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May 14, 2014, 5:55 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 …
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 …
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.
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
Acxiom snaps up LiveRamp and its data onboarding smarts for $310M  —  Acxiom is not some shiny Silicon Valley startup.  In fact, it's over 40 years old.  The company, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, also happens to be a pioneer in collecting data — and converting that data into big bucks …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google's not sure how to bring its self-driving-car to market, talks regularly to auto makers  —  Google Talking to Auto Makers About Self-Driving Car  —  Google is talking to auto makers about how to bring its self-driving-car technology to market, executives said Tuesday.
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.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
U.S. revealed secret legal basis for NSA program to Sprint, documents show  —  Under threat of a court challenge, the Obama administration in 2010 revealed to Sprint the secret legal basis of a then-classified program that collected billions of Americans' phone records for counterterrorism purposes …
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.
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Adobe's marketing cloud goes real-time, adds app store, boosts search ads 25%  —  How can big data and smart analytics ignite growth for your company?  Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs.  There are less than 50 tickets left!
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 …
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Rachel King / ZDNet:
Amid enterprise cloud push, Cisco surpasses Q3 expectations  —  Summary: UPDATED: Cisco expects the revenue decline to continue, but not by nearly as much as analysts predicted.  —  Wrapping up a fiscal third quarter that included a major leap into the enterprise cloud game …
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 …

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