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April 28, 2016, 2:30 PM

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Davis Fields / Facebook:
New Facebook and Messenger apps launched for Windows 10; Instagram comes to Windows 10 Mobile, with video support  —  Introducing Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram Windows Apps  —  There are many people using Facebook, Messenger and Instagram on Windows, so today we're excited …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
HP announces ultra-thin Chromebook 13, the first with an Intel Core M processor, starting at $499  —  HP today unveiled its all-new Chromebook at an event in New York.  —  The new HP Chromebook 13 sports a 13.3-inch screen and comes replete with a QHD+ (3200 x 1800) resolution display …
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Steam is now accepting Bitcoin payments through processing service BitPay  —  Gaming Platform Steam Now Accepting Bitcoin  —  Confirming a long-rumored move, gaming and digital media platform Steam is now accepting bitcoin payments through processing service BitPay.
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast to Buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion  —  DreamWorks shareholders to get $41 in cash for each share they own  —  Comcast Corp. on Thursday said it agreed to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. for about $3.8 billion, a deal that could make the cable giant a rival to Walt Disney Co …
Christina Farr / Fast Company:
The first Apple CareKit health apps are out, and CareKit becomes available on GitHub today  —  Apple's First CareKit Apps Are Here  —  Developers can use CareKit to build apps that track patients' health between doctor's visits.  —  How often do you visit your doctor's office?  Three, four times per year?
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
Priceline CEO Darren Huston resigns due to relationship with employee, gets replaced temporarily by Chairman and former CEO Jeffery Boyd  —  Priceline CEO Resigns After Relationship With Employee  —  Huston was CEO of both Priceline Group and Booking.com  —  Chairman Jeffery Boyd replaces Huston as interim CEO
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung reports Q1 net profit of $4.6B, reversing 40% dip in previous quarter, helped by early release of Galaxy S7  —  Samsung Profit Beats Estimates as Early S7 Smartphone Release Pays Off  —  Latest smartphone model fuels gains in net income, sales  —  Common, preferred share repurchase of 2.03 trillion won
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone relaunches Jelly as an anonymous Q&A platform  —  Twitter cofounder Biz Stone launched a startup, then pivoted it, and now he's launching the original idea all over again  —  In 2013, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and former Twitter executive Ben Finkel set out to launch a startup called Jelly.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Oracle buys Textura for $663 million, eyes engineering, construction cloud services  —  The move highlights how it's becoming increasingly important to target cloud services at specific industries.  —  Oracle said it will buy Textura, which provides contract and payment cloud services …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook reports Q1 revenue of $5.38B up 51% YoY; net income of $1.51B, up from $512M last year; 1.65B MAUs, adding 60M from Q4; stock up over 9%  —  Facebook Revenue Soars on Ad Growth  —  Social network also announces proposal to create new class of nonvoting stock
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