May 1, 2015, 12:30 PM

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Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Satya Nadella envisions a Microsoft that is more willing to favor big bets on new technologies over protecting legacy cash cows  —  Microsoft (Yes, Microsoft) Has a Far-Out Vision  —  Last June, in the basement of the Microsoft visitor center in Redmond, Wash., Todd Holmdahl …
Scott Flynn / Unity Technologies Blog:
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Spotify raises $350M at $8B valuation: Sources  —  Music streaming service Spotify raised $350 million in a new funding round, sources told CNBC.  Before the recently raised cash, the company was valued at $8 billion.  (Tweet this) Goldman Sachs' institutional clients took part in the fundraising, sources added.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Grooveshark ceases operations as a result of settlement with major record companies, offers apology  —  Grooveshark, the Free Music Service That Used to Scare the Big Labels, Gives Up  —  Remember Grooveshark?  —  At one time, the music startup — which promised 35 million users they could …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 won't launch on phones this summer  —  While Microsoft is planning to launch Windows 10 on PCs this summer, the phone part of the operating system will debut at a later date.  Speaking at a media event at Build in San Francisco today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore explained the company's plans for the launch of Windows 10.
Chris Kohler / Wired:
Tweets viewed on the web can now embed playable emulations from Internet Archive's collection of classic MS-DOS games  —  Turns Out You Can Embed Playable MS-DOS Games in Tweets  —  Embedding playable DOS games into tweets?  Why not?  —  The post Turns Out You Can Embed Playable MS-DOS Games in Tweets appeared first on WIRED.
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
A long-winded case for replacing Dick Costolo  —  Twitter Needs New Leadership  —  Yesterday Twitter released very disappointing quarterly results, with misses on both user and revenue growth.  From the Wall Street Journal: … The symbolism of the leak was appropriate …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Teardown of Apple's S1 Watch chip reveals custom CPU, 512MB RAM, 8GB flash storage, components from ADI and IDT  —  Early Looks Inside Apple Watch's S1 Chip Confirm 512 MB RAM, Unexpected Suppliers  —  Since the Apple Watch's initial unveiling last September, Apple has touted the S1 chip …
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