Top News for April 21, 2014

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Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for April 21, 2014:

  1. Apple and Google have gone to extremes to convince game developers to launch exclusively -- or at least first -- on their platforms, according to an exclusive report in The Wall Street Journal. Read more at wsj.com.

  2. The Japanese enterprise company NTT Communications is rolling out WebRTC for an in-app chat room. WebRTC is a communication standard that supports browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and peer-to-peer file sharing. Read more at lightreading.com.

  3. Facebook plans to announce a mobile ad network on April 30th, according to a report at Re/code. Read more at recode.net.

  4. Square wants to be acquired, and fast, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch. The startup has held meetings with several companies, including Google, Apple, and PayPal, which is owned by eBay. The company makes credit card readers that attach to smartphones and tablets and a payment system to go with it. It was founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Read more at wsj.com.

  5. The wireless carrier market in the US is changing fast, according to a report by Mike Dano on the Fierce Wireless site. Specifically, small carriers are being gobbled up by the larger ones. Read more at fiercewireless.com.

For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for April 21, 2014.