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May 22, 2014, 1:55 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.
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”.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
House of Representatives passes ‘gutted’ NSA surveillance reform  —  Privacy watchdogs hope Senate will roll back amendments to USA Freedom Act  —  The USA Freedom Act, a bill meant to end NSA surveillance of phone records, has passed the House of Representatives.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
The iPad's next killer app: Osmo connects iOS kids' games with the real world  —  “Everything we are doing here is magic.”  I'm not usually someone who embraces Silicon Valley's tendency to paint every little product iteration as magical and revolutionary.  But when Tangible Play co-founder …
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.
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.
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 …
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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.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
HP drops $100 quad-core Android tablet into US market  —  Hewlett-Packard has undercut its $150 Android Slate 7 with a $100 tablet.  And it's quad-core, to boot.  —  $100 gets you a quad-core HP 7 Plus tablet.  —  Hewlett-Packard  —  Quad-core doesn't get much cheaper than this.
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.
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Metaio is combining infrared and augmented reality technology to turn any surface into a touchscreen  —  Augmented reality company Metaio has announced today that it is working on a system called ‘Thermal Touch’ which allows people using Google Glass-like wearable technology to turn any surface around them info a usable interface.

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