5 million, but somewhere in the neighborhood of $8-10 million would have been perfect.  Thankfully, that's what I raised—$8.3 million.  —  So how does it work?
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple's iOS Human Interface Guidelines Now On The iBooks Store  —  Previously available on the web from Apple's developer portal, the company's iOS Human Interface Guidelines are now on the iBooks Store as a free download (via Dave Addey).  The 20 MB guide is compatible with iPads …
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 …
Chris Kohler / Wired:
Microsoft Had No Choice but to Yank Kinect From Xbox One  —  Xbox One just got dis-Kinected: Microsoft said this morning that on June 9, it will begin selling a $400 version of its Xbox One console that does not include the Kinect camera peripheral.  —  This would seem to confirm …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
New Zealand requires network operators to register with cops, give spies oversight of their network ops  —  ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!  —  SHARE TWEET STUMBLE COMMENTS  —  Juha writes, “When the rest of the world decides to scrutinise and dial down mass surveillance of Internet users, New Zealand does the opposite.
More: iTnews.com.au and ZDNet
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 …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Oracle faces scrutiny over $1.3-bln damages verdict against SAP  —  A U.S. appeals court appeared skeptical on Tuesday about reinstating a $1.3-billion-dollar verdict won by Oracle against SAP, in a case where the European software company admitted massive copyright infringement by one of its business units.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Windows Store updated with persistent navigation bar, multiple featured titles, and shared app identities  —  Microsoft today updated the Windows Store, which ships on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 devices, with enhancements “that address customer feedback and make it a lot easier to find the apps you want.”

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