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April 16, 2015, 4:00 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) …
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.

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