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April 22, 2015, 11:25 PM

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Nick Fox / The Official Google Blog:
Google's MVNO is called Project Fi, costs $20/month + $10/GB for data in US and abroad, available for Nexus 6, runs on Sprint and T-Mobile networks  —  Say hi to Fi: A new way to say hello  —  In today's mobile world, fast and reliable connectivity is almost second nature.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
How Google's Project Fi pricing stacks up to the competition  —  Is Google's new wireless service the cheapest out there?  It depends.  —  Google just announced Project Fi, its new MVNO wireless service for the Nexus 6.  Google hopes to shake up the industry with its control of the hardware, software, and network.
More: The Verge and The Verge
Facebook:
Facebook Reports First Quarter 2015 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.  —  “This was a strong start to the year,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.  “We continue to focus on serving our community and connecting the world.”
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Creative Labs releases Android dialer Hello with robust caller ID, call blocking, and local business search  —  “Hello” Is Facebook's New Android-Only Social Caller ID App  —  Say goodbye to calls from unknown numbers.  Facebook's newest app Hello instantly matches phone numbers …
Gabe Aul / Blogging Windows:
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 Technical Preview build with new Mail and Calendar apps  —  Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10061 now available  —  Today we are releasing a new Technical Preview build for PCs - 10061.  This build will be available to the Fast ring, and will be delivered via Windows Update.
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Delayed Apple Watch Preorders Shipping Earlier Than Expected  —  Late May, June preorders now preparing for shipment...  Apple  —  Apple has some good news for early adopters who ended up with an Apple Watch preorder ship date of late May or June.  You may be unboxing Apple's first-ever wearable sooner than you think.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Flaw in iOS causes devices to endlessly reboot after connecting to malicious Wi-Fi; iOS 8.3 may partially mitigate attack  —  iOS bug sends iPhones into endless crash cycle when exposed to rogue Wi-Fi  —  SSL cert parsing error allows attackers to create “No iOS Zone,” researchers say.
Major Nelson / Xbox Wire:
Xbox One updated with over-the-air TV for the US and Canada, Miracast streaming support, more  —  New Features in Preview for Xbox App on Windows 10 and Xbox One  —  Xbox keeps getting better with more new features coming to preview this month for both Xbox One consoles and the Xbox app on Windows 10.
Office Blogs:
Outlook for Android comes out of preview  —  Today we are excited to announce we have removed the preview label from Outlook for Android.  —  In January, we released Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android.  At the time, the iOS version of Outlook was ahead of the Android version in terms of features and performance.
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Jonathan Rosenberg, former SVP of products at Google, takes over robotics division temporarily  —  Rosenberg Takes Over Google Robotics, Temporarily  —  Google's robotics unit—the former pet project of Andy Rubin—has had its leadership shuffled as it remains in limbo.

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