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April 12, 2016, 2:15 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Messenger platform with chatbots  —  Facebook will now allow businesses to deliver automated customer support, ecommerce guidance, content, and interactive experiences through chatbots.  By providing utility through its huge developer and business ecosystem …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook has built a 360-degree video camera called Surround 360, open-sources its specs and design  —  This is Facebook's gorgeous, open-source 360-degree video camera  —  Hoping to dramatically increase the amount of 360-degree video on its platform, Facebook today unveiled a reference design …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook's Save feature has 250M monthly users, now lets developers add the button to their web sites  —  Facebook's buried Save feature has 250 million users a month, and a new button to help it spread  —  It's been almost four years since Facebook introduced “save for later,” …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
HTC 10 launched with 5.2-inch quad HD display for $699, Snapdragon 820, 12MP camera, 3000mAh battery, AirPlay audio support, can pre-order now, ships next month  —  HTC 10 announced: a modern phone with familiar design  —  HTC is today formally announcing the 10, its flagship smartphone for 2016.
Andy Weir / Neowin:
Microsoft adds QR codes to Windows 10 ‘Blue Screen of Death’ to help troubleshoot crashes  —  It's always annoying when your PC crashes, but it's that little bit more frustrating when you have no idea why it's done so.  —  Even the updated Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) in Windows 10 …
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Microsoft offers first major endorsement of new EU-U.S. data pact  —  Microsoft (MSFT.O) became on Monday the first major U.S. tech company to say it would transfer users' information to the United States using a new transatlantic commercial data pact and would resolve any disputes with European privacy watchdogs.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Box teams up with AWS and IBM for Box Zones, which lets firms store files locally in Europe, Asia  —  Box Teams Up With Amazon, IBM to Offer Local Storage Worldwide  —  Cloud storage company Box is making an effort to widen its appeal as the office file storage and sharing product …
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 …
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
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 …

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