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April 16, 2015, 10:40 AM

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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
New search deal with Microsoft requires Yahoo to monetize just 51% of its traffic via Bing, not 100% as before  —  Marissa Mayer redoes Yahoo's search deal with Microsoft, makes huge changes  —  Yahoo just renewed its search partnership with Microsoft — with huge modifications.
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
Ahrendts memo: no Apple Watch in-store purchases until June, pre-orders start arriving this Friday; April 24th launch date removed from Apple's website  —  No Apple Watches in store until June, Ahrendts tells staff as April 24th date removed from website  —  Angela Ahrendts has told Apple Store staff …
Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. school district ditches iPad curriculum, seeks refund from Apple  —  The Los Angeles Unified School District has canceled further plans to use expensive curriculum that was part of a $1.3-billion effort to provide iPads to every student, teacher and campus administrator.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Jawbone announces $199 Up4 fitness band with NFC for AmEx payments and mid-range $100 Up2 band  —  Jawbone's latest health bands: $99 Up2 & Up4 with AmEx payments  —  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.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Jawbone closes $300M investment round from BlackRock, giving it a valuation of about $3B  —  Jawbone to Launch Payments Wearable With Amex, as It Closes a $300M Investment Round  —  “Reports of our death are greatly exaggerated,” said Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman to me earlier today in an interview in New York.
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.
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.
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) …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Reaches 20 Percent Search Market Share Milestone In US  —  Bing has hit 20 percent market share in the US according to new data from comScore.  The slow and steady gains resulting in today's milestone have come mostly at the expense of Search Alliance partner Yahoo.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
To-Do App Any.do 3.0 Adds Collaboration, Zoom And List Sorting Among 150 New Features  —  While the world is getting its first taste of what life will be like when you have a small wearable like a watch to direct you to what you should do next, one of the leaders in personal organization apps for smartphones is releasing a big update.
Politico:
Spotify hires four lobbyists on issues like competition and licensing, as Justice Department, Congress weigh music streaming  —  Spotify turns up volume in D.C.  —  The online streaming service hires four lobby firms on issues like competition and licensing, as it gears up to do battle with Apple.
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 …
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 …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
KGI estimates over 2.3M Apple Watch pre-orders, 85% Sport, less than 1% Edition. Run rate pegged at 2-3M/month  —  KGI estimates over 2.3M Apple Watch pre-orders, 85% Sport,  —  In a new report from KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo, the very analyst with an impressive track record estimates …
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