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April 7, 2015, 3:50 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Andy Rubin's hardware incubator Playground Global raises $48M from Google, HP, Foxconn, others, and will provide support in exchange for equity, not capital  —  Android Creator Andy Rubin Launching Playground Global  —  Firm to provide support, advice to tech startups making devices
Jeff Brody / Redpoint Ventures:
Andy Rubin joins Redpoint as a venture partner  —  Andy Rubin Joins Redpoint  —  Most people know Andy Rubin as the creator of Android.  I know Andy as a twenty-something engineer at WebTV who had built a sleeping loft above his cubicle so he didn't have to leave the office. 20 years …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook: Apple employees will get 50% off Apple Watch, 1000+ apps submitted  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent out a memo to all employees ahead of the Apple Watch's retail try-on kickoff this Friday.  Cook thanks employees who have worked on the Apple Watch by saying, “congratulations …
Cat Zakrzewski / TechCrunch:
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Twitter now lets you add a comment of up to 115 characters when you retweet on iOS and web, coming to Android soon  —  Twitter is finally fixing the quote tweet button  —  Twitter is finally fixing one of the worst things about its services: the “quote tweet” button.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Maps now includes hotel reviews from TripAdvisor and Booking.com, indicating the end of Yelp exclusivity  —  Apple Maps Now Includes Hotel Reviews From TripAdvisor and Booking.com  —  Since the release of Apple's in-house Maps app as part of iOS 6 back in 2012, Yelp …
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
After Kleiner trial, Ellen Pao talks about workplace sexism, changing hiring practices at Reddit, more  —  Ellen Pao Says Gender Issues Won't ‘Go Away’ After Kleiner Trial  —  In first interview since losing sexism case, Pao says too many 'women feel like there's no way to win'
Farbod Faraji / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
New South Wales Attacks Researchers Who Found Internet Voting Vulnerabilities  —  A security flaw in New South Wales' Internet voting system may have left as many as 66,000 votes vulnerable to interception and manipulation in a recent election, according to security researchers.

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Microsoft:
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