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April 30, 2015, 12:10 PM

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Steve Teixeira / Building Apps for Windows:
Microsoft releases preview of Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi and Arduino devices  —  Microsoft brings Windows 10 to Makers  —  We are continually inspired by the enthusiasm and passion for technology represented by the Maker community.  Today we are excited to share what's next …
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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.
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 …
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Apple poaches top producers from BBC Radio 1 for new Spotify rival  —  Whatever Apple is creating to rival Spotify just got a lot more intriguing.  —  Little more than two months after poaching Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1, MBW understands that Apple has pinched four producers from the station …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Amazon pays $20M-$50M for ClusterK, the startup that can run apps on AWS at 10% of the regular price  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Amazon, the world's biggest provider of cloud infrastructure for running applications, has acquired ClusterK, with an eye toward integrating the startup's technology …
Matthew Martin / Bloomberg Business:
TAG Heuer's upcoming Android Wear smartwatch will be available in November for about $1400 with battery life around 40 hours  —  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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple and IBM team with Japan Post to serve elderly, aim to give 5M iPads to senior citizens by 2020  —  Japan Post Teams With Apple, IBM to Better Serve Elderly  —  Post-office staffers check in on older clients, offer consultation services, report back to family members
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Warby Parker raises $100M round led by T. Rowe Price, sources say at a valuation of $1.2B  —  Eyeglass Retailer Warby Parker Valued at $1.2 Billion  —  Online eyeglass retailer Warby Parker has raised a fresh round of capital that values it over $1 billion and bolsters its expansion of brick-and-mortar stores.
Michael J. Casey / Wall Street Journal:
Bitcoin wallet service Circle raises $50M led by Goldman Sachs and IDG Capital Partners, sources say at a valuation of $200M  —  Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle  —  Goldman Sachs part of $50 million round that values Circle Internet at around $200 million
Lucian Constantin / PCWorld:
Internet Explorer will soon warn users when a site features an ad that contains malicious code  —  Microsoft cracks down on misleading (and frequently malicious) advertisements  —  Microsoft is taking a hard stance against advertisements that trick users into visiting malicious websites …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple now says human medical research apps ‘must’ get ethics board approval  —  Apple has added a clause in its App Store guidelines for developers noting that apps doing health-related human subject research are required to obtain approvals from an independent ethics review board.

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