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April 28, 2015, 3:15 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Dropbox now allows users to comment on shared files; feature can be turned off on any file  —  You can now post comments directly on Dropbox files  —  Dropbox today started rolling out the ability to add comments to files.  The feature, first available in March as part …
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 …
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 …
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Gett ride-hailing service plans expansion into on-demand services like food delivery, health care, beauty, and home maintenance  —  Gett Wants To Deliver Dinner, Doctors On Demand  —  The ride-hailing service plans to expand into food delivery and a handful of other new verticals.
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Facebook Adding Video Option For Desktop App Install Ads  —  445 million people a month play mobile and desktop games on Facebook; now advertisers can entice the desktop users with video.  —  Facebook announced today that it's giving advertisers the option to include video in desktop app install ads.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:

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