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May 8, 2015, 11:30 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: Uber has submitted a bid for Nokia's HERE mapping service, for as much as $3B  —  Uber Joins the Bidding for Here, Nokia's Digital Mapping Service  —  Uber is best known for allowing people to book a taxi through its smartphone application.  But the fast-growing company has far broader ambitions.
Google:
Google enables ordering and delivery from restaurants directly from mobile search results in US, via Seamless, Grubhub, Eat24, and other providers  —  Whether you're craving deep dish pizza or pad thai, starting today you can order food from some of your favorite restaurants directly from Google search results.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 described as “the last version of Windows” because it will receive regular, incremental updates rather than big releases  —  Why Microsoft is calling Windows 10 ‘the last version of Windows’  —  “Right now we're releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 …
Reuters:
Alibaba in talks to buy $1.2 billion stake in India phone maker Micromax: sources  —  Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N) is in talks with India's Micromax Informatics (IPO-MINF.NS) to buy an about 20 percent stake in the smartphone maker, helping the Chinese e-commerce giant expand …
Christian Sandvig / Social Media Collective:
Facebook's news polarization study is flawed because it only counted users self-reporting their ideological affiliation  —  The Facebook “It's Not Our Fault” Study  —  Today in Science, members of the Facebook data science team released a provocative study about adult Facebook users in the US …
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
In Europe, Google is considered a search monopolist, but its entry into wireless and broadband in the US could make it a champion of competition  —  Not to Be Stopped, Google Takes On the Wireless World  —  Call it the Google paradox.  —  Last month, the European Union's antitrust chief accused Google …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Fitbit files for $100M IPO, revealing $132M net income in 2014, plans to trade on NYSE under symbol FIT  —  Fitbit files for $100 million IPO, shows big profits  —  Fitbit, a maker of fitness tracking devices that is being challenged by Apple's AAPL new watch product, has filed for a $100 million IPO.
Luke Dormehl / Cult of Mac:
Ericsson takes lawsuit against Apple to Europe, wants up to $725m per year  —  Claiming that Apple is infringing on several of its patents, Ericsson has ramped up its lawsuit efforts against the company by expanding them to cover Germany, Britain and the Netherlands.
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Snapchat debuts 10-second video ads for Discover publishers that cost two cents per view  —  Snapchat Debuts Video Ads for 2 Cents a View  —  Snapchat wants companies to know its not just for millennials: Advertisers can find a home there as well.  At the Daily Mail/Elite Daily Digital …
Stephen Schenck / Pocketnow:
Google may debut an à la carte app permission system for Android, similar to App Ops in Android 4.3, at Google I/O  —  Android could finally be getting back à la carte app permissions  —  As it stand right now, app permission control in Android is frustratingly monolithic.

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