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April 21, 2015, 2:15 PM

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Jackie Dove / The Next Web:
Adobe Lightroom 6 arrives with facial recognition, HDR, improved editing tools, mobile apps  —  Adobe launches Lightroom 6 photo app update as rival Aperture bites the dust  —  Adobe has launched a major upgrade to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, its desktop photo management and editing app …
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Amazon launches Amazon Destinations for booking short hotel getaways in select markets  —  Amazon Travel Launches New Brand, Amazon Destinations  —  Amazon's new and expanded hotel service is called Amazon Destinations and it is currently available on desktop and mobile.
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Failed Apple Rootpipe Fix Leaves Backdoor On All Macs, Researchers Claim  —  When Apple released the latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite earlier this month, it claimed to have fixed a significant flaw, a backdoor named Rootpipe, that had been resident on its computers since 2011.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
FAQ: Google's mobile friendly algorithm update, rolling out today, explained  —  Mobilegeddon Checklist: How To Prepare For This Week's Google Mobile Friendly Update  —  The Google Mobile Friendly Update launches tomorrow, a day that many including ourselves here at Search Engine Land are calling “Mobilegeddon.”
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $150M  —  Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM.
Erik Larson / Bloomberg Business:
Aereo to settle broadcasters' copyright claims of more than $99M for $950K  —  Aereo Settles Broadcasters' Copyright Claims for $950,000  —  Aereo Inc., the online-TV service brought down by a U.S. Supreme Court copyright ruling, agreed to pay Walt Disney Co.'s ABC and other broadcasters …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Over 1,500 iOS apps, including apps by Citrix, Alibaba, Rotten Tomatoes, still have HTTPS-crippling bug, weeks after it was first disclosed  —  1,500 iOS apps have HTTPS-crippling bug.  Is one of them on your device?  —  Apps downloaded two million times are vulnerable to trivial man-in-the-middle attacks.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Mobile-First Word Processing App Quip Adds Chat Rooms, Making It More Like Slack  —  Products like Slack, Hipchat, Yammer and Asana have been slowly picking apart the world of enterprise communication, giving workers new, easier to use, and frankly more fun platforms to speak to each other and work on documents together.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Pwnie Express demos new tool to detect stingray devices and other monitoring hardware used by law enforcement  —  This machine catches stingrays: Pwnie Express demos cellular threat detector  —  An exclusive first look at Pwnie's new tool for catching cellular network attacks.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Shyp, an on-demand mailing service, raises $50M Series B round led by KPCB, valuing the company at more than $250M  —  Shyp, an On-Demand Mailing Service, Raises $50 Million  —  From private rides to hamburgers to marijuana, there is perhaps no better time in history to get anything delivered …
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:
Hipstamatic launches DSPO, a social photo album app for iOS  —  Hipstamatic — the photo app maker that fired the first shot of the lo-fi instant camera phone revolution, only to have its territory ransacked by Instagram — is dipping its lens into the social photo realm with DSPO …

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