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April 24, 2015, 9:50 PM

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Comcast Corporation:
Comcast terminates $45B Time Warner Cable merger agreement  —  Comcast / Time Warner Cable / Charter Transactions Terminated  —  Comcast Corporation announced this morning that its merger agreement with Time Warner Cable and its transactions agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. have been terminated.
Bloomberg Business:
Charter's Advisers Said to Contact Time Warner Cable for Talks  —  Advisers for Charter Communications Inc. have already reached out to Time Warner Cable Inc. to begin friendly talks on an acquisition after Comcast Corp. withdrew its bid for the company, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
The 9 best apps for Apple Watch you can get right now  —  Apple has the best smartphone ecosystem, the best tablet ecosystem, and as of today, the best smartwatch ecosystem when it comes to apps.  But the app story is dramatically different on the Watch in a way that you won't quite understand until you start to use one.
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Manuela Mesco / Wall Street Journal:
Italian eyewear maker Luxottica working with Google on cheaper version of Glass coming soon  —  Italian Eyewear Maker Luxottica Working on New Version of Google Glass, CEO Says  —  A new version of Google Glass is in the works and will be out soon, the Chief Executive Officer of Italian eyewear maker Luxottica said Friday.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
How crowdsourced hardware maker Quirky brought money-losing inventions to market and ultimately cut a third of its staff  —  How the invention factory at Quirky almost imagined its way out of business  —  In February of this year, the staff of the New York startup Quirky gathered …
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Avangate:
Go Beyond Retention  —  If the solidification of the cloud as the predominant business model for software and services companies has taught us anything, it is that a customer ‘on the books’ is worth two or more off of them.  While new customer acquisition is still certainly important …
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New York Times:
Chipotle partners with Postmates to offer delivery in 67 US cities for $4.99 to $7.99  —  Chipotle Signs Deal With Food Delivery Start-Up Postmates  —  In the age of the on-demand economy, sooner or later everything is just a few taps of a smartphone app away.  Even burritos.
BuzzFeed:
Sources: BitTorrent laid off about 40 of their 150 domestic employees  —  Big Layoffs At BitTorrent  —  The company behind the revolutionary file-sharing protocol sacks dozens of employees.  —  Wikimedia Commons  —  They're swinging the axe over at BitTorrent.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon shares soar over 15% to all-time high on news of high AWS operating margin and strong North American sales  —  Amazon Shares Soar to All-Time High on Cloud Surprise  —  Amazon.com shares hit an all-time high Friday as investors rewarded the e-commerce giant for showing a surprise profit …

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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:
Go Beyond Retention  —  If the solidification of the cloud as the predominant business model for software and services companies has taught us anything, it is that a customer ‘on the books’ is worth two or more off of them.
Asana:
Take back your productivity with No Meeting Wednesday  —  Want to boost your team's productivity?  Implement a no meeting day, every week.  It's a simple practice that's helped our team tremendously and could help yours, too.
Zoho:
Introducing Zoho Business Apps for Apple Watch  —  Apple Watch.  Enough has been said already.  —  With the Apple Watch coming out later this week, we are excited to launch three new apps.
HP:
LiveU: Mobile Video Transmission & Bonded Cellular Technology  —  LiveU's backpack-size technology is revolutionizing the production of live video by aggregating cellular bandwidth and turning it into a transmitting platform …

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