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April 28, 2014, 11:00 AM

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Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Xbox Originals to challenge Netflix in June  —  Microsoft has been teasing a number of original television projects for months, and with the first shows ready to premiere this June the company's Xbox Entertainment Studios has revealed its full slate of projects.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft is taking Halo beyond gaming with two television projects  —  Microsoft is serious about breaking into Hollywood.  And it plans to do so by launching television shows based on its spectacularly successful Halo sci-fi game series, which has generated billions of dollars and sold 50 million copies.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kantar: Windows Phone ‘Stutters’ Amid Android Price Competition, iPhone 5S Is Apple's Buffer  —  Last Friday, Microsoft finally took control as the new owner of Nokia's devices business, but it's coming into its new position as a mobile hardware maker with no less a challenge than Nokia has had for the last couple of years.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's first Nokia ad plays on its underdog status  —  25,000 Nokia employees are joining Microsoft today after the company acquired Nokia's devices and services unit last week.  While many workers are tweeting their new employee badges in a series of selfies today …
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.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Google:
HP preparing to announce first Google-blessed touchscreen Android notebook  —  In a hidden video (embedded below) discovered on HP's website by Notebook Italia shows off HP's upcoming Slatebook 14.  As the name implies, the machine comes with a 1080p 14″ touchscreen display.
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 …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
IBM launches Cloud marketplace  —  Summary: The tech giant said the app exchange is a digital front door that opens up its in-house services portfolio, along with those of its partners, to enterprise clients.  —  The land of cloud marketplaces just got a new resident — IBM.
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.
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Supreme Court to rule on warrantless searches of electronic devices  —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take on the digital-age controversy over search and seizure of smartphones and other devices.  In two cases coming before the court, warrantless searches of an electronic device …
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.
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