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April 28, 2016, 12:10 PM

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Davis Fields / Facebook:
New Facebook and Messenger apps launched for Windows 10; Instagram comes to Windows 10 Mobile, with video support  —  Introducing Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Windows Apps  —  There are many people using Facebook, Messenger and Instagram on Windows, so today we're excited …
Christina Farr / Fast Company:
The first Apple CareKit health apps are out, and CareKit becomes available on GitHub today  —  Apple's First CareKit Apps Are Here  —  Developers can use CareKit to build apps that track patients' health between doctor's visits.  —  How often do you visit your doctor's office?  Three, four times per year?
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast to Buy DreamWorks for $3.8 Billion  —  DreamWorks shareholders to get $41 in cash for each share they own  —  Comcast Corp. on Thursday said it agreed to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. for about $3.8 billion, in a deal that could make the cable giant a rival to Walt Disney Co. in the lucrative family-entertainment business.
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung reports Q1 net profit of $4.6B, reversing 40% dip in previous quarter, helped by early release of Galaxy S7  —  Samsung Profit Beats Estimates as Early S7 Smartphone Release Pays Off  —  Latest smartphone model fuels gains in net income, sales  —  Common, preferred share repurchase of 2.03 trillion won
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Oculus releases a version of Minecraft for Gear VR headsets in the Oculus Store for $6.99  —  Minecraft enters virtual reality on Samsung's Gear VR headset  —  It's time to move beyond the smartphone screen and into the world of Minecraft.  —  Microsoft has launched Minecraft: Gear VR Edition on the Oculus Store for $7.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast announces it will raise data caps from 300GB to 1TB on June 1; unlimited data will cost an additional $50 per month  —  A Comcastic miracle: Data caps will go from 300GB to a terabyte  —  Going over the cap will be harder, but also more expensive.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces it will add a new class of non-voting stock for the company that will help keep Zuckerberg in control  —  Facebook is adding a new class of stock that will help keep Zuckerberg in control  —  Facebook today, as part of its earnings release, said it would add a new class …
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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft buys 10M strands of synthetic DNA from Twist Bioscience to experiment with long-term data storage  —  Microsoft is buying 10 million molecules of custom DNA from a San Francisco startup  —  Microsoft is buying 10 million strands of long oligonucleotides — laboratory-made molecules of DNA …
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
Priceline CEO Darren Huston resigns due to relationship with employee, gets replaced temporarily by Chairman and former CEO Jeffery Boyd  —  Priceline CEO Resigns After Relationship With Employee  —  Huston was CEO of both Priceline Group and Booking.com  —  Chairman Jeffery Boyd replaces Huston as interim CEO

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