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April 29, 2014, 9:25 PM

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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Twitter Beats In Q1 With $250M In Revenue And Picks Up 14M New Monthly Active Users  —  Twitter released its first quarter financial performance this afternoon, reporting revenue of $250 million in the period, and earnings per share of $0.00 on a non-GAAP basis.
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Twitter faces decelerating growth in active users and timeline views  —  Twitter Adds More Users, but Wall Street Wants More  —  Twitter is still growing — but hardly fast enough for Wall Street.  —  Twitter reported 255 million monthly active users as of the end of March …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Apple blasts Samsung over originality, bravery in closing trial arguments  —  Apple wrapped up its side of a wide-ranging case against Samsung in court today, accusing it one last time of copying five features that it says ended up in millions of phones sold to US consumers.  —  “Let's remember how we got here.”
Tom Wheeler / Official FCC Blog:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defends net neutrality approach, seeks path to avoid years in court  —  Finding the Best Path Forward to Protect the Open Internet  —  I am a strong believer in the importance of an Open Internet.  As President Obama has explained, “Preserving an Open Internet …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Google plans Android “Silver” program to replace Nexus, pushes OEMs to make devices that closely adhere to Google specifications  —  Android Silver Program Reportedly Designed To Give Google More Control Over Its Mobile Destiny  —  Google does indeed have a so-called “Silver” …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
RadiumOne's New CEO's Memo on Chahal Firing: “We Cannot Know for Certain What Gurbaksh Will Do”  —  Here's a memo that new RadiumOne CEO Bill Lonergan sent out late last night to the employees of the advertising tech company in the wake of the firing of Gurbaksh Chahal, its founder and CEO.
Dom Esposito / 9to5Mac:
Apple's MacBook Air lineup updated with new Haswell processors, now starts at $899  —  In line with our recent reporting, Apple has updated its Macbook Air lineup.  The refresh features Intel's Haswell processor and is now $100 less than the previous model.
Natt Garun / The Next Web:
Acer teases Liquid Leap, a wearable smart band launching alongside the 5-inch Liquid Jade smartphone this summer  —  Acer announces Liquid Leap, its first wearable smart band  —  Acer today announced its latest product line which includes the Liquid Leap, a smart band that can track fitness activities and pair with smartphones.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Firefox 29 Launches With Major Redesign, Firefox Account Integration  —  Mozilla is launching its most important release of Firefox in a very long time today.  After almost two years of working on its Australis redesign, the company is now finally ready to bring it to its stable release channel.
Strategy Analytics:
Samsung & Apple Slip as Global Smartphone Shipments Reach 285 Million Units in Q1 2014  —  According to the latest research from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) research service, global smartphone shipments grew +33% annually to reach 285 million units in the first quarter of 2014.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
‘Sign in with Google’ button could send Google+ to oblivion  —  The abrupt departure of Google+ creator Vic Gundotra from the beleaguered social network led to immediate speculation that its days as a competitor to Facebook and Twitter are numbered.  Indeed, media reports have asserted …
Office Blogs:
Office for iPad now includes printing  —  Last month, we launched Office for iPad® with the robust capabilities and familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office, plus a fantastic touch experience built for iPad.  Millions of people downloaded Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and thousands sent us feature requests.
Brad Chacos / PC World:
Canonical's audacious Ubuntu for Android project isn't quite dead, but it is in limbo  —  The idea was audacious: Combine Android, the most popular mobile version of Linux, with Ubuntu, the leading Linux desktop operating system, on a single smartphone that swapped between the two depending on whether the device was docked.
More: The Droid Guy and PocketnowThanks:@bradchacos
William Alden / New York Times:
Doximity, an Online Network for Doctors, Raises $54 Million  —  Facebook and LinkedIn have found success by gathering broad swaths of users.  But several prominent investors are betting that a narrower focus can help a social network prosper.  —  Doximity, a professional network for doctors …
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Social media analytics and management startup Sprinklr raises $40M Series D  —  Social Startup Sprinklr Raises $40 Million  —  Sprinklr, a social media analytics and management startup for enterprise companies, announced on Tuesday it raised a $40 million Series D round of venture financing.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Amazon's new Wearable Technology hub showcases the latest smartwatches, activity trackers, and more  —  Amazon is dedicating part of its store to the ever-growing number of wearable devices on the market.  The online hub, simply called Wearable Technology, covers smartwatches …

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