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
So. Much. Tech.
Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.
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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