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Fashion and lifestyle site Refinery29 raises $50M at $290M valuation, led by WPP Ventures and Scripps Networks Interactive (Peter Kafka/Re/code)

4 hours 38 min ago

Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Fashion and lifestyle site Refinery29 raises $50M at $290M valuation, led by WPP Ventures and Scripps Networks Interactive  —  Refinery29 Joins the Big Media Startup Club, with a $50 Million Funding Round  —  It's no longer surprising when investors write big checks to a media startup.

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Google and eight European publishers plan Digital News Initiative to develop news business models, with $163M Google innovation fund (Jane Martinson/Guardian)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:40pm

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 …

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LG's Urbane Android Wear watch lands in the US for $349 (Josh Lowensohn/The Verge)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 9:10pm

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 …

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Valve kills paid mods on Steam, will refund Skyrim mod buyers (Michael McWhertor/Polygon)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 8:15pm

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.

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Tim Cook says expanding middle class is fueling iPhone sales in China as revenues increase 71% to $16.8B, beating US sales for first time (Reuters)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 8:10pm

Reuters:
Tim Cook says expanding middle class is fueling iPhone sales in China as revenues increase 71% to $16.8B, beating US sales for first time  —  China iPhone sales boosts Apple; shares up modestly  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday …

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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review: $249 unlocked, stunning 5.5-inch display, all-day battery, but can be slow at times (Dan Seifert/The Verge)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:30pm

Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review: $249 unlocked, stunning 5.5-inch display, all-day battery, but can be slow at times  —  Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 review  —  Smartphones are expensive.  For many of us, they are the most important devices in our lives, justifying their cost.

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Microsoft phones infringe on two InterDigital patents, ITC judge rules (Andrew Chung/Reuters)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:30pm

Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Microsoft phones infringe on two InterDigital patents, ITC judge rules  —  Microsoft phones infringe patents: U.S. International Trade Commission judge  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a U.S. International Trade Commission judge …

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Facebook's Stan Chudnovsky on building Messenger's new video calling feature, and possible future livestreaming features (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:15pm

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Stan Chudnovsky on building Messenger's new video calling feature, and possible future livestreaming features  —  Facebook Messenger Launches Free VOIP Video Calls Over Cellular And Wi-Fi  —  It's not polite to call someone out of the blue anymore.  Best to text them first.

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Microsoft to announce apps and add-ins for Outlook.com, detail plans for opening up Office as a platform at Build 2015 this week (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:30pm

Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft to announce apps and add-ins for Outlook.com, detail plans for opening up Office as a platform at Build 2015 this week  —  Microsoft is bringing apps to its Outlook.com email service  —  Microsoft is planning to announce apps and add-ins for Outlook.com later this week.

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Best Buy changes course, will support Apple Pay in its iOS app today, in retail stores later this year (Mike Beasley/9to5Mac)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:25pm

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 …

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Apple sold 12.6M iPads last quarter, marking $5.4B in sales, down 23% YOY (Eugene Kim/Business Insider)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 6:20pm

Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Apple sold 12.6M iPads last quarter, marking $5.4B in sales, down 23% YOY  —  The one thing that didn't go well in Apple's earnings report, explained in one chart  —  Apple had another great quarter, surpassing estimates for earnings per share, revenue, and iPhone sales.

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Scanadu Raises $35 Million From Fosun, Tencent for Its Health Scanner (Timothy Hay/Wall Street Journal)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 5:35pm

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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Apple sold a whopping 61 million iPhones in Q2 2015, disappoints with 12 million iPads (Owen Williams/The Next Web)

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 5:02pm

Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Apple sold a whopping 61 million iPhones in Q2 2015, disappoints with 12 million iPads  —  Apple's quarterly earnings are in and it's a huge result for iPhone.  —  In the three months of Q2 2015, Apple sold an incredible 61 million iPhones.  That's up from 43 million iPhones during …

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