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April 16, 2015, 5:05 AM

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Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
EU's three gripes with Android: What you need to know  —  Summary:Did you know there are really two main versions of Android?  The one Google controls is under fire for potential antitrust practices.  Here's why.  —  After five years of investigation, the European Commission (EC) …
EU Press Room:
Antitrust: EU commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service, opens separate formal investigation on Android  —  Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
What's Next for Google and the EU?  It Could Be a Quick Settlement.  —  Google's antitrust standoff with the European Union, a tumultuous legal tug-of-war begun in February 2010, reached a climax this morning with the EU laying the foundation for a formal complaint against Google for abusing its market position.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google to EU: our vertical search products fail in the market, but are useful enough for our users to display  —  Google To EU: You Know, No One Really Uses Our Vertical Search Products  —  As was widely expected yesterday, the EU has officially come out with its “Statement of Objections” …
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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Jawbone closes $300M investment round from BlackRock, giving it a valuation of about $3B  —  Jawbone to Launch Payments Wearable With Amex, as It Closes a $300M Investment Round  —  “Reports of our death are greatly exaggerated,” said Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman to me earlier today in an interview in New York.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Netflix stock up over 10% after beating estimates for new subscribers: 2.3M in US, and 2.6M non-US; Q1 revenue of $1.57B  —  Netflix Adds 4.9M New Members In Q1, Sending Shares Up More Than 10%  —  Following the bell today, Netflix reported its first quarter financial performance …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Research launches handwriting input keyboard in Play Store, rendering text and emojis, supports 82 languages  —  Google Launches Handwriting Input For Text And Emoji On Android  —  Google Research today launched its latest project: Google Handwriting Input.
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Kathleen Chaykowski / Forbes:
Snapchat tries to poach Uber employees using a geolocation filter that appears near Uber's HQ showing an url for its jobs page  —  Snapchat Sneakily Uses Its Own App To Poach Uber Engineers  —  Uber Technologies and Snapchat are among the world's most valuable startups and have raised billions of dollars between them.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook tests “sidebar status” feature in mobile apps, similar to AIM's away message  —  Facebook brings back the away message in a new mobile experiment  —  In the late 1990s and early 2000s, before Facebook created the world's first billion-person social network, many of us stayed in touch through instant messaging.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Etsy prices IPO at $16 per share, giving the company a valuation of approximately $1.8B  —  Etsy makes it official, prices IPO at $16 per share  —  Summary:The company once known as “Indieco, Inc.” has stressed its business strategy is rooted in community and customer service since launching in 2005.
Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Drone Maker DJI in Talks to Raise Funding at Valuation of $10 Billion  —  DJI expects revenue to top $1 billion this year  —  Chinese consumer drone maker DJI is in talks to raise funding at a valuation as high as $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter …
Sriram Sharma / India - The Huffington Post:
Indian companies Cleartrip, NDTV, and Newshunt pulling out of Internet.org, citing commitment to net neutrality  —  Blow To Internet.org As Indian Internet Companies Begin To Withdraw  —  A day after Flipkart exited from the Airtel Zero platform, Cleartrip, NDTV, Newshunt and the Times Group announced …
Beth Kowitt / Fortune:
Meal delivery service Sprig raises $45 million in funding  —  Meal delivery service Sprig has raised $45 million in its Series B round, led by Social Capital and Greylock Partners.  This brings the San Francisco-based startup's total funding to $57 million.
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Galaxy S6 won't come with Skype, OneNote, or OneDrive preinstalled; AT&T S6 just comes with Skype and OneNote  —  Verizon and AT&T Won't Pre-Install Three Microsoft Apps on Samsung S6  —  Microsoft announced last month a deal to push its mobile apps into as many hands as possible.
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