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April 28, 2015, 11:25 AM

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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 …
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 …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
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 …
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 Watch Sport has better display than pricier models  —  Apple is pushing into new territory with the Apple Watch, by making it the first device to come from Cupertino that uses an OLED display.  One of the reasons Apple's never brought OLED displays to the iPhone is they're more challenging to engineer than long-established LCDs.
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 …
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 …
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:

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