Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Google Creative Lab partners with publisher Visual Editions to offer immersive and interactive books designed specifically for smartphones — Google Is Publishing Unprintable Books — Early Wednesday morning, Google released two electronic books in its Play Store.
Kshitiz Goliya / Reuters:
Autodesk to cut jobs by 10 percent as it transitions to cloud — AutoCAD design software maker Autodesk Inc (ADSK.O) said it would cut about 10 percent of its workforce in the near term as part of a restructuring plan to accelerate its transition to the subscription-based cloud business.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple adds server API to CloudKit, unlocking new developer possibilities for the iCloud service — Apple has quietly added a server-side API to CloudKit, following an announcement on the developer news blog. This will enable developers to add a lot of functionality to apps powered by CloudKit …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google confirms Hangouts will now use peer-to-peer connections to improve call quality and speed — Google Hangouts has received a small but important backend upgrade: peer-to-peer (p2p) connections. Google confirmed to VentureBeat that the functionality started rolling out to all users this week.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo loses Arjun Sethi to Social Capital after buying his company MessageMe in 2014 — Yahoo Loses Mobile Entrepreneur Arjun Sethi to Venture Firm — Yahoo Inc. is losing another one of the entrepreneurs brought in through Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's startup shopping spree.