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April 9, 2015, 12:35 PM

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Ryan Roslansky / Official LinkedIn Blog:
Welcome to the LinkedIn Family, lynda.com!  —  Many people don't know that I started my first company when I was a freshman in college.  I didn't know the first thing about designing a website and relied on a Lynda Weinman web graphics book to get my site up and running.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
LinkedIn to acquire online learning firm Lynda.com in a cash and stock deal valued at $1.5B  —  LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for $1.5 billion  —  Summary:Executives for both companies said the deal, which is LinkedIn's largest acquisition to date, is the “kind of fit that benefits everyone.”
Apple:
Apple Watch in-store preview and online only pre-order begin Friday  —  Apple Watch In-Store Preview & Online Pre-Order Begin Friday  —  Available for Purchase Online April 24  —  Apple Watch™, Apple's most personal device yet, will be available for preview and pre-order on Friday, April 10.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: YouTube's ad-free subscription service coming in the next few months for around $10/month, will offer offline viewing, creators required to join  —  YouTube's paid subscription offering takes shape — and it's almost here  —  YouTube's forthcoming paid subscription offering …
Ronald Grover / TheStreet.com:
Sources: Disney pressures Apple to carry more of its channels on rumored TV streaming service, Apple wants fewer channels to keep cost of service down  —  Disney Presses Apple to Carry More Channels on Internet TV Service  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Apple (AAPL - Get Report) and Walt Disney …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
DJI's new Phantom 3 drones start at $999, feature visual positioning, GLONASS support, bundled Lightbridge video streaming, 4K camera option  —  DJI updates our favorite line of drones with the new Phantom 3  —  DJI created the Kleenex of consumer drones with its Phantom line of quadcopters.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Product Hunt for iOS Gains New Tool for Creating Curated Collections, Bookmarking Products  —  Product Hunt, the popular site that specializes in surfacing new products, is today launching an updated iOS app that adds several features to the existing Product Hunt app for iOS …
Bloomberg Business:
Kik Interactive Said to Explore Sale or Corporate Investment  —  Kik Interactive Inc., which makes a messaging application popular with young teens, is exploring a sale, people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The company hired Qatalyst Partners to set up conversations with potential acquirers …
Min-Jeong Lee / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Facing Supply Shortages for Curved-Screen Galaxy S6 Edge  —  Company's mobile chief points to difficulties in manufacturing the screens  —  SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co.'s mobile chief J.K. Shin said Thursday there could be limited supplies of its new curved-screen smartphone …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Agencies Block Technology Exports for Supercomputer in China  —  Moves comes as U.S. technology companies grapple with Beijing's proposed restrictions  —  U.S. officials are blocking technology exports to facilities in China associated with the world's fastest supercomputer …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Intel shows its latest RealSense depth-sensing camera, small enough for a 6-inch smartphone  —  Intel's made a tinier, longer-range depth camera for phones  —  Intel's been a huge backer of gesture control plus 3D scanning, and so far it's managed to integrate its RealSense technology into select desktops …
New York Times:
Zynga founder and chairman Mark Pincus returns as CEO, replacing Don Mattrick  —  Mark Pincus, Zynga's Founder, Returns as C.E.O.  —  When Mark Pincus hired a new executive to run Zynga, the online games company he founded, he tweeted a message calling the executive, Don Mattrick, an “Internet treasure.”

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