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April 30, 2015, 1:35 AM

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Terry Myerson / Blogging Windows:
Welcoming Developers to Windows 10  —  Today, I had the honor of speaking to thousands of our development partners at the Build conference about our plans to make Windows 10 the most attractive development platform ever.  It is always thrilling to see so many developers excited about Microsoft - and this year, about Windows 10.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's two new SDKs allow porting of Android and iOS apps to Windows 10 as universal apps; web apps can now be packaged for the Windows Store  —  Huge news: Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps  —  After months of rumors, Microsoft is revealing its plans to get mobile apps on Windows 10 today.
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Microsoft demos Windows 10 apps running on HoloLens  —  Windows 10 apps in HoloLens look amazing and completely ridiculous  —  Microsoft is making universal apps a major focus: “We're talking about one platform, a single app, a single binary that can run across all of these devices.”
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft Edge, formerly known as Project Spartan, will ship on all Windows 10 devices  —  Internet Explorer's successor, Project Spartan, is called Microsoft Edge  —  At its Build 2015 developer conference today, Microsoft announced Project Spartan will be called Microsoft Edge.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
David Byttow / Medium:
CEO of Secret announces company is shutting down and returning money to investors  —  Sunset  —  After a lot of thought and consultation with our board, I've decided to shut down Secret.  —  This has been the hardest decision of my life and one that saddens me deeply.
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Salesforce is working with bankers to field takeover inquiries; shares soar 12%  —  Salesforce Said to Work With Bankers to Field Takeover Inquiries  —  Salesforce.com Inc. is working with financial advisers to help it field takeover offers after being approached by a potential acquirer …
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Oracle not among the companies bidding on Salesforce  —  Oracle Is Not Courting Salesforce  —  You can strike Larry Ellison and Co. off the short list of possible bidders — for now.  —  Salesforce may well be listening to takeover offers, but not from Oracle, BuzzFeed News has learned.
Matthew Martin / Bloomberg Business:
TAG Heuer's upcoming Android Wear smartwatch will be available in November for about $1400 with battery life around 40 hours  —  LVMH to Begin Selling $1,400 TAG Heuer Smartwatch by November  —  TAG Heuer will start selling a smartwatch for about $1,400 in October or November …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple Watch production slowed by faulty taptic engines from one supplier; company told some suppliers last week to slow production until June  —  Apple Watch: Faulty Taptic Engine Slows Roll Out  —  Supplies crimped after testing found problems with Chinese-made component that creates gentle tapping sensation
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon pays $20M-$50M for ClusterK, the startup that can run apps on AWS at 10% of the regular price  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Amazon, the world's biggest provider of cloud infrastructure for running applications, has acquired ClusterK, with an eye toward integrating the startup's technology …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Evernote introduces new pricing structure: Basic remains free, Plus for $2.99/month, Premium for $5.99/month  —  Evernote's New Pricing Includes A Cheaper, Middle Tier And A Pricier Top Plan  —  As promised late last year, Evernote today has rolled out new pricing plans for its note-taking service …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Jive Software announces real-time enterprise chat app Chime to compete with Slack  —  Jive Chime Wants to Ring Slack's Bell With New Real-Time Messaging App  —  Jive Software announced the general release of Jive Chime today, a real-time messaging app that could well be a buzz across Slack's bow …

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