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April 14, 2016, 8:20 AM

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Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Matthew Keys sentenced to 24 months under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for his role in 2010 LA Times hack, must surrender to custody June 15, plans appeal  —  Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Hacking  —  This story has been updated throughout with further information from the sentencing.
Lucinda Shen / Fortune:
GoPro poaches top Apple designer Daniel Coster to be VP of design; GoPro shares jump over 18%  —  GoPro Poached a Top Apple Designer and Shares Are Soaring  —  Shares of GoPro gpro popped nearly 16% in afternoon trading Wednesday after a report said the troubled camera maker had poached a member of Apple's aapl elite design group.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook demos personalised avatars for Oculus users based on a 3D scan, VR selfies taken while “visiting” a 360 degree photo  —  Oculus demos a VR selfie stick  —  Oculus wants to let you go anywhere in the world instantly, look like yourself, and even take a photo while you're there, and today it demoed how at F8.
Miguel Helft / Forbes:
Facebook hires Regina Dugan, head of Google's ATAP and former DARPA chief, to lead new Building 8 R&D group that has budget of hundreds of millions of dollars  —  Google's ATAP Head Regina Dugan Joins Facebook To Start DARPA-Inspired Team  —  Regina Dugan, the high profile former head of DARPA …
Neeraj Choubey / Facebook Code:
Facebook announces new terrestrial connectivity systems, Terragraph and Project ARIES, to bring Internet to underserved urban and rural areas, respectively  —  Introducing Facebook's new terrestrial connectivity systems — Terragraph and Project ARIES  —  Facebook believes that people …
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Stewart Butterfield says Slack is working on threaded messages, hopes to update service with the feature by next quarter  —  Mossberg: Slack beats email, but still needs to get better  —  Not long ago, discussions of the modern workplace were colored by complaints about the tyranny of email.

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