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April 14, 2016, 10:40 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.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Vine adds Watch button to channels letting users watch an account from start to finish, as it becomes more of an entertainment platform than a social network  —  Vine releases a Watch button because scrolling is too much work  —  Vine, Twitter's social network turned entertainment platform …
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.
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.
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 …
Tony Romm / Politico:
Apple hires Cynthia Hogan, top NFL lobbyist and former aide to Joe Biden, as vice president for public policy and government affairs  —  Apple hires NFL, Biden veteran for key policy role  —  Apple has hired Cynthia Hogan, a top lobbyist for the National Football League and former aide …
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