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May 8, 2015, 5:05 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.
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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Bloomberg Business:
Grindr said to explore sale of gay men's dating app, hires banking firm Raine Group LLC to advise  —  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.
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 …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Nintendo to release five smartphone games by March 2017 with the first introduced by the end of this year  —  Nintendo Targets Five Mobile Games by March 2017  —  Japanese gaming giant will seek quality over quantity  —  TOKYO— Nintendo Co. plans to release five videogame titles …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
The Tor Project closes Tor Cloud, the EC2-powered service that let users donate bandwidth for anonymous browsing  —  Tor Cloud, the Amazon-powered service that let users donate bandwidth for anonymous browsing, closes  —  The Tor Project, the not-for-profit organization behind …
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 …
TechCrunch:
AOL Q1 Beats With $625.1M In Sales, EPS Of $0.34 On Back Of Ad Growth  —  Amid a challenging market for tech stocks this quarter, AOL today reported its most recent earnings.  For the quarter that ended March 31, the company posted revenues of $625.1 million and adjusted earnings per share of $0.34.

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