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Thursday April 28, 2016
Nintendo Sinks Into Bigger Quarterly Loss on Weak Sales
Japanese video-game maker Nintendo reported a 24B yen ($216M) loss for January-March, bigger than the loss reported the previous year. But the company has high hopes for its new NX game platform.

Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm Yet Again
A lot of factors help Facebook determine which News Feed items appear first on a user's page. Now it has added new considerations to ensure it delivers interesting content geared specifically to each user.

Prince's Own Words Describe Mixed Feelings About the Web
His Royal Badness didn't think much of the Internet. And his once iconoclastic attitude toward the modern music industry helped inspire other artists to resist technological innovators such as Spotify.

Insomniac Games To Release a Trio of VR Games in 2016
Game developer Insomniac Games is ratcheting up its work in virtual reality. Despite the technology's untested position in the marketplace, the company will release three VR games for the Oculus Rift.

Comcast Customers Won't Need Cable Box with Upcoming Apps
Cable giant Comcast is going to launch an app on the streaming-TV gadget Roku that takes the place of a cable box. Time Warner Cable and Charter also have Roku apps that sub for cable boxes.

Giphy GIF-Finding Tool Arrives on Android
Backed by a recent funding round of $55 million and commonly referred to as "the Google of GIFs," the New York-based startup Giphy has now launched its image-finding app for Android.

Bill Campbell, Mentor to Steve Jobs, Other Tech CEOs, Dies
Bill Campbell, a former Ivy League football coach who became a management guru for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and other Silicon Valley luminaries, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Amazon Prime Video Now Available by the Month
Is there room for two streaming-video giants in most households? Amazon is hoping so. In a move likely aimed at Netflix, Amazon is spinning out its Prime Video service as a separate, standalone service.

Patients Rely on Mobile Health Apps, But Their Reliability Is an Issue
Apps relating to health and wellness have grown dramatically in the last few years. But regulation is sometimes lagging the pace of innovation, which could ultimately harm consumers.

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