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April 28, 2015, 12:05 PM

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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon launches Amazon Business marketplace with exclusive merchandise and better prices, phases out Amazon Supply  —  Amazon Expands Business-Sales Marketplace After Three Years  —  After three years of testing, Amazon.com is hoping to widen the reach of its business customer marketplace site …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
LG debuts the G4 with a 5.5-inch QuadHD 2560 x 1440 screen, camera with f1.8 lens aperture and autofocus, Snapdragon 808 processor, and leather back  —  LG's new G4 is a powerhouse phone wrapped in leather  —  LG's new flagship smartphone, the G4, is official.
Nitasha Tiku / The Verge:
Uber is bringing its food delivery service to New York City and Chicago  —  This week Uber is launching its food delivery service, UberEats, in New York City and Chicago.  The company has already piloted the program in Los Angeles and Barcelona.  UberEats will be accessible from within Uber's existing app …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Loop Commerce Raises $16 Million For Its “E-Gifting” Checkout Service For Online Retailers  —  Loop Commerce, a company that has developed an alternative checkout technology for e-commerce sites that allows customers to more easily buy gifts for friends without having to worry with product details …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
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 …
Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Valve kills paid mods on Steam, will refund Skyrim mod buyers  —  Just a few days after launching paid mods on Steam through the Skyrim Workshop, Valve is removing the payment option, citing customer feedback.  Valve says it will refund Steam users who purchased a Skyrim mod on Steam.
Buster Hein / Cult of Mac:
Apple's Sport Watch's Ion-X glass is more likely to scratch but reflects less ambient light than the sapphire crystal displays of more expensive models  —  Apple Watch Sport has better display than pricier models  —  Apple is pushing into new territory with the Apple Watch …
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Google and eight European publishers plan Digital News Initiative to develop news business models, with $163M Google innovation fund  —  Google admits mistakes with news outlets as it announces new partnership  —  The Digital News Initiative is likely to be seen as an attempt for Google …

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