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April 20, 2015, 10:20 AM

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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Sources: Nokia plans a return to consumer phone market in 2016, also has virtual reality and other projects in the works  —  Nokia Plots 2016 Return to Phone Market  —  Four years ago, Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO at the time, described Nokia as a man at the edge of a burning platform.
Bradon / OnePlus Blog:
OnePlus One smartphone now available to buy globally for everyone without an invite  —  Open Sales for the OnePlus One, Forever  —  This week marks a very special anniversary for OnePlus.  Exactly one year ago this Thursday, April 23rd, we announced the OnePlus One to the world.
Maddie Stone / Gizmodo:
Norway Will Be the First Country to Turn Off FM Radio in 2017  —  Norway's Minister of Culture announced this week that a national FM-radio switch off will commence in 2017, allowing the country to complete its transition over to digital radio.  It's the end of an era.
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Former Microsoft designer talks about original Windows Phone UX and mistakes the company made with Modern UI  —  Ex-Microsoft Designer Explains the Move Away from Metro  —  Windows Phone fans pining for the days of Metro panoramas and integrated experiences have had a tough couple of years …
Carmel DeAmicis / Re/code:
Report: VC investing increased 26% YoY to $13.4B in Q1 2015, the biggest Q1 since 2000  —  Venture Investing Just Had Its Biggest Q1 in 15 Years, Says PwC Report  —  Venture capital investing just had its biggest Q1 in 15 years, according to new data on VC investment trends.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Sony launches flagship Xperia Z4 in Japan, with Snapdragon 810, 5.2" FHD display, 3GB RAM, and an image-stabilizing selfie camera  —  Sony's new flagship smartphone has an image-stabilizing selfie camera  —  Sony's unveiled its new smartphone in Japan, the Xperia Z4, and like you might tell …
Mandi Woodruff / Yahoo! Finance:
Funds left in Google Wallet Balance will now be FDIC insured  —  YAHOO FINANCE EXCLUSIVE: Google Wallet just got a lot safer  —  Google (GOOGL) is making a big change to its mobile payment service, Google Wallet, Yahoo Finance has learned.  Funds that are left in Google Wallet will now be FDIC-insured …
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
Report: most or all of Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins stolen between early 2011 and May 2013, long before the exchange collapsed in February 2014  —  Most Mt Gox Bitcoins Were Gone by May 2013, Report Claims  —  Mt Gox's missing bitcoins were stolen from the exchange over a period of time beginning in 2011 …
New York Times:
Profile of Margrethe Vestager, EU commissioner leading antitrust case against Google  —  Google's Steely Foe in Europe  —  Margrethe Vestager, the European Union's commissioner for competition, who last week took on the colossus that is Google, has a reputation for toughness.
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