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April 25, 2015, 12:40 PM

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Bloomberg Business:
Comcast's Week-Long Unraveling of TWC Deal Was Months in the Making  —  The collapse of Comcast Corp.'s plan to buy Time Warner Cable Inc., which played out in public over the course of a week, was months in the making.  —  When Comcast announced its $45.2 billion bid 14 months ago …
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.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
PSA: The 2013 Nexus 7 has been discontinued  —  It had a great run, but Google has today discontinued the 2013-edition Nexus 7.  The device was arguably—and is still to this this day—one of the best options when it comes to mid-range Android tablets.  You may not be able to grab …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Swiss postal service to test first drone delivery system, using drones made by Matternet  —  Matternet To Test The First Real Drone Delivery System In Switzerland  —  The Swiss postal service, Swiss Post, is going to attempt drone deliveries for the first time ever using Matternet …
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.
Greg Sterling / Marketing Land:
Chrome notifications serve Google's strategy by making developers and publishers less reliant on apps  —  Chrome Notifications, “The Physical Web” And Google's War On Apps  —  Browser notifications a potential game changer for the mobile web — and Google.  —  From day one Google has hated apps.
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.
KGW-TV:
Uber and Lyft now operating in Portland after city approved four-month pilot program  —  Uber, Lyft launch in Portland  —  Nick Fish: Uber has to earn my trust  —  PORTLAND, Ore. - Uber and Lyft launched in Portland Friday afternoon after the city approved a four-month pilot program for the ride sharing companies.
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 …
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