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April 12, 2016, 10:05 AM

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Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Facebook Messenger makes sharing Dropbox files easier, photos and videos will appear directly in chat window, other files can be accessed via Dropbox mobile app  —  Facebook Messenger makes sharing Dropbox files easier  —  If you're on Facebook Messenger, you likely already …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Gartner: global PC shipments fell 9.6% YoY in Q1, the first quarter below 65M units since 2007; Asus, Apple the only companies in top 5 to increase shipments  —  Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 9.6% in Q1 2016, the first quarter below 65 million units since 2007  —  No surprise here: The PC market started 2016 off poorly.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
HTC 10 launched with 5.2-inch quad HD display for $699, Snapdragon 820, 12MP camera, 3000mAH battery, available for pre-order, ships next month  —  HTC 10 announced: a modern phone with familiar design  —  HTC is today formally announcing the 10, its flagship smartphone for 2016.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Leaked images reveal Amazon's new Kindle is called Kindle Oasis and has a one-handed design that is significantly lighter than Paperwhite and Voyage models  —  Get ready for the new Kindle  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos teased a new Kindle device for this week.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Telegram's Bot API gets inline keyboards, support for 19 file types before Facebook's F8 event  —  Telegram has released an update for its Bot API that it calls the “biggest change” to its platform “since June 2015.”  Included in version 2.0 are a slew of features, including new inline keyboards …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Lytro's Cinema 755-megapixel light field camera offers 40K resolution at 300 FPS, could make green screens obsolete; rental packages start at $125K  —  Lytro's 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen  —  Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.
Bloomberg:
Alibaba takes a controlling stake in Rocket Internet's e-commerce platform Lazada for $1B, valuing it at $1.5B  —  Alibaba Expands in Southeast Asia With $1 Billion Lazada Deal  —  Control of Lazada adds operations in 6 Southeast Asia markets  —  Alibaba buying stock from Rocket Internet, Tesco, Kinnevik
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Periscope tests letting you sketch on top of your live video streams, says it's rolling out the feature to everyone in a few weeks  —  Periscope tests letting you draw on top of your live video streams  —  The current beta version of Twitter's video streaming app Periscope includes a feature …
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
KGI forecasts Apple Watch shipments will fall 25% year-on-year, be below 7.5M units vs. 10.6M in 2015  —  A KGI investment note seen by 9to5Mac suggests that Apple Watch shipments will fall by more than 25% this year.  The note estimates 2015 sales at 10.6M units, and predicts that full-year shipments …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
A look at how Microsoft is building out its bot platform, and the roles of its research, developer experience, applications and services, and search units  —  Inside Microsoft's build-a-bot strategy  —  Microsoft Research, its Developer Experience team and its Applications and Services Group …
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