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April 22, 2013, 10:30 PM

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Netflix Beats Analyst Estimates, With 29.2 Million US Subscribers And $1 Billion In Q1 Revenue  —  Netflix reported positive first-quarter numbers, including revenues of $1.02 billion during the first three months of the year.  The company also announced that it added 2 million domestic in the quarter …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Says Its “House of Cards” Strategy Worked, and Wall Street Agrees  —  Netflix's numbers are up, and they're what Wall Street wanted (for now!):  Shares are up 19 percent.  —  Revenue came in at the billion-dollar mark that analysts were looking for, and the company's U.S. streaming …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 8.1 set to bring back the Start button  —  Microsoft is preparing to revive the traditional Start button it killed with Windows 8.  Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that Windows 8.1 will include the return of the Start button.
Adario Strange / DVICE:
Eric Schmidt: Google Glass not coming to you until 2014  —  Every move that Google has made regarding its wearable Glass computer has been closely scrutinized, particularly the staggered, picky rollouts of the device, most recently with Glass Explorer applicants.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Glass code hints at spatial gestures, including two-finger browser zoom and winking to take a photo  —  Google appears to be planning an interesting set of gestures for its Glass project, letting you use your fingers, head, and eyes to perform certain functions.
hueypriest / reddit:
Reflections on the Recent Boston Crisis  —  After some reflection we want to share our thoughts about the reddit activity during the recent crisis in Boston.  We all need to look at what happened and make sure that in the future we do everything we can to help and not hinder crisis situations.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo! Unveils Brand New iOS App, Including Built-In Summly Summaries  —  Yahoo! acquired startup Summly for somewhere around $30 million just one month ago, but it's already bearing fruit.  First, there was the Summly summarized version of its Q1 2013 earnings last week …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Facebook tries Google's WebP image format; users squawk  —  It's a major endorsement for the file format, but not some social-network members are upset to have lost their flexible, sharable JPEGs.  —  This shows the same image in JPEG and WebP, with WebP on the right.
Andrew Chen:
Why developers are leaving the Facebook platform  —  Attitudes towards the Facebook platform have changed  —  Recently, Bill Gurley of Benchmark wrote a great piece on how platform companies like Facebook, iOS, Android, eBay, and others manage the ecosystem around them.
Reuters:
Senate votes to move forward on bill taxing Internet sales  —  (Reuters) - A measure to empower U.S. states to require out-of-state retailers to collect online sales tax cleared a legislative hurdle in the Senate on Monday, after earlier winning official backing from President Barack Obama.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CBS Takes Stake in Syncbak, Eyeing Aereo Threat … CBS now owns a piece of Syncbak.  The Eye has taken a minority stake in the local TV streaming-video venture backed by broadcasters, one way the industry is responding to over-the-top startup Aereo, which refuses to pay retransmission fees …
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Tumblr Launches Mobile Ads Today In Big Revenue Push  —  Users of iOS and Android Apps Will See Up to 4 Ads Per Day  —  Tumblr is launching its mobile ads today, marking the first time the 6-year-old startup is placing ads that look and feel like regular posts on the blog network.
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
Sorry to Disrupt: Valleywag Is Back  —  You're doing it again.  It's only been a few years since we last met here, but you, Valley venture capitalist and Alley opportunist, are worse than ever.  There will come a day when all the coddling and cheerleading you've become accustomed to curdles …
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
CA snaps up Layer 7 as API management arena heats up  —  The management and quality control of application programming interfaces or APIs is hot now.  That's why CA Technologies is acquiring Layer 7 in a deal announced Monday, just days after Intel announced plans to by Mashery, another API management player.
More: ZDNet and The Register
Scott Kirsner / Boston Globe:
Israel's Gizmox picks up $7.5 million to help companies convert existing apps to HTML5; will set up U.S. office in Cambridge  —  An Israeli company founded in 2007, Gizmox, is getting new funding from Cambridge venture capital firm Atlas Venture.  Atlas is leading a $7.5 million funding round for Gizmox …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Nokia teases QWERTY phone announcement on April 24th  —  Official teasers rarely provide much in the way of detail, but this one from Nokia at least comes with a pretty picture.  It reveals the rounded design language we have come to associate with the company's latest feature phones …

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho SalesIQ - Real-time sales intelligence platform with tight Zoho CRM integration.  —  You run an apparel store.  There's a visitor who walked in after seeing your weekly ad.
SAY Media / SAY Daily:
The First Brands Doing Cool Things with Beacons  —  The technology for beacons has been lingering out there since the launch of iOS 7, but it's only now that people are starting to notice.
AdExchanger:
Digital Revenue Up 17% At New York Times  —  Digital revenue rose 17% in Q3 at The New York Times.  During the same time period, digital subscriptions rose 20%.  Overall, though, performance fell flat.
 

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