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May 10, 2015, 10:05 PM

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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 …
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.
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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 …
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.
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Zynga says it's shutting down data centers it spent $100M to build, goes back to Amazon  —  For Zynga, a Journey From the Cloud to Home — and Back Again  —  In 2009, Zynga was a marquee customer for Amazon.com 's cloud-computing services.  Two years later, it spent $100 million to build …
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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 …
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