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May 28, 2014, 11:07 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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook seeks EU antitrust review of WhatsApp deal in bid to avoid multiple national probes  —  Facebook Seeks EU Antitrust Review of WhatsApp Deal  —  Unexpected Twist to $19 Billion Deal Already Approved in the U.S.  —  Facebook Inc. 's acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp is facing …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
NTT DOCOMO, Japan's Largest Carrier, To Start Carrying The iPad Air And iPad Mini 2 On June 10  —  Apple announced today that it will begin to sell the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in Japan on NTT DOCOMO's network starting June 10.  NTT DOCOMO is the country's largest carrier …
Mary Meeker / KPCB:
Slides: Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report for 2014  —  Internet Trends 2014  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) partners with the brightest entrepreneurs to turn disruptive ideas into world-changing businesses.  The firm has helped build pioneering companies like Amazon …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Mark Russinovich embodies Microsoft's new company attitude as a principal architect of Azure  —  Microsoft's Most Clever Critic Is Now Building Its New Empire  —  Before joining Microsoft and becoming one of its most important software engineers, Mark Russinovich was in the business of pissing the company off.
Richard Padilla / MacRumors:
Apple Introduces Education Pricing for iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini, Now Starting at $469 and $379  —  Apple has introduced reduced education pricing for the iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini, offering both tablets at starting prices of $469 and $379, reports iGeneration (Google Translate).
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Buys Mobile App Management Platform Cappitan, Will Integrate It Into Azure  —  Yesterday, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella noted that Azure, the company's cloud platform, had more work to do have better traction with startups and developers.  Today, the company is taking a step to improve that …
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.
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