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May 7, 2015, 4:05 AM

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Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals:
Mountain View city council allocates LinkedIn 1.4M of 2.2M square feet in North Bayshore, threatening Google's campus expansion plans  —  In stinging defeat for Google, LinkedIn scores lion's share of real estate capacity in Mountain View's North Bayshore  —  LinkedIn Corp. came away …
Carolina Milanesi / Kantar Worldpanel:
Kantar: phablets made up 21% of US smartphone sales in Q1, up from 6% a year ago, driven by iPhone 6 Plus sales  —  US phablet market soars  —  Phablets claimed 21% of all US smartphone sales in Q1 2015 - nearly quadrupling their 6% share from the first quarter of 2014 …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Cody Wilson, inventor of the 3D printable gun, files countersuit against US State Department claiming the blueprints are protected free speech  —  3-D Printed Gun Lawsuit Starts the War Between Arms Control and Free Speech  —  This week marks the two-year anniversary since Cody Wilson …
Asif Shaik / SamMobile:
Some Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge units have Sony IMX240 camera sensors, others have Samsung's own ISOCELL sensors  —  Here's the difference between Samsung and Sony camera sensors on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge  —  Yesterday, there was a report stating that Samsung is shipping some units …
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Sources: Microsoft to add TV recording functionality to Xbox One, probably this year  —  Confirmed: Media Center is Dead  —  You may have seen recent rumors that Microsoft has killed off Windows Media Center, the ten-foot digital media interface that it first developed for a special version of Windows over 10 years.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google posts I/O 2015 schedule: Android M, voice access, ATAP wearables, multi-screen Chromecast games, more  —  Digging into the Google I/O 2015 schedule: Android M, voice access, and more  —  Google just released the I/O 2015 schedule, and there is a lot of info inside.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
PayIvy is an open web marketplace for stolen account credentials and license keys using PayPal to carry out transactions  —  PayIvy Sells Your Online Accounts Via PayPal  —  Normally, if one wishes to buy stolen account credentials for paid online services like Netflix, Hulu, XBox Live or Spotify …
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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Apple retail boss Ron Johnson launches Enjoy e-commerce site, with personal delivery and in-home setup service at no cost  —  Former Apple Retail Boss Ron Johnson Unwraps New Web Startup ‘Enjoy’  —  Ron Johnson, the former Apple retail chief who was ousted as J.C. Penney's boss two years ago …
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:
EU unveils plan to unite fragmented online markets, crack down on possible abuses by US Internet firms  —  EU Announces Plans to Create a Single Digital Market  —  Plans include inquiries into the role of online platforms and possible abuses by U.S.-based companies
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Ben Popper / The Verge:
Reddit launches a video division to create original content  —  The social news service Reddit has grown to a truly massive size, garnering 170 million monthly visitors and 6.7 billion pages view this January, while maintaining a fairly bare-bones service.  It helps elevate obscure material …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Sources: Samsung to introduce Artik, new chip platforms to power IoT devices, next week  —  Samsung readies new processors to power the Internet of Things  —  The hardware platform, which Samsung will reveal next week during a San Francisco event, will be called Artik, CNET has learned.

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