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April 25, 2015, 12:20 AM
 

April 24, 2015

11:55 PM  •
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:  Google Apparently Testing ‘Collections’ For Followable, Curated Content Sets On Google+
11:00 PM  •
KGW-TV:  Uber and Lyft now operating in Portland after city approved four-month pilot program
10:05 PM  •
John Biggs / TechCrunch:  Swiss postal service to test drone delivery for the first time using drones made by Matternet
8:50 PM  •
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:  Oracle CEO says 95% of its products will be available in the cloud by October, up from 65%
7:35 PM  •
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:  The 9 best apps for Apple Watch you can get right now
6:20 PM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Charter's Advisers Said to Contact Time Warner Cable for Talks
6:05 PM  •
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:  Google lets you send notes and directions to your Android phone from search on desktop
5:00 PM  •
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg Business:  To keep up with S6 Edge demand, Samsung will more than double monthly output of curved screens to 5M
4:51 PM  •
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:  Zynga's No. 2 exec Clive Downie joins Unity Technologies as chief marketing officer
4:12 PM  •
Heather Somerville / Mercury News:  Software maker Apigee raises $87M in IPO, shares close down 1.88% from $17 IPO price
3:15 PM  •
Yahoo! Finance:  Apple wins appeal in China over patent rights to Siri voice recognition software
2:45 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Apple Begins Offering Virtual “Personal Setup” Appointments To New Watch Owners
2:35 PM  •
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:  Starwood Hotels debuts Apple Watch app for keyless entry at over 100 locations
2:10 PM  •
Ben Popper / The Verge:  How crowdsourced hardware maker Quirky brought money-losing inventions to market and ultimately cut a third of its staff
1:45 PM  •
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:  Amazon shares soar over 15% to all-time high on news of high AWS operating margin and strong North American sales
1:05 PM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Infosys to buy San Francisco-based e-commerce services provider Kallidus for $120M
12:50 PM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Apple tests new retail strategy selling Apple Watch on launch day at select fashion boutiques, but not Apple retail stores
12:40 PM  •
New York Times:  Chipotle partners with Postmates to offer delivery in 67 US cities for $4.99 to $7.99
12:30 PM  •
Alex Konrad / Forbes:  Institutional Venture Partners raises $1.4B, its largest ever, for new late stage fund
12:10 PM  •
Manuela Mesco / Wall Street Journal:  Italian eyewear maker Luxottica working with Google on cheaper version of Glass coming soon
11:55 AM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  Tests reveal Snapdragon 810 runs hot and throttles early and severely, causing performance issues
11:25 AM  •
BuzzFeed:  Sources: BitTorrent laid off about 40 of their 150 domestic employees
10:55 AM  •
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:  Victorious Launches Its First Apps For Online Stars And Their “Superfans”
10:20 AM  •
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:  The history of YouTube and how Google overcame legal, financial, and technological problems to build a site that has almost 50 years of video uploaded daily
8:45 AM  •
Emily Steel / New York Times:  Comcast and TWC combined would have controlled 57% of national broadband market, too high a threshold for FCC and DoJ
8:41 AM  •
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:  Analysts predict Charter Communications will renew attempts to buy Time Warner Cable
8:38 AM  •
Comcast Corporation:  Comcast terminates $45B Time Warner Cable merger agreement
5:00 AM  •
Davey Alba / Wired:  Reproductive health app Glow now allows men to track factors affecting their fertility and link with partners' accounts
1:55 AM  •
JP Mangalindan / Mashable:  Facebook testing new notifications tab that acts as news hub, includes birthdays, events, local news, nearby friends, and more
12:45 AM  •
iFixit:  Apple Watch teardown reveals 205mAh battery, Apple S1 CPU, inside view of Taptic Engine and Digital Crown

April 23, 2015

11:20 PM  •
Gina Hall / Silicon Valley Business Journal:  Social music app maker Smule raises $38M in debt and equity round led by Adams Street Partners
11:05 PM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Comcast's hurdles were too high, despite political donations, deep Washington ties, and $17M spent on lobbying
10:55 PM  •
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:  Net neutrality debate shifted regulators' focus on Comcast/TWC merger from cable TV to broadband, sinking the deal
9:45 PM  •
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:  Defense Secretary Tries To Thaw Relations With Silicon Valley, Opens New ‘Defense Innovation Unit X’
8:50 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Filings: Kleiner Perkins offers to waive nearly $1M in legal fees if Ellen Pao doesn't appeal, offered $965K settlement last year
8:15 PM  •
Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority:  Acer unveils a new 15-inch Chromebook, Iconia One 8 tablet and gaming-centric Predator tablet
7:40 PM  •
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:  Previously Bootstrapped, GoFundMe Is Raising At A Valuation Of Around $500M
7:00 PM  •
Michael McWhertor / Polygon:  Valve lets PC game modders sell their work through the Steam Workshop, starting with Skyrim
6:05 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Dropbox's Collaborative Note-Taking Service, Dropbox Notes, Heads Into Beta Testing
5:40 PM  •
Alex Dobie / Android Central:  Samsung reveals next-gen Gear smartwatch will have round face while announcing SDK release
5:20 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Instacart Finally Tells You When It's Charging You More Than Stores
5:00 PM  •
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:  Amazon revenue up 15% YoY to $22.72B, posts net loss of $57M after $108M profit a year ago
4:55 PM  •
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:  Pandora's Q1 Beats Estimates With $230.8 Million In Revenue
4:50 PM  •
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:  Google misses estimates with $17.26B revenue, rising US dollar and slowing growth to blame
4:45 PM  •
Amazon.com:  Amazon.com Announces First Quarter Sales up 15% to $22.72 Billion
4:40 PM  •
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:  Microsoft's Q3 revenue grew 6% YoY to $21.7B, Surface revenue up 44%, Commercial Cloud revenue up 106%, Office 365 hits 12.4M subscribers
4:23 PM  •
Rachel King / ZDNet:  Amazon Web Services generated $5.16B in revenue last year, $1.57B in revenue last quarter, up from $1.1B in the same quarter last year
4:17 PM  •
Microsoft:  Strength in Microsoft Cloud Highlights Q3 Results
4:05 PM  •
Google:  Google Inc. Announces First Quarter 2015 Results
4:00 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:  Beacon marketer Swirl raises $18M from Twitter Ventures, Hearst Ventures, SoftBank Capital, and others
3:35 PM  •
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:  Developers describe making Apple Watch apps with no access to the device, focusing on simplicity in first gen apps, and how apps will evolve
3:15 PM  •
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg Business:  Sources: Comcast to drop proposed Time Warner Cable takeover deal after FCC staff recommends hearing; announcement as soon as today
2:35 PM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  Apple opens up the Apple Watch App Store with “more than 3,000 apps” [Updated]
2:25 PM  •
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:  Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pre-orders start April 24 from Best Buy website
1:50 PM  •
Stephanie M. Lee / BuzzFeed:  Apple shares list of must-have apps for Watch, including Twitter, Instagram, New York Times, Mint, Citymapper, Strava, and more, as Watch App Store goes live
1:25 PM  •
Tom Fairless / Wall Street Journal:  Internal policy document reveals EU is considering creating a powerful new regulator to oversee Internet platforms, many of which are US-based
1:00 PM  •
Bloomberg Business:  Twitter launches Highlights, a feature in its Android app that curates about a dozen of the most interesting tweets into a personalized digest
12:25 PM  •
Todd Spangler / Variety:  Facebook partners with Vice, Disney, Vox, The Onion, and others to develop sponsored videos
11:35 AM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  Xiaomi unveils Mi 4i for around $205 in India, with 5-inch Full HD display, 13MP camera, Snapdragon 615, and LTE
10:50 AM  •
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:  Google launches free tool to help AdSense publishers recommend more articles to their readers
10:15 AM  •
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:  IAB: Search Was 50% Of US Digital Ad Spend In 2014, Desktop Still Bigger Than Mobile
9:40 AM  •
Kim Zetter / Wired:  How to Detect Sneaky NSA ‘Quantum Insert’ Attacks
8:05 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  P2P Lending Site Funding Circle Raises $150M Led By DST At A $1B+ Valuation
5:00 AM  •
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Amazon will provide financial information on Amazon Web Services for the first time in its quarterly earnings report on Thursday
1:55 AM  •
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:  Samsung Galaxy S5 Flaw Allows Hackers To Clone Fingerprints, Claim Researchers
1:00 AM  •
James Niccolai / PCWorld:  Google integrates Box file storage into Chromebooks, upgrades Chromebox for Meetings
12:10 AM  •
Amir Mizroch / Wall Street Journal:  European Commission to unveil “single digital market” proposal May 6, to unify laws on tax, data, copyright and more across member states, to compete with US

April 22, 2015

11:35 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  First official look at Operator from Expa, an app that lets you message a human expert to assist in making “high-consideration” purchases
11:05 PM  •
BuzzFeed:  Some Apple Watches Shipping Earlier Than Expected
10:30 PM  •
Erin Griffith / Fortune:  Facebook sees 4B video streams each day but has offered investors few details on monetization
10:05 PM  •
New York Times:  Apple Watch to be stocked in select fashion boutiques in Tokyo, London, LA, Paris, Berlin, and Milan on Friday
9:35 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  FCC staff recommends hearing on Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, a procedure seen as a likely deal-killer
9:05 PM  •
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:  Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP of products at Google, takes over robotics division temporarily
8:25 PM  •
Gabe Aul / Blogging Windows:  Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Technical Preview build with new Mail and Calendar apps
8:00 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Google's Wireless Service: What It Means for Consumers, Google and the Carriers
7:50 PM  •
Office Blogs:  Outlook for Android comes out of preview
7:25 PM  •
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:  How Google's Project Fi pricing stacks up to the competition
6:55 PM  •
Chris Bryant / Financial Times:  Amazon partners with Audi for pilot program delivering packages to trunks of customers' vehicles in Munich, Germany
6:20 PM  •
TechCrunch:  Facebook Messenger Accounts For 10% of Global Mobile VoIP
5:50 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Qualcomm beats Q2 expectations, but cuts forecast on Apple's strength and Samsung's move to own chips in Galaxy S6
5:45 PM  •
Mike Isaac / New York Times:  eBay beats Q1 estimates with revenue of $4.45B largely boosted by PayPal, Marketplaces down 4%
5:15 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  AT&T Q1: wireless profit margins fall but 1.2M connections added, with 684K in connected cars
5:05 PM  •
The Hill:  US House of Representatives passes bill that would give liability protections to companies who share cyber threat data with the government
4:45 PM  •
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:  eBay posts strong Q1, revenue at $4.45 billion
4:25 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook Has Mixed Q1 Earnings With Miss On $3.54B Revenue, Beat On $0.42 EPS, User Growth Up To Hit 1.44B
4:10 PM  •
Facebook:  Facebook Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
3:55 PM  •
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:  Box launches Developer Edition to power enterprise applications from third parties
3:15 PM  •
Dan Primack / Fortune:  Twitter ends program that let top executives sell stock at regular intervals
2:40 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Flaw in iOS causes devices to endlessly reboot after connecting to malicious Wi-Fi; iOS 8.3 may partially mitigate attack
1:45 PM  •
Nick Fox / The Official Google Blog:  Say hi to Fi: A new way to say hello
1:21 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook Creative Labs releases Android dialer Hello with robust caller ID, call blocking, and local business search
12:55 PM  •
Major Nelson / Xbox Wire:  Xbox One updated with over-the-air TV for the US and Canada, Miracast streaming support, more
12:30 PM  •
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:  VR developers can now apply for free HTC Vive dev kits
12:20 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Microsoft Band now integrates with cycling apps Strava and MapMyRide, offers in-depth sleep information, maximum oxygen levels during workouts, more
11:40 AM  •
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:  Intel Compute Stick review: its small size, energy efficiency, and low price of $149, come at the expense of barely acceptable performance and few ports
11:20 AM  •
Leo Kelion / BBC:  AdBlock Plus defeats German publishers in court: ruling says users do have the right to use the plug-in
10:40 AM  •
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:  Selfie app Shots raises $8.5M, led by Chinese VC firm WI Harper, adds more social features
9:05 AM  •
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:  Zirx raises $30M to expand smartphone-powered on-demand valet service nationwide
8:00 AM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Comcast's role with Disney and 21st Century Fox partners in the aborted Hulu sale in 2013 raises questions for regulators
4:55 AM  •
Asif S. / SamMobile:  Rooting Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will disable Samsung Pay
1:50 AM  •
Pew Internet:  Americans undecided on whether government open data initiatives will improve accountability
12:35 AM  •
Dan Ackerman / CNET:  HP refreshes Pavilion and Envy x360 convertible laptops with new processors and more configuration options, starting around $500
12:10 AM  •
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:  Court filing made public today shows Zillow has accused Realtor.com operator Move of scraping listing data

April 21, 2015

11:20 PM  •
TechCrunch:  Sources: Cloud HR startup Zenefits looking to raise $300M to $500M at a valuation north of $3B
10:30 PM  •
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:  Sources: Apple gives Watch Edition with unique 18k gold link band to fashion icons like Beyonce, Karl Lagerfeld, and Anna Wintour
9:30 PM  •
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:  Al Franken, Ron Wyden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and two other senators urge FCC and DOJ to block $45.2B Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger
8:36 PM  •
Re/code:  Sources: Path in talks to sell its social networking app to South Korea's Daum Kakao, makers of messaging app KakaoTalk
8:30 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Google to unveil new US wireless service this week allowing customers to pay only for data used monthly, running on Sprint and T-Mobile networks
8:00 PM  •
Ellen Huet / Forbes:  Gurbaksh Chahal And Gravity4 Hit With Gender Discrimination, Illegal Surveillance Lawsuit
7:20 PM  •
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:  Department of Homeland Security opening satellite office in Silicon Valley to improve relationships with tech companies, share information and recruit talent
6:35 PM  •
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:  Facebook and Google find the greatest challenges to Internet expansion are a lack of relevant content and awareness
5:50 PM  •
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:  Google spent a record $5.47M on lobbying in Q1 2015, up 43% year-over-year; Comcast spent $4.62M, up 50% year-over-year, Consumer Watchdog reports
5:25 PM  •
Roger Fingas / AppleInsider:  Apple job listing confirms plans to bring public transit info to its Maps service
5:00 PM  •
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:  Returning an Apple Watch Edition involves an elaborate inspection, approval from a member of Genius Bar staff and the Apple Store manager
4:26 PM  •
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:  Yahoo reports revenues for Q1 of $1.04B, down from $1.08B a year ago, and $0.15 EPS, missing $0.18 EPS estimate; mobile GAAP revenue reached $234M, up 61% YoY
3:50 PM  •
Kim Zetter / Wired:  FBI, TSA warn airlines to watch for network tampering and intrusions on flights, a week after security researcher was detained for joke tweet
3:30 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Atlassian Acquires Open Source Video Conferencing Company BlueJimp To Power HipChat's Video Chat
3:10 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Re/code:  Executive Departures, ‘Drip’ Layoffs, Search Costs and Ad Slumping: Welcome to Post-Alibaba Yahoo
3:00 PM  •
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:  WhatsApp for iOS is updated with free VoIP calling, quick photo option, new sharing extension
2:50 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple offers developers a chance to buy Apple Watch Sport with a Blue Sport Band with a guaranteed April 28 shipment date
2:37 PM  •
Facebook Media:  Facebook tweaks News Feed to show more status updates from friends in lieu of liked stories, says post reach and referral traffic to publishers could decline
2:20 PM  •
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:  Techmeme's hiring section now included on its mobile site, and Mediagazer gets job ads too
2:10 PM  •
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:  Hipstamatic launches DSPO, a social photo album app for iOS
1:40 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Mobile-First Word Processing App Quip Adds Chat Rooms, Making It More Like Slack
1:35 PM  •
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:  Pwnie Express demos new tool to detect stingray devices and other monitoring hardware used by law enforcement
1:15 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Fashion marketplace Poshmark raises $25M Series C from Mayfield, Menlo Ventures, and others, expects $200M in sales this quarter, debuts Apple Watch app
12:55 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Over 1,500 iOS apps, including apps by Citrix, Alibaba, Rotten Tomatoes, still have HTTPS-crippling bug, weeks after it was first disclosed
12:40 PM  •
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:  Adobe Lightroom 6 arrives with facial recognition, HDR, improved editing tools, mobile apps
12:30 PM  •
Erik Larson / Bloomberg Business:  Aereo to settle broadcasters' copyright claims of more than $99M for $950K
12:15 PM  •
Dennis Schaal / Skift:  Amazon launches Amazon Destinations for booking short hotel getaways in select markets
11:55 AM  •
Tony Robinson / Bloomberg Business:  Hewlett-Packard to Sell Snapfish Operation to District Photo
11:45 AM  •
Mike Isaac / New York Times:  Shyp, an on-demand mailing service, raises $50M Series B round led by KPCB, valuing the company at more than $250M
11:20 AM  •
Alex Hern / Guardian:  Twitter begins automatically filtering notifications of abusive mentions, broadens violent threats policy, and introduces temporary account suspensions
10:50 AM  •
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:  Verizon's Q1 tops earnings estimates but misses on revenue at $32B, a 4% increase YoY
9:35 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Confirmed: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $150M
8:00 AM  •
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:  Failed Apple Rootpipe Fix Leaves Backdoor On All Macs, Researchers Claim
4:55 AM  •
Stephen Witt / New Yorker:  Profile of Lydell Glover, a small-town employee of PolyGram and Universal Music and once the world's leading leaker of pre-release music
1:50 AM  •
Pip Marlow / Microsoft:  Microsoft to open its first flagship store outside of North America, in Sydney

April 20, 2015

11:55 PM  •
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:  Yahoo's 8-K on Microsoft search deal: termination at will for either party in four months, higher Yahoo revenue share, more flexibility
10:40 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Twitter Now Lets You Opt In To Receive Direct Messages From Anyone
9:50 PM  •
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:  Spotify's ad revenue increased 53% YoY in Q1, with mobile ads growing 380%
8:35 PM  •
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:  FAQ: Google's mobile friendly algorithm update, rolling out today, explained
7:35 PM  •
Morris Mac Matzen / Reuters:  IBM's sales decline for 12th quarter but revenue in line with estimates at $19.6B
6:50 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  YouTube app to stop working on older Apple TVs, iOS, Google TVs, older smart TVs, and gaming consoles by late May as Google retires YouTube Data API v2
5:10 PM  •
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:  Federal appeals court rejects Paul Ceglia's requests to revive lawsuit that claimed he owned half of Facebook and to block criminal case against him
4:15 PM  •
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:  Atlanta Hawks selling a limited number of tickets to Wednesday's game exclusively via Twitter, a first for an NBA team
3:45 PM  •
Sarah Guarino / 9to5Mac:  Apple details the technology and functionality behind Apple Watch's heart rate monitor
3:00 PM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Qualcomm plans to use Samsung's foundries for Snapdragon 820 production instead of TSMC
2:45 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft updates OneDrive app to support Apple Watch, lets you view albums, delete photos, and find photos through tags
2:00 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Amazon's AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014
1:25 PM  •
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:  Google now allows you to download your saved search history
1:00 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea's Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M
12:35 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  AMD reveals Windows 10 will launch in late July
12:35 PM  •
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:  Discrimination suit against Uber for refusing to transport guide dogs allowed to proceed
12:20 PM  •
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:  Twitter now allows you to accept DMs from anyone — again
12:10 PM  •
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:  Cloud customer service startup Freshdesk raises $50M from Tiger Global, Accel Partners, and Google Capital
11:40 AM  •
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:  Chrome notifications now available on Android; eBay, Facebook, Pinterest, Product Hunt among early adopters of the feature
11:25 AM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Microsoft Announces Azure Service Fabric, A New Framework For Building Highly Scalable Cloud Services
11:10 AM  •
Doug Cameron / Wall Street Journal:  Raytheon buys controlling stake in Websense, plans to invest $1.7B in joint cybersecurity venture
10:55 AM  •
Medium:  Spanish town uses Twitter for citizen-government communication, helping it operate more efficiently
10:30 AM  •
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:  Oscar Raises $145M At A $1.5B Valuation To Build A New Healthcare, Insurance Giant
10:15 AM  •
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:  Russian hackers exploit Flash, Windows flaws to spy on diplomats
10:05 AM  •
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:  Android Wear's Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks
8:35 AM  •
Bradon / OnePlus Blog:  OnePlus One smartphone now available to buy globally for everyone without an invite
8:10 AM  •
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg Business:  Elon Musk had a deal to sell Tesla to Google in 2013 for about $6B and another $5B in capital for factory expansions
6:45 AM  •
Ina Fried / Re/code:  Sources: Nokia plans a return to the consumer phone market in 2016, has a virtual reality project and more in the works
5:00 AM  •
Mat Smith / Engadget:  Sony launches flagship Xperia Z4 in Japan, with Snapdragon 810, 5.2" FHD display, 3GB RAM, and an image-stabilizing selfie camera

April 19, 2015

9:50 PM  •
Maddie Stone / Gizmodo:  Norway Will Be the First Country to Turn Off FM Radio in 2017
4:40 PM  •
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:  Report: most or all of Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins stolen between early 2011 and May 2013, long before the exchange collapsed in February 2014
1:55 PM  •
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:  Hands-on with Mini Augmented Vision, BMW's augmented reality glasses prototype for Mini cars
9:55 AM  •
Richard Lawler / Engadget:  Wink smart home hubs knocked out by security certificate (update)

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