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April 30, 2014, 6:35 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: Guardian and VatorNewsTweets: @amirSee also Mediagazer
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 …
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 and @balajis
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Looks Like Facebook Will Make Ecommerce And User Testing Announcements At f8  —  What exactly is Facebook launching tomorrow?  It's hard to say.  But we know it's planning coordinated announcements with at least one ecommerce platform and one product testing service, as these companies reached …
More: AdExchanger and GigaomTweets: @joshconstine
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
Klint Finley / Wired:
OK Cupid founders launch Keybase, an online directory that aims to make PGP easier to use  —  OkCupid's Founders Want to Bring Encrypted Email to the Masses  —  Email is a bad place to keep secrets.  —  Edward Snowden's revealations that the National Security Agency has many means …
Tweets: @wired and @joehardly
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco group pushing ballot initiative that would severely limit Airbnb's operations  —  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.
More: VentureBeatTweets: @dgouldin and @radleybalko
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: PocketnowThanks:@bradchacos
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justices Appear Divided on Cellphone Warrants  —  WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed torn as it considered a pair of cases about whether the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.  —  Some justices seemed inclined to apply precedents strictly limiting …

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