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April 16, 2015, 8:10 PM

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Yahoo:
Microsoft and Yahoo Agree to Amend Search Partnership  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. & REDMOND, Wash.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—  Today Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) announced that the companies amended their search partnership to improve the search experience, create value for advertisers …
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 …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Slack confirms raising $160M at a $2.8B valuation with new investors including DST Global, IVP, and Horizons Ventures, claims 750K daily users  —  Slack confirms $160M funding round at $2.8B valuation  —  Slack, that San Francisco startup with an increasingly popular team communication app …
Brett Howse / AnandTech:
AMD's Q1 earnings miss with non-GAAP loss of $0.09/share on $1.03B revenue, down 16.9% from last quarter  —  AMD Posts Q1 2015 Results: $180 Million Net Loss  —  Today AMD released their Q1 FY 2015 financial results, and the company reported revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Cyanogen partners with Microsoft to bundle and create native integrations of Bing, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Office on Cyanogen OS  —  Microsoft will bundle its apps on Cyanogen's Android OS  —  Rumors of a Microsoft and Cyanogen partnership have been making the rounds recently …
Ellen Cushing / BuzzFeed:
Apple buys around 36K acres of private forestland to be managed by The Conservation Fund and sustainably harvested for packaging  —  Apple Is Buying Up 36,000 Acres Of Forest To Conserve It  —  The partnership with The Conservation Fund help supply the company's virgin paper fiber.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix will stop asking ISPs to exempt its videos from data caps  —  Netflix regrets striking cap-exempt deal in Australia.  —  Netflix says it regrets striking a deal that exempted its videos from data caps imposed by an Internet service provider and will avoid such arrangements in the future.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's mobile search results on Android now prompt users to install apps that have content relevant to the search query  —  Google's Mobile Search Results On Android Now Prompt Users To Install Apps With Relevant Content  —  Google's mobile search results on Android will now prompt …
TechCrunch:
Airware Launches Its Commercial Drone Operating System  —  Drones could save businesses big money by doing dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs much better than humans or helicopters.  The problem is that drones can be difficult to program and pilot.  Airware is out to change that with today's launch of its Aerial Information Platform.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Updated Google app for Android lets you locate and ring your device by typing “find my phone” into Google search box on desktop  —  You can now Google your lost Android phone  —  Despite all its efforts in various markets, Google is still primarily a search company.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds First OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite Beta to Developers  —  Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers, just over a week after releasing OS X 10.10.3 with the Photos for OS X app to the public.  —  The new beta, build 14E7f, can be downloaded from the Mac Developer Center.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Mozilla prepares marketing and product push in attempt to stop its decline, will release Firefox for iOS; president Li Gong and mobile VP Rick Fant to leave  —  As Mozilla Prepares Firefox Fightback, President Li Gong And Mobile VP Rick Fant Leave  —  Mozilla and its Firefox browser …
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Howard Blume / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. school district demands iPad refund from Apple  —  The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking to recoup millions of dollars from technology giant Apple over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads intended to be given to every student, teacher and administrator.
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Google launches “Works With Google Cardboard” program to certify VR headsets that are compatible with Cardboard software  —  Google Announces Certification Program For Cardboard Clones  —  Google Cardboard has been a surprise hit among early adopters, giving an intentionally cheap …

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