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  • Oculus VR said Wednesday the debut consumer version of its headset will ship in the first quarter of 2016, with preorders beginning later this year (WSJ)
  • Spotify, which is laying plans to enter the hotly competitive Web-video business, according to people familiar with the matter, posted a net loss of €162 million last year, compared with a net loss of €55.9 million in 2013. Revenue soared 45% to €1.08 billion from €747 million in the same period. (WSJ)
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated today in its first quarter earnings call that the company received more than 38,000 reservations for the Powerwall, which includes roughly 2,800 businesses looking to purchase the commercial version called the Powerpack.
    Last week, Tesla unveiled two versions of the Powerwall – a 10kWh configuration that’s optimized for use as a backup system and a 7kWh designed for daily cycling. These devices go for $3,500 and $3,000, respectively. (The Next Web)
  • Best practices from the most active Slack users (Fast Company)
  • Robinhood, a Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen-backed app that lets you buy and sell stocks without a fee, just raised $50 million (Business Insider)

  • Alibaba, just released earnings, it announced that COO Daniel Zhang will replace Jonathan Lu as CEO. (Business Insider)

  • 15 predictions Bill Gates made in 1999 that became true (WEF)
  • Charlie Rose : Megan Smith, chief technology officer of the United States, on data, innovation, and women in technology.

  • Shockwave of Traffic Jams