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April 28, 2015, 9:45 AM

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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 …
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Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Valve kills paid mods on Steam, will refund Skyrim mod buyers  —  Just a few days after launching paid mods on Steam through the Skyrim Workshop, Valve is removing the payment option, citing customer feedback.  Valve says it will refund Steam users who purchased a Skyrim mod on Steam.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
LG's Urbane Android Wear watch lands in the US for $349  —  The first Android Wear device that will come out of the box with Google's big new software update is now on sale in the US.  Google began selling the LG Urbane on its online store today for $349.  The watch comes in either a silver or a gold …
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Google and eight European publishers plan Digital News Initiative to develop news business models, with $163M Google innovation fund  —  Google admits mistakes with news outlets as it announces new partnership  —  The Digital News Initiative is likely to be seen as an attempt for Google …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Konami delists itself from NYSE effective July, will continue trading on London and Tokyo Stock Exchanges  —  Konami delists itself from the New York Stock Exchange  —  Move could be a sign of trouble or simply a cost-saving measure.  —  As Konami faces down the cancellation …
Buster Hein / Cult of Mac:
Apple Watch Sport has better display than pricier models  —  Apple is pushing into new territory with the Apple Watch, by making it the first device to come from Cupertino that uses an OLED display.  One of the reasons Apple's never brought OLED displays to the iPhone is they're more challenging to engineer than long-established LCDs.
Wall Street Journal:
Katie Couric's show to play key role in Yahoo's push to grow video advertising and improve distribution of content through social media  —  Yahoo, Katie Couric Tweak the Recipe  —  It isn't about home-page traffic, they say, playing up the staying power of interviews thanks to social media
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Best Buy changes course, will support Apple Pay in its iOS app today, in retail stores later this year  —  Best Buy to gain Apple Pay support in-app today, in retail stores this fall  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company's earnings call that Best Buy will gain support …
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