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April 15, 2015, 10:45 PM

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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 …
EU Press Room:
Antitrust: EU 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
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Google to EU: our vertical search products fail in the market, but are useful enough for our users to display  —  Google To EU: You Know, No One Really Uses Our Vertical Search Products  —  As was widely expected yesterday, the EU has officially come out with its “Statement of Objections” …
Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
EU's three gripes with Android: What you need to know  —  Summary:Did you know there are really two main versions of Android?  The one Google controls is under fire for potential antitrust practices.  Here's why.  —  After five years of investigation, the European Commission (EC) …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Technological shifts may over time weaken the rationale for EU's antitrust case against Google, like they did for the case against Microsoft  —  Case Against Google May Be Undercut by Rapid Changes in Technology  —  The antitrust case against Google filed by European Union regulators …
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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Netflix stock up over 10% after beating estimates for new subscribers: 2.3M in US, and 2.6M non-US; Q1 revenue of $1.57B  —  Netflix Adds 4.9M New Members In Q1, Sending Shares Up More Than 10%  —  Following the bell today, Netflix reported its first quarter financial performance …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Netflix to adopt HTTPS for customer streams over next year, roll out new TV interface  —  Netflix will make browsing movies more secure within the next year  —  In addition to admitting his company's recent net neutrality blunder, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings also used his quarterly letter …
iFixit:
MacBook teardown: terraced battery fully glued to body, CPU/RAM/flash storage soldered to logic board, 1/10 repairability score  —  Retina Macbook 2015 Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  Featured Guide
Beth Kowitt / Fortune:
Meal delivery service Sprig raises $45 million in funding  —  Meal delivery service Sprig has raised $45 million in its Series B round, led by Social Capital and Greylock Partners.  This brings the San Francisco-based startup's total funding to $57 million.
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 …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook tests “sidebar status” feature in mobile apps, similar to AIM's away message  —  Facebook brings back the away message in a new mobile experiment  —  In the late 1990s and early 2000s, before Facebook created the world's first billion-person social network, many of us stayed in touch through instant messaging.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Homepage Adds Sampling of Tweets to Lure Unregistered Users  —  Twitter.com has a new look.  —  The social network officially launched a new version of its homepage on Wednesday, one that includes a handful of different Twitter categories that lead users to streams of tweets without needing to sign in to an account.
Sriram Sharma / India - The Huffington Post:
Indian companies Cleartrip, NDTV, and Newshunt pulling out of Internet.org, citing commitment to net neutrality  —  Blow To Internet.org As Indian Internet Companies Begin To Withdraw  —  A day after Flipkart exited from the Airtel Zero platform, Cleartrip, NDTV, Newshunt and the Times Group announced …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Etsy prices IPO at $16 per share, giving the company a valuation of approximately $1.8B  —  Etsy makes it official, prices IPO at $16 per share  —  Summary:The company once known as “Indieco, Inc.” has stressed its business strategy is rooted in community and customer service since launching in 2005.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Report: Yahoo launching messaging app to “combine live and recorded video and text” this quarter  —  Here comes Marissa Mayer's first home grown consumer product for Yahoo  —  Yahoo is preparing to release its first major consumer product in 32 months, Amir Efrati at The Information reports.
Wall Street Journal:
Chinese Drone Maker DJI in Talks to Raise Funding at Valuation of $10 Billion  —  DJI expects revenue to top $1 billion this year  —  Chinese consumer drone maker DJI is in talks to raise funding at a valuation as high as $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter …
Andrew Hoyle / CNET:
Huawei announces 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.
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.
 

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