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May 5, 2015, 9:25 PM

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Bloomberg Business:
Microsoft evaluates possible bid for Salesforce though companies are not in talks; trading of Salesforce briefly halted  —  Microsoft Is Said to Evaluate Possible Bid for Salesforce.com  —  Microsoft Corp. is evaluating a bid for Salesforce.com Inc., after the cloud software provider …
Madeline McMahon / Bloomberg Business:
Apple's Ahrendts was the top-paid woman in the US last year with $83M, Marissa Mayer was the country's highest-paid female CEO making $59.1M  —  Apple's Ahrendts Emerges as Top-Paid U.S. Woman With $83 Million  —  Angela Ahrendts, Apple Inc.'s senior vice president of retail and online stores …
Matt Townsend / Bloomberg Business:
Home Depot announces it will accept Apple Pay after equipment upgrade, making it the biggest retailer to do so with more than 2K stores  —  Home Depot to Become Largest Retailer to Accept Apple Pay  —  Home Depot Inc. plans to enable Apple Inc.'s mobile-payment platform at its more than 2,000 stores …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple to announce new Beats at WWDC on June 8 with consumer non-beta launch late June  —  Beats revamp still debuting at WWDC, global release late-June, iOS 9 details revealed  —  According to a report today from Billboard, Apple does not have the deals in place to launch …
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google rolls out new ad formats for small screens as mobile searches overtake desktop in US, Japan, and eight other countries  —  Google Rolls Out New Ads as Mobile Searches Top PCs in 10 Countries  —  Google Tuesday expanded its suite of ads for mobile devices that offer users information …
Nitasha Tiku / The Verge:
Source: Twitter CFO Anthony Noto to head marketing department as search for CMO continues  —  Twitter gives control of its hapless marketing department to its chief financial officer  —  As an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Anthony Noto orchestrated Twitter's initial public offering.
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Google to let developers A/B test app profile pages on Play Store, try different price points, will likely announce at Google I/O 2015  —  Google Sweetens Android for App Developers  —  App stores have hardly been hotbeds of innovation in recent years.  But Google is taking some new steps …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
GOG's DRM-free Steam competitor is finally open to everyone  —  GOG is best known for its library of classic games — it was originally called Good Old Games — but last year the company announced a new venture that would put it in direct competition with PC gaming behemoth Steam.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix urges FCC to reject AT&T/DirecTV merger “as currently proposed”  —  AT&T/DirecTV will have incentive to harm online video providers, Netflix says.  —  Netflix wants the Federal Communications Commission to reject AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV, or at least impose conditions …
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
OpenTV files lawsuit against Apple alleging iTunes software violates five streaming patents  —  Interactive TV Pioneer OpenTV Sues Apple, Alleging Patent Infringement  —  Interactive television pioneer OpenTV has sued Apple, alleging that the Cupertino technology giant infringed on its patents.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Intel announces new Xeon chips with up to 18 cores designed for real-time business analytics, continues with Cloudera deal  —  Intel adds more Xeon chips for business analytics, continues with Cloudera deal  —  Summary:Suffice to say, these chips are meant for massive big data sets run …
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Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft launches Surface 3, lets you trade in Surface RT or Surface 2 for up to $150 toward Surface 3  —  Surface 3 Debuts with a Surface RT/2 Trade-In Program  —  Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet is available for purchase starting today in the United States and nine other markets.
Edward C. Baig / USA Today:
Amazon, JetBlue partner to let Prime subscribers stream Instant Video with no inflight WiFi charges  —  Amazon Prime Video takes to the skies via JetBlue  —  NEW YORK—Amazon is teaming up with JetBlue to stream its Prime Video service in the air.  —  For passengers on most JetBlue flights …
Ian King / Bloomberg Business:
Nvidia Gives Up on Modem Effort, Offers Icera for Sale  —  Nvidia Corp., the biggest maker of chips for computer graphics cards, said it will give up trying to make modem chips for mobile devices, abandoning a key element of its attempt to break into the smartphone market.

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