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May 11, 2015, 7:35 PM

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Chris Urmson / Backchannel:
Google's self-driving car head says after 1.7M miles, just 11 minor accidents have resulted, none Google's fault  —  The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car  —  After 1.7 million miles we've learned a lot—not just about our system but how humans drive, too.
Justin Pritchard / Associated Press:
Of nearly 50 self-driving vehicles tested on public roads in California since September, three Google cars and one Delphi car were involved in minor accidents  —  AP Exclusive: Self-driving cars getting dinged in California  —  3 photos  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars …
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.”
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
After Several Public Google Maps Hacks, Google Forced To Suspend Map Maker To Prevent More Fake Edits  —  Google has temporarily suspended Google Map Maker, a service to allow the community to make edits to Google Maps similar to how Wikipedia edits work.  The reason the service was suspended …
The White House:
White House names Princeton Computer Science professor, tech policy expert, and activist Ed Felten Deputy US Chief Technology Officer  —  The White House Names Dr. Ed Felten as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer  —  We are excited to announce that Dr. Ed Felten is joining the White House Office …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
iOS slips to 72% enterprise share in Q1 2015, Android hits 26%, and Windows Phone stays flat at 1%  —  Entering into 2015, Apple continues to rule the mobile enterprise space. iOS lost just 1 percentage point over the past quarter, dipping to 72 percent of global device activations in Q1 2015.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
NYT Now releases version 2.0, removes $7.99 monthly subscription, will monetize through ads instead  —  News Digest App “NYT Now” Drops Subscription Pricing, Offers Brand Sponsorships Instead  —  The New York Times said today it's ditching the paid subscription model for its mobile app NYT Now …
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
TweetDeck Adds Tweet Confirmation To Help Prevent Social Media Misfires  —  Optional extra step should help social media professionals avoid accidental tweets to the wrong account.  —  It's a social media pro's worst nightmare: posting a personal tweet on a brand account.
Shannon Pettypiece / Bloomberg Business:
Report: Cyber attacks costs US healthcare system $6B annually; nearly 90% of healthcare providers were hit by breaches in the past two years  —  Rising Cyber Attacks Costing Health System $6 Billion Annually  —  A rise in cyber attacks against doctors and hospitals is costing …
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
All about Microsoft's Edge Browser: Extensions, high performance asm.js, and no more ActiveX  —  And no chance of open source any time soon.  —  Microsoft has spent the past few days talking about the new browser formerly known as Project Spartan: what it will do, what it won't do, and what it won't do yet but will do soon.
Teppei Kasai / Reuters:
SoftBank names Nikesh Arora president and Son's likely successor  —  Japan's SoftBank Corp unveiled a management reshuffle on Monday, appointing investments head Nikesh Arora as president and naming him as a potential successor to CEO Masayoshi Son, as the telecoms conglomerate steps up its overseas expansion.

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