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April 29, 2015, 7:15 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's two new SDKs allow porting of Android and iOS apps to Windows 10 as universal apps; web apps can now be packaged for the Windows Store  —  Huge news: Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps  —  After months of rumors, Microsoft is revealing its plans to get mobile apps on Windows 10 today.
Terry Myerson / Blogging Windows:
Welcoming Developers to Windows 10  —  Today, I had the honor of speaking to thousands of our development partners at the Build conference about our plans to make Windows 10 the most attractive development platform ever.  It is always thrilling to see so many developers excited about Microsoft - and this year, about Windows 10.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft Edge, formerly known as Project Spartan, will ship on all Windows 10 devices  —  Internet Explorer's successor, Project Spartan, is called Microsoft Edge  —  At its Build 2015 developer conference today, Microsoft announced Project Spartan will be called Microsoft Edge.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches a preview of Visual Studio Code, a free lightweight code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows  —  Microsoft Launches Visual Studio Code, A Free Cross-Platform Code Editor For OS X, Linux And Windows  —  At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch …
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Microsoft demos Windows 10 apps running on HoloLens  —  Windows 10 apps in HoloLens look amazing and completely ridiculous  —  Microsoft is making universal apps a major focus: “We're talking about one platform, a single app, a single binary that can run across all of these devices.”
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Salesforce is working with bankers to field takeover inquiries; shares soar 12%  —  Salesforce Said to Work With Bankers to Field Takeover Inquiries  —  Salesforce.com Inc. is working with financial advisers to help it field takeover offers after being approached by a potential acquirer …
David Byttow / Medium:
CEO of Secret announces company is shutting down and returning money to investors  —  Sunset  —  After a lot of thought and consultation with our board, I've decided to shut down Secret.  —  This has been the hardest decision of my life and one that saddens me deeply.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple Watch production slowed by faulty taptic engines from one supplier; company told some suppliers last week to slow production until June  —  Apple Watch: Faulty Taptic Engine Slows Roll Out  —  Supplies crimped after testing found problems with Chinese-made component that creates gentle tapping sensation
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
Tencent Will Pay $126 Million for 15 Percent Stake in Glu Mobile  —  Glu Mobile has struck a major deal with Tencent, selling 21 million shares, or 14.6 percent of the total, to the Chinese Internet giant for $126 million.  That works out to $6 per share, higher than where Glu has traded for most of the past year.
Matthew Martin / Bloomberg Business:
LVMH to Begin Selling $1,400 TAG Heuer Smartwatch by November  —  TAG Heuer will start selling a smartwatch for about $1,400 in October or November as the brand becomes Apple Inc.'s biggest Swiss competitor for connected timepieces.  —  TAG Heuer's smartwatch battery will last about 40 hours …
Reggie Ugwu / BuzzFeed:
Instagram's @music account, its first official content vertical, will showcase popular and emerging artists  —  Instagram Launches Dedicated Music Channel @Music  —  The Facebook-owned social network's first category-specific vertical will showcase popular and emerging artists.  —  Jared Eberhardt / Instagram
Youkyung Lee / Associated Press:
Samsung's profit sinks 39% hit by bigger iPhones  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said its first-quarter net income plunged 39 percent as consumers switched to bigger iPhones, squeezing its profit from the mobile business to less than half from a year earlier.

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