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May 22, 2014, 12:30 PM

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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Apple acknowledges iMessage issue, says bug fix coming in future software update  —  Apple's iMessage Issue Goes From Bad to Worse With Server Glitch  —  Apple's iMessage system is a model of convenience when connecting between iPhones.  But trying to leave the ecosystem is the very definition of horror.
George Avalos / Mercury News:
Apple to occupy seven-building Sunnyvale campus  —  SUNNYVALE — Apple has agreed to lease a seven-building campus in Sunnyvale where the tech giant could move about 1,450 workers, according to city documents and commercial property sources.  —  The deal is the latest sign of a remarkable burst of expansion by Apple.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Stops Irresponsibly Defaulting Privacy Of New Users' Posts To “Public”, Changes To “Friends”  —  After years of putting new users at risk of oversharing by defaulting the visibility of their status updates and photos to public, Facebook is switching the default to “friends”.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Google Fiber: we don't charge for peering, don't have fast lanes  —  Google used its Google Fiber internet access business Wednesday to chime in on the continuing debate around peering and internet fast lanes, and guess what: the company doesn't use either.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Darkcoin, which offers greater anonymity than bitcoin, rises tenfold in value in only a month  —  Darkcoin, the Shadowy Cousin of Bitcoin, Is Booming  —  Someone out there likes anonymous money.  —  In only a month, the little-known bitcoin alternative known as Darkcoin has rocketed nearly tenfold …
More: Daily Dot and TheDomains.comTweets: @teamcymru
Brandon Butler / Network World:
Microsoft taps partners to sell Azure and take on Amazon in cloud  —  Microsoft has a big channel and soon it will arm them with Azure  —  Network World - Microsoft distributors will soon be able to resell the company's Azure cloud IaaS, Microsoft announced today in a blog.
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Samsung is making a VR headset for its phones and tablets  —  Samsung is known for its ubiquitous Galaxy smartphones and tablets, popular smart televisions and, most recently, smart watches.  The Korean consumer electronics giant is about to enter another major new category: virtual reality headsets.
Matt Haughey / Medium:
Google probably considers MetaFilter a haven for comment spam, despite best-in-industry moderation  —  On the Future of MetaFilter  —  Peak ads, MetaFilter's Google Problems, and the need to scale back.  —  MetaFilter is the little weblog that could, established in 1999 as one of the first community blogs.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
The Intercept's Micah Lee releases OnionShare, a free tool for anonymous file-sharing over Tor  —  Free App Lets the Next Snowden Send Big Files Securely and Anonymously  —  When Glenn Greenwald discovered last year that some of the NSA documents he'd received from Edward Snowden had been corrupted …
More: GitHubTweets: @micahflee
Leslie Picker / Bloomberg:
JD.com Raises $1.78 Billion, Pricing IPO Above Range  —  JD.com Inc., the Chinese online retailer whose business model is similar to Amazon.com Inc.'s, raised $1.78 billion in its U.S. initial public offering after pricing the shares above the marketed range.

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