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April 27, 2015, 3:35 PM

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Stan Chudnovsky / Facebook:
Facebook adds video calling to Messenger in select countries including US, Canada, Mexico and parts of EU, on both iOS and Android  —  Introducing Video Calling in Messenger  —  Today, we're introducing video calling in Messenger.  Now you can have face-to-face conversations with your friends …
Allen Lo / Google Public Policy Blog:
Google announces Patent Purchase Promotion, experimental marketplace to sell patents to the company, open from May 8 to 22  —  Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion  —  We invite you to sell us your patents.  The Patent Purchase Promotion is an experimental marketplace for patents that's simple, easy to use, and fast.
Jaimee Minney / Slice Intelligence:
Only 376K or 22% of 1.7M ordered Apple Watches shipped on the first weekend  —  Watching and Waiting: Only 22 Percent Apple Watches Shipped First Weekend  —  Most people who pre-ordered an Apple Watch did not receive one in the first wave of shipments, with Slice Intelligence reporting …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN political reporter Peter Hamby is joining Snapchat as Head of News  —  Peter Hamby leaving CNN for Snapchat  —  Peter Hamby, widely recognized by Beltway insiders as one of CNN's best political reporters, is leaving the network to join Snapchat as Head of News, the On Media blog has learned.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Engineering Director Lars Rasmussen Leaving Facebook To Co-Found A Music Startup  —  Facebook at Work, Facebook's first move to turn its social network into an enterprise tool, has remained in closed beta since its launch in January this year.  But as the product continues to inch …
Tim Higgins / Bloomberg Business:
Apple's HealthKit connected to 80K patient files at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center  —  Apple's HealthKit Linked to Patients at Big Los Angeles Hospital  —  Apple Inc.'s health-tracking software is being connected to patient files at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
With Discover joining this fall, Apple Pay will support all four major credit cards in US  —  Discover Signs On With Apple Pay  —  Credit card provider Discover will join Apple Pay's ranks beginning this fall, the company announced today.  Apple Pay already supports cards from Visa …
Wall Street Journal:
Qualcomm Launches Unit to Help Chinese Smartphone Makers Sell Overseas  —  Chip maker aims to prove itself a valuable partner as Beijing looks to reduce its reliance on foreign technology  —  Qualcomm Inc. has launched a unit to help Chinese smartphone makers sell overseas …
Philip Levinson / Business Insider:
How CloudFlare, now handling 5% of all web traffic and valued at around $1B in late 2013, got started during Harvard class field trip to Silicon Valley  —  How two Harvard Business School students turned a class trip into a billion-dollar company  —  See Also
NBC News:
How Google, Facebook, Viber, other tech companies are trying to help Nepal earthquake victims  —  Nepal Earthquake Spurs Tech Companies to Action  —  After a devastating earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, tech companies are hoping their products can help located loved ones and provide much-needed relief.As ...

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