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May 11, 2015, 4:30 AM

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
How Microsoft's strategy for supporting apps developed for Android and iOS differs from similar plans by BlackBerry and IBM  —  Android and iOS apps on Windows: What is Microsoft doing—and will it work?  —  Running a competitor's apps has been done before.  It hasn't worked.
More: BGR
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
How are there so many unicorns? Survey of 37 unicorns by Silicon Valley legal firm shows liquidation preferences protecting investors in 100% of funding deals  —  Here's One Thing All the Billion-Dollar Unicorns Have in Common  —  They're called unicorns — young companies valued at $1 billion or more …
Tad Friend / New Yorker:
A profile of Marc Andreessen and Andreessen Horowitz  —  Tomorrow's Advance Man  —  Marc Andreessen's plan to win the future.  At his firm, Andreessen Horowitz, the venture capitalist routinely lays out “what will happen in the next ten, twenty, thirty years.”
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces new environmental initiatives for China, plans to expand its renewable energy projects to manufacturing facilities in the region  —  Apple announces new environmental initiatives for China: responsibly managed forests, solar for manufacturing
David Scheltema / Make:
Next Thing Co. unveils CHIP, a $9 Raspberry Pi competitor with 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, running Debian Linux  —  Next Thing Co. Releases “World's First” $9 Computer  —  Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)  —  Snuggly situated in an industrial section of Oakland …
John McDuling / Quartz:
Q&A with Google Ventures' Bill Maris on conflicts of interest, life sciences investments, international investments, and more  —  What it's like to run Google's $2 billion venture capital fund  —  When Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, decided to set up a venture-capital fund …
More: Fusion
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Overcast's Apple Watch app redesign shows why scaled-down iPhone apps don't work well on Watch  —  Redesigning Overcast's Apple Watch app  —  I originally designed the Apple Watch app for my podcast player, Overcast, with a scaled-down version of the iPhone app's structure.

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