April 14, 2015, 11:50 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 8.4 beta with revamped Music app ahead of new service at WWDC  —  Apple has just released the first iOS 8.4 beta, which includes Apple's upcoming revamped music app.  The seed for developers is available via the Apple Developer Center website.
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 8 at San Francisco's Moscone West  —  Developers Can Apply for Tickets Now & Millions Worldwide Can Watch Sessions Streamed Live  —  Apple® today announced that it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Pocket raises $7 million and launches a new responsive web app to help you read things later  —  Pocket, the service that lets you save content from across the web to read or watch later, has raised a further $7 million to grow its team and launch new products.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
A closer look at the rather rough and not yet ready Windows 10 for phones  —  The new build has a ton of apps and a ton of promise, but feels a long way from done.  —  Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones took a big step forward today with the public release of build 10051.
More: PCWorldTweets: @drpizza
Heather Clancy / Fortune:
Cyber security startup Illumio raises $100M, adding BlackRock and Accel to existing investors in Series C round  —  Illumio, a cyber security startup, raises $100 million  —  Most companies use firewalls, intrusion detection systems and other so-called ‘perimeter’ security defenses.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Rakuten Is Looking To Acquire PopSugar For $580 Million  —  We've heard PopSugar is the latest online content company that Japanese conglomerate Rakuten is about to snap up.  These things could always fall apart, but should the deal go through, we're told it will happen in the next couple …
More: Fortune and AdExchangerTweets: @serkantoto
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Zenefits Allowed Back Into Utah After Insurance Brokers Tried To Kill The Innovative Startup  —  Late last year, we wrote about the ridiculous situation in which the state of Utah effectively banned Zenefits, the innovative HR software service provider that tons of companies now use.
More: ZENEFITS and Fortune
Tyler Loechner / MediaPost:
AOL Launches Cross-Screen Programmatic Ad Platform ‘One’  —  Just over one year after announcing plans to roll all of its ad tech properties into a single platform, AOL on Tuesday officially announced the launch of “One by AOL,” a one-stop-shop programmatic ad platform.
Eric Walsh / Reuters:
Applications for US H1-B tech visas totaled a record 233K for fiscal 2016 for 85k open slots  —  U.S. has record number of applications for H-1B tech visas  —  (Reuters) - Applications for H-1B visas allowing U.S. businesses to hire foreign workers in science, engineering …
More: Fortune
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Skype For Business Begins Rolling Out Publicly Today  —  Microsoft's “Skype for Business,” which is designed to replace the company's older enterprise communication tool Lync, is rolling out publicly today as part of the Office 2013 April update, the company announced this morning.
Rexly Peñaflorida / Tom's Hardware Guide:
Opera launches redesigned Mini browser for Android, hopes to grow user base to 275M by 2017  —  Opera Mini Update Sports New Look And Features  —  The Opera Mini browser is one of Opera's three browsers for mobile devices.  Compared to the regular Opera mobile browser and Opera Coast for iOS …
Manish Singh / BetaNews:
OnePlus One gets Cyanogen 12 software update, Yu Yureka to receive it soon  —  The OnePlus One smartphone has finally started to receive the Cyanogen software update.  On a blogpost, the software maker announces that the OnePlus One handset is the first smartphone to snag the Cyanogen update.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Updates Azure Media Services With Live Encoding, New Media Player And More  —  Microsoft is launching a number of new features for its Azure Media Services audio and video streaming platform today.  —  The highlight of this update is support for live encoding, which is now in preview.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Interpol-organized group takes down Simda, a botnet that controlled over 770K PCs worldwide  —  Botnet that enslaved 770,000 PCs worldwide comes crashing down  —  The Simda botnet that menaced 190 countries is no more.  —  Law enforcement groups and private security companies around …
Pranav Dixit / Hindustan Times:
Flipkart pulls out of Airtel Zero after social media backlash, says strongly believes in net neutrality  —  The battle for net neutrality got a boost on Tuesday with e-commerce giant Flipkart pulling out of the Airtel Zero platform, with which it had recently partnered.
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
GoButler, a Magic clone founded by ex-Rocket Internet executives, launches SMS-based ‘virtual assistant’ service in New York City  —  GoButler, The Magic Clone Founded By Ex-Rocket Internet Execs, Launches Virtual Assistant In NYC  —  GoButler, the Berlin-headquartered 'virtual …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
OS X 10.10.3 adds support for single-stream 4K monitors and 5K Dell displays on iMac, Mac Pro  —  OS X 10.10.3 brings enhanced 4K support (including 12-inch MacBook), adds 5K Dell for Mac Pro/iMac  —  Apple has expanded support for 4K displays in its recent OS X 10.10.3 release …
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