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May 13, 2015, 12:00 PM

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Michael Reckhow / Facebook Media:
Facebook launches Instant Articles on iPhone, with interactive features like videos and maps, names NYT, BuzzFeed, Guardian, and six other partners  —  Introducing Instant Articles  —  As more people get their news on mobile devices, we want to make the experience faster and richer on Facebook.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Facebook's Instant Articles can provide 100% of the ad revenue and analytics data to publishers, add up to a good deal, at least for now  —  Facebook Starts Publishing the New York Times, BuzzFeed and More With Its ‘Instant Articles’ Program  —  Hey Web publishers!  Facebook is coming in peace.
Crispin Cowan / Microsoft Edge Dev Blog:
Microsoft Edge will not support VML, VB Script, Toolbars, BHOs, or ActiveX to improve security  —  Microsoft Edge: Building a safer browser  —  With Microsoft Edge, we want to fundamentally improve security over existing browsers and enable users to confidently experience the web from Windows.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Tim Armstrong says AOL to remain in content business, denies spin-off of Huffington Post, says TechCrunch won't be sold and will retain editorial independence  —  CEO Tim Armstrong Says AOL Is Staying In The Content Business (And He's Not Selling TechCrunch)  —  It was an interesting day at AOL.
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Warrantless airport seizure of laptop “cannot be justified,” judge rules  —  Feds said a laptop is simply a “container” that can be searched without warrant.  —  The US government's prosecution of a South Korean businessman accused of illegally selling technology used in aircraft and missiles …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Apple Watch review: best functions are fitness, texting, paying, and airport check-ins, a good product with a chance to be great  —  A Month With the Apple Watch: Does It Pass the Test of Time?  —  While there have been many reviews of the Apple Watch since it officially emerged in April …
Bruce Horovitz / USA Today:
Domino's to begin taking pizza orders via Twitter beginning May 20 in the US; frequent customers can order using only the pizza emoji  —  Domino's to roll out tweet-a-pizza  —  Ordering a pizza is about to get as simple as a tweet.  —  Beginning May 20, Domino's, the pizza delivery behemoth …
David Gilbert / International Business Times:
Right to be Forgotten - Google rejects 70% of 250,000 removal requests  —  On 13 May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union made a historic judgement in favour of Spanish man Mario Costeja González who had claimed that an auction notice about his repossessed house in Catalonia dating …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Instart Logic Raises A $43M Expansion Round For Its Cloud Application Delivery Platform  —  Instart Logic, a service that helps businesses speed up the delivery of their cloud applications, today announced that it has raised a $43 million funding round led by new investors Four Rivers Group and Hermes Growth Partners.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google debuts its first Apple Watch app with update to Google News & Weather for iOS  —  Google Debuts Its First Apple Watch App With “Google News & Weather”  —  The Apple Watch already had a healthy ecosystem of third-party applications when the smartwatch debuted in April …

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