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April 28, 2015, 9:30 PM

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Twitter:
Twitter Reports First Quarter 2015 Results; Lowers Full-Year 2015 Expectations  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - April 28, 2015 - Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, and outlined lower 2015 expectations.
CNBC:
Twitter shares close down 18% on Q1 revenue of $436M that missed expectations, and weak forecast  —  Twitter closes 18% lower on disappointing report  —  Twitter's earnings came out early, and the stock halted for trading.  CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the first trade as the stock resumed trading.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter Improves Ads By Acquiring TellApart, Selling Them Through Google's DoubleClick  —  To boost its commerce ads and sell more of them, Twitter announced some big moves as part of today's earnings.  It's acquired commerce ads tech firm TellApart, which was formerly a big Facebook ad partner.
Joshuah Bearman / Wired:
The rise of Silk Road: how Ross Ulbricht built a global drug bazaar  —  The Rise & Fall of Silk Road  —  I am a great admirer of your work.  Brilliant, utterly brilliant!  I will keep this short and to the point.  I want to buy the site.  I've been in the business for over 20 years.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Unable to restructure debt, game console maker OUYA looks for a buyer, hires Mesa Global to handle sale  —  Exclusive: Gaming startup OUYA needs to find a buyer quickly  —  Gaming company OUYA is on the auction block after tripping a debt covenant, according to a confidential email sent …
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.
Roya Soleimani / Inside Search:
Google app on Android adds Google Now cards for 70 new apps, including Zipcar, Circa, Spotify, OpenTable, and Runkeeper  —  New in the Google app: more Now cards from your Android apps  —  Our phones help us find answers to questions large and small, stay on top of what's happening …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch apps whose primary function is to tell time will be rejected, say updated App Store Review Guidelines  —  Apple says it will reject Apple Watch apps that just tell the time, more first-party faces may be coming soon  —  Apple has today added a new guideline to the App Store Review Guidelines …
Serenity Caldwell / iMore:
Tattoos, particularly with dark solid colors, may interfere with Apple Watch heart rate sensor  —  The Apple Watch, heart rate sensors, and wrist tattoos: What you need to know!  —  Will an arm sleeve tattoo prevent you from wearing the Apple Watch?  If it's a solid color, perhaps.
Ara Shirinian / Daily Bruin:
Opinion: patent troll Nathan Myhrvold is a bad role model, and a poor choice for UCLA's commencement keynote  —  Students need a voice in commencement speaker decisions  —  At this year's graduation ceremony, the class of 2015 will get the chance to learn an important lesson: In the real world …
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Amazon creating digital brochures for advertisers who don't trade on its e-commerce site, distributing them via Kindle  —  Amazon has started making ads from Kindle e-books  —  Many people don't even know Amazon has an advertising business.  It sells ads across Amazon.com and Amazon-owned sites like IMDB.com.
David Bloom / Deadline:
YouTube Backs Movies, Series With AwesomenessTV, Four Of Its Biggest Stars  —  Faced with stiffening demand for its home-grown stars from online competitors and traditional media, YouTube said it will back original series by four of its best-known creators, including the Fine Brothers, Prank vs. Prank, Joey Graceffa and SMOSH.

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