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The rise of Silk Road: how Ross Ulbricht built a global drug bazaar (Joshuah Bearman/Wired)

38 min 16 sec ago

Joshuah Bearman / Wired:
The rise of Silk Road: how Ross Ulbricht built a global drug bazaar  —  The Rise & Fall of Silk Road  —  I am a great admirer of your work.  Brilliant, utterly brilliant!  I will keep this short and to the point.  I want to buy the site.  I've been in the business for over 20 years.

Facebook Adding Video Option For Desktop App Install Ads (Martin Beck/Marketing Land)

38 min 16 sec ago

Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Facebook Adding Video Option For Desktop App Install Ads  —  445 million people a month play mobile and desktop games on Facebook; now advertisers can entice the desktop users with video.  —  Facebook announced today that it's giving advertisers the option to include video in desktop app install ads.

Amazon launches Whispercast 3.0 tool, emphasizes free services for schools (Frank Catalano/GeekWire)

45 min 22 sec ago

Frank Catalano / GeekWire:
Amazon launches Whispercast 3.0 tool, emphasizes free services for schools … Amazon is intensifying its efforts to go after education market customers by releasing a significant upgrade to its Whispercast tool — plus tossing in a free service to ease the transition from paper to pixel.

Unable to restructure debt, game console maker OUYA looks for a buyer, hires Mesa Global to handle sale (Dan Primack/Fortune)

55 min 34 sec ago

Dan Primack / Fortune:
Unable to restructure debt, game console maker OUYA looks for a buyer, hires Mesa Global to handle sale  —  Exclusive: Gaming startup OUYA needs to find a buyer quickly  —  Gaming company OUYA is on the auction block after tripping a debt covenant, according to a confidential email sent …

Opinion: patent troll Nathan Myhrvold is a bad role model, and a poor choice for UCLA's commencement keynote (Ara Shirinian/Daily Bruin)

1 hour 10 min ago

Ara Shirinian / Daily Bruin:
Opinion: patent troll Nathan Myhrvold is a bad role model, and a poor choice for UCLA's commencement keynote  —  Students need a voice in commencement speaker decisions  —  At this year's graduation ceremony, the class of 2015 will get the chance to learn an important lesson: In the real world …

Google app on Android adds Google Now cards for 70 new apps, including Zipcar, Circa, Spotify, OpenTable, and Runkeeper (Roya Soleimani/Inside Search)

1 hour 20 min ago

Roya Soleimani / Inside Search:
Google app on Android adds Google Now cards for 70 new apps, including Zipcar, Circa, Spotify, OpenTable, and Runkeeper  —  New in the Google app: more Now cards from your Android apps  —  Our phones help us find answers to questions large and small, stay on top of what's happening …

Uber to end UberPop in Germany, swap it with a service employing drivers with a private-hire license (Bloomberg Business)

1 hour 40 min ago

Bloomberg Business:
Uber to end UberPop in Germany, swap it with a service employing drivers with a private-hire license  —  Uber Germany Said to Swap Discount Rides for Licensed Offer  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is planning to end its controversial UberPop discount service in Germany, abandoning a model …

YouTube Backs Movies, Series With AwesomenessTV, Four Of Its Biggest Stars (David Bloom/Deadline)

2 hours 5 min ago

David Bloom / Deadline:
YouTube Backs Movies, Series With AwesomenessTV, Four Of Its Biggest Stars  —  Faced with stiffening demand for its home-grown stars from online competitors and traditional media, YouTube said it will back original series by four of its best-known creators, including the Fine Brothers, Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa and SMOSH.

SoundCloud brings podcast hosting features out of beta, allowing anyone to create compatible RSS feeds for their uploads (Jefferson Graham/USA Today)

2 hours 50 min ago

Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
SoundCloud brings podcast hosting features out of beta, allowing anyone to create compatible RSS feeds for their uploads  —  SoundCloud doubles down on podcasting  —  LOS ANGELES — SoundCloud is opening its podcasting doors to the general public today, promising an easy way for anyone to grab a mic …

PayPal brings One Touch payments to the web to let users shop without re-entering information (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

3 hours 10 min ago

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
PayPal brings One Touch payments to the web to let users shop without re-entering information  —  PayPal Brings Its Instant Checkout Service “One Touch” Across The Web  —  PayPal today is making a change to its online payment service on the web, which will now allow customers to checkout …

Gett ride-hailing service plans expansion into on-demand services like food delivery, health care, beauty, and home maintenance (Johana Bhuiyan/BuzzFeed)

3 hours 40 min ago

Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Gett ride-hailing service plans expansion into on-demand services like food delivery, health care, beauty, and home maintenance  —  Gett Wants To Deliver Dinner, Doctors On Demand  —  The ride-hailing service plans to expand into food delivery and a handful of other new verticals.

You can now post comments directly on Dropbox files (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

4 hours 10 min ago

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
You can now post comments directly on Dropbox files  —  Dropbox today started rolling out the ability to add comments to files.  The feature, first available in March as part of the company's early access program, is free for all: Basic, Pro, and Dropbox for Business users.

LG unveils new G4 smartphone, with improved camera and choice of leather styles (Mark Sullivan/VentureBeat)

4 hours 10 min ago

Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
LG unveils new G4 smartphone, with improved camera and choice of leather styles  —  Now that Samsung and HTC have rolled out their new flagship smartphones this year, it's LG's turn.  The company today announced its newest flagship phone at an event in New York City — the G4.

Loop Commerce Raises $16 Million For Its "E-Gifting" Checkout Service For Online Retailers (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

4 hours 35 min ago

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Loop Commerce Raises $16 Million For Its “E-Gifting” Checkout Service For Online Retailers  —  Loop Commerce, a company that has developed an alternative checkout technology for e-commerce sites that allows customers to more easily buy gifts for friends without having to worry with product details …

Uber is bringing its food delivery service to New York City and Chicago (Nitasha Tiku/The Verge)

4 hours 55 min ago

Nitasha Tiku / The Verge:
Uber is bringing its food delivery service to New York City and Chicago  —  This week Uber is launching its food delivery service, UberEats, in New York City and Chicago.  The company has already piloted the program in Los Angeles and Barcelona.  UberEats will be accessible from within Uber's existing app …

SendGrid: Employee Account Hacked, Used to Steal Customer Credentials (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

5 hours 20 min ago

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
SendGrid: Employee Account Hacked, Used to Steal Customer Credentials  —  Sendgrid, an email service used by tens of thousands of companies — including Silicon Valley giants as well as Bitcoin exchange Coinbase — said attackers compromised a Sendgrid employee's account …

T-Mobile Gains 1.8 Million Customers in First Quarter as Revenue Slightly Exceeds Expectations (Ina Fried/Re/code)

5 hours 44 min ago

Ina Fried / Re/code:
T-Mobile Gains 1.8 Million Customers in First Quarter as Revenue Slightly Exceeds Expectations  —  T-Mobile on Tuesday reported that added 1.8 million customers in the first quarter, including 1.1 million core postpaid customers under the T-Mobile brand.  —  The carrier also said it expects …

Konami delists itself from NYSE effective July, will continue trading on London and Tokyo Stock Exchanges (Kyle Orland/Ars Technica)

6 hours 10 min ago

Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Konami delists itself from NYSE effective July, will continue trading on London and Tokyo Stock Exchanges  —  Konami delists itself from the New York Stock Exchange  —  Move could be a sign of trouble or simply a cost-saving measure.  —  As Konami faces down the cancellation …

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