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May 8, 2015, 1:05 PM

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Google:
Google enables ordering and delivery from restaurants directly from mobile search results in US, via Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, and other providers  —  Whether you're craving deep dish pizza or pad thai, starting today you can order food from some of your favorite restaurants directly from Google search results.
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.
Reuters:
Alibaba in talks to buy $1.2 billion stake in India phone maker Micromax: sources  —  Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N) is in talks with India's Micromax Informatics (IPO-MINF.NS) to buy an about 20 percent stake in the smartphone maker, helping the Chinese e-commerce giant expand …
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 …
Luke Dormehl / Cult of Mac:
Ericsson takes lawsuit against Apple to Europe, wants up to $725m per year  —  Claiming that Apple is infringing on several of its patents, Ericsson has ramped up its lawsuit efforts against the company by expanding them to cover Germany, Britain and the Netherlands.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Flickr head Bernardo Hernandez has left Yahoo citing personal reasons  —  Flickr Head Departs Yahoo Just as Latest Redesign of Photo Service Rolls Out Today  —  Flickr head Bernardo Hernandez has left Yahoo, just as the company rolled out Flickr 4., the latest redesign of the photo-sharing …
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Filing shows mobile shopping app Wish is now valued at $3B+ after possibly raising more than $500M  —  Mobile Shopping App Wish Possibly Raised More Than $500 Million, Now Valued At $3 Billion  —  Earlier this week, startups including human resources software provider Zenefits …
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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 …
Stephen Schenck / Pocketnow:
Google may debut an à la carte app permission system for Android, similar to App Ops in Android 4.3, at Google I/O  —  Android could finally be getting back à la carte app permissions  —  As it stand right now, app permission control in Android is frustratingly monolithic.
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
In Europe, Google is considered a search monopolist, but its entry into wireless and broadband in the US could make it a champion of competition  —  Not to Be Stopped, Google Takes On the Wireless World  —  Call it the Google paradox.  —  Last month, the European Union's antitrust chief accused Google …
TechCrunch:
AOL Q1 Beats With $625.1M In Sales, EPS Of $0.34 On Back Of Ad Growth  —  Amid a challenging market for tech stocks this quarter, AOL today reported its most recent earnings.  For the quarter that ended March 31, the company posted revenues of $625.1 million and adjusted earnings per share of $0.34.

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Zoho:
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Worldpay:
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