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May 28, 2014, 9:05 AM

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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.
Chris Duckett / ZDNet:
iCloud not compromised in Apple ID attack: Apple  —  Summary: Apple has produced a minuscule response to the Apple ID attack that began affecting Australian and New Zealand iCloud users yesterday.  —  Chris Duckett  —  Almost a half and a day after a number of Australian users reported finding …
David Pierce / The Verge:
Amazon confirms its fight with publishing giant Hachette is real, and it's far from over  —  The war for ebooks rages on  —  Amazon's spat with publishing conglomerate Hachette has been unofficial but well-documented, as the retail giant uses its considerable muscle to gain more favorable terms …
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.
More: SlashGear
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 …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Wavii founder Adrian Aoun leaving Google, taking some of the Wavii team with him  —  Wavii Founder Leaves Google  —  Lots of Google executives are at the Re/Code Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes this week.  But at least one of them won't be a Google executive for very much longer.
More: Re/code
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 …
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.

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