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May 8, 2015, 12:05 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: Uber has submitted a bid for Nokia's HERE mapping service, for as much as $3B  —  Uber Joins the Bidding for Here, Nokia's Digital Mapping Service  —  Uber is best known for allowing people to book a taxi through its smartphone application.  But the fast-growing company has far broader ambitions.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Fitbit files for $100M IPO, revealing $132M net income in 2014, plans to trade on NYSE under symbol FIT  —  Fitbit files for $100 million IPO, shows big profits  —  Fitbit, a maker of fitness tracking devices that is being challenged by Apple's AAPL new watch product, has filed for a $100 million IPO.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Yelp is exploring a sale; shares soar over 18% 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 …
Christian Sandvig / Social Media Collective:
Facebook's news polarization study is flawed because it only counted users self-reporting their ideological affiliation  —  The Facebook “It's Not Our Fault” Study  —  Today in Science, members of the Facebook data science team released a provocative study about adult Facebook users in the US …
Wall Street Journal:
Spotify in talks with companies that make content for YouTube and traditional media firms for new web video service  —  Spotify Laying Plans to Enter Web Video Business  —  Closely-held streaming service has been reaching out to companies that make content for YouTube
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 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T customers with unlimited data using LTE now throttled only when network is congested, instead of when they go over 5GB/mo  —  AT&T finally ramps down throttling of unlimited LTE customers  —  Facing lawsuit, AT&T now throttles 4G customers only when network is congested.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 described as “the last version of Windows” because it will receive regular, incremental updates rather than big releases  —  Why Microsoft is calling Windows 10 ‘the last version of Windows’  —  “Right now we're releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Oracle Hires Engineering Team From Shuttered Cloud Startup Nebula  —  Software giant Oracle has hired the majority of the engineering team from the cloud computing startup Nebula, which ceased operations last month.  —  The group of 40 engineers join Oracle's cloud computing group …

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