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May 17, 2014, 12:50 AM

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Dan Levine / Reuters:
Apple, Google settle Motorola Mobility patent litigation without cross-licensing, will cooperate on patent reform  —  Apple, Google agree to settle smartphone patent litigation  —  (Reuters) - Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to dismiss high profile U.S. patent litigation …
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
Dr. Dre, Beats sued for $20M by MOG founder David Hyman  —  Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics Hit With $20 Million-Plus Lawsuit  —  MOG founder claims he was hired and deliberately fired before he could collect his equity grant  —  Dr. Dre has hit a bum note with a man who claims that he was hired …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Google acquires Quest Visual, maker of Word Lens app, will integrate it into Google Translate  —  Google acquires Word Lens app recently featured in Apple's iPhone ad “Powerful”  —  Google just bought the company behind a smartphone app called Worl Lens that visually translates text …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Bitcoin Foundation hit by resignations over new director  —  (Reuters) - As the most prominent trade group pushing adoption of the electronic currency Bitcoin begins its annual conference on Friday, it is being roiled by controversy.  —  At least 10 members of the nonprofit Bitcoin Foundation …
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Apple Has Been Sued Because iPhones Often Don't Deliver Text Messages To Android Users  —  A lawsuit has been filed against Apple over the issue of iPhones failing to deliver text messages to Android phones, according to Bloomberg.  —  The suit was filed by a former iPhone customer who alleges …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 to be rebranded as “Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5” for two weeks  —  Samsung rebranding Heathrow's busiest hub to ‘Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5’  —  Two weeks of S5 overload for British fliers  —  Samsung's marketing juggernaut is reaching …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Instagram for iOS update removes the option to share likes and activity to Facebook  —  Facebook has issued an update for Instagram for iOS that is likely to cut down on the number of updates from the photo sharing app that appear on Facebook.  —  That's because the change in version 5..11 …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Airbnb Experiments With ‘Experiences,’ Offering Everything From Bike Tours To Home-Cooked Meals  —  Traditionally, we've come to know Airbnb as a place where guests find accommodations in unique spaces, and as a platform for hosts to make extra money by opening their homes up to strangers.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Maps Adds Elevation Profiles To Bike Routes To Help You Avoid Those Steep Hills  —  Google Maps now features elevation profiles for bike routes.  —  Google added biking directions to Google Maps and specialized maps that highlight bike routes a few years ago.

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