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April 13, 2015, 1:55 PM

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Dave McClure / Medium:
High private tech valuations the result of investors betting against doomed public incumbents unable to innovate  —  Bubble, My Ass: Some Unicorns Might Be Overvalued, But All Dinosaurs Gonna Die.  —  Summary: pundits argue billion-dollar startups are overvalued, but few realize …
Luis D. / PhoneArena:
Sharp announces 5.5" 4K (2160 x 3840) IGZO display with 806 ppi, in mass production from 2016  —  Sharp not even joking, announces 5.5-inch 4K IGZO display with mind-blowing 806ppi pixel density  —  Like it or not, 4K smartphone displays are heading towards us, and there's nobody left to stop them!
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn launches Elevate, a paid mobile and desktop app that suggests articles for employees to share on behalf of their employers  —  LinkedIn Raises Its Game In Social Media With Elevate, An App To Suggest And Share Stories  —  LinkedIn, the social platform with 350 million users …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
After Tidal launch, Spotify adds “Tweet the Beat”, new feature showing ads to some premium users, encouraging them to tweet about artist's music  —  Spotify wants you to spam Twitter with its new ads  —  Spotify is rolling out a new feature designed to get users to spam Twitter.
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft brings back Kurt DelBene, who has over 20 years of company experience, for new senior strategy post, to identify future investments and opportunities  —  Microsoft Brings Back Kurt DelBene for New Senior Strategy Post  —  Mr. Delbene had retired from Microsoft in 2013 and then oversaw efforts to fix the HealthCare.gov site
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