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May 8, 2015, 5:45 PM

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Apple's new music service to push subscriptions but could also offer a free trial and samples  —  Apple's New Music Service Will Push Paid Subscriptions, With Free Samples  —  Apple wants people to pay for its streaming music service.  But that doesn't mean it won't let people listen for free, too.
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.
Bloomberg Business:
Grindr Said to Explore Sale of Gay Men's Dating App  —  Grindr LLC is looking for more than just a hookup: The application for gay men is seeking a buyer.  —  Grindr, based in Los Angeles, has hired Raine Group LLC to advise it on a possible sale, people familiar with the matter said.
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Filing shows mobile shopping app Wish is now valued at $3B+ after possibly raising more than $500M  —  Mobile Shopping App Wish Possibly Raised More Than $500 Million, Now Valued At $3 Billion  —  Earlier this week, startups including human resources software provider Zenefits …
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Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Hands-on with Gear VR for Samsung Galaxy S6, available for $199 at Best Buy today and other stores in the coming weeks  —  Looking at the future of mobile gaming with Samsung's new Gear VR  —  If you just got yourself a Samsung Galaxy S6 (or its curvier sibling, the S6 Edge) …
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 …
Noah Robischon / Fast Company:
SimCity creator Will Wright unveils Thred, an app for creating stories with multiple images  —  Will Wright Unveils Thred, A Mobile Storytelling Tool For Visual Culture Vultures  —  The first thing you need to know about Thred is that it's a storytelling app created by Will Wright …
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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