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cybersecurity

Arts and crafts store Michaels confirms breach of systems that process payment cards - @Reuters

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Portland, OR, US

Google Fiber reaches preliminary franchise agreement with Portland - @Oregonian

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Facebook

Facebook to launch feature in coming weeks to notify users when friends are nearby - @WSJ

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baseball

MLB.TV game streams now available on Google's Chromecast - @verge

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advertising

Twitter begins selling 'app install' ads to app developers, marketers - @Recode

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Amazon labor dispute in Germany

Hundreds of workers walk off jobs at Amazon distribution centers in Germany - @Reuters

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Lending Club

Lending Club raises $115 million, acquires Springstone Financial for $140 million - @Recode

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Verizon

Verizon claims largest share of phone activations in 1st quarter among US carriers - @CNET

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TV broadcasters’ dispute with Aereo

Aereo launches ProtectMyAntenna.org to explain its product to users ahead of Supreme Court case - @TechCrunch

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gadgets

Nokia recalls UK, European charger for Lumia 2520 tablet over electric shock risk; sales halted in some markets - @TheNextWeb

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Yahoo

Yahoo's Henrique de Castro got $58 million severance package for 15 months on job - @USAToday

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Sina Weibo

Report: China's microblogging service Weibo prices 16.8 million shares at $17 each in IPO, sources say; fewer shares than expected - @WSJ

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Microsoft

Microsoft: Outlook.com can now import email from Yahoo, Gmail - @TheNextWeb

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gadgets

Sony sells more than 7 million Playstation 4 video game consoles as of April 6, company says - @Reuters

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Germany

Head of Germany's biggest media company accuses Google of abusing dominance in field of online search, wants company to be more transparent - @AP

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Apple

Sources: Yahoo Mayer's working to persuade Apple to adopt Yahoo mobile search - @Recode

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cybersecurity

Google announces researchers developed an algorithm that can solve CAPTCHA puzzles - @verge

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Android

Google releases Android app allowing uses to remotely access their desktop computers - @verge

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gadgets

Google launches standalone Camera app in Play Store with new interface, lens blur feature - @verge

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music

Kickstarter campaign for Neil Young's music player closes at $6.2 million, making it 3rd-highest Kickstarter ever - @arstechnica

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