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May 16, 2015, 6:55 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google to place buy buttons for products sold by some retailers alongside paid search results on mobile in coming weeks  —  Can Google Outsell Amazon and eBay?  —  Company will launch buy buttons on its search-results pages in coming weeks  —  Google Inc. will launch buy buttons …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Xiaomi's Mi Store ‘beta’ to open in US, UK, France and Germany on May 19th  —  Xiaomi is going to very slowly start its entry into Europe and the United States next week, according to a post from the company's Facebook page.  Starting on the 19th of May, the company will offer a small selection …
Robert Cookson / Financial Times:
Sources: Several European mobile operators plan option to block ads on their networks this year, consider blocking Google ads by default to force concessions  —  Mobile operators plan to block online advertising  —  Several mobile operators plan to block advertising on their networks …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Oculus Details Rift's Recommended PC Specs, ‘Pauses’ Mac Development  —  We're still a little while off from the Oculus Rift's official consumer launch - pre-orders are starting later this year, the company revealed recently, with shipping beginning early next year.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anonymously run music service using “Grooveshark” name is sued by record labels, loses domains, then moves to new domain  —  Record Labels Sue ‘New’ Grooveshark, Seize Domains  —  Earlier this month the long running lawsuit between the RIAA and Grooveshark came to an end.
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Interview with SoftBank's Nikesh Arora on working alongside Masayoshi Son, investment plans, and Sprint  —  The fast rise of Nikesh Arora at SoftBank  —  Former Google executive Nikesh Arora joined SoftBank last year to oversee the Japanese company's investment strategy …
Michael A Riley / Bloomberg Business:
Penn State's College of Engineering hires Mandiant, cuts Internet connection after FBI warns of two breaches, one linked to state-sponsored hackers in China  —  Chinese Hackers Force Penn State to Unplug Engineering Computers  —  Penn State University, which develops sensitive technology for the U.S. Navy …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
LG returns to Windows Phone with a budget Verizon handset  —  It took a long time, but LG is returning to building Windows Phone handsets.  Verizon is launching the LG Lancet, the first LG handset running Windows Phone 8.1.  LG created a handset for the original Windows Phone 7 launch back in 2010 …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Pandora should pay 2.5% of revenue to BMI instead of 1.75%, court rules  —  Ruling in Royalty Case Gives BMI a Victory Against Pandora  —  Last week, Pandora Media won two battles in its long-running war against the music industry, but on Thursday, it lost one — this time over how much it should pay …

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