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May 1, 2015, 9:35 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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft's Augmented Reality Headset  —  Microsoft's HoloLens is no joke.  We've now tried the company's latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it.  The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during …
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.
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Apple confirms tattoo issue with Apple Watch in updated support document  —  Apple has confirmed reports of problems using the Apple Watch on tattooed wrists.  The company has quietly updated a support page on the heart-rate functionality. … Apple Watch owners on Reddit and Twitter …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast offers 2Gbps service in Chattanooga, having lost its suit to prevent municipal fiber expansion  —  Comcast brings fiber to city that it sued 7 years ago to stop fiber rollout  —  Comcast offers 2Gbps in Chattanooga, where it lost bid to squash competition.
Jason Verge / Data Center Knowledge:
Amazon Web Services piloting new Tesla Energy stackable batteries to supplement datacenter power capacity  —  Amazon Piloting Tesla Batteries to Power Cloud Data Center  —  Amazon Web Services is piloting Tesla's new stackable battery units to supplement data center power capacity in its US West region.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researcher devises simple exploit to prevent Password Alert Chrome extension from warning about phishing, then quickly creates another after Google patches  —  Google's new version of Password Alert blocking bypass is bypassed  —  If one researcher can block the phishing protection, criminal attackers can, too.
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
House Committee passes USA Freedom Act, but kills amendment to prohibit NSA's internet mass surveillance and forced backdoors in devices  —  Expansive surveillance reform takes backseat to House politics  —  Congress is waving the white flag about moving forward with more expansive intelligence reform.

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