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April 13, 2016, 2:40 PM

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Nick Statt / The Verge:
Amazon announces $290 Kindle Oasis, its thinnest Kindle to date, which comes with leather case that extends battery life; pre-orders open today, ships April 27  —  Amazon's Kindle Oasis is the funkiest e-reader it's ever made  —  Amazon's philosophy with the Kindle line has been consistent …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: FBI did not use Cellebrite to crack San Bernardino iPhone, paid hackers for undisclosed software flaw that was used to create hardware to crack PIN  —  FBI paid professional hackers one-time fee to crack San Bernardino iPhone  —  The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist's phone …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Google Calendar launches Goals feature on iOS and Android, which automatically schedules your self-improvement activities into gaps in your calendar  —  Google Calendar's new Goals will help find you time for self-improvement  —  Google Calendar turns 10 this year, but the service isn't ready …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google launches Android N Developer Preview 2 with new 3D rendering API, launcher shortcuts, and Emoji Unicode 9  —  Google today launched the second release of the Android N developer preview.  You can start testing your apps against this release by downloading the new preview from developer.android.com/preview.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Nest CEO Tony Fadell went to Google's all-hands meeting to defend Nest.  Here's what he said.  —  After a spate of damning articles about Nest, CEO Tony Fadell came to the weekly staff meeting of sister company Google to counter the negative press and defend Nest's corporate culture and sales figures.
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Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com:
Logitech acquires Jaybird for about $50M in cash and $45M in potential earn-outs to expand into wireless audio wearables market  —  Logitech acquires Jaybird for $50 million (USD) in cash  —  Earlier this year ZAGG agreed to purchase Mophie for over $100 million.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces Rights Manager to help video creators combat freebooting; content owners can apply for access beginning today  —  Facebook launches video Rights Manager to combat freebooting  —  There's an epidemic of stolen videos on Facebook.  Business Pages rip videos from YouTube …
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