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  1. Bits Blog: Companies Back Initiative to Support OpenSSL and Other Open-Source Projects
    The Heartlbleed bug that weakened the security of millions of web servers also exposed a flaw in open-source software maintenance that many have promised to fix.

  2. Bits Blog: Zynga Founder Leaves Daily Role at Struggling Game Maker
    Mark Pincus, the founder of Zynga, is leaving the once-hot social gaming company as its new leader seeks to turn around the company.

  3. Bits Blog: Some Setbacks for the Sharing Economy
    San Francisco sued two landlords who allegedly evicted tenants to cater to tourists; New York State is investigating Uber for price-gouging during storms.

  4. Bits | State of the Art: The Cloud Industry Needs Aereo to Win. But Consumers Need Something Better.
    The Supreme Court battle over Aereo could cast a pall over the cloud computing industry. For consumers, though, Aereo is too inefficient to become a useful service.
  5. F.B.I. Informant Is Tied to Cyberattacks Abroad
    While it is unclear whether the F.B.I. ordered the attacks by Hector Xavier Monsegur, the agency may have used hackers to gather intelligence even as investigators were trying to dismantle hacking groups.

  6. F.C.C., in a Shift, Backs Fast Lanes for Web Traffic
    Planned new rules would allow an Internet provider to negotiate separately with content companies like Disney or Google and charge for priority service.

  7. Facebook Profit Tripled in First Quarter
    The company reported 1.28 billion monthly users, most on mobile devices, and easily exceeded analysts’ expectations for revenue and profit.

  8. Apple’s Profit Still Climbs, but Pressure is Growing
    The slowdown in earnings has put pressure on Timothy D. Cook, the company’s chief executive, to release products in new categories — perhaps with a so-called smart watch.

  9. Amazon to Stream Original HBO Content
    In a deal believed to be worth at least $300 million, Amazon is forming an alliance with HBO.

  10. State of the Art: App-Controlled Hearing Aid Improves Even Normal Hearing
    As they work more closely with our mobile computers, devices that once simply fixed whatever ailed us will begin to do much more.

  11. Gadgetwise: Cellphone Cases to Prepare You for Anything, Even a Flat Tire
    These cases can add speakers, encryption, a hard drive and even a bike repair kit.

  12. Machine Learning: Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Catches Up to Its Rivals
    With the addition of Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Now, the mobile operating system can be considered an equal in most areas.

  13. Bits Blog: IBM Opens Chip Architecture, in Strategy of Sharing and Self-Interest
    The first server designs resulting from IBM’s decision to open up its Power chip technology are being announced on Wednesday.

  14. Bits Blog: Etsy Buys Grand St., a Boutique Electronics Start-Up
    Grand St., which led by serial entrepreneur and Y-Combinator graduate Amanda Peyton, raised $1.3 million in seed funding, and operates similarly to a flash sample sale site.

  15. App Smart: Making Your Selfies the Talk of Instagram
    Most people take photos of themselves with the standard apps on a smartphone, a shame when there are specialized apps that can elevate the pictures.

  16. Comparison Shopping: is learning the hard way that people care more about price than brand loyalty.
    Surveys have shown that people will gladly leave a site for another that offers free shipping or a price that is even a few dollars lower.

  17. Bits Blog: Lytro Goes After Prosumer Photographers With New Camera
    The new Lytro Illum camera offers photographers a range of new features, while still allowing them to refocus a photo after the fact

  18. Justices Skeptical of Aereo’s Business
    Television broadcasters are challenging Aereo, an Internet start-up that uses arrays of small antennas to stream over-the-air signals to subscribers.

  19. A Million New Wireless Subscriptions Lift AT&T Revenue, but Profit Is Flat
    The telecommunications company’s first-quarter earnings were flat compared with the previous year, but its revenue grew 4 percent, to $32.5 billion.

  20. New York’s Case Against Airbnb Is Argued in Albany
    Little ground was given in an Albany court by New York regulators or by Airbnb, the apartment sharing service that is fighting a state subpoena.

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