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May 7, 2015, 12:15 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Zero-Fee Stock Trading App Robinhood Nabs $50M From NEA To Go Global  —  In case you thought paying $7 to $10 to trade a stock in the US was bad, it costs $65 in Australia.  So now that its zero-fee stock trading app is thriving stateside with hundreds of thousands of users …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Alibaba's COO Daniel Zhang replaces Jonathan Lu as CEO as revenue increases 45% year-over-year  —  Alibaba Names New Chief Executive and Reports Revenue Rise  —  HONG KONG — The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Thursday that its revenue grew 45 percent compared with last year …
Craig Hockenberry / furbo.org:
Apple hasn't fixed or even acknowledged widely-reported networking issues on OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 related to discoveryd  —  discoveryd Clusterf**k  —  I usually keep things fairly clean on this site.  I have a simple metric: would I be embarrassed if my Mom read this post?
Wall Street Journal:
US federal appeals court rules NSA's bulk collection of telephone metadata is not authorized by Patriot Act  —  Appeals Court Rules NSA Phone Program Not Authorized by Patriot Act  —  ACLU lawsuit argued the data collection should be stopped because it violates Americans' privacy rights
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 …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Spotify in talks with companies that make content for YouTube and traditional media firms for new web video service  —  Spotify Laying Plans to Enter Web Video Business  —  Closely-held streaming service has been reaching out to companies that make content for YouTube
More: The Verge
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google to shut down its website optimization service PageSpeed on Aug. 3  —  Google Shuts Down PageSpeed Service For Accelerating Websites  —  Google is shutting down PageSpeed Service, its hosted solution for optimizing websites for faster delivery, on August 3.
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
Mobile Justice CA app uploads all video footage as it's being captured to servers owned by ACLU, available for iOS and Android for now  —  Film the Police … Last month, video footage emerged that appeared to show something illegal: A U.S. marshal approached a woman who was filming him on duty …
More: aclunc.org

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