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April 11, 2015, 2:45 PM

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Nick Halstead / DataSift:
Social intelligence service DataSift says its Twitter firehose access expires August, bemoans impact on its customers and their customers, touts Facebook access  —  Twitter Ends its Partnership with DataSift - Firehose Access Expires on August 13, 2015  —  For several months now …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter cuts off firehose access for third-party data resellers DataSift and NTT Data as Twitter grows in-house big data business  —  Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business  —  In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Four-person Google X team led by ex-Apple battery expert has been developing existing lithium-ion and newer solid-state thin film battery tech since 2012  —  Google Gets Into Battery Arms Race  —  Research team working on projects to improve lithium-ion and solid-state batteries
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Bitglass security researchers demonstrate how stolen personal data can traverse the Dark Web  —  Diving into the Dark Web: Where does your stolen data go?  —  Summary:If your sensitive data is stolen online, where does it go — and who sees it?  One security team found out.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
SendGrid Account Breach Was Used to Attack Coinbase, a Bitcoin Exchange  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers targeted SendGrid, a mass email service used by 180,000 companies including Uber, Pinterest, Spotify and Foursquare, to infiltrate Coinbase, one of the most popular Bitcoin exchanges.
Lucian Armasu / Tom's Hardware Guide:
BQ Aquaris E4.5, First Commercially Available Ubuntu Phone, Lands In Europe For 170 Euro  —  The first Ubuntu phone is finally here.  The Aquaris E4.5, previously only an Android 4.4 phone, now also has a “Ubuntu Edition.”  The phone is available only in the European Union from BQ's website right now for 170 euro ($180).
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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Japanese Court Orders Google To Delete Critical Reviews From Google Maps  —  There's troubling news in Japan today, after Google was told to delete two critical customer reviews from its Google Maps service.  —  The Chiba District Court today issued a preliminary injunction forcing …
Rebecca Jeschke / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
USPTO ruling invalidates key claims in infamous Personal Audio patent after EFF petition, curtailing the ability of patent trolls to threaten podcasters  —  EFF Busts Podcasting Patent, Invalidating Key Claims at Patent Office  —  Ruling from USPTO Invalidates All Claims Used to Threaten Podcasters
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
Apple has asked over a dozen artists for exclusive deals to promote Beats Music, which relaunches this summer at $9.99/month with family plan for $14.99  —  Apple's New Beats Music Thinks Taylor Swift Will Make You Pay  —  Apple Inc. has asked Florence and the Machine and more than a dozen …

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