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April 1, 2016, 12:55 AM

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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 …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC votes 3-2 to expand Lifeline program to give low-income Americans $9.25/month subsidy for broadband  —  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 …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Reddit deletes surveillance ‘warrant canary’ in transparency report  —  Social networking forum reddit on Thursday removed a section from its site used to tacitly inform users it had never received a certain type of U.S. government surveillance request, suggesting the platform is now being asked …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon adds about 80 Dash buttons, now covers over 100 brands, says orders up 75% in past three months  —  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 …
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft launches preview of Azure Functions, its AWS Lambda competitor for serverless computing, and makes Azure Service Fabric generally available  —  Microsoft releases preview of new Azure ‘serverless compute’ service to take on AWS Lambda  —  Microsoft is making available …
iFixit:
iFixit teardown finds iPhone SE and iPhone 5S screens are interchangeable, but SE battery connector differs from 5s  —  iPhone SE Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  In Progress  —  This guide is a work in progress.
Adam Conner-Simons / MIT News:
MIT paper presents tech that lets a single Wi-Fi access point locate users to within tens of centimeters, allowing room occupancy detection, Wi-Fi geofencing  —  Wireless tech means safer drones, smarter homes and password-free WiFi  —  System from MIT's Computer Science …
Reuters:
Sources: Amazon discussing deal to buy stake in and provide cloud computing services for HERE  —  Amazon in talks to buy stake in mapping company HERE: sources  —  Amazon is in talks with a consortium of German carmakers about taking a stake in high-definition digital mapping company HERE …
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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 …

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