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May 26, 2014, 11:55 AM

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Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Investor Talk on Uber's Valuation Hits as High as $17 Billion  —  The bids for Uber's funding round rolled in this past week, and the price for the on-demand car service seems poised to steeply rise.  —  Several investors have stepped up during the bidding process, offering valuations near or above $17 billion, two people said.
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Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
HTC One mini 2 review: A worthy new addition to the premium One clan  —  HTC created what was undoubtedly one of the best smartphones of last year with the original One.  That was later followed up by the One mini, which was surprising in the sense that the handset maker hadn't before attempted …
Quinn Norton / Medium:
Why security is terrible: computers, software, and the people who use them are broken  —  Everything Is Broken  —  Once upon a time, a friend of mine accidentally took over thousands of computers.  He had found a vulnerability in a piece of software and started playing with it.
Hollie Slade / Forbes:
Browser-based encrypted email service ProtonMail launches beta, aims for Gmail-like simplicity  —  The Only Email System The NSA Can't Access  —  When the NSA surveillance news broke last year it sent shockwaves through CERN, the particle physics laboratory in Switzerland.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple's Expanded ‘Your Verse’ Campaign Pitches iPad As Mobile Creation Tool  —  Apple is releasing two new TV spots today, along with companion sections on its website.  The spots will continue its ‘Your Verse’ advertising, which attempts to demonstrate the ways that the iPad can be used to create and ‘do’.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Following Microsoft, Sony's PlayStation business officially enters China  —  It's only been about a month since Microsoft announced that it'll be bringing the Xbox to China come September, courtesy of the local government lifting its somewhat lax ban on imported video games and consoles.

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