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May 4, 2015, 10:15 AM

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Micah Singleton / The Verge:
DOJ looking at Apple as it is pushing record labels to ditch free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch  —  Apple pushing music labels to kill free Spotify streaming ahead of Beats relaunch  —  The Department of Justice is looking closely into Apple's business practices in relation …
Shivam Vij / Scroll.in:
Facebook opens up Internet.org to developers, following backlash in India from proponents of net neutrality  —  Facebook opens up Internet.org to developers, hoping to pacify net neutrality critics  —  Chris Daniels, Facebook's VP for Internet.org, says Facebook isn't picking the web winners through the initiative.
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
Internet.org allows partnering telcos to track users, doesn't support secure connections  —  Facebook's Internet.org platform is a privacy nightmare: tracks users on partner sites, allows telcos to track  —  Facebook announced today that it was opening up its Internet.org service to all sites …
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Periscope Piracy Sets Up Grudge Match: Hollywood vs. Twitter  —  Dick Costolo's triumphant tweet could come back to haunt him  —  Forget Mayweather-Pacquiao.  There's a more interesting fight brewing between Twitter and Hollywood.  —  The piracy of Saturday's welterweight boxing championship enabled …
Christina Warren / Mashable:
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
DoJ to reveal more about the government's use of secret cell phone tracking devices like “stingray” fake cell towers, launches review  —  U.S. Will Change Stance on Secret Phone Tracking  —  Justice Department will review more about the use of such devices and launch a review
Leslie Berlin / Backchannel:
How Silicon Valley became a unique, self-perpetuating culture that will continue to dominate the high-tech economy  —  Why Silicon Valley Will Continue to Rule  —  William Shockley's employees toast him for his Nobel Prize, 1956.  Photo courtesy Computer History Museum.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's Dart language on Android aims for Java-free, 120 FPS apps  —  Google cooks up an experimental way to write Android apps with a focus on speed.  —  Non-game Android apps are normally written in Java, but a group inside Google is experimenting with a whole new way of writing Android apps using Dart …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
How companies like BuzzFeed, Vice, and Tastemade are aggressively expanding into online video, experimenting with the format to attract viewers and advertisers  —  The (very) big fight for the small screen  —  A rising class of Internet video companies is challenging the supremacy of broadcast TV …
Clay Dillow / Fortune:
Profile of Matternet, whose upcoming commercial delivery drones will use proprietary cloud software to plan routes that avoid no-fly zones and obstacles  —  Meet Matternet, the drone delivery startup that's actually delivering  —  Successful Silicon Valley drone startup Matternet …

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