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April 25, 2016, 7:10 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.
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is developing a stand-alone camera app with ability to livestream video, to encourage users to create and share more photos and videos  —  Facebook Developing Camera-First Format  —  Camera app to encourage users to create, and share, more photos and videos
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hundreds of Spotify users' credentials appear online, and users report accounts hacked; Spotify denies being hacked  —  Hundreds of Spotify credentials appear online - users report accounts hacked, emails changed  —  A list containing hundreds of Spotify account credentials - including emails …
Los Angeles Times:
Charter-Time Warner Cable merger and Bright House Networks acquisition get regulatory OK in deals valued at $88B, with terms to protect streaming competition  —  FCC chairman, Justice Department sign off on Charter's takeover of Time Warner Cable  —  Charter Communications is closer …
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.
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.
Dave McNary / Variety:
Lionsgate to distribute more than 100 films on Steam, including The Hunger Games  —  Lionsgate Launches Distribution Through Steam, Includes ‘Hunger Games’ … Valve Corp. and Lionsgate have formed a partnership under which Lionsgate will license more than 100 films to Valve's Steam digital …
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.
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 …
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 …
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
You can now add Techmeme's events list to your own calendar  —  As tech news events and industry conferences proliferate, Techmeme's events calendar has become an ever more vital resource for all sorts of technology professionals.  Previously available only on the web, it's now available in iCalendar format …
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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Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
MakerBot to stop making its own 3D printers, will outsource manufacturing to Jabil, a contractor with facilities in China  —  MakerBot will no longer make its own 3D printers  —  MakerBot has announced that it will no longer manufacture its own hardware.  Over the course of the next six months …
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Augmedix nabs $17M to ‘rehumanize’ doctor/patient relations using Google Glass  —  Google Glass is no longer being marketed to consumers, but its enterprise business continues to pick up pace, and today one of the more promising companies developing medical services using Google's connected eyewear …

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