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May 23, 2014, 11:35 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 …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon escalates battle with Hachette, refuses coming book orders, lists some as unavailable  —  Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Hachette  —  Amazon, under fire in much of the literary community for energetically discouraging customers from buying books from the publisher Hachette, has abruptly escalated the battle.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Source: 70% chance Apple's Beats deal is happening, it's a Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine acquihire  —  Apple's Beats Deal Is Happening, And It's A Dre Acquihire  —  A well-placed source has confirmed rumors that Apple's acquisition of Beats “is happening” but was close to falling apart multiple times.
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 …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Alibaba Mulls AppNexus Stake as U.S. Strategy Takes Shape  —  In the latest sign of Alibaba Group's aspirations to be a major player beyond its home base of China, the soon-to-be-public Web giant is considering making an investment in U.S.-based advertising technology firm AppNexus, according to people briefed on the recent discussions.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing to help partners sell lower-cost devices, will debut at Computex  —  Microsoft today confirmed the rumors of a new edition of its latest operating system by unveiling Windows 8.1 with Bing.  The company says the main purpose is to allow its hardware partners …
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.
Lance Whitney / CNET:
eBay faces investigations by 3 US states into data breach, UK data watchdog considers probe  —  eBay to face formal investigations over data breach  —  Three states in the US are looking into the hack, while an official in the UK is considering a formal probe.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
The NSA is capturing nearly every phone call in Afghanistan, WikiLeaks claims  —  The US National Security Agency has been recording nearly every phone call made in Afghanistan, according to WikiLeaks.  The recordings are being made as part of the same program that was reported earlier …

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