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Wall Street Journal: Comcast in Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation for More Than $3 Billion  —  Deal would join DreamWorks with Comcast's Universal Pictures  —  Comcast Corp. is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. for more than $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Casey Newton / The Verge: None of the changes Twitter made over the past year have broadened the appeal of the core service  —  Nothing Twitter is doing is working  —  Twitter reported its first-quarter earnings today, and they came in under expectations: the company's haul of $595 million was less than the $607.8 million …

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Apple services revenue grows 20% YoY to $5.99B, now higher than Mac revenue  —  Apple now makes more money from its services than selling Macs  —  Apple now makes more revenue from its services than it does from selling Macs.  Revenue from services like iTunes, the App Store, iTunes …

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Olivier Laurent / TIME: Getty Images files EU antitrust complaint against Google for scraping pics from websites, displaying and allowing downloads of hi-res images  —  Google Accused of Enabling Photography Piracy  —  Photography company Getty Images is accusing Google of scraping images from third party websites …

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Serdar Yegulalp / InfoWorld: CoreOS Stackanetes uses Kubernetes to deploy OpenStack as a set of containerized apps, simplifying management of OpenStack components  —  CoreOS Stackanetes puts OpenStack in containers for easy management  —  Stackanetes uses Kubernetes to deploy OpenStack as a set of containerized apps …

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Mat Honan / BuzzFeed: Ex-Twitter VP Michael Sippey launches Talkshow, a public chatroom where only invited users can talk, available on iOS today  —  This New Messaging App Talkshow Makes Your Texts Public (Sort Of)  —  It's more like a public Slack room.  —  Talkshow is a new messaging app where all the conversations are public.

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iFixit: HTC Vive teardown: Components compare favorably to Oculus Rift; 8/10 repairability score; controller design very reminiscent of the Steam Controller  —  HTC Vive Teardown … Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  Featured Guide

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Spencer Soper / Bloomberg: Amazon to bring same-day delivery to Roxbury after criticism that the predominantly black community in Boston had been excluded  —  Amazon to Bring Same-Day Delivery to Roxbury After Outcry  —  Company responds to complaints from Senator, Boston Mayor  —  Amazon.com Inc. said it will bring same …

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Apple Music now has 13 million paying subscribers, up from 11 million in February  —  Alongside its announcement of Apple's quarterly earnings, its first revenue decline since 2003, Apple has also announced latest numbers for Apple Music, its $9.99 per month streaming music service.

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Ina Fried / Re/code: AT&T meets expectations with $40.5B Q1 revenue, $3.8B in net income, is losing U-Verse customers faster than adding DirecTV subs; adds 1.8M wireless subscribers  —  AT&T adds 1.8 million U.S. wireless customers as sales top $40 billion  —  AT&T on Tuesday reported quarterly revenue …

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Katie Roof / TechCrunch: eBay beats expectations with Q1 revenue of $2.1B, up 4% YoY; with StubHub revenue of $177M up 34% YoY on growth in sports and concert tickets  —  eBay shares rise 5% after beating earnings expectations  —  eBay surpassed first quarter earnings expectations when it reported after the bell on Tuesday.

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Alex Webb / Bloomberg: Apple misses with Q2 revenue of $50.6B, down from $58B last year; net income down to $10.5B; 51.2M iPhones sold; sees Q3 sales drop to $41B-$43B; stock down 6%+  —  Apple Forecasts Another Sales Decline as iPhone Demand Cools  —  Apple Inc. posted its first quarterly revenue drop …

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Business Wire: Apple Reports Second Quarter Results  —  Capital Return Program Expanding to $250 Billion  —  CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter ended March 26, 2016.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $50.6 billion …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Twitter reports mixed Q1 on sales of $595M revenue, up 36% YoY but less than $608M expected, 310 MAUs, up 3% YoY; stock down over 9% after hours  —  Twitter's woes continue on Q1 sales of $595M, a sluggish 310M MAUs and weak guidance  —  Social media platform Twitter reported its Q1 earnings today, and they're not great.

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Twitter: Twitter Q1 2016 Shareholder Letter  —  Total revenue in the first quarter reached $595 million, up 36% year-over-year, with 30% adjusted EBITDA margin.  We saw a return to sequential growth in monthly active usage, driven by seasonality and marketing initiatives.

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Emma Brown / Washington Post: Top tech leaders, with 27 governors, urge Congress to boost computer science education, announce private donations of $48M, of which $23M will go to Code.org  —  Top business leaders, 27 governors, urge Congress to boost computer science education  —  Leaders of dozens of the nation's top businesses …

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Jim Finkle / Reuters: Interbank messaging platform SWIFT warns customers of multiple cyber fraud cases, saying the Bangladesh Bank hack was not an isolated incident  —  Exclusive: SWIFT warns customers of multiple cyber fraud cases  —  SWIFT, the global financial network that banks use to transfer billions of dollars every day …

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Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal: Sources: FBI plans to keep iPhone-hacking method secret, will discourage White House from beginning internal review of whether it should be disclosed to Apple  —  FBI Plans to Keep Apple iPhone-Hacking Method Secret  —  Move would likely keep Apple in the dark about security weakness

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Adi Robertson / The Verge: HTC launches Vive X, a $100M VR startup accelerator, in Beijing, Taipei, and San Francisco  —  HTC launches $100 million VR startup accelerator  —  HTC is launching a $100 million accelerator program for startups that want to use its VR technology.  The program, called Vive X …

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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed: Unicode Consortium internal emails reveal emerging tension over resources going toward development of emoji instead of supporting obscure or minority languages  —  Inside “Emojigeddon”: The Fight Over The Future Of The Unicode Consortium  —  There's trouble afoot inside the Emoji Council of Elders …

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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch: YouTube debuts non-skippable, 6-second Bumper ad unit, to complement existing ad formats  —  YouTube introduces six-second Bumper ads  —  YouTube announced a new ad format today that's all about brevity.  —  In a blog post, Product Manager Zach Lupei said YouTube has been exploring formats …

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Aaron Tilley / Forbes: Hover Camera, a foldable drone, follows you automatically, with 13MP camera for 4K video, ships in summer for less than $600  —  Hover Camera Is A Self-Flying Drone That Doesn't Look Like Anything You've Seen Before  —  Hover Camera's creator, Meng Qiu “MQ” Wang, pulls out a small …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: YouTube brings a new homepage with improved recommendations to its iOS and Android apps  —  Next time you open the YouTube app on your iOS or Android phone, you'll be greeted by a new homepage experience.  —  Before, YouTube would show you a list of recommended items with small thumbnails …

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat: Dropbox previews Project Infinite, which will show files locally but store them remotely; no launch timeline or pricing set  —  Dropbox's Project Infinite shows all company files locally but stores them remotely  —  Cloud file syncing and sharing software company Dropbox today is announcing …

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Gerry Smith / Bloomberg: Turner to launch ad-free subscription streaming video service, FilmStruck, this fall, to be managed by TCM and the Criterion Collection; price not yet finalized  —  Time Warner's Turner Appeals to Film Nerds With Web-Only Service  —  Ad-free FilmStruck will be managed by Turner Classic Movies

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