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April 24, 2015, 12:15 PM

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Comcast Corporation:
Comcast terminates $45B Time Warner Cable merger agreement  —  Comcast / Time Warner Cable / Charter Transactions Terminated  —  Comcast Corporation announced this morning that its merger agreement with Time Warner Cable and its transactions agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. have been terminated.
iFixit:
Apple Watch teardown reveals 205mAh battery, Apple S1 CPU, inside view of Taptic Engine and Digital Crown  —  Apple Watch Teardown  —  Time flies: it's been eight months since Apple announced its (digital) crowning achievement: the Apple Watch.  Join us as we make time stand still by tearing …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Stephanie M. Lee / BuzzFeed:
JP Mangalindan / Mashable:
Facebook testing new notifications tab that acts as news hub, includes birthdays, events, local news, nearby friends, and more  —  Facebook's new notifications tab is a robust mini-news hub  —  Facebook wants notifications to become much more than a perfunctory list of recent behavior, events and invitations.
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Manuela Mesco / Wall Street Journal:
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica working with Google on cheaper version of Glass to be out soon  —  Italian Eyewear Maker Luxottica Working on New Version of Google Glass, CEO Says  —  A new version of Google Glass is in the works and will be out soon, the Chief Executive Officer of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica said Friday.
Wall Street Journal:
Filings: Kleiner Perkins offers to waive nearly $1M in legal fees if Ellen Pao doesn't appeal, offered $965K settlement last year  —  Kleiner Perkins Is Seeking Nearly $1 Million in Legal Fees From Ellen Pao  —  Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers filed legal …
Davey Alba / Wired:
Reproductive health app Glow now allows men to track factors affecting their fertility and link with partners' accounts  —  An App for Hacking Fertility Now Also Works for Men  —  In our culture, reproduction is often seen as women's work.  From pregnancy to childbirth through nursing a newborn child …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Amazon Web Services generated $5.16B in revenue last year, $1.57B in revenue last quarter, up from $1.1B in the same quarter last year  —  Amazon breaks out cloud results for first time on Q1 earnings report  —  Summary:Analysts and shareholders have been waiting many moons for Amazon …
Amazon.com:
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Tests reveal Snapdragon 810 runs hot and throttles early and severely, causing performance issues  —  In-depth with the Snapdragon 810's heat problems  —  This is a hot chip that throttles early and often, and it makes a difference.  —  If you're using a relatively recent, non-Apple …
Microsoft:

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Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
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Mozilla:
Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you're being tracked  —  Our Multi-Account Containers extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling their accounts.
Zoho:
Customer Analytics powered by Zoho Reports  —  In our previous posts on Help Desk Analytics (Part 1, Part 2), we spoke about monitoring key metrics in order to measure and improve customer support.

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