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April 24, 2015, 10:15 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.
Bloomberg Business:
Charter's Advisers Said to Contact Time Warner Cable for Talks  —  Advisers for Charter Communications Inc. have already reached out to Time Warner Cable Inc. to begin friendly talks on an acquisition after Comcast Corp. withdrew its bid for the company, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
The 9 best apps for Apple Watch you can get right now  —  Apple has the best smartphone ecosystem, the best tablet ecosystem, and as of today, the best smartwatch ecosystem when it comes to apps.  But the app story is dramatically different on the Watch in a way that you won't quite understand until you start to use one.
iFixit:
Manuela Mesco / Wall Street Journal:
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica working with Google on cheaper version of Glass coming 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.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
How crowdsourced hardware maker Quirky brought money-losing inventions to market and ultimately cut a third of its staff  —  How the invention factory at Quirky almost imagined its way out of business  —  In February of this year, the staff of the New York startup Quirky gathered …
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New York Times:
Chipotle partners with Postmates to offer delivery in 67 US cities for $4.99 to $7.99  —  Chipotle Signs Deal With Food Delivery Start-Up Postmates  —  In the age of the on-demand economy, sooner or later everything is just a few taps of a smartphone app away.  Even burritos.
BuzzFeed:
Sources: BitTorrent laid off about 40 of their 150 domestic employees  —  Big Layoffs At BitTorrent  —  The company behind the revolutionary file-sharing protocol sacks dozens of employees.  —  Wikimedia Commons  —  They're swinging the axe over at BitTorrent.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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