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April 20, 2015, 8:20 PM

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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Sources: Nokia plans a return to the consumer phone market in 2016, has a virtual reality project and more in the works  —  Nokia Plots 2016 Return to Phone Market  —  Four years ago, Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO at the time, described Nokia as a man at the edge of a burning platform.
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg Business:
Elon Musk had a deal to sell Tesla to Google in 2013 for about $6B and another $5B in capital for factory expansions  —  Elon Musk Had a Deal to Sell Tesla to Google in 2013  —  On the verge of bankruptcy, the company sought a savior in Larry Page  —  This story is excerpted and adapted …
Bradon / OnePlus Blog:
OnePlus One smartphone now available to buy globally for everyone without an invite  —  Open Sales for the OnePlus One, Forever  —  This week marks a very special anniversary for OnePlus.  Exactly one year ago this Thursday, April 23rd, we announced the OnePlus One to the world.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Android Wear's Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks  —  Word around the rumor mill was that Android Wear was about to get a pretty big update — and sure enough, such an update is officially on the way.  —  Here's whats new...  Wrist Flicking Gestures:
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google now allows you to download your saved search history  —  Export Google Search History  —  I've mentioned last year that Google tested a download feature for search history.  It looks like this feature is available for everyone.  Just go to Google Web History, click the gear button and select “Download”.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Oscar Raises $145M At A $1.5B Valuation To Build A New Healthcare, Insurance Giant  —  Oscar, a company founded to rethink how a health insurer should look and act in the digital age and after the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, is scaling up with a big $145 million round …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
AMD reveals Windows 10 will launch in late July  —  Microsoft's launch of Windows 10 will likely take place in late July, according to AMD.  During AMD's latest earnings call last week, president and CEO Lisa Su revealed the launch timing for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft updates OneDrive app to support Apple Watch, lets you view albums, delete photos, and find photos through tags  —  Microsoft backs Apple Watch early with OneDrive update  —  Microsoft was quick to support Google's Android Wear smartwatches last year, and it's ready to do the same for the Apple Watch.
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Twitter now allows you to accept DMs from anyone — again  —  Twitter is launching a feature that will let users accept any and all DMs, regardless of whether they follow the sender or not.  —  You may be saying to yourself, wait, didn't Twitter already launch this feature?  The answer is no, not exactly.

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