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May 27, 2014, 11:25 PM

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Gurdeep Pall / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Skype Translator, a real-time language translation tool, will begin rolling out later this year  —  Microsoft demos breakthrough in real-time translated conversations  —  The following post is from Gurdeep Pall, Corporate Vice President of Skype and Lync at Microsoft.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Satya Nadella on Microsoft's future, the “post-post-PC era,” and his immediate to-do list  —  Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the Code Conference  —  Highlights: Microsoft's future is about building platforms and software for productivity.  Nadella says we're entering a “post-post-PC era.”
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Google unveils a self-driving car prototype, sans steering wheel, accelerator, and brake, speed limited to 25mph  —  Google's New Self-Driving Car Ditches the Steering Wheel  —  Google has finally built its own car from scratch.  And it looks like a gondola with wheels.
LG:
LG announces the G3, its new flagship smartphone with a 5.5" 2560 x 1440 display that launches May 28 in South Korea, later in other countries  —  WITH NEW G3, LG AIMS TO REDEFINE CONCEPT OF SMART AND SIMPLE  —  LG Electronics (LG) today introduced to the world its eagerly anticipated G3 smartphone …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Yahoo Plots YouTube Rival for Summer Debut After Delay  —  Portal's Proposed Terms Have Received Pushback From YouTube Creators  —  Yahoo wants to rival YouTube for viral videos.  —  Creativity Reimagined  —  Is there room for another YouTube?  —  Yahoo is ramping up talks …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Valve: Steam Machines delayed until 2015  —  Valve attached this controller sketch image to its announcement.  Go ahead, pick it apart for clues about new hats coming to Team Fortress 2!  —  Valve Software  —  On Tuesday evening, Valve Software used a forum in the Steam games-store app …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Canada's Pitch to Tech Entrepreneur: We'll Pay 80% of Your Salaries  —  Lucrative Rebates Aimed at Top Tech Talent  —  Imagine you are launching or running a startup and there's a place where all of your developers—the biggest expense for most tech companies—cost one quarter what they do in Silicon Valley.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook reduces volume of auto-posted stories from third-party apps in News Feed  —  Facebook gives up on automatically posting everything you do online  —  Mark Zuckerberg's quantified self dream is over — for now  —  Last week, Facebook made a small but very important change to Instagram.
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:
Google blocking extensions not listed in the Chrome Web Store for Windows users  —  Google announced today that it's now blocking local Chrome extensions to protect Windows users from malicious software.  This means that only extensions coming from the Chrome Web Store can be installed on Chrome for Windows.
eMarketer Newsroom:
Forecast: Twitter could reach 400M users in 2018, 40.1% in Asia-Pacific, 19% in North America  —  Emerging Markets Drive Twitter User Growth Worldwide  —  More than 40% of Twitter users worldwide will be in Asia-Pacific by 2018  —  Twitter's user base will increase 24.4% in 2014 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to live stream ‘exciting’ WWDC keynote for everyone to watch  —  Apple has updated its website to announce that it will be live streaming next week's WWDC Keynote address for all to watch.  As per usual, the event will be available on Macs running Safari 4 or later …
Michelle Moghtader / Reuters:
Iranian judge summons Facebook CEO for breach of privacy  —  (Reuters) - A conservative Iranian court opened a case against instant messaging services WhatsApp and Instagram while also summoning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over complaints of privacy violation, state news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday.
More: Slate and Mashable
Francis Bea / CNET News:
Inside Innoconn: Foxconn's new hardware startup incubator  —  Will this Chinese manufacturer's search for the next big thing pay off?  CNET takes a tour of Foxconn's Innoconn Beijing campus to find out more.

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