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May 27, 2014, 5:35 PM

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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:
LG Officially Outs Its Leaky G3 Smartphone: Bigger Hardware, Flatter Software  —  LG has officially outed its new flagship smartphone, the G3, at events taking place in London, New York and San Francisco.  —  TechCrunch was in attendance at the London event, taking place in a rainy Battersea Park far from any working 3G.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter and Omnicom Strike $230 Million Mobile Ad Deal  —  Omnicom Media Group announced a mobile-focused deal with Twitter on Tuesday, worth $230 million over the next two years.  —  The deal will integrate Omnicom's programmatic ad buying unit Accuen with Twitter's ad exchange MoPub …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Intuit dishes $360 million to acquire mobile bill pay firm Check  —  Summary: The Palo Alto, California-based company is best known for its mobile app that automates and consolidates the bill pay process for both consumers and small businesses.  —  Financial services giant Intuit …
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 …
Bloomberg:
China Said to Push Banks to Remove IBM Servers for Security  —  The Chinese government is pushing domestic banks to remove high-end servers made by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) and replace them with a local brand, according to people familiar with the matter …
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 …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Hackers remotely lock some Apple devices in Australia using Find My iPhone, demand ransom  —  Australian Mac and iOS users find devices remotely locked, held for ransom (and how to keep yours safe)  —  The Sydney Morning Herald reports that several Australian Mac, iPhone …
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 …
Michael Jackson / CoinDesk:
Bitcoin and Regulation: Lessons from the Early Days of Skype  —  Michael Jackson, former COO of Skype and current venture capital investor at Mangrove Capital Partners, explores how bitcoin companies can learn from the early struggles Skype had with regulators across the globe.
Tweets: @shak and @coindesk
William Gruger / Billboard:
Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts Go Live  —  Today, Billboard and Twitter officially launch the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts.  These new, interactive charts redefine how fans interact with, and influence, popular content by ranking the most popular songs being shared on Twitter in the U.S.
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Google considered acquiring connected camera maker Dropcam through its Nest division, in a push into home security  —  Google Eyes Home Security, Dropcam  —  Google's Nest division is plotting a move into the home-security market and has considered acquiring connected camera-maker Dropcam …

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