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April 25, 2015, 1:50 AM

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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.
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.
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.
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Google Apparently Testing ‘Collections’ For Followable, Curated Content Sets On Google+  —  According to a tipster (and a report over at DroidLife), Google is testing a new feature for Google+ that could be big news for the platform.  For now, it's called “Collections,” and it's being tested for an unspecified release target.
More: Droid Life
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:
Oracle CEO says 95% of its products will be available in the cloud by October, up from 65%  —  Oracle CEO Hurd Plans to Lift Almost All Products Into Cloud  —  Oracle Corp. plans to make almost all of its services available via the Internet by mid-October, Co-Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd said …
More: The RegisterTweets: @dinabass
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 …
Tweets: @pkedrosky
 

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