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April 27, 2015, 11:15 AM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Engineering Director Lars Rasmussen Leaving Facebook To Co-Found A Music Startup  —  Facebook at Work, Facebook's first move to turn its social network into an enterprise tool, has remained in closed beta since its launch in January this year.  But as the product continues to inch …
Jussi Rosendahl / Reuters:
Nokia says it currently has no plans to manufacture or sell consumer handsets  —  Nokia denies return to phone manufacturing  —  (Reuters) - Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones.  —  “Nokia notes recent news reports claiming …
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge:
Jay Z takes to Twitter to defend Tidal, says it's “doing just fine”, declares “we are here for the long haul”, notes competitors are even richer  —  Jay Z defends Tidal in a Sunday afternoon tweetstorm  —  Jay Z officially relaunched his streaming service Tidal …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
The promise—and massive challenge—of making games for the Apple Watch  —  How to make 15-second microgames with targets “the size of salad bar ham cubes”  —  When the iPhone was first announced in 2007, Apple didn't sell the pocket computer as a gaming device.
Wall Street Journal:
Qualcomm Launches Unit to Help Chinese Smartphone Makers Sell Overseas  —  Chip maker aims to prove itself a valuable partner as Beijing looks to reduce its reliance on foreign technology  —  Qualcomm Inc. has launched a unit to help Chinese smartphone makers sell overseas …
Jon Christian / Slate:
Ancestry.com's data export tool for shuttered social networking site MyFamily didn't save the discussions of former users, erasing family memories of avid users  —  Deleting the Family Tree  —  When Ancestry.com shuttered its social network for relatives, it erased 10 years' worth of my family's correspondence and memories.
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Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Analysts expect record Apple Q2 results, estimate revenues up 23% YoY to $55.96B, iPhone sales up 33% to 58.1M units, and iPad down 17% to 13.6M units  —  All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report  —  Apple reports earnings for the quarter that ended in March after the market closes on Monday, April 27.
Jake Halpern / The Atlantic:
Behind Liberty Reserve, the digital currency shut down by US authorities for money laundering  —  Bank of the Underworld … In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Secret Service orchestrated a sting operation.  The target was a Vietnamese man named Hieu Minh Ngo.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi Boosts Its Business In India With Strategic Investment From Tata Sons Head  —  Xiaomi is making a push to be a local player in India.  Days after unveiling its first phone customized to the South Asia country (the impressive $205 Mi 4i), Xiaomi announced that it has taken investment from leading Indian businessman Ratan Tata.
Benjamin Brake / Foreign Affairs:
Governments can better mitigate risk from the burgeoning surveillance software industry with bug bounties, not export controls  —  The Bug Trade … Since Apple and Google announced last year that they would encrypt mobile user data by default, senior Western officials have denounced …
 

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