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April 30, 2014, 12:55 AM

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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 …
More: GuardianTweets: @amirSee also Mediagazer
Re/code:
Exclusive: Microsoft Will Start Selling Xbox One in China in September  —  Microsoft will begin selling the Xbox One videogame console in China in September, sources familiar with the plans told Re/code.  —  An announcement is expected as early as Tuesday evening.
Yusuf Mehdi / Xbox Wire:
BesTV and Microsoft to bring Xbox One to China in September  —  By Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business, Xbox  —  Today marks a monumental day for Xbox, as together with our partner BesTV New Media Co., we announced we will bring Xbox One to China in September of this year.
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 …
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 …
More: Network WorldTweets: @dannysullivan
Derek Khanna / InsideSources:
Outbox vs. USPS: How the Post Office Killed Digital Mail  —  Evan Baehr and Will Davis, were summoned to Washington for a meeting with the Postmaster General.  Evan and Will wondered what it could be, “They must have seen the recent coverage in CNBC, maybe they'll help our company expand?”
Tweets: @hunterwalk
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” …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Inside Motorola's new office, where Moto 360 is being designed to save a company in transition  —  The future of Motorola is on this man's wrist … A few months ago, this meeting would've taken place at a sprawling campus of anonymous office buildings in Libertyville, Illinois, about an hour's drive north of Chicago.
More: BGRThanks:@aashutoshvatsa
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Study: Google Chrome blocks less than 3% of Heartbleed-compromised sites by default  —  Google Chrome protection for Heartbleed-hacked sites called “completely broken”  —  Update: A few hours after this article went live, Google engineer Adam Langley published a blog post taking issue …
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.
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
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.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. ballot measure would severely limit short-term rentals  —  A trio of well-connected San Franciscans is backing a ballot initiative this fall that would severely curb Airbnb's operations in the city, The Chronicle has learned.  The group, which includes longtime housing activist Calvin Welch …

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