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April 28, 2015, 7:55 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 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 dark, solid colors, may interfere with Apple Watch heart rate sensors  —  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 …
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 …

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