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April 25, 2016, 2:50 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.
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 …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
You can now flag abusive Twitter accounts by reporting multiple tweets at once  —  Twitter's processing for reporting abusive accounts has long been criticized as being clunky and ineffective.  Until now, users who are subject to harassment have had to report every abusive tweet individually.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Critical Android bugs present in older devices now targeted by malvertising campaigns and other drive-by exploits  —  Active drive-by exploits critical Android bugs, care of Hacking Team  —  Hostile JavaScript delivered through ads installs ransomware on older Android phones.
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 …
Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Comcast preventing Xfinity customers from using Starz's $9/month standalone streaming app, and can only offer flimsy reasons why  —  Comcast Preventing Customers From Accessing Starz Streaming App, Can Only Offer Flimsy Reasons Why  —  Last year, we noted that Comcast was refusing …
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