This weekend again, the sun was part of the equation. So who could blame you if you were out and about, enjoying the nice weather? We certainly can’t. Here is a roundup of what you may have missed over the last few days.
In the news
- Groupon’s stock is up 40% since Andrew Mason’s departure
- Tempo AI does away with its reservation waitlist, says smart calendar app open to all in US and Canada
- Y Combinator’s Paul Graham chooses healthcare non-profit Watsi as his first board seat
- Twitter sets a May 7th kill date for TweetDeck Android, iPhone, AIR and Facebook integration
- Departing Microsoft CFO to pick up $2 million in 2014 if he doesn’t work for a competitor, mock the company
- Yahoo cuts the deadwood with closures of Upcoming, Yahoo Deals, SMS alerts, and Kids products on April 30
- In first 24 hours, #Music users tweet more Spotify links than iTunes URLs, Rdio comes in a distant third
- Penguin promises to terminate all ebook agency agreements with Apple in order to end EC investigation
- You can now watch and review all 14 pilot episodes created by Amazon Studios online
- Facebook Home passes 500,000 installations on Google Play one week after launch
- Comedy Central holding a comedy festival on Twitter and Vine featuring Mel Brooks and Steve Agee
Europe, are you ready?
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Question of wealth
- Upcoming tech & media events from around the globe [Discounts]
- The Next Web Conference Europe has sold out!
- Boulder Startup Week is May 15th through 19th, and you might get flown in for free
- Suitcase Startup episode 6: Launching your startup is great, but then the real work begins [Video]
- Trust: The first obstacle for tech industries developing in emerging economies
- Bringing the Lean Startup approach to healthcare
- Genesis Angels: A new VC fund for robotics, AR and AI, chaired by a former Israeli Prime Minister
- How Apple could use fingerprint sensors to solve the multi-user iOS dilemma
- Criminals trick Android users with in-app ads for fake antivirus, charge to remove nonexistent threats
Interesting stories from beyond The Next Web
- The Dark Side of the Digital Revolution [The Wall Street Journal]
- Microsoft’s Surface strategy is doing what it was supposed to do [CITE World]
- Silicon Valley companies quietly try to kill Internet privacy bill [Inside Bay Area]
- The App Store: Good Deeds, Poor Communication [Monday Note]
- Nintendo: Our digital sales are soaring [GamesIndustry International]
- San Francisco Hangout Becomes Casualty of Tech Boom [The New York Times]
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