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April 30, 2015, 3:10 PM

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Steve Teixeira / Building Apps for Windows:
Microsoft releases preview of Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi and Arduino devices  —  Microsoft brings Windows 10 to Makers  —  We are continually inspired by the enthusiasm and passion for technology represented by the Maker community.  Today we are excited to share what's next …
Terry Myerson / Blogging Windows:
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Apple poaches top producers from BBC Radio 1 for new Spotify rival  —  Whatever Apple is creating to rival Spotify just got a lot more intriguing.  —  Little more than two months after poaching Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1, MBW understands that Apple has pinched four producers from the station …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple and IBM team with Japan Post to serve elderly, aim to give 5M iPads to senior citizens by 2020  —  Japan Post Teams With Apple, IBM to Better Serve Elderly  —  Post-office staffers check in on older clients, offer consultation services, report back to family members
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 …
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 …
Michael J. Casey / Wall Street Journal:
Bitcoin wallet service Circle raises $50M led by Goldman Sachs and IDG Capital Partners, sources say at a valuation of $200M  —  Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle  —  Goldman Sachs part of $50 million round that values Circle Internet at around $200 million
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Personal Finance Startup MX Pulls In $30 Million Series A Funding From USAA and Digital Garage  —  MX, the personal finance startup formerly known as Money Desktop, has just inked a $30 million Series A funding deal led by a subsidiary of USAA.  Tokyo-based VC firm Digital Garage also participated in the round.
Thanks:@sarahbuhr
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Secret's 16-month life: from the next big thing, to a $6M cash-out by the founders, to yesterday's news  —  A Founder of Secret, the Anonymous Social App, Shuts It Down as Use Declines  —  Last summer, employees at the start-up Secret gathered in their new offices in downtown San Francisco …
Lucian Constantin / PCWorld:
Internet Explorer will soon warn users when a site features an ad that contains malicious code  —  Microsoft cracks down on misleading (and frequently malicious) advertisements  —  Microsoft is taking a hard stance against advertisements that trick users into visiting malicious websites …
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Flywheel now lets you pay for cabs in its system via app even if you hail on the street  —  Flywheel Now Lets You Pay For Taxis On A Mobile App  —  The taxi-hailing app hopes the new feature will give it a leg up on Uber and Lyft.  —  Flywheel press kit
Don Reisinger / CNET:
HTC reports $1.4B revenue in Q1, a 25% increase YoY, but predicts decline in Q2  —  HTC has strong first quarter, but Q2 looks like a downer  —  HTC says that its revenue was up 25 percent in the first quarter, but its forecasts are not encouraging.

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