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April 9, 2015, 6:40 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.
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
MacBook review: beautiful, but has disappointing battery life, struggles on performance-intensive tasks, having a single USB Type-C port is a pain  —  Apple MacBook Review: The Laptop of the Future Isn't Ready for the Present  —  Are you willing to give up battery life and convenience to own the most beautiful laptop ever?
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Sources: Google close to making Android Wear work with iPhone using companion app  —  Exclusive: Google is close to making Android Wear work on the iPhone  —  Google is working on getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform to work with the iPhone, and it is close to finishing the final technical details …
Apple:
Apple announces Apple Watch pre-orders and in-store preview begin Friday, confirms orders will be online-only during unspecified “initial launch period”  —  Apple Watch In-Store Preview & Online Pre-Order Begin Friday  —  Available for Purchase Online April 24
Office Blogs:
Microsoft and Dropbox partner to let you edit Dropbox files in Office Online  —  Office Online and Dropbox web integration now available  —  Last year Office announced an ongoing partnership to create better connections between Office and Dropbox.  We continue to work closely with the Dropbox team …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon files first-ever suit over fake product reviews, alleging sites sold fraudulent praise … Amazon has filed suit against the alleged operators of sites that offer Amazon sellers the ability to purchase fake 4- and 5-star customer reviews of their products.
Mitch Stoltz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Entertainment Software Association seeks to prevent restoring functionality of old video games on copyright grounds, even for museums and archives  —  Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games, Even for Museums and Archives, Because All “Hacking” is Illegal
Gillian Tan / Wall Street Journal:
P2P lending service Prosper Marketplace raises around $165M led by Credit Suisse, doubling valuation to $1.9B  —  Prosper Marketplace's Valuation More Than Doubles to $1.9 Billion  —  New fundraising amounted to about $165 million and was led by Credit Suisse Group's Next Investors

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