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March 31, 2016, 7:20 PM

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Bloomberg:
John Doerr to Step Aside From New Venture Funds at Kleiner Perkins, Become Chair  —  A change at the storied venture capital firm could usher in an accelerated transition to a new generation of investors.  —  Venture capitalist John Doerr will step away from some management duties at his firm …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft integrates Xamarin into Visual Studio for free, will open source Xamarin runtime  —  Microsoft today announced that Xamarin is now available for free for every Visual Studio user.  This includes all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Visual Studio Community Edition …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon expands Dash Button line-up, top sellers to date include Tide, Bounty, Cottonelle  —  Amazon this morning announced an expansion of its Dash Buttons product line - those Wi-Fi connected, push-button devicesthat let you buy products from its site with just a press.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Postmates hits 1M monthly deliveries and launches Plus Unlimited, a $9.99/month service that offers unlimited deliveries of orders over $30  —  Postmates launches Amazon Prime-style subscription service, hits 1 million monthly deliveries  —  Postmates, which is now completing 1 million deliveries a month …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC votes 3-2 along party lines to expand Lifeline subsidy so it can be used to help buy broadband services  —  America's poor can now get cheaper Internet access  —  Federal regulators have approved a historic expansion of subsidies for the poor, fleshing out for the first time a set …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to allow muted video ads in Instant Articles and one additional ad unit at bottom of articles  —  Video Ads Are Coming to Facebook Instant Articles  —  The social network will also allow more advertising in every Instant Article  —  Facebook is making further changes …

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