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April 16, 2014, 2:55 PM

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Reuters:
Samsung plans to launch Tizen smartphones in Q2 and an Android Wear smartwatch later this year  —  Samsung executive says Galaxy S5 to outsell S4, sees second quarter rollout for Tizen phone  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy S5 smartphone should outsell its predecessor …
iFixit:
Google Project Tango smartphone prototype teardown  —  Project Tango Teardown  —  It's 2014 and the future is now.  Google's engineers have been hard at work bringing the virtual to reality with projects like Google Glass, and their newest 3D mapping tech, Project Tango.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Study: 37% of the roughly 781M games owned on Steam have not been played once  —  Introducing Steam Gauge: Ars reveals Steam's most popular games  —  Right now, I can tell you that about 37 percent of the roughly 781 million games registered to various Steam accounts haven't even been loaded a single time.
Wall Street Journal:
Mt. Gox gives up plan to rebuild under bankruptcy protection, files for liquidation  —  Mt. Gox Files for Liquidation  —  Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Gives Up On Plan to Rebuild  —  Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up its plan to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Google says ‘all Glass spots claimed’ after one day sale, as KitKat rolls out  —  Summary: Google reckons its Glass Explorer club has reached capacity after the company opened it up to the public for one day only, but it's staying mum on numbers.  —  Liam Tung
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Photo-Sharing App Frontback Comes To Android  —  Frontback just released the Android version of its popular photo-sharing app.  Previously, the app was only available on iOS.  But even with just the iPhone app, the app was downloaded one million times over the past eight months.
Cadie Thompson / CNBC:
Google expected to post big revenue, but watch out for margins  —  While Google is widely expected to post an impressive quarter when it reports earnings after the bell on Wednesday, investors will want to keep a close eye on the company's operating margins.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
8 GB iPhone 5c now available in the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Ireland and several others  —  After a brief period of downtime, the Apple Store website around the world has now gone back up.  Aside from a bit of Mother's Day promotional advertising, there is no change to most regions.
James Trew / Engadget:
Samsung Gear 2 review: much improved, but that doesn't mean you should buy it  —  2013 was the year of the smartwatch.  In promise, anyway — maybe not delivery.  Of the many, many different, colorful and unusual timepieces that would populate our blogroll, it was perhaps Samsung's Galaxy Gear that made the most headlines.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Carriers Back Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones  —  With several states and municipalities considering various mandatory “kill-switch” laws for mobile devices, the wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on phones starting next year.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches  —  Reduces after-retirement support costs for large enterprises as much as 95%  —  Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price …

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