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April 25, 2016, 1:35 PM

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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is working on adding cell-network connectivity, faster processor to its next-generation Watch  —  Apple's Watch Outpaced the iPhone in First Year  —  Despite sizable sales, Apple's latest product has challenges to overcome  —  Apple Inc. sold twice as many Watches as iPhones in each device's debut year.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Microsoft releases Word Flow keyboard for iPhone with one-handed mode, custom backgrounds  —  Microsoft is bringing its predictive Windows Phone keyboard, called Word Flow, to the iPhone.  The third-party keyboard is now available for free in the US App Store.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Chrome OS source code hints that the Google Play Store and “over a million” Android apps could be coming to Chrome OS  —  It looks like the Play Store is headed to Chrome OS with “millions” of apps  —  Google Play integration clues pop up in the source code and on users' devices.
John Herrman / New York Times:
Vox Media launches gadget blog Circuit Breaker as a section of The Verge, but with Facebook as its primary distribution platform  —  Vox Media Tries Something Old on Something New  —  Vox Media, the ambitious online news start-up that runs Vox, a politics site; SB Nation, a network of sports sites …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
BeautifulPeople.com Leaks Very Private Data of 1.1 Million ‘Elite’ Daters — And It's All For Sale  —  Sexual preference.  Relationship status.  Income.  Address.  These are just some details applicants for the controversial dating site BeautifulPeople.com are asked to supply …
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Researchers: cybercriminals used malware to subvert the SWIFT interbank messaging network and steal $81M from Bangladesh's central bank; SWIFT releases patch  —  Bangladesh Bank hackers compromised SWIFT software, warning issued  —  The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Ben Lang / Road to VR:
HTC Vive app arrives on iOS, lets you receive phone calls and text message notifications while using the Vive headset  —  ‘HTC Vive’ App Returns to iOS to Keep You (Somewhat) Connected to Your iPhone Inside the Vive  —  While we first saw the HTC Vive iOS app appear at the end of March …
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