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Dropbox acquires photo app Loom, integrating it into Carousel

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Cloud storage company Dropbox has acquired Loom for an undisclosed amount of money. Loom’s user base will be rolled into Dropbox’s new Carousel app by May 16 and Loom will be shut down after that. Loom is no longer accepting new users. Loom’s 8-person team will be joining Dropbox to work on Carousel.

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden joins Instagram

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Joe Biden, the Vice President of the United States, has joined Instagram with the username @vp. The first photo he posted was of his aviator sunglasses. Photos that are taken by Biden himself will be signed “-vp.”
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Nokia is recalling Lumia 2520 tablet chargers because of electric shock concerns

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Nokia sent out a warning to Lumia 2520 tablet owners because the chargers may be faulty and may cause electric shock. Around 30,000 chargers have been identified as hazardous to 2520 owners in Europe. 

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Facebook took a username from an Instagram user, but gave it back

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Facebook has given back a username that it took away from an Instagram user recently. Brian Hoff, a web designer, wrote an article on Medium about the incident that was titled “They say ‘nothing will change’/*Everything* changes.” Hoff’s wife had the user name @kathleen, but it was changed to @_____kathleen. At first, they thought someone hacked into the account. They reached out to @InstagramHelp on Twitter and tried to get support through e-mail, but that did not work.

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LG G3 rumored to look like the LG G2

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The LG G3 is rumored to be launching this June. What we are hearing is that the design will be very similar to the LG G2, according to Bulgarian blog Nixanbal. Above is a mockup of what the LG G3 will look like based on a detailed description.
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Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop for Android

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On Wednesday, Google launched a mobile client app called “Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android.” This app gives you remote access to your Mac or PC from your Android smartphone or tablet. 

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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) acquires stake in healthcare IT firm NantHealth

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BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has acquired a minority stake in U.S. healthcare IT firm NantHealth. BlackBerry and NantHealth are working together on a smartphone to meet the needs of the healthcare sector with an expected launch of late 2014 or early 2015. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (005930): Galaxy S5 outperforms S4 for opening weekend sales

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) has reported that it had a successful opening weekend for the Galaxy S5, but the company did not provide any specific numbers. The S5 launched globally on April 11th in over 100 countries. Samsung Electronics said that the S5 sold better than last year’s S4 opening weekend. Samsung said that there was a high demand for the S5 in countries like India, Saudi Arabia, and France. It is especially popular in the Middle East because it is resistant to sand and dust damage.
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