April 27, 2015, 7:40 PM

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Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results  —  Strong performance of iPhone, Mac & App Store drives 27% revenue growth & 40% EPS growth, setting new second quarter records  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015.
Stan Chudnovsky / Facebook:
Facebook adds video calling to Messenger in select countries including US, Canada, Mexico and parts of EU, on both iOS and Android  —  Introducing Video Calling in Messenger  —  Today, we're introducing video calling in Messenger.  Now you can have face-to-face conversations with your friends …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger Launches Free VOIP Video Calls Over Cellular And Wi-Fi  —  It's not polite to call someone out of the blue anymore.  Best to text them first.  That's why Facebook thinks video calling will live naturally inside Messenger.  Today, Messenger is launching free VOIP video calling …
Allen Lo / Google Public Policy Blog:
Google announces Patent Purchase Promotion, experimental marketplace to sell patents to the company, open from May 8 to 22  —  Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion  —  We invite you to sell us your patents.  The Patent Purchase Promotion is an experimental marketplace for patents that's simple, easy to use, and fast.
Jaimee Minney / Slice Intelligence:
Only 376K or 22% of 1.7M ordered Apple Watches shipped on the first weekend  —  Watching and Waiting: Only 22 Percent Apple Watches Shipped First Weekend  —  Most people who pre-ordered an Apple Watch did not receive one in the first wave of shipments, with Slice Intelligence reporting …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN political reporter Peter Hamby is joining Snapchat as Head of News  —  Peter Hamby leaving CNN for Snapchat  —  Peter Hamby, widely recognized by Beltway insiders as one of CNN's best political reporters, is leaving the network to join Snapchat as Head of News, the On Media blog has learned.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Best Buy changes course, will support Apple Pay in its iOS app today, in retail stores later this year  —  Best Buy to gain Apple Pay support in-app today, in retail stores this fall  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company's earnings call that Best Buy will gain support …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
With Discover joining this fall, Apple Pay will support all four major credit cards in US  —  Discover Signs On With Apple Pay  —  Credit card provider Discover will join Apple Pay's ranks beginning this fall, the company announced today.  Apple Pay already supports cards from Visa …
Tim Higgins / Bloomberg Business:
Apple's HealthKit connected to 80K patient files at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center  —  Apple's HealthKit Linked to Patients at Big Los Angeles Hospital  —  Apple Inc.'s health-tracking software is being connected to patient files at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles …
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.

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