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May 1, 2015, 1:10 PM

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Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Satya Nadella envisions a Microsoft that is more willing to favor big bets on new technologies over protecting legacy cash cows  —  Microsoft (Yes, Microsoft) Has a Far-Out Vision  —  Last June, in the basement of the Microsoft visitor center in Redmond, Wash., Todd Holmdahl …
Business Insider:
We tried Microsoft HoloLens: This is going to be much bigger than Google Glass  —  We just tried the company's new hologram gadget HoloLens.  —  It was a demonstration that was equal parts really awesome and really weird.  —  We were struck right away by how different this device is from Google Glass.
Scott Flynn / Unity Technologies Blog:
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Spotify raises $350M at $8B valuation: Sources  —  Music streaming service Spotify raised $350 million in a new funding round, sources told CNBC.  Before the recently raised cash, the company was valued at $8 billion.  (Tweet this) Goldman Sachs' institutional clients took part in the fundraising, sources added.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Grooveshark ceases operations as a result of settlement with major record companies, offers apology  —  Grooveshark, the Free Music Service That Used to Scare the Big Labels, Gives Up  —  Remember Grooveshark?  —  At one time, the music startup — which promised 35 million users they could …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 won't launch on phones this summer  —  While Microsoft is planning to launch Windows 10 on PCs this summer, the phone part of the operating system will debut at a later date.  Speaking at a media event at Build in San Francisco today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore explained the company's plans for the launch of Windows 10.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Rocket Internet's Foodpanda Gobbles Up $100M More Led By Goldman Sachs  —  Less than two months after raising $110 million, Foodpanda — the Rocket Internet-backed food delivery service — is back at the table gobbling down an additional $100 million serving from investors.
Chris Kohler / Wired:
Tweets viewed on the web can now embed playable emulations from Internet Archive's collection of classic MS-DOS games  —  Turns Out You Can Embed Playable MS-DOS Games in Tweets  —  Embedding playable DOS games into tweets?  Why not?  —  The post Turns Out You Can Embed Playable MS-DOS Games in Tweets appeared first on WIRED.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Uber's SOS button will send live GPS updates to police in India  —  Uber added an “SOS” button to its app in India following the alleged rape of a passenger last year, and today Uber has announced plans to start improving that button in a significant way.  Starting in the city Kolkata …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
IHS: 38mm Apple Watch Sport component and manufacturing costs are $83.70, about 24% of retail price  —  Apple Watch Sport Component Costs Estimated at $83.70, Which Won't Sit Well With Tim Cook  —  IHS iSuppli often tears down devices to estimate component costs, and today …
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