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April 15, 2015, 12:15 PM

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EU Press Room:
Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android  —  Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android
The Official Google Blog:
Google responds to EU's antitrust charges on display and ranking of shopping results  —  The Search for Harm  —  In the summer of 2010, Google announced plans to acquire the flight search provider, ITA.  As we said at the time, while many people buy their airline tickets online …
Google Europe Blog:
Google responds to European Commission's Android investigation, saying the OS helped create more choice and innovation on mobile than ever before  —  Android has helped create more choice and innovation on mobile than ever before  —  It's hard to believe, but smartphones barely existed ten years ago.
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg Business:
Samsung created a standalone team of about 200 working exclusively on displays for Apple  —  Samsung Is Creating a Team That Will Make Screens for Apple Devices Only  —  Samsung Electronics Co. created a standalone team of about 200 employees working exclusively on screens for Apple Inc. products …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Nokia Agrees to Buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion  —  Nokia said late Tuesday that it plans to buy rival network gear maker Alcatel-Lucent for 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion) in stock.  —  The deal has been approved by both companies' boards but still requires regulatory and other approvals.
Paresh Dave / Los Angeles Times:
Tinder integrates with Instagram and lets potential matches view your profile and last 34 pictures  —  Tinder adds ability to show off Instagram photos to potential matches  —  To put your photo on dating app Tinder, you have to pull it from your Facebook profile.  But many users have wanted to share more photos.
Edgar Su / Reuters:
Samsung Electronics says demand for Galaxy S6 models much higher than planned for  —  (Reuters) - South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Wednesday said demand for both the flat-screen and curved-screen models of its new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones is “much higher” than initially planned for.
Lizette Chapman / Wall Street Journal:
In-store analytics vendor RetailNext raises $125M Series E, mostly from existing investors  —  RetailNext Bags $125 Million for International Expansion, Acquisitions … Acting like a Google Analytics for brick-and-mortar retailers, RetailNext Inc. has grown quickly in recent years to log …
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft's long list of apps for iOS highlight company's commitment to the platform  —  Microsoft + iPhone  —  Just a few years ago, there was a sharp divide between fans of Microsoft and fans of the iPhone.  But in this “mobile first, cloud first” world, it's now possible …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Surface 3 review: great build quality, good battery life, poor CPU and storage performance; useful accessories are paid extras  —  Surface 3 review: Smaller, slower, cheaper... better?  —  Switching to an x86 processor has made the Surface so much better.  —  To understand the Surface 3, you must first understand the Surface Pro 3.
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
2015 MacBook review: weight, battery life, display, and keyboard make up for weak performance  —  The 2015 MacBook Review  —  I'm still not entirely sure when it actually happened, but at some point over the last couple of years the crossover between tablets and laptops stopped being an idea and became a real thing.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Nokia confirms it is considering the sale of its HERE mapping business  —  Nokia May Sell Its HERE Mapping Business  —  Nokia is considering the sale of its HERE mapping business, according to a statement released today.  —  The Finnish mobile giant heavily reduced its business when it sold …
Financial Times:
BlaBlaCar buys ride-sharing competitors, German Carpooling.com and Hungarian AutoHop; combined company will have 20M users across 18 markets  —  BlaBlaCar buys ride-sharing competitors to lock in European lead  —  BlaBlaCar is buying its strongest competitor in Europe as the online ride …
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
China's JD.com sets up cross-border e-commerce platform in challenge to Alibaba  —  (Reuters) - JD.com Inc, China's No. 2 e-commerce player, on Wednesday launched its JD Worldwide cross-border online shopping platform, a challenger to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Tmall Global service.
Andrew Hoyle / CNET:
Huawei anoounces P8 with 5.2" full HD display, 8MP front, 13MP back cameras, 64-bit Kirin 930 octa-core CPU, 2,600 mAh battery; priced around €475  —  Huawei P8 mixes all-metal body with octa-core chip for an affordable price  —  LONDON — Huawei has a new flagship smartphone to boast about and it's called the P8.
Bloomberg Business:
OnePlus seeks Silicon Valley VC backing, will launch One successor OnePlus Two as well as a cheaper model this year  —  Help Wanted: 25-Year-Old's Phone Startup Seeks VC Funds  —  OnePlus, a China-based smartphone maker, is in talks to obtain Silicon Valley venture capital funding to help double its workforce as it boosts output.
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