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May 14, 2014, 2:35 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Chris Kohler / Wired:
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
SAP Cuts Jobs as Co-CEO McDermott Hastens Software Shift  —  SAP AG (SAP), the biggest maker of business applications, is planning its first widespread job cuts in more than four years as the company shifts to delivering more software online.  —  The German technology company …
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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla reluctantly bows to industry pressure, adopts DRM tech required to watch Netflix video  —  Mozilla holds its nose and supports DRM video in Firefox  —  The open-source browser gets a proprietary Adobe software so people can watch video from sites like Netflix over the Web.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Stealth startup alert: Skype co-founder ventures into health and wearables with Project Florida  —  Skype's co-founder Janus Friis is looking to take on Fitbit with a new data-heavy health and wellness-focused wearable device, and he's assembled a high-profile team to do so …
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?
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo acquires self-destructing messaging app Blink and entire team, will shut app down  —  Yahoo Acquires Self-Destructing Messaging App Blink, Which Will Soon Disappear  —  Blink, a mobile messaging application that lets users share self-destructing messages, has been acquired by Yahoo, TechCrunch has confirmed.
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