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May 23, 2014, 11:10 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.
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.
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 …
Nick Summers / Businessweek:
How IBM is struggling as a late entrant to the cloud era and is unlikely to deliver high margins  —  The Trouble With IBM  —  In the summer of 2012, five American technology companies bid on a project for a demanding new client: the CIA.  The spy agency was collecting so much information, its computers couldn't keep up.
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.
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.

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