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Booting Up: No More News via iOS From News.me

Morning, sunshine! (Photo: flickr.com/photos/wordridden)

News.me’s iOS apps are no more. The team is pulling the plug to focus on Digg, thanks to onerous new requirements from Twitter and the fact the service is increasingly a competitor. Existing users will still get support (for now) and the email service is unaffected. [TheNextWeb]

This start-to-finish accounting of Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit against VC firm Kleiner Perkins–along with the details of her husband’s financial difficulties–is riveting and a handy primer for anyone who wants to get up to speed on the case. [Fortune]

“The days when people could be very influential in the blogosphere aren’t here anymore.” Netroots ain’t what it used to be. [The Daily Beast]

As companies like Airbnb, Coursera and Uber begin shaking up traditional industries, they’re being met with regulatory pushback. Good luck with that, traditional industries. [GigaOm]

In the end, Facebook paid a mere $715 million in cash and stock for Instagram. It’s less than a billion due to–you guessed it–the drop in the value of the social network’s stock.  [TheNextWeb]