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May 13, 2015, 11:10 AM

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Michael Reckhow / Facebook Media:
Facebook launches Instant Articles on iPhone, with interactive features like videos and maps, names NYT, BuzzFeed, Guardian, and six other partners  —  Introducing Instant Articles  —  As more people get their news on mobile devices, we want to make the experience faster and richer on Facebook.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook's Instant Articles, which can provide 100% ad revenue and analytics data, add up to a good deal to publishers, at least for now  —  Facebook Starts Publishing the New York Times, BuzzFeed and More With Its ‘Instant Articles’ Program  —  Hey Web publishers!  Facebook is coming in peace.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Facebook Instant Articles: A Slippery Slope For Google To Do The Same, Hurting The Web?  —  Today, Facebook announced Instant Articles, a way for publishers to post stories directly on Facebook.  We've known this would be coming, and there's been some debate over whether it's good or bad.
More: The Verge and PCWorldTweets: @mathewiSee also Mediagazer
Crispin Cowan / Microsoft Edge Dev Blog:
Microsoft Edge will not support VML, VB Script, Toolbars, BHOs, or ActiveX to improve security  —  Microsoft Edge: Building a safer browser  —  With Microsoft Edge, we want to fundamentally improve security over existing browsers and enable users to confidently experience the web from Windows.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Tim Armstrong says AOL to remain in content business, denies spin-off of Huffington Post, says TechCrunch won't be sold and will retain editorial independence  —  CEO Tim Armstrong Says AOL Is Staying In The Content Business (And He's Not Selling TechCrunch)  —  It was an interesting day at AOL.
Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Domino's to begin taking pizza orders via Twitter beginning May 20 in the US; frequent customers can order using only the pizza emoji  —  Domino's to roll out tweet-a-pizza  —  Ordering a pizza is about to get as simple as a tweet.  —  Beginning May 20, Domino's, the pizza delivery behemoth …
Curt Woodward / BetaBoston:
Apple, A123 settling their lawsuit over poached battery engineers  —  Apple and advanced battery maker A123 Systems say they have nearly settled a federal lawsuit accusing Apple of poaching A123's scientists and engineers to build a competing battery business.
More: MacRumors and XconomyThanks:@curtwoodward
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Warrantless airport seizure of laptop “cannot be justified,” judge rules  —  Feds said a laptop is simply a “container” that can be searched without warrant.  —  The US government's prosecution of a South Korean businessman accused of illegally selling technology used in aircraft and missiles …
Rachael King / Wall Street Journal:
Google moves its internal applications to the internet, relies on device-level instead of network-level trust for security  —  Google Moves Its Corporate Applications to the Internet  —  Google Inc., taking a new approach to enterprise security, is moving its corporate applications to the Internet.
More: 9to5Google
David Gilbert / International Business Times:
Right to be Forgotten - Google rejects 70% of 250,000 removal requests  —  On 13 May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union made a historic judgement in favour of Spanish man Mario Costeja González who had claimed that an auction notice about his repossessed house in Catalonia dating …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google debuts its first Apple Watch app with update to Google News & Weather for iOS  —  Google Debuts Its First Apple Watch App With “Google News & Weather”  —  The Apple Watch already had a healthy ecosystem of third-party applications when the smartwatch debuted in April …
Wall Street Journal:
Lee Jae-yong, likely Samsung's next chairman, may shift strategy to reinvigorate the company's weakening smartphone business, focus less on scale, more on M&A  —  After Galaxy Smartphone Debacle, Samsung Questions Game Plan  —  Heir apparent is likely to rethink his father's big-scale strategy; the iPhone 6 challenge
More: Quartz
Zach Miners / PCWorld:
Greenpeace report highlights Apple's investment in renewables, finds streaming video from Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu is driving energy usage higher  —  Greenpeace fingers YouTube, Netflix as threat to greener Internet  —  The next time you watch “House of Cards” on Netflix …

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