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April 9, 2015, 4:25 PM

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Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
LinkedIn to acquire online learning firm Lynda.com in a cash and stock deal valued at $1.5B  —  LinkedIn buys Lynda.com for $1.5 billion  —  Summary:Executives for both companies said the deal, which is LinkedIn's largest acquisition to date, is the “kind of fit that benefits everyone.”
Ryan Roslansky / Official LinkedIn Blog:
Welcome to the LinkedIn Family, lynda.com!  —  Many people don't know that I started my first company when I was a freshman in college.  I didn't know the first thing about designing a website and relied on a Lynda Weinman web graphics book to get my site up and running.
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
MacBook review: beautiful, but has disappointing battery life, struggles on performance-intensive tasks, having a single USB Type-C port is a pain  —  Apple MacBook Review: The Laptop of the Future Isn't Ready for the Present  —  Are you willing to give up battery life and convenience to own the most beautiful laptop ever?
Apple:
Apple announces Apple Watch pre-orders and in-store preview begin Friday, confirms orders will be online-only during unspecified “initial launch period”  —  Apple Watch In-Store Preview & Online Pre-Order Begin Friday  —  Available for Purchase Online April 24
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Sources: Google close to making Android Wear work with iPhone using companion app  —  Exclusive: Google is close to making Android Wear work on the iPhone  —  Google is working on getting its Android Wear smartwatch platform to work with the iPhone, and it is close to finishing the final technical details …
Office Blogs:
Microsoft and Dropbox partner to let you edit Dropbox files in Office Online  —  Office Online and Dropbox web integration now available  —  Last year Office announced an ongoing partnership to create better connections between Office and Dropbox.  We continue to work closely with the Dropbox team …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon files first-ever suit over fake product reviews, alleging sites sold fraudulent praise … Amazon has filed suit against the alleged operators of sites that offer Amazon sellers the ability to purchase fake 4- and 5-star customer reviews of their products.
Mitch Stoltz / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Entertainment Software Association seeks to prevent restoring functionality of old video games on copyright grounds, even for museums and archives  —  Videogame Publishers: No Preserving Abandoned Games, Even for Museums and Archives, Because All “Hacking” is Illegal
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 unifies apps, movies, and music into a single store  —  Microsoft is finally bringing apps, movies, TV shows, and music into a single location for Windows 10.  The software giant is testing out a new section of the Windows 10 store today that includes movies and TV shows …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: YouTube's ad-free subscription service coming in the next few months for around $10/month, will offer offline viewing, creators required to join  —  YouTube's paid subscription offering takes shape — and it's almost here  —  YouTube's forthcoming paid subscription offering …
Ronald Grover / TheStreet.com:
Sources: Disney pressures Apple to carry more of its channels on rumored TV streaming service, Apple wants fewer channels to keep cost of service down  —  Disney Presses Apple to Carry More Channels on Internet TV Service  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Apple (AAPL - Get Report) and Walt Disney …

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