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May 7, 2015, 2:20 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Yelp is exploring a sale; shares soar 12% after news  —  Yelp Is Exploring a Sale  —  Company has $2.9 billion market value  —  Business-reviews website Yelp Inc. is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The San Francisco-based company is working …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Flickr redesigns on web and mobile, launches auto-upload feature and unified search with image recognition  —  Flickr redesigns web and mobile apps to create a powerhouse in online photo storage  —  When Marissa Mayer became Yahoo's CEO in 2012, she was greeted with a viral internet campaign …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Zero-Fee Stock Trading App Robinhood Nabs $50M From NEA To Go Global  —  In case you thought paying $7 to $10 to trade a stock in the US was bad, it costs $65 in Australia.  So now that its zero-fee stock trading app is thriving stateside with hundreds of thousands of users …
Wall Street Journal:
US federal appeals court rules NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata is not authorized by Patriot Act  —  Appeals Court Rules NSA Phone Program Not Authorized by Patriot Act  —  ACLU lawsuit argued the data collection should be stopped because it violates Americans' privacy rights
Craig Hockenberry / furbo.org:
Apple hasn't fixed or even acknowledged widely-reported networking issues on OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 related to discoveryd  —  discoveryd Clusterf**k  —  I usually keep things fairly clean on this site.  I have a simple metric: would I be embarrassed if my Mom read this post?
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Cisco buys Tropo, eyes collaboration platform as a service  —  Cisco acquires Tropo, which provides a platform for integrating SMS and voice calls into applications.  —  Cisco on Thursday said it will acquire Tropo, a company that provides a cloud application programming interface platform.
Carolina Milanesi / Kantar Worldpanel:
Kantar: phablets made up 21% of US smartphone sales in Q1, up from 6% a year ago, driven by iPhone 6 Plus sales  —  US phablet market soars  —  Phablets claimed 21% of all US smartphone sales in Q1 2015 - nearly quadrupling their 6% share from the first quarter of 2014 …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google posts I/O 2015 schedule: Android M, voice access, ATAP wearables, multi-screen Chromecast games, more  —  Digging into the Google I/O 2015 schedule: Android M, voice access, and more  —  Google just released the I/O 2015 schedule, and there is a lot of info inside.

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