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Booting Up: Gilt Groupe Might Be Going Public Later This Year

Soon. (Photo: Netflix)

Gilt Groupe is rumored to (finally) go public in the third quarter of this year. “The company is in a good place and the market is a good place,” said a source. [Recode]

How funny is HLN’s pivot in becoming the “first TV home for the social media generation”? [LostRemote]

Netflix created House of Cards Against Humanity, a set of “inappropriate” cards, to promote the show’s second season. [Verge]

Hulu announced it’s adding several CBS classics, like Happy Days and The Brady Bunch, and newer programs such as Everybody Loves Raymond to its platform soon. [Engadget]

“Instead of bridging the gap between social news and real news, Paper’s creators unintentionally highlighted it.” [Forbes]

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Booting Up: Satya Nadella Is Probably Microsoft’s New CEO

Eeeeesh. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Satya Nadella, a 22-year Microsoft veteran who leads the Cloud and Enterprises unit, is expected to be named CEO of the conglomerate next week. [Seattle Times]

Text your aunt that her Yahoo Mail account has been targeted in a hacking attempt. User(s) should change their passwords. [BBC News]

Rising transportations costs could force Amazon to hike prices of its Prime membership by more than $40. [CNet]

Google’s fourth quarter revenue jumped 17 percent to $16.86 billion so it sounds like they’re going *fine.* [Recode]

There’s a retweet-like button called Reshare hidden in Facebook Paper’s debut. Speculation is that it could soon make its debut. [Verge]

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Facebook Gets Out of Its Own Way With Paper App

woman checks facebook paper in the tub

Facebook is releasing a stripped down, aesthetically pleasing app called Paper. This may be the first time in its history the social network has created an upgrade that doesn’t leave users grumbling.

After all, the social network is really good at giving people anxiety. Scrolling through your feed, you’re apt to slog through exes’ engagements, #WAKEUPAMERICA rants, and a dozen BuzzFeed quizzes before you finally give up and check Twitter.

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