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April 7, 2016, 4:50 AM

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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Bash, Cortana cross-device features, universal Skype app  —  Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs.  This is the first build released since Build 2016, where the company announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer.
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
In his annual shareholder letter, Jeff Bezos reveals AWS is on track to reach $10B in annual sales, defends Amazon's working culture, and more  —  Jeff Bezos Calls Amazon ‘Best Place In The World To Fail’ In Shareholder Letter  —  In his annual shareholder letter, which was unveiled on Tuesday …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
A detailed look at the components making up the $3K Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition  —  Inside Microsoft's HoloLens  —  When I tried Microsoft's HoloLens headset last year, security guards lined the walls of a hotel, and I had to stash all my belongings in a locker before I even set foot near it.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK grants E-Money Issuer license to a virtual currency company, Boston-based Circle, for the first time, allowing for a banking relationship with Barclays  —  Social payments startup Circle rolls into Europe  —  It may have started as a Bitcoin wallet but veteran entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire's …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: NFL selected Twitter because it felt Facebook undervalued content rights, has poor monetization model  —  Sources: Bad blood between NFL, Facebook led to Twitter deal  —  Twitter's surprising deal to stream NFL games may have been the result of a dispute between the sports league …
Fidji Simo / Facebook:
Facebook overhauls Live Video with support for groups and events, reactions, comments, filters, and a global map  —  Introducing New Ways to Create, Share and Discover Live Video on Facebook  —  With Facebook Live you can use your phone to share a moment instantly with the people you care about.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
A look at the software and methods used to distribute 11M documents, totaling 2.6TB, of the Panama Papers to 100+ publications and about 400 journalists  —  From Encrypted Drives To Amazon's Cloud — The Amazing Flight Of The Panama Papers  —  It was an epic haul.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Yik Yak CTO Tom Chernetsky leaves amid falling download rates, traffic; source says app has had zero significant growth in past year, plans messaging feature  —  Yik Yak's CTO drops out as the hyped anonymous app stagnates  —  Is Yik Yak a thing anymore?  Not so much, according to download stats …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon buys 24.5% stake in online-video startup AwesomenessTV for $159M, plans premium short-form mobile video service to launch with its go90 free service  —  Verizon to Acquire 24.5% Stake in AwesomenessTV for $159 Million  —  DreamWorks Animation to remain majority owner, with Hearst holding remaining 24.5% stake

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