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April 29, 2017, 11:20 AM

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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA halts “about the target” collection, which picked up Americans' messages to and from people overseas that mentioned foreigners targeted for surveillance  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is stopping one of the most disputed forms of its warrantless surveillance program …
Dan Rys / Billboard:
Musical.ly, the app that lets users create 15-second music videos, partners with Apple Music, integrating Apple's music catalog and launching cross-promotions  —  Over the past year, few new apps have captured the attention of the music industry — and teenagers across the globe …
Anya George Tharakan / Reuters:
Qualcomm lowers revenue and profit forecasts for the current quarter as Apple withholds royalty payments until the legal dispute between companies is resolved  —  Qualcomm Inc slashed its current-quarter profit and revenue forecasts on Friday, amid an escalating legal battle between the chipmaker and Apple Inc.
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Uber now lets users delete accounts without contacting support, adds new privacy features for notifications, location sharing  —  Uber announced today that it will make it easier for users to delete their accounts and access their privacy settings.  Now, the company will let users delete …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Profile of Sheryl Sandberg and the business impact of her efforts to create a sharing culture at Facebook  —  The COO inspires her fans, and her employees, to talk about sadness, even tragedy, at work.  That can be healing—and highly profitable.  —  From Subscribe Reprints
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Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Google and Facebook were victims of a $100M phishing scam by a Lithuanian man arrested in March 2017; both companies say they have recouped the funds  —  When the Justice Department announced the arrest last month of a man who allegedly swindled more than $100 million from two U.S. tech giants, the news came wrapped in a mystery.
Turner:
Karen Painter, Turner's Head of Media Software and Services, on managing an expansive technical portfolio, and getting more women in tech  —  “If we want technology to serve society rather than enslave it, we have to build systems accessible to all people - be they male or female, young, old, disabled, computer wizards or technophobes.”
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Appian, enterprise app development software provider, files for $86M IPO  —  Appian, which provides software for app development and business process management, filed on Thursday with the SEC to raise up to $86 million in an initial public offering.  —  The Reston, VA-based company …
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Cloudera closes up 20%+, with a market cap of $2.3B, in its stock market debut  —  After pricing its IPO at $15 per share, Cloudera, the enterprise big data company, closed the day up more than 20 percent, at $18.09.  This also is above the range of $12 to $14 for which Cloudera was preparing.

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