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April 16, 2015, 7:25 AM

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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) …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
What's Next for Google and the EU?  It Could Be a Quick Settlement.  —  Google's antitrust standoff with the European Union, a tumultuous legal tug-of-war begun in February 2010, reached a climax this morning with the EU laying the foundation for a formal complaint against Google for abusing its market position.
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Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Jawbone announces $199 Up4 fitness band with NFC for AmEx payments and mid-range $100 Up2 band  —  Jawbone's Up4 fitness tracker doubles as your American Express  —  We're still waiting for Jawbone's long-delayed Up3 to start shipping next week, but that's not stopping it from debuting two new health bands today.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Research launches handwriting input keyboard in Play Store, rendering text and emojis, supports 82 languages  —  Google Launches Handwriting Input For Text And Emoji On Android  —  Google Research today launched its latest project: Google Handwriting Input.
Kathleen Chaykowski / Forbes:
Snapchat tries to poach Uber employees using a geolocation filter that appears near Uber's HQ showing an url for its jobs page  —  Snapchat Sneakily Uses Its Own App To Poach Uber Engineers  —  Uber Technologies and Snapchat are among the world's most valuable startups and have raised billions of dollars between them.
iFixit:
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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 …
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google Maps loophole lets man add verified listing for “Edward's Snow Den” inside White House  —  How A Long-Standing Google Maps Loophole Let This Man Put Edward Snowden In The White House  —  Does the name Bryan Seely ring a bell?  He's the guy last year who managed …
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 …
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 …

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