News: 2014-04-29

News links for 29 Apr 2014


Where Is the Rent Too Damn High? | House of Debt

German govt distances itself from Schroeder after his Putin meeting | Reuters

China provincial GDP data adds to slowdown concerns | Reuters

Russia’s military chief and deputy PM added to EU sanctions list –

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VW profit jumps as Audi, Porsche sales hit record | Reuters

UK economy expands by 0.8pc in first quarter – Telegraph

Philip Pilkington: “The Chosen Ones” – Krugman’s Critique of the Critics | naked capitalism

BBC News – Japan retail sales surge on tax hike

U.S. Beefs Up Military Options for China as Obama Reassures Allies in Asia –

Authy Brings Two-Factor Authentication To The Desktop | TechCrunch

Apple To Raise Another $17B In Debt To Avoid Repatriating Foreign-Held Cash | TechCrunch

When $324 Million Isn’t Nearly Enough | TechCrunch

You’ve got pwned: AOL reports e-mail breach as bigger than thought | Ars Technica

Gogo CEO on AT&T’s Plan to Invade His Airspace | Re/code

Yahoo will stream a live concert every day for a year | The Verge

Netflix Inks Peering Deal With Verizon | TechCrunch

Microsoft Targets Box, Dropbox – Digits – WSJ

Samsung unveils Q1 operating profit at $8.2 billion

Samsung’s Galaxy K zoom is a high-end smartphone and an incredible selfie machine | The Verge

Samsung Smartphone Market Share Dips for First Time In 4 Years – Digits – WSJ | How the EU got it so wrong in Ukraine

Putin’s oil tsar emerged from shadows to wield vast power | Reuters

BBC News – Yahoo announces original TV series

U.S. Drip-Feed of Sanctions Seen Risking Putin Backlash – Bloomberg

Price of 3-bedroom house in prime London areas ‘has risen £729 a day’ | Business | The Guardian

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Not first time Donald Sterling’s remarks have bled into business | Financial Post

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