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July 30, 2014, 2:00 AM
 

July 30, 2014

1:55 AM  •
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:  Consumers OK with Data Limits on Wireless, But Not Wired Broadband
12:40 AM  •
Derrick Harris / Gigaom:  Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits
12:05 AM  •
Nick Summers / The Next Web:  Microsoft's OneNote for Mac and iOS apps now let you insert Office docs, reorganize notes, and more

July 29, 2014

11:10 PM  •
Kim Zetter / Wired:  Report estimates damages of NSA surveillance to US business, foreign policy, global security
11:05 PM  •
Garett Sloane / Adweek:  Twitter Is Considering Any Change that Will Convert Visitors to Logged-In Users Even filtering tweets
10:10 PM  •
Kif Leswing / Gigaom:  StumbleUpon rolls out a UI redesign for Android with an emphasis on social notifications
9:15 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Palantir Acquires Social Polling Startup Poptip
8:25 PM  •
Shane Harris / Foreign Policy:  Ex-NSA head Keith Alexander says his new company IronNet Cybersecurity invented unique technology to detect hackers, will file at least nine patents
7:40 PM  •
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:  Amazon willing to retain its current 30% of digital revenue if Hachette lowers e-book prices to $9.99
7:35 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  Stock Soars 30 Percent as Twitter Beats Street on Q2 User Growth, Revenue and Even Turns in a Profit
7:25 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook Is Shutting Down Gifts To Focus On Its Buy Button And Commerce Platform
7:20 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple's Smartphone Market Share Slips as Huawei, Lenovo Make Gains
6:45 PM  •
Andy Fixmer / Mashable:  Netflix Signs Peering Deal With AT&T to Reduce Buffering
6:10 PM  •
Alex Hern / Guardian:  US government increases funding for Tor, giving $1.8m in 2013
5:25 PM  •
Michael Kan / PC World:  Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China over Windows, Office
5:01 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Twitter to Wall Street: We're Big Now — And We'll Be Really, Really Big in the Future
4:55 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Twitter Q2 user growth: average of 271M MAUs, up 24% year-over-year; 211M mobile MAUs, making up 78% of all active users
4:50 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Ford switching 3,300 workers from BlackBerry to iPhone this year
4:35 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Instagram launches Bolt, its one-touch photo and video messaging app, in Singapore, South Africa, and New Zealand
4:15 PM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  Twitter Skyrockets After Reporting Big Q2 Revenue Of $312M, Profit Of $0.02 Per Share
4:08 PM  •
Twitter:  Twitter reports Q2 2014 results: revenue $312M, up 124% year-over-year, net loss of $145M
4:05 PM  •
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:  Nvidia quadruples display resolution by stacking two cheap LCD panels on top of each other
3:30 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Former Diapers.com CEO Marc Lore gets $55 million investment for e-commerce startup Jet
3:00 PM  •
Andy Greenberg / Wired:  Open Whisper Systems releases Signal iOS app for free encrypted voice calls; encrypted texts coming soon
2:35 PM  •
Joshua Ho / AnandTech:  Nvidia Shield tablet review: compelling gaming features come at the cost of battery life; few native multiplayer games at launch
2:10 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Flickr Rolls Out A New Commercial Licensing Program To Compete With 500px And Others
1:45 PM  •
Yannick LeJacq / Kotaku:  EA announces subscription service for Xbox One: $5/month or $30/year for access to Fifa 14, Peggle 2, Madden NFL 25, and Battlefield 4 to start
1:40 PM  •
Julian Chokkattu / TechCrunch:  Airbnb Partners With San Francisco And Portland For Emergency Preparedness
1:25 PM  •
Marco Arment / Marco.org:  Ubiquitous competition in the app market is hurting the quality and sustainability of iOS apps
1:00 PM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Asana's productivity platform gets a native mobile app, redesigned and optimized for iPhone and iPad
12:35 PM  •
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:  Apple TV updated with FOX NOW, CNBC channels
12:10 PM  •
Nick Summers / The Next Web:  Medium finds a revenue stream with Re:form, a new collection of stories sponsored by BMW
12:05 PM  •
Reuters:  U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance
11:55 AM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft is about to launch a selfie phone and a new ‘high-end’ Windows Phone
11:30 AM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Certificate verification flaw in Android since 2.1 granted malicious apps special access to resources, potentially exposing sensitive user data
10:55 AM  •
Brad Sams / Neowin:  Microsoft adds another feature to Cortana, Foursquare data now serves up recommendations
10:30 AM  •
Karissa Bell / Mashable:  LinkedIn Redesigns Mobile Profiles to Put Relationships Into Context
10:10 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  BlackBerry acquires mobile security firm SecuSmart, an anti-eavesdropping provider
9:35 AM  •
Jared Sinclair:  “Unread” app sales show how hard it is for indie developers to earn a living from paid-up-front apps
8:30 AM  •
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:  Enterprise Investments Surge To Over $5.4 Billion
7:15 AM  •
Andy / TorrentFreak:  UK police start placing anti-piracy warning ads on copyright-infringing websites
6:20 AM  •
Jon Russell / The Next Web:  Flipkart raises $1 billion to strengthen its bid to own India's e-commerce space
5:11 AM  •
Richard Padilla / MacRumors:  Apple Launches Retina MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell Processors, More RAM Standard
4:20 AM  •
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:  This Is What Tech's Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like
1:55 AM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Uber Gets Down To Business With New Travel Expense Tools And Concur Integration
12:15 AM  •
John Cook / GeekWire:  Rhapsody tops 2 million paid subscribers, expands music service overseas with mobile deals

July 28, 2014

11:45 PM  •
Kif Leswing / Gigaom:  TouchPico lets you project an Android screen onto any wall, control it with a stylus
10:50 PM  •
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:  Apple drops cross-appeal, forever accepts denial of injunction in first Samsung case
10:05 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Twitter Won't Unveil New Growth Metrics for Q2 Earnings
9:20 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  A/B Testing Service Leanplum Raises $4.8M Series A Round, Adds Marketing Automation Tools
8:45 PM  •
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:  Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms that Built ‘Iron Dome’ Missile Defense System
8:10 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  Windows comes to Raspberry Pi-style board in Microsoft/Intel project
7:35 PM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Yelp for iPhone now lets you add 12-second videos to your reviews, Android to follow soon
7:10 PM  •
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:  Multiple reports say Google and Motorola are planning a Nexus phablet
6:45 PM  •
Quentyn Kennemer / Phandroid:  LG launches new Android tablet/netbook hybrid with 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and an Intel Core i5
6:20 PM  •
Julio Alonso / Medium:  Spain's lower house approves tax on online news aggregators; requires paying for news snippets
6:10 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook Forces Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat
5:40 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  AT&T, Verizon offer HBO with basic cable and internet for $40-50; still no cable-free option
5:05 PM  •
Jon Russell / The Next Web:  Tango takes on Snapchat's popular Stories feature with a new Spotify-powered photo app
4:40 PM  •
Liz Gannes / Re/code:  Jonathan Teo and Justin Caldbeck found Binary Capital, raise $125M for consumer tech fund
4:25 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft pits Siri against Cortana in new Windows Phone 8.1 ad
3:50 PM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  Senate Expected To Unveil Broad NSA Reform Bill Tomorrow
3:25 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Fitbit is the first fitness band to support Windows Phone
3:00 PM  •
Dan Palmer / CoinDesk:  Blockchain Returns to Apple iOS with New Bitcoin Wallet
2:35 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  NPR One Delivers A Curated Public Radio Stream For The Smartphone Era
2:15 PM  •
Craig Karmin / Wall Street Journal:  Most Hilton locations worldwide will let customers unlock rooms with their smartphones by 2017
1:55 PM  •
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:  OkCupid admits that it experiments on users, just like Facebook
1:35 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Bolt, Instagram's photo-messaging app expected to launch this week, may face legal challenge over name
1:15 PM  •
Jon Fingas / Engadget:  Next-generation lithium cells will double your phone's battery life
12:50 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  It's Business Time: Airbnb Targets Work Travelers With Concur Partnership
12:25 PM  •
Mitchell Baker / The Mozilla Blog:  Interim Mozilla CEO Chris Beard appointed as permanent CEO
12:10 PM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  Amazon Fire Phone Costs $205 To Build, Teardown Shows
11:45 AM  •
Ben Woods / The Next Web:  Amazon launches a portal dedicated to customizing and selling 3D-printed products
11:20 AM  •
South China Morning Post:  Microsoft confirms China probe, reportedly over antitrust, after four offices visited
10:55 AM  •
Lee Fang / VICE:  The Judges Approving the NSA's Surveillance Requests Keep Buying Verizon Stock
10:35 AM  •
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:  Proliferation of new online communications services poses hurdles for law enforcement
9:35 AM  •
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:  The battle for virtual reality: Google, Samsung, Sony and Oculus VR
8:50 AM  •
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:  Zillow to Buy Trulia for $3.5 Billion in All-Stock Deal
8:45 AM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal
8:35 AM  •
Steve Dent / Engadget:  Europe approves Apple's $3 billion takeover of Beats
7:50 AM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Ultrapak external battery packs can grab a full charge for a standard smartphone in 15 minutes
6:40 AM  •
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:  How Your Security System Could Be Hacked To Spy On You
5:15 AM  •
Lisa Fleisher / Wall Street Journal:  European Startups Raise Highest Quarterly VC Financing Since 2001
4:10 AM  •
Liz Gannes / Re/code:  Apple to Buy Radio App Swell for $30 Million
1:55 AM  •
Builtvisible:  A history of the undersea cables that carry much of the world's international internet traffic

July 27, 2014

11:45 PM  •
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:  Watson's first consumer-facing use: advising military members on transition to civilian life
10:30 PM  •
Mike Isaac / New York Times:  Reddit, still unprofitable, looks to grow ad revenues without alienating users
9:10 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Apple Stores to soon open up iPhone sales via AT&T Next, T-Mobile JUMP, & Verizon Edge
7:55 PM  •
Ellen Huet / Forbes:  Snapchat stars begin making lucrative advertising deals to create “authentic” branded content
6:50 PM  •
Will Oremus / Slate:  Facebook's privacy pivot: Mark Zuckerberg's plan to win back trust
5:45 PM  •
Robin Sloan / Medium:  Why Minecraft is a phenomenon: it requires its players to co-create it
4:40 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Amazon apparently set to launch Square-competitor in August as it develops biometric payment solutions
4:15 PM  •
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:  As broader immigration reform stalls, Y Combinator lobbies for expanding O1A visas to founders accepted into incubators
3:10 PM  •
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:  Behind “GoodGoogle”, a service for depleting your competitor's AdWord budget via click fraud
2:05 PM  •
John McDuling / Quartz:  Pandora and Spotify face uncertain future with giants Google, Apple, and Amazon encroaching
12:50 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases
12:25 PM  •
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:  YC-Backed Kamcord Launches An App For Watching Mobile Game Replays
12:10 PM  •
Alex Wawro / Gamasutra:  How Glu Mobile refit an earlier game to make chart-topping “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood”
11:05 AM  •
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:  Premium not freemium: Fleksy follows in SwiftKey's footsteps with a new store for themes
10:45 AM  •
Barb Darrow / Gigaom:  AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing
8:55 AM  •
Brendan Sasso / National Journal:  Cable Companies: Google Threatens Net Neutrality, Not Us
7:05 AM  •
Megha Bahree / New York Times:  Indian startups like Autowale connect auto-rickshaw drivers with riders via SMS
5:15 AM  •
Kevin Bullis / MIT Technology Review:  Researchers demo cheaper resistive random access memory fabrication, raising prospect of terabyte chips for smartphones
1:55 AM  •
Anil Dash / Medium:  As messages intended for friends increasingly become media fodder, what does “public” mean?

July 26, 2014

11:55 PM  •
Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:  Marc Andreessen takes to Twitter to quote bad predictions about Facebook through the years
9:50 PM  •
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:  Rocket Internet's Easy Taxi Raises $40M Series D To Expand In Asia, Latin America
7:45 PM  •
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:  Lyft CEO John Zimmer on the Company's New York Debut, Regulation, and the Taxi Industry
5:40 PM  •
Associated Press:  Social networks Bubblews and Bonzo Me pay users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers
3:55 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video
1:50 PM  •
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:  China's Baidu follows in Google's footsteps as it reveals it's working on partial self-drive cars
11:45 AM  •
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:  How later IPOs and other big trends are changing the structure of the VC industry
9:25 AM  •
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:  Max Levchin's latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends use
7:20 AM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Why Doesn't Facebook Want to Brag About Its Billion-Dollar App Ad Business?
5:15 AM  •
Andy Greenberg / Wired:  With photo-based key-copying services like KeyMe, simply allowing others to view your keys poses a security problem
1:55 AM  •
Michael Crider / Android Police:  Leaked Photos Of A Motorola Pre-Production Device: This May Be The Moto X+1
12:05 AM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google Translate Adds Crowdsourcing Features To Improve Its Translations

July 25, 2014

10:20 PM  •
Nate Raymond / Reuters:  Judge Denise Cote expresses concern about e-book settlement as Apple's liability could fall to just $70M if her ruling is later reversed
8:35 PM  •
TechCrunch:  Apple Secretly Acquired “Pandora For Books” Startup BookLamp To Battle Amazon
6:50 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Re/code:  Vevo, the Giant Music Video Site, Tries to Fix Itself Before It Sells Itself
5:15 PM  •
Andrew Chung / Reuters:  Bose sues Beats over headphone noise-cancellation patents
4:35 PM  •
Laura Slattery / The Irish Times:  Google pays €27.7m tax at Irish subsidiary on €17bn revenue
3:30 PM  •
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:  Homejoy expands beyond cleaning, offering a beta test group plumbing, landscaping, painting and other home services
3:00 PM  •
Bloomberg:  IBM Said to Reject Globalfoundries Offer for Chip Unit
2:10 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Apple's Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones
2:05 PM  •
Julian Hattem / The Hill:  House votes to allow cellphone ‘unlocking’
2:00 PM  •
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:  Verizon will start restricting LTE speeds for its heaviest unlimited-plan customers
1:30 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Fixed Raises $1.2 Million For A Mobile App That Fights Your Parking Tickets For You
12:45 PM  •
Lyft Blog:  Lyft launches in NYC, drivers need taxi commission licenses; company “will pause operations” in Buffalo and Rochester by August 1
12:30 PM  •
Reed Albergotti / Wall Street Journal:  SEC Drops Probe Into Facebook for Pre-IPO Disclosures
12:00 PM  •
Liz Gannes / Re/code:  Lyft Works Out Deal to Operate in New York City
11:50 AM  •
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:  Amazon Fire smartphone now available at AT&T
11:05 AM  •
Reuters:  China Telecom to sell Microsoft's Xbox One from September
8:50 AM  •
RT:  Russian Interior Ministry offers $111k to crack TOR network
5:15 AM  •
Stephan Doerner / Wall Street Journal:  Germany's Rocket Internet looking to raise up to $4.7B in IPO on Frankfurt Stock Exchange
4:20 AM  •
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:  Google has granted over 50% of “Right to be Forgotten” requests, over 100,000 links from 91,000 people
1:55 AM  •
Chris Welch / The Verge:  Comixology users can now download DRM-free backups of some comics
12:15 AM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft delivers OneNote for Amazon Fire Phone, Kindle Fire tablets

July 24, 2014

11:20 PM  •
Ian Sherr / CNET:  Facebook's Oculus teaming with Samsung for mobile virtual reality push
10:45 PM  •
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:  Google X project to collect anonymous genetic and molecular info from thousands to aid in detecting diseases earlier
10:10 PM  •
Seth Porges / Forbes:  Hotel Wi-Fi Test ranks hotels by expected Wi-Fi speeds from crowdsourced data
10:00 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google Folds Its Workforce Management Tool, Maps Coordinates, Into Maps Engine Pro
9:25 PM  •
John Cook / GeekWire:  Redfin settles stock dispute ‘peaceably’ with founder and former CTO, in run-up to possible IPO
8:15 PM  •
Nick Statt / CNET:  Oyster all-you-can-read e-book service extends to browsers
7:40 PM  •
Tracy Chou / Pinterest engineering blog:  Pinterest releases diversity report: global employees are 60% male, 50% Caucasian, 42% Asian
7:05 PM  •
Politico:  President Barack Obama to issue executive order on drone privacy
7:00 PM  •
Dan Frommer / Quartz:  Amazon's cloud price war with Google is starting to hurt
6:25 PM  •
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:  Microsoft moves Yammer under Office 365; Co-founder David Sacks is out
6:20 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Baidu Profit Tops Estimates as Advertisers Boost Spending
6:15 PM  •
iFixit:  Amazon Fire Phone Teardown
6:10 PM  •
Rob Wile / Business Insider:  Barry Silbert Steps Down As SecondMarket CEO
6:05 PM  •
Sven Grundberg / Wall Street Journal:  Nokia swings to profit in Q2 after sale of handset division to Microsoft
6:00 PM  •
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:  Sources: Google signed a deal to buy Twitch for $1B
5:30 PM  •
Faryaab S. / SamMobile:  Exclusive: Samsung Gear VR setup walkthrough, First look at Gear VR Manager
5:30 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  FCC gets its chance to overturn state limits on broadband competition
5:10 PM  •
Joe Rossignol / 9to5Google:  Gmail for iOS updated with ‘Insert from Drive’ and ‘Save to Drive’
5:00 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Instagram's “Bolt” Leak Could Be A New Facebook App Or An App Install Ad Test
4:55 PM  •
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:  Google Is Offering Three Months Of Free Unlimited Music To Celebrate One Year Of Chromecast
4:40 PM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  Amazon Drops 5% After Missing In Q2 With In-Line Sales Of $19.34B, Larger Than Expected Loss Of $0.27
4:35 PM  •
Abby Phillip / Washington Post:  Wikipedia blocks anonymous edits (and trolling) from a congressional IP address
4:30 PM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Pandora Q2 Tops Estimates Slightly With $218.9M In Revenue, But Its Stock Is Falling
4:25 PM  •
Amazon:  Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 23% to $19.34 Billion
4:00 PM  •
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:  Pirate Bay Launches Mobile Site, Teases More Expansions
3:25 PM  •
Steve Dent / Engadget:  IFTTT's recipe-powered automation now works with Square mobile payments
2:40 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Facebook and Uber Discuss Integration of Car Service Into Messenger
2:10 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Zillow seeking to acquire Trulia for up to $2 billion, combining the two most-visited US real estate sites
2:05 PM  •
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:  Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta
2:00 PM  •
Andy Greenberg / Wired:  How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in the Clouds of Amazon and Others
1:15 PM  •
Mark Hearn / 9to5Google:  Google switching Chrome to its homemade BoringSSL to make its browser safer
12:40 PM  •
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:  Digital Whiteboard Trello Spins Out of Fog Creek With $10.3M
12:05 PM  •
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:  Chromecast has been used 400M times to ‘cast’ sessions to TVs since it launched a year ago
10:36 AM  •
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:  Joshua Topolsky, editor in chief of The Verge, joins Bloomberg as editor of a series of new online ventures, will be replaced by Nilay Patel
10:25 AM  •
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:  Facebook stock surges to a record high of $76 in early trading, doubling its IPO price
7:50 AM  •
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:  HP Makes $50 Million Strategic Investment in Hortonworks
6:55 AM  •
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:  European Central Bank suffers security breach, personal data stolen

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