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Tuesday April 28, 2015
Facebook Adds Free Video Calls to Messenger
With the press of a button, Facebook began playing catch-up in the world of video calling. The social media giant is rolling out free video chat in its Messenger app to take on all competitors.

Consumer Market Fueling Silicon Valley's Riches
Amid a bumper crop of IPOs, nascent startups and established companies alike are increasingly finding that the consumer market is where the riches are to be found in Silicon Valley.

In Economy that Shares, Fewer People Want To Own Things
The growth of the on-demand rental economy, which includes services like Airbnb, Uber and Spotify, has sparked a trend in which fewer and fewer people see value in ownership, new research says.

Review: Plenty of Options for Watching HBO Online
HBO Now, the cable channel's new stand-alone streaming service, is both a blessing and a curse. HBO Now gives you instant access to new TV shows and movies. The curse? Not having enough time.

Experts Talk About Protecting Our Kids from Online Predators
In 2002 at age 13, Alicia was lured and held captive by a man who had corresponded with her for a year in a Yahoo chat room. She was rescued by the FBI and now shares her story to help others.

Still Got It: Facebook Mobile Ad Revenue Continues To Surge
Nearly three-quarters of Facebook's advertising revenue now comes from mobile ads, as many more users access the social network on smartphones and other hand-held gadgets.

Possible Smartwatch Dangers Prompt Lawsuit
After the Apple Watch ships to initial customers Friday, thousands of motorists might be sneaking a glance at the smartwatch to read text messages and other alerts. That has some concerned.

ESPN Calls Foul on Verizon's FiOS TV Package
Breaking up the cable-TV bundle won't be easy. ESPN is objecting to how Verizon is giving its FiOS TV customers more choice, making the ESPN and ESPN2 sports channels optional in some packages.

Data Deluge: MLB Rolls Out Statcast Analytics
A new era in analytics begins when Major League Baseball rolls out its Statcast tracking technology during the MLB Network's broadcast of the St. Louis Cardinals' game at the Washington Nationals.



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