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So, the massive public debate over Microsoft’s choices regarding Xbox One DRM, used games and a requisite Internet connection has come to roost. It’s hard for externals to know how popular a particular messaging service is. Yes all your friends might use it, but does the public at large? And is it larger,. Social discovery engine Spindle has been acquired by Twitter in an acqu-hire deal. The move will see the team leave Boston to join “the Flock” in San Francisco. Open source giant Red Hat today reported its first quarter financial performance for its 2014 fiscal year, including revenue of $363 million. MakerBot, a Brooklyn, NY-based startup which makes desktop 3D printers for consumers and professionals alike, is being acquired by Stratasys, an Israeli-based 3D printer and additive manufacturer. Microsoft appears to have reversed its position on the always-on Internet connection and perhaps used game policies of the Xbox One in an updated post on its site today. Skillz launched its real-money tournament platform on Android back in April, and the startup has won some cash of its own in the form of a $5. Streaming live on The Next Web, Convene founder Chris Kelly will answer questions from readers at 3 p. Microsoft today released a sneak peek of how Office Web Apps real-time co-authoring will work across Windows, Android, and iOS devices. Taiwan has removed plans, at least temporarily, for a bill that would have led to more than partial censorship of parts of the Internet for its citizens.