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May 14, 2014, 4:45 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 6 with larger, sharper 1704 x 960 resolution screen in testing  —  Apple is preparing to release a new iPhone with a larger screen later this year, and while multiple reports have indicated that the screen will be larger, the exact dimensions of the screen and its resolution have so far been guesswork.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Greenwald expands on NSA reporting with new book ‘No Place to Hide’ and 50+ new documents  —  Glenn Greenwald's Pulse-Pounding Tale of Breaking the Snowden Leaks  —  In June 2013, Edward Snowden was sitting in his room at the Mira hotel in Hong Kong, watching the world react …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
NSA Docs Detail Efforts To Collect Data From Microsoft's Skype, SkyDrive, And Outlook.com  —  Last July, Glenn Greenwald published a set of claims regarding a number of Microsoft services that were, especially at the time, unsettling: That Microsoft had helped the NSA “circumvent its encryption” …
Adam Pash:
Switching from iPhone to Android loses incoming iMessages, senders still get delivery receipt  —  iMessage purgatory  —  I recently switched from an iPhone to Android, and discovered shortly thereafter that my phone number was still associated with iMessage, meaning that any time someone …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Autodesk Moves to Make Its Own 3-D Printer  —  Autodesk is known for programs that help people make things.  Now the San Francisco company plans to make something itself-a 3-D printer and software to go with it, hoping to spur a hot market to move even faster.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Surface Pro 3 might join Microsoft's Surface mini unveiling next week  —  Microsoft is holding a Surface press event in New York City next week, but the company may have accidentally revealed one of the announcements.  In a support article published yesterday, Microsoft says a fresh update for Windows 8.1 …
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
Firefox's adoption of closed-source DRM breaks my heart  —  I understand the pressure to support commercial video - but the browser makers can do more to defend free and open software  —  Future versions of the open-source Firefox browser will include closed-source digital rights management …
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Miguel Helft / Fortune:
Square expects to start turning a profit in about a year, has secured $225M line of credit  —  Square's status?  It's complicated  —  Exclusive: Internal documents show that the innovative payments company expects losses through mid-2015.  But then it predicts a turnaround.
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Samsung offers ‘deep apology’ and compensation to workers who've contracted incurable diseases  —  Recent documentary uncovered 56 cases of leukemia  —  South Korean electronics giant Samsung has officially apologized over the illnesses and deaths of some of its factory workers.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Microsoft to offer Xbox Live Gold refunds once requirement is dropped for entertainment apps  —  If you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription only to access media apps such as Netflix and Hulu, Microsoft's recent decision to remove the digital requirement may have left you feeling short-changed.
FaryaabS / SamMobile:
Hands-on with a test build of the Tizen operating system for the original Galaxy Gear  —  Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Gear Tizen Preview  —  Earlier this year, there was speculation about Samsung launching new version of its Galaxy Gear along with the Samsung Galaxy S5 at the UNPACKED 2014 Episode 1 event in Barcelona, Spain.
Takashi Amano / Bloomberg:
iPhone market share in Japan is 36.6% in year ending March, up from 25.5% a year earlier  —  Apple Boosts Japanese Market Share After NTT Docomo Sells IPhone  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) boosted its share of the Japan mobile-phone market to more than a third after the country's largest wireless carrier started selling the iPhone.
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press:
Sony Sinks to $1.3B Quarterly Loss on PC Expenses  —  Sony Corp. sank to a 138 billion yen ($1.3 billion) quarterly loss, hit by costs from selling its personal computer business and is forecasting more red ink as it struggles to execute a long-promised turnaround.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Consumer Watchdog objects to Eric Schmidt's appointment to NY's “Smart Schools” advisory group, citing “unlawful conflicts of interest”  —  Eric Schmidt Has an Interest.  Is It a Conflict?  —  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York last month appointed a three-person commission …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Red Hat refuses to support commercial Linux customers if they use rival versions of OpenStack  —  Red Hat Plays Hardball on OpenStack Software  —  Rivals Fear That Software Maker Is Using Linux Dominance to Block Use of Alternative Cloud Software  —  Software maker Red Hat Inc …
Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Another rumor claims Samsung Gear Glass could launch alongside Galaxy Note 4  —  A Google Glass competitor from Samsung has been rumored quite often in the last few months, and today a new report is claiming that the Korean manufacturer could unveil the Gear Glass (a tentative title) …

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