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April 1, 2014, 4:50 PM

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Reiji Murai / Reuters:
Sources: Production of 4.7" iPhone 6 screen to begin in May, 5.5" starting months later  —  New iPhone 6 screens to enter production as early as May: sources  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc suppliers will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this autumn …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
Google to focus on portrait shots and effects with improved camera app  —  We know that Google has been looking to bring more advanced photo features to Android for a while, but it may soon be ready to show off what it's been working on.  Sources aware of Google's plans have confirmed to us …
Simon Khalaf / The Flurry Blog:
Average US consumer spends 2 hours and 42 minutes per day on mobile devices, 86% of time spent in apps, 14% on web  —  Apps Solidify Leadership Six Years into the Mobile Revolution  —  Last year, on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the mobile revolution, Flurry issed its five-year report on the mobile industry.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Samsung: Apple's Patent Claims Are “Gross Exaggeration”  —  Samsung began its opening argument on Tuesday, saying that Apple's patents aren't nearly as broad or important as the company claims in seeking $2 billion in damages.  —  “I'll prove to you that is a gross, gross exaggeration …
Mat Smith / Engadget:
April Fools' 2014 roundup: selfie-taking drones, smartgloves and more  —  For the last 24 hours (and likely the next 12), excitable company execs have been barraging our inbox, YouTube and your social media networks with their best shenanigans.  Love it or loathe it (and you're probably starting …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Jawbone acquires personalized music service Playground.fm, deal said to be “over 8 figures”  —  Jawbone Snaps Up Playground.fm  —  Looks like instead of being acquired, wrist and speaker hardware company Jawbone is doing some acquiring, scooping up social and personalized music …
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Reuters:
HP agrees to pay $57 million to settle shareholder lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co agreed to pay $57 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the personal computer maker's former management of defrauding shareholders by abandoning a business model it had long touted.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1, 8.0 and 7.0 flesh out midrange  —  Samsung has revealed its new Galaxy Tab4 range of Android tablets, spanning three screen sizes and due to hit stores in Q2 2014.  The Galaxy Tab4 10.1, 8., and 7. each use a WXGA 1280 x 800 16:10 display and support Samsung's Multi Window system …
Brendan Sasso / NationalJournal:
Netflix's Net-Neutrality Plea Gets Rejected by the FCC  —  But the agency might still regulate negotiations between websites and Internet providers.  —  Kevin Spacey stars in Netflix's House of Cards.  (JEMAL COUNTESS/Getty Images)  —  The Federal Communications Commission has no plans …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Marvell patent verdict grows to $1.54 billion  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge ordered Marvell Technology Group Ltd to pay nearly $1.54 billion for infringing two hard disk drive patents held by Carnegie Mellon University, nearly one-third more than a jury had previously awarded.
Lisa Fleisher / Wall Street Journal:
Balderton Raises $305m for European Series A Tech Investments  —  Venture-capital firm Balderton Capital has opened a $305 million start-up fund, hoping to spread out lots of small investments and have a bigger chance of hitting it big.  The company, one of the top venture funds in Europe …

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