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May 11, 2015, 3:40 PM

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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.”
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 …
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 …
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.
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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Wall Street Journal:
IDC: China Q1 smartphone shipments fall for the first time in 6 years, down 4.3% YoY, with Apple the largest vendor by market share  —  China's Smartphone Market Slows Down  —  With 90% of Chinese already owning a smartphone, handset makers look to win over ‘upgraders’
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Uber experiments with accepting cash payments from passengers in Hyderabad, India  —  Uber Is Rolling Out Cash Payments In Hyderabad  —  The ride-hailing service embarks on an experiment in a market with low credit card penetration .  —  Uber is now accepting cash or credit in Hyderabad, India.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Meet Alibaba's new CEO Daniel Zhang, who brings international experience to the role  —  International Experience Strengthens New Alibaba Chief's Hand  —  Daniel Zhang brings to CEO role familiarity with international brands, foreign investors  —  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. 's …

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