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Mike Isaac / New York Times: Secret's 16-month life: from the next big thing, to a $6M cash-out by the founders, to yesterday's news  —  A Founder of Secret, the Anonymous Social App, Shuts It Down as Use Declines  —  Last summer, employees at the start-up Secret gathered in their new offices in downtown San Francisco …

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Carmel DeAmicis / Re/code: Whisper hires Mark Troughton as its first president as it passes 10M monthly active users  —  Whisper Announces It Hit 10 Million Users the Same Day Secret Shuts Down.  Here's Why.  —  There are 10 million people opening their Whisper app every month, according to new numbers from the company.

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Ben Lang / Road to VR: HTC Vive Support and “New Morpheus Features” Coming to Unreal Engine 4  —  According to Epic's Unreal Engine roadmap, the company is soon to add support for Valve's SteamVR / HTC Vive platform as well as new features for Sony's Morpheus VR headset.  —  With strong existing support …

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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal: Apple Warns EC Investigation Could Result in Back Tax Payments  —  Company said it may need to pay a ‘material’ amount if EC rules against Ireland  —  Apple Inc. warned investors for the first time that it may need to pay a “material” amount of back taxes to Ireland if a European Commission …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Microsoft Opens Outlook.com To Third-Party Add-Ins  —  Outlook.com, Microsoft's web-based email and calendaring client, is now open to third-party developers who want to build tools on top of it.  Using the Outlook API, developers can build what Microsoft calls “contextual experiences” for Outlook.com.

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Matthew Martin / Bloomberg Business: LVMH to Begin Selling $1,400 TAG Heuer Smartwatch by November  —  TAG Heuer will start selling a smartwatch for about $1,400 in October or November as the brand becomes Apple Inc.'s biggest Swiss competitor for connected timepieces.  —  TAG Heuer's smartwatch battery will last about 40 hours …

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Lauren Gensler / Forbes: Yelp Q1 revenue $118.5M, up 55% YoY, misses estimates; shares down 15% in after-hours trading  —  Yelp Posts A Quarterly Loss, Delivers Disappointing Outlook  —  Yelp said it lost money in its first quarter on Wednesday, plus delivered an outlook for the year that was at the low end of expectations.

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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Twitter paid $532M for TellApart according to new SEC filing  —  Twitter's price for TellApart: $532 million  —  Twitter paid $532.6 million in stock for TellApart, an ad targeting company which it bought yesterday.  —  The deal was announced yesterday as part of Twitter's earnings call …

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Tom Warren / The Verge: New Windows 10 preview now available with the return of Aero Glass  —  Microsoft has been demonstrating all its new changes in Windows 10 during the Build developers conference this morning, and now the company is ready to provide a new update for testers.  Windows 10 build 10074 …

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Edgar Su / Reuters: Samsung Elec overtook Apple as top smartphone maker in first quarter: Strategy Analytics  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) overtook Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to recapture the title of world's top smartphone maker by volume in the first quarter of 2015, research firm Strategy Analytics said on Wednesday.

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Wall Street Journal: Sources: Apple Watch production slowed by faulty taptic engines from one supplier; company told some suppliers last week to slow production until June  —  Apple Watch: Faulty Taptic Engine Slows Roll Out  —  Supplies crimped after testing found problems with Chinese-made component that creates gentle tapping sensation

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Eric Johnson / Re/code: Tencent Will Pay $126 Million for 15 Percent Stake in Glu Mobile  —  Glu Mobile has struck a major deal with Tencent, selling 21 million shares, or 14.6 percent of the total, to the Chinese Internet giant for $126 million.  That works out to $6 per share, higher than where Glu has traded for most of the past year.

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Terry Myerson / Blogging Windows: Welcoming Developers to Windows 10  —  Today, I had the honor of speaking to thousands of our development partners at the Build conference about our plans to make Windows 10 the most attractive development platform ever.  It is always thrilling to see so many developers excited about Microsoft - and this year, about Windows 10.

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Ross Miller / The Verge: Microsoft demos Windows 10 apps running on HoloLens  —  Windows 10 apps in HoloLens look amazing and completely ridiculous  —  Microsoft is making universal apps a major focus: “We're talking about one platform, a single app, a single binary that can run across all of these devices.”

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David Byttow / Medium: CEO of Secret announces company is shutting down and returning money to investors  —  Sunset  —  After a lot of thought and consultation with our board, I've decided to shut down Secret.  —  This has been the hardest decision of my life and one that saddens me deeply.

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Matt Clark / IGN: Continuum for Windows Phone Turns Your Handset Into a PC  —  It's all coming together now.  —  Microsoft's previously announced Continuum feature for Windows 10 has showcased new ways to seamlessly interact with a PC, much like you would a touch-based device.

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Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed: Sources: anonymous social app Secret is shutting down  —  Secret Shutting Down  —  The app for sharing anonymous updates is in the process of closing its doors.  —  Secret  —  BuzzFeed News has learned that just over a year after it debuted, Secret — the anonymous social app …

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Bloomberg Business: Sources: Salesforce is working with bankers to field takeover inquiries; shares soar 15%  —  Salesforce Said to Work With Bankers to Field Takeover Inquiries  —  Salesforce.com Inc. is working with financial advisers to help it field takeover offers after being approached by a potential acquirer …

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Nick T. / PhoneArena: Microsoft announces carrier billing beyond Windows phones, all Windows devices included  —  The Microsoft Build 2015 conference is already running at full steam, and major service announcements have started to pour in.  During the event's opening keynote, Microsoft shared its plans …

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg Business: Microsoft Predicts 1 Billion Windows 10 Devices in 3 Years  —  Microsoft Corp. expects a billion people to be using its Windows 10 operating system in the software's first two to three years, signaling optimism in its push to revive Windows and make it more useful on smaller devices.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Internet Explorer's successor, Project Spartan, is called Microsoft Edge  —  At its Build 2015 developer conference today, Microsoft announced Project Spartan will be called Microsoft Edge.  —  Project Spartan is Microsoft's new browser shipping on all Windows 10 devices (smartphones, tablets, PCs, and so on).

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft's two new SDKs allow Android and iOS apps to be ported to Windows 10 as universal apps  —  Huge news: Windows 10 can run reworked Android and iOS apps  —  After months of rumors, Microsoft is revealing its plans to get mobile apps on Windows 10 today.

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Owen Williams / The Next Web: Office 2016 will allow cross-platform integration of third party apps, like Uber ride reminders in Outlook  —  Microsoft shows off cross-platform integrations for Office 2016  —  Today at BUILD, Microsoft showed off its new cross-platform integrations that developers can use to build apps that deeply embed inside Office.

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Microsoft announces Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure Data Lake in preview  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft today unveiled a couple new services for working with data in its Azure public cloud and announced useful enhancements to its existing Azure SQL Database service at the Build conference today.

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Reggie Ugwu / BuzzFeed: Instagram's @music account, its first official content vertical, will showcase popular and emerging artists  —  Instagram Launches Dedicated Music Channel @Music  —  The Facebook-owned social network's first category-specific vertical will showcase popular and emerging artists.  —  Jared Eberhardt / Instagram

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