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May 23, 2014, 10:05 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Google's Project Tango developing 7-inch tablet that can capture 3D images of objects  —  Google Developing Tablet With Advanced Vision Capabilities  —  Tech Company Plans To Produce About 4,000 Prototype Tablets Beginning Next Month  —  Google Inc. is developing a new …
Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Twitter Agrees to Block ‘Blasphemous’ Tweets in Pakistan  —  At least five times this month, a Pakistani bureaucrat who works from a colonial-era barracks in Karachi, just down the street from the former home of his country's secularist founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, asked Twitter to shield …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google Close To Snapping Up Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $1B+, Say Sources  —  In April, Google made a play for the skies when it swept in and acquired Titan Aerospace amid reports that the drone maker was being pursued by Facebook.  But Google's interest in hardware companies …
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.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Microsoft wins right to disclose FBI's demand for info about Office 365 customer  —  In a significant victory for transparency and free speech, a federal judge in Seattle granted Microsoft permission to unseal documents related to an FBI investigation into one of its cloud customers.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
DoorDash Raises $17.3 Million From Sequoia To Expand Its On-Demand Delivery Service  —  DoorDash is one of many on-demand food-delivery startups to crop up over the past few years, but the company has big ambitions to move beyond food.  Thanks to new investor Sequoia Capital, it has a sizable war chest to go after the competition.
Luther Turmelle / The New Haven Register:
15 Connecticut cab companies sue to block Uber, Lyft  —  A coalition of 15 Connecticut cab and livery companies filed suit in federal court Wednesday to block ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft from doing business in the state.  —  The cab and livery companies, represented …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
HP Shares Fall on Light Results; Plans to Cut up to 16,000 More Jobs  —  Computing giant Hewlett-Packard just reported results for its second fiscal quarter about 20 minutes earlier than scheduled, and the press release appears to be incomplete.  They're more or less in line with the consensus …

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