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May 28, 2014, 12:30 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Rebecca Jeschke / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
AF Holdings is denied 1K IP addresses in federal court, big win against copyright trolls  —  Crushing Blow for Copyright Trolls: Appeals Court Halts AF Holdings' Extortion Scheme  —  Copyright Holders Can't Abuse Legal System to Pressure Thousands of Internet Users to Pay Unfair Settlements
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 …
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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Microsoft:
Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit now available  —  Read more from Technical Fellow Alex Kipman about the next chapter for Kinect.
Zoho:
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Exitround:
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