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April 21, 2014, 10:30 AM

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Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Facebook Launching Mobile Ad Network At F8 Conference  —  Lots of people have wanted Facebook to build an ad network for a long time.  —  Here it comes.  Facebook will take the wraps off its plans for a mobile ad network at its “F8″ developer conference in San Francisco at the end of the month …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple and Google offer promotional boost to games in exchange for exclusivity  —  Apple and Google's app stores are vying to market top videogame titles exclusively  —  The battle between Apple and Google for mobile dominance is spreading to the most lucrative genre of apps: videogames.
Wall Street Journal:
Square discussed possible sale to Google, Apple, and PayPal, recorded loss of $100M in 2013  —  Mobile-Payments Startup Square Discusses Possible Sale  —  Company Faces Wider Loss, Less Cash; Google Considered Potential Acquisition  —  With losses widening and cash shrinking …
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Case preview: Supreme Court to hear oral arguments from Aereo and broadcasters on Tuesday  —  Argument preview: Free TV, at a bargain price?  —  At 11 a.m. next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on copyright issues surrounding a new technology for Internet streaming …
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft to complete acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business on Friday  —  The Nokia Devices and Services acquisition close date  —  The following post is from Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft.
More: The Verge and Nokia
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Birchbox raises $60M in Series B round, values beauty e-commerce company at $485M  —  Exclusive: Birchbox banks $60 million  —  The Series B round values the beauty ecommerce company at $485 million.  —  FORTUNE — Two years ago, “stuff in a box” was all the rage among startups.
More: Re/codeTweets: @fortunemagazine

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