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April 13, 2015, 4:50 PM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple takes only 15% of new-subscriber revenue from some Apple TV partners, including Neflix, Hulu Plus, and MLB.TV, in contrast to its 30% iOS standard  —  How to Beat Apple's 30 Percent Subscription Fee: Sell Your Stuff on Apple TV  —  Did you sign up for HBO Now so you could watch “Game of Thrones” last night?
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
TWC gives Charlotte, NC customers up to a six times speed boost for same price after Google announces Fiber for the city  —  Google Fiber plans expansion, then TWC makes speeds six times faster  —  Charlotte customers get big speed boost for same price after Google announcement.
Wall Street Journal:
Activist investor with over $2B stake urges Qualcomm to spin off chip unit from its more profitable patent-licensing business, cut costs, accelerate buyback  —  Activist Puts Pressure on Qualcomm  —  Jana Partners urges chip maker to consider breakup, other steps to improve stock price
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 …
TechCrunch:
Craigslist growth stalls as vertical marketplaces rise: time on site down 6% since 2013  —  As Vertical Marketplaces Rise, Craigslist Faces Its Demise  —  Editor's note: Jeremy Levine is a partner at Bessemer Ventures Partners and serves on the boards of MindBody, Pinterest, Raise, Shopify, Wikia and Yelp.
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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!
David Katzmaier / CNET:
Vizio prices M series 4K TVs from $600, teases high-end, HDR-capable Reference series TVs  —  Some of our favorite TVs from last year were Vizio's M series, and now they're back with 4K resolution for inexpensive prices.  The company also teased its Reference series sets …
Alexis C. Madrigal / Fusion:
World's first hologram protest held in Spain in response to laws that limit protesting in public  —  The world's first hologram protest held in Spain  —  A protest group pulled off an undeniably futuristic stunt this weekend in Spain: they sent thousands of holograms parading past the lower house of the country's parliament.
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 …
ZDNet:
HP exec Bill Hilf backtracks on his statement that “it makes no sense” to compete in public cloud, reaffirms commitment to OpenStack-powered Helion  —  HP: We're not leaving the public cloud  —  Summary:HP reaffirms its commitment to its OpenStack-powered Helion public cloud.

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