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April 27, 2014, 11:50 AM

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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Exclusive: CEO Gurbaksh Chahal Fired by RadiumOne Board  —  According to sources, Gurbaksh Chahal has been fired by the board of RadiumOne, directly related to his conviction for battery and domestic violence.  —  That is obviously the impetus for the vehement defense Chahal mounted …
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.
Lee Fang / VICE:
Several key FCC staffers recently worked for ISPs who would benefit from net neutrality defeat  —  Former Comcast and Verizon Attorneys Now Manage the FCC and Are About to Kill the Internet  —  A tombstone for Internet freedom.  Photo via Flickr user DonkeyHotey  —  The open Internet may soon become a thing of the past.
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 …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
The Untold Story Of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback  —  One day in July 2001, Larry Page decided to fire Google's project managers.  All of them.  —  It was just five years since Page, then a 22-year-old graduate student at Stanford, was struck in the middle of the night with a vision.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal:
Airbnb starts recommending nearby destinations to SF users, other cities coming soon  —  Airbnb Wants to Be a Travel Agent  —  Airbnb wants to be a travel agent.  —  People who opened the apartment-sharing company's mobile app in San Francisco on Thursday found something new …
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Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Comixology removes in-app purchases to avoid paying fees to Apple  —  It's about to get a bit more difficult to buy comic books from a mobile device.  Comixology is replacing its iOS app today with a new version that removes the ability to purchase comics.  The new app is solely a comic book reader …
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Amplify helps Twitter grab a piece of the multi-billion dollar TV ad market  —  Twitter Wants to Be Your TV  —  Profitability doesn't appear to be in Twitter's (TWTR) future anytime soon.  Losses are increasing, membership growth has slowed, and the company's stock price is down 28 percent since …

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