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April 14, 2016, 11:15 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: New Apple team led by former iAd head Todd Teresi explores Google-like paid search model for App Store  —  Apple Pursues New Search Features for a Crowded App Store  —  Company explores adding Google-like ‘paid search’ feature  —  Effort follows last year's App Store leadership change
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Microsoft files lawsuit against US Department of Justice for the right to tell customers about government requests for their data  —  Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests  —  Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has sued the U.S. government for the right to tell its customers when a federal agency …
Brad Smith / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft: keep secrecy the exception, not the rule; DOJ should adopt new limits, or Congress should amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act  —  Keeping secrecy the exception, not the rule: An issue for both consumers and businesses  —  This morning we filed a new lawsuit …
VICE News:
Court documents reveal Canadian police have had BlackBerry's global encryption key since 2010  —  Exclusive: Canadian Police Obtained BlackBerry's Global Decryption Key  —  A high-level surveillance probe of Montreal's criminal underworld shows that Canada's federal policing agency …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Apple stops patching QuickTime for Windows despite 2 active vulnerabilities  —  If your Windows computer is running Apple's QuickTime media player, now would be a good time to uninstall it.  —  The Windows app hasn't received an update since January, and security researchers from Trend Micro …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft kicks off back-to-school wave with new Windows 10, Office 365 Education apps, services  —  Microsoft plans to bundle new education-focused apps into Windows 10 Anniversary update, and is readying new Office 365 and MineCraft updates aimed specifically at the academic market.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
TaskRabbit names current COO and former Google executive Stacy Brown-Philpot as CEO; she replaces founder Leah Busque, who becomes executive chairwoman  —  Brown-Philpot Tapped as New TaskRabbit CEO  —  Stacy Brown-Philpot, the COO of TaskRabbit, has been named CEO of the San Francisco-based errand and personal services platform.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
As its marketing increases, Lyft promises investors it will cap losses at $50M a month, while Uber earned an average of 19 cents per ride in US during February  —  Lyft Is Gaining on Uber as It Spends Big for Growth  —  The ride-hailing company, known for its pink mustaches …
Visual Studio Code:
Microsoft's cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor comes out of preview, has passed 500K MAUs; 1K extensions built since launch a year ago  —  Visual Studio Code 1.0!  —  Today we're very proud to release version 1.0 of Visual Studio Code.  Since our initial launch one year ago, 2 million developers have installed VS Code.
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Shuddle, an Uber-style service for kids, is shutting down after failing to raise more money and exhausting its $12.2M earlier funding  —  Shuddle ‘Uber for kids’ service reaches end of road  —  San Francisco's Shuddle, a pioneering ride service for kids, is going out of business this week …
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 …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
GoPro announces developer program to let third parties create mobile apps, accessories, and mounts for GoPro products with over 100+ firms already signed up  —  GoPro is partnering with over 100 companies to put its cameras everywhere  —  GoPro has announced the launch of its new developer program …
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