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April 15, 2016, 12:55 PM

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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 …
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
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Updated Apple webpage suggests company will rebrand OS X to MacOS, possibly as early as WWDC  —  Apple hints at future ‘MacOS’ name change on new environmental webpage  —  Earlier today, Apple unveiled the beginnings of its efforts for Earth Day 2016, and with it came an updated webpage …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei VR headset announced in China, works like Samsung Gear VR but with P9, Mate 8 phones  —  Of course Huawei is making a Gear VR rival … Gallery: Huawei VR hands-on |  17 Photos
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers detail how they brute forced shortened URLs from OneDrive and Google Maps to access private information; Microsoft and Google respond  —  Researchers Crack Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs to Spy on People  —  For anyone with minimalist tastes or an inability …
Zen Soo / South China Morning Post:
Twitter appoints Kathy Chen as managing director in China as number of Chinese advertisers grows over 340%  —  Twitter appoints new Greater China head as number of Chinese advertisers balloons over 300 per cent  —  Pioneer microblogging service Twitter has named a new head for its Greater China operations …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft rolls out preview of plugin-free Skype for Web support in Edge  —  Microsoft today launched a preview of plugin-free Skype calls in Microsoft Edge.  The new functionality works anywhere you can use Skype in the browser: Skype for Web, Outlook.com, Office Online, and OneDrive.

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