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April 27, 2015, 6:35 AM

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Jussi Rosendahl / Reuters:
Nokia says it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets  —  Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing  —  (Reuters) - Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones.  —  “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi Boosts Its Business In India With Strategic Investment From Tata Sons Head  —  Xiaomi is making a push to be a local player in India.  Days after unveiling its first phone customized to the South Asia country (the impressive $205 Mi 4i), Xiaomi announced that it has taken investment from leading Indian businessman Ratan Tata.
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Xiaomi expects revenue from mobile services, such as games and a payments app, to more than triple this year to nearly $1B  —  Xiaomi Sees $1 Billion in Mobile Services Revenue This Year  —  Chinese company wants to make smartphone games and mobile finance an increasing part of its business
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Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge:
Jay Z takes to Twitter to defend Tidal, says it's “doing just fine”, declares “we are here for the long haul”, notes competitors are even richer  —  Jay Z defends Tidal in a Sunday afternoon tweetstorm  —  Jay Z officially relaunched his streaming service Tidal …
Jon Christian / Slate:
Ancestry.com's data export tool for shuttered social networking site MyFamily didn't save the discussions of former users, erasing family memories of avid users  —  Deleting the Family Tree  —  When Ancestry.com shuttered its social network for relatives, it erased 10 years' worth of my family's correspondence and memories.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:NEW
Engineering Director Lars Rasmussen Leaving Facebook To Co-Found A Music Startup  —  Facebook at Work, Facebook's first move to turn its social network into an enterprise tool, has remained in closed beta since its launch in January this year.  But as the product continues to inch …
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
How Uber customizes its approach for overseas: auto-rickshaws in India, Lamborghinis in Singapore, designated driver service in Colombia  —  This Is How Uber Hopes To Take Over The World  —  The ride-hail giant is expanding globally — and it's doing so by replicating the hyperlocal approach …
Asana:
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Benjamin Brake / Foreign Affairs:
Governments can better mitigate risk from the burgeoning surveillance software industry with bug bounties, not export controls  —  The Bug Trade … Since Apple and Google announced last year that they would encrypt mobile user data by default, senior Western officials have denounced …
Jake Halpern / The Atlantic:
Behind Liberty Reserve, the digital currency shut down by US authorities for money laundering  —  Bank of the Underworld … In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Secret Service orchestrated a sting operation.  The target was a Vietnamese man named Hieu Minh Ngo.

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Microsoft:
Students are invited to the Break into Code! challenge  —  Young students can become technology creators in this first of a new series of contests from Microsoft Imagine.  Students can learn to code their first game in about an hour.
Avangate:
Go Beyond Retention  —  If the solidification of the cloud as the predominant business model for software and services companies has taught us anything, it is that a customer ‘on the books’ is worth two or more off of them.
Asana:
Take back your productivity with No Meeting Wednesday  —  Want to boost your team's productivity?  Implement a no meeting day, every week.  It's a simple practice that's helped our team tremendously and could help yours, too.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho Business Apps for Apple Watch  —  Apple Watch.  Enough has been said already.  —  With the Apple Watch coming out later this week, we are excited to launch three new apps.
HP:
Entertainment Visionary Fred Seibert is Animated About Mobile  —  Following his tremendous success in traditional media, entrepreneur Fred Seibert has adapted quickly to the rapidly changing universe of mobile entertainment.
 

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