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April 6, 2016, 5:55 PM

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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:
Facebook confirms it is paying media companies to use Live Video; sources say New York Times, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, among those getting paid  —  It's Not Just Celebrities — Facebook Is Paying Media Companies to Make Live Video, Too  —  Facebook wants big media companies like BuzzFeed …
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Behind Facebook Live, in conversation with Mark Zuckerberg and chief product officer Chris Cox  —  Why Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Went All In On Live Video  —  It was February, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was just back from paternity leave, sitting in on his first M team meeting since returning.
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.
Rob Triggs / Android Authority:
Huawei debuts P9, P9 Plus flagships, with 5.2" and 5.5" displays, both have a dual 12MP rear camera; P9 Plus ships with 4GB RAM; P9 on sale April 16 for €599  —  Huawei P9 and P9 Plus officially announced - specs and price revealed  —  At a launch event in London today …
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Vivaldi browser launches out of beta with plenty of customization features for power users  —  Vivaldi browser hits 1.0  —  After more than a year of public alpha and beta releases, the Vivaldi browser is hitting its 1.0 release today.  —  Vivaldi, which was founded by Opera co-founder …
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
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Microsoft makes Cloud App Security generally available, using the tech from last year's Adallom acquisition  —  Microsoft marches forward with its security plan, releasing Cloud App Security  —  As Microsoft works its way toward implementing the security plan that CEO Satya Nadella outlined …

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