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April 28, 2014, 7:35 AM

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
RadiumOne Confirms That It Has Fired CEO Gurbaksh Chahal  —  RadiumOne just announced that its board of directors terminated CEO and Chairman Gurbaksh Chahal on Saturday night.  The company said in an emailed statement that Chief Operating Officer Bill Lonergan will be taking over the CEO role.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal Says He Didn't Do It: “I Didn't Hit Her 117 Times”  —  It is hard to know where to start in this astonishingly vehement account that RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh Chahal just posted on his personal site, titled “Can You Handle the Truth?,” in which he defends himself from charges of domestic violence.
Gary Kamiya / San Francisco magazine:
San Francisco Is Dead.  Long Live San Francisco.  —  Yes, the city we know is going away.  But, as has happened throughout its history, a new one will arise.  Let's give it a chance.  —  In 1999, my wife and I saw a For Sale sign on a small house on Nob Hill, two blocks away from the apartment where we'd been living for years.
Ellen Cushing / San Francisco Magazine:
Kara Swisher: AllThingsD was profitable, but Re/code will probably lose money this year  —  “I Think Google's Pretty Dangerous and Thuggish.  I've Always Said That.”  —  Kara Swisher, outspoken tech journalist, has a lot on her mind. … San Francisco: You recently split …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
‘Anonymish’ App Secret Taps Into Android, Global Markets; UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand First Up  —  Secret - the iOS app that lets you share confessions, rumors, complaints and praise with your wider circle of friends without attaching your name to it- has captured the eye of early adopters in the US tech world.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Understanding the Crazy Math Apple and Samsung Use to Calculate Patent Damages  —  Listening to how Apple and Samsung calculate damages often feels like Alice's trip down the rabbit hole into Wonderland.  —  According to Apple's experts, consumers would pay tens or even upwards of $100 per phone for the patented features in the case.
Benedict Evans:
Why iPad plateaued: tablets are eroding the PC market, but the smartphone is the transformative new category  —  iPads and tablet growth  —  Apple's revenue has pretty much stopped growing.  This chart shows the quarterly revenue the company has reported - a series of ever larger spikes upward around …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Bitcoin Slips Following News Of Fresh Restrictions In China  —  Bitcoin, which has recently traded under $400 and over $500, shed more than 10% of its value over the past few days, falling from around $500 to under $440, before recovering slightly.  —  As has happened many times in recent months …

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