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April 28, 2015, 7:50 AM

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Stan Chudnovsky / Facebook:
Facebook adds video calling to Messenger in select countries including US, Canada, Mexico and parts of EU, on both iOS and Android  —  Introducing Video Calling in Messenger  —  Today, we're introducing video calling in Messenger.  Now you can have face-to-face conversations with your friends …
Apple:
Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results  —  Strong performance of iPhone, Mac & App Store drives 27% revenue growth & 40% EPS growth, setting new second quarter records  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015.
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Michael McWhertor / Polygon:
Valve kills paid mods on Steam, will refund Skyrim mod buyers  —  Just a few days after launching paid mods on Steam through the Skyrim Workshop, Valve is removing the payment option, citing customer feedback.  Valve says it will refund Steam users who purchased a Skyrim mod on Steam.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
LG's Urbane Android Wear watch lands in the US for $349  —  The first Android Wear device that will come out of the box with Google's big new software update is now on sale in the US.  Google began selling the LG Urbane on its online store today for $349.  The watch comes in either a silver or a gold …
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Google and eight European publishers plan Digital News Initiative to develop news business models, with $163M Google innovation fund  —  Google admits mistakes with news outlets as it announces new partnership  —  The Digital News Initiative is likely to be seen as an attempt for Google …
Allen Lo / Google Public Policy Blog:
Google announces Patent Purchase Promotion, experimental marketplace to sell patents to the company, open from May 8 to 22  —  Announcing the Patent Purchase Promotion  —  We invite you to sell us your patents.  The Patent Purchase Promotion is an experimental marketplace for patents that's simple, easy to use, and fast.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Best Buy changes course, will support Apple Pay in its iOS app today, in retail stores later this year  —  Best Buy to gain Apple Pay support in-app today, in retail stores this fall  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today during the company's earnings call that Best Buy will gain support …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
HP:
The History of Telecommunications (In Just 3 Minutes)  —  Mankind is constantly seeking better ways to communicate.  Here's the remarkable story of how we innovated through the centuries.
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Wall Street Journal:
Katie Couric's show to play key role in Yahoo's push to grow video advertising and improve distribution of content through social media  —  Yahoo, Katie Couric Tweak the Recipe  —  It isn't about home-page traffic, they say, playing up the staying power of interviews thanks to social media
Timothy Hay / Wall Street Journal:
Scanadu Raises $35 Million From Fosun, Tencent for Its Health Scanner … Scanadu Inc., a company that is aiming to bring hospital-grade diagnostic tests to consumers' smartphones, has raised a $35 million Series B round to push further into clinical trials for is Scout device.

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Microsoft:
Students are invited to the Break into Code! challenge  —  Young students can become technology creators in this first of a new series of contests from Microsoft Imagine.  Students can learn to code their first game in about an hour.
Avangate:
Top 10 Myths of Conversion Optimization [Avangate MythBusters]  —  Conversion rate optimization can be a humbling experience.  You start with a hypothesis (your opinion on how to improve your website) and then run a test to see if you were right or wrong.
Asana:
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Zoho:
How a social media company you've never heard of is primed to revolutionize customer service  —  Hear that steely twang bouncing around?  —  No, you didn't stumble into a bluegrass convention, or a Steve Martin concert …
HP:
The History of Telecommunications (In Just 3 Minutes)  —  Mankind is constantly seeking better ways to communicate.  Here's the remarkable story of how we innovated through the centuries.
 

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