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May 5, 2015, 11:30 AM

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Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Source: new Apple TV remote to include touch pad for scrolling, two physical buttons, and will be slightly thicker  —  Apple TV Remote Expected to Add Touch Pad in Redesign  —  Apple has long ridiculed remote controls for being too complex.  Now after eight years of a minimalist design …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches official “Made for Apple Watch” program for third-party bands, doesn't allow for use of the hidden diagnostic port or charging  —  Apple launches official ‘Made for Apple Watch’ third-party bands program  —  In line with our report from a couple of weeks ago …
Clinton Jeff / UnleashThePhones:
Microsoft is working on 5.2" and 5.7" Lumia phones with QHD displays, 20mpx cameras, 3GB of RAM and other high-end specs, to launch this fall  —  Exclusive: Microsoft has two high-end Lumias coming this year [Specs]  —  Good news, Windows Phone fans!  Microsoft apparently …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
T-Mobile launches Never Settle Trial for Verizon customers, will lend phones for free trials, pay up to $650 in ETF fees if they switch  —  T-Mobile tempts Verizon customers by lending them phones for free trials  —  Once again, T-Mobile is mounting direct assaults on its carrier competitors …
Reuters:
U.S. jury orders Motorola Mobility to pay $10 million in Fujifilm patent suit  —  (Reuters) - Motorola Mobility said a U.S. jury ordered the company to pay $10.2 million in damages for using Fujifilm Corp's patented technology in its phones without permission.
Emojipedia Blog:
Microsoft brings the middle finger emoji, unsupported on iOS, OS/X, or Android, to Windows 10 along with skin tone modifiers  —  Windows 10 Emoji Changelog  —  Skin tone modifiers, the middle finger, and a sassier information desk person are amongst the emoji updates in Windows 10.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Twilio raising $100M Series E at a $1B valuation according to April filing  —  Twilio Has Joined The Unicorn Ranks With Stealthy $100 Million Raise  —  Twilio is the latest tech startup to join the ranks of private companies worth at least $1 billion after quietly raising a $100 million round of funding, Forbes has learned.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey's Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M  —  Delivery Hero, the billion-dollar takeout food service based out of Berlin, is making another big acquisition as it continues to scale up its business worldwide.  It's buying Turkey's Yemeksepeti for $589 million …
Elena Yunusov / BetaKit:
FreshBooks CFO Mark MacLeod steps down, launches SurePath Capital Partners, plans to address two pain points for startups: fundraising and exit  —  FreshBooks CFO Mark MacLeod steps down to launch SurePath Capital Partners  —  The Canadian startup ecosystem is about to get a lot more exit …
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