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May 8, 2015, 3:15 PM

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Apple's new music service to push subscriptions but could also offer a free trial and samples  —  Apple's New Music Service Will Push Paid Subscriptions, With Free Samples  —  Apple wants people to pay for its streaming music service.  But that doesn't mean it won't let people listen for free, too.
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.
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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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 …
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.
Noah Robischon / Fast Company:
SimCity creator Will Wright unveils Thred, an app for creating stories with multiple images  —  Will Wright Unveils Thred, A Mobile Storytelling Tool For Visual Culture Vultures  —  The first thing you need to know about Thred is that it's a storytelling app created by Will Wright …
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 …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Nintendo to release five smartphone games by March 2017 with the first introduced by the end of this year  —  Nintendo Targets Five Mobile Games by March 2017  —  Japanese gaming giant will seek quality over quantity  —  TOKYO— Nintendo Co. plans to release five videogame titles …
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.
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 …
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 …

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