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The first Apple CareKit health apps are out, and CareKit becomes available on GitHub today (Christina Farr/Fast Company)

1 hour 10 min ago

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?

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Samsung reports Q1 net profit of $4.6B, reversing 40% dip in previous quarter, helped by early release of Galaxy S7 (Jungah Lee/Bloomberg)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:50pm

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

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Microsoft buys 10M strands of synthetic DNA from Twist Bioscience to experiment with long-term data storage (Matt Weinberger/Business Insider)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 7:55pm

Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft buys 10M strands of synthetic DNA from Twist Bioscience to experiment with long-term data storage  —  Microsoft is buying 10 million molecules of custom DNA from a San Francisco startup  —  Microsoft is buying 10 million strands of long oligonucleotides — laboratory-made molecules of DNA …

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Comcast announces it will raise data cap from 300GB to 1TB on June 1; unlimited data customers will pay $50/month more (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:15pm

Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast announces it will raise data cap from 300GB to 1TB on June 1; unlimited data customers will pay $50/month more  —  A Comcastic miracle: Data caps will go from 300GB to a terabyte  —  Going over the cap will be harder, but also more expensive.  —  Comcast today announced …

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PayPal beats expectations with Q1 net income of $452M, up from $353M last year, and net revenue of $2.54B, up 19% YoY (Ryan Mac/Forbes)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:35pm

Ryan Mac / Forbes:
PayPal beats expectations with Q1 net income of $452M, up from $353M last year, and net revenue of $2.54B, up 19% YoY  —  PayPal Grows Revenue 19% In Strong First Quarter  —  PayPal reported first quarter earnings for 2016 on Wednesday and continued to show growth in its core payments business.

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Facebook announces it will add a new class of non-voting stock for the company that will help keep Zuckerberg in control (Matthew Lynley/TechCrunch)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:25pm

Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces it will add a new class of non-voting stock for the company that will help keep Zuckerberg in control  —  Facebook is adding a new class of stock that will help keep Zuckerberg in control  —  Facebook today, as part of its earnings release, said it would add a new class …

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Facebook Reports First Quarter 2016 Results and Announces Proposal for New Class of Stock (Facebook)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:05pm

Facebook:
Facebook Reports First Quarter 2016 Results and Announces Proposal for New Class of Stock  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.  —  “We had a great start to the year,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.

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Netflix to add in-app billing to Android app over the next few weeks, won't charge customers extra for subscriptions (Janko Roettgers/Variety)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:55pm

Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix to add in-app billing to Android app over the next few weeks, won't charge customers extra for subscriptions  —  Netflix to Add In-App Billing to Its Android App, Courtesy of Google Play … Netflix wants to make it easier for Android users to pay for their monthly subscription fees …

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Oculus releases a Minecraft version for Gear VR headsets on the Oculus Store for $6.99 (Jeff Grubb/VentureBeat)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 3:20pm

Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Oculus releases a Minecraft version for Gear VR headsets on the Oculus Store for $6.99  —  Minecraft enters virtual reality on Samsung's Gear VR headset  —  It's time to move beyond the smartphone screen and into the world of Minecraft.  —  Microsoft has launched Minecraft: Gear VR Edition on the Oculus Store for $7.

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Samsung's Gear 360 camera goes on sale April 29, captures near 4K-quality video for VR via two fisheye F2.0 lenses; price still unknown (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:50pm

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Samsung's Gear 360 camera goes on sale April 29, captures near 4K-quality video for VR via two fisheye F2.0 lenses; price still unknown  —  Samsung's Gear 360 camera is going on sale in 2 days and we still don't know how much it costs  —  Update: Samsung has reached out saying …

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