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May 2, 2015, 12:30 PM

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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 …
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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.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Eight cloud photo storage services compared as they roughly achieve feature parity: Amazon, iCloud, OneDrive, Google+, Picturelife, Dropbox, SmugMug, Flickr  —  The best way to manage your photos online in 2015  —  In August 2013, we reviewed the best services for storing your photos in the cloud.
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.
Economist:
Researchers find an algorithm can spot comment trolls scanning just 5 posts with 80% accuracy  —  Proactive policing  —  New research suggests it is possible to identify online troublemakers before they strike  —  HECKLERS have long been a problem for politicians and stand-up comedians …
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tinder jumped from #969 to #26 in iOS app revenue rankings following the rollout of Tinder Plus and stayed in top 100 throughout March  —  Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings, Courtesy Of Tinder Plus  —  Dating app Tinder's move into the subscription business seems to be paying off.
Michael Cooney / Network World:
FAA's new air traffic system ERAM, with 2M lines of code, doubles the number of flights that can be tracked in US airspace  —  FAA: 2 million lines of code process new air traffic system  —  Just completed ERAM system almost doubles the number of flights that can be tracked in US airspace
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