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April 18, 2016, 3:15 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Siri announces WWDC 2016 will be held June 13th through June 17th in San Francisco  —  In an unusual chain of events, it appears Apple is announcing the WWDC dates through Siri.  Although the Apple website has not been updated with any new info, Siri is proudly proclaiming that WWDC 2016 …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Bill Campbell, legendary “Coach” to Silicon Valley execs, and former Intuit CEO, has died of cancer at age 75  —  Silicon Valley's Legendary ‘Coach’ Bill Campbell Has Died  —  Bill Campbell — who garnered the name “The Coach” for the sage advice and counsel he gave numerous tech leaders …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to offer $8.99/month stand-alone video streaming option in US; Prime membership to be offered monthly for first time for $10.99/month in US  —  Amazon Ups the Ante on Streaming Video  —  New stand-alone option for its service is direct challenge to rival Netflix
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Play Music gets podcast support on Android and the Web  —  As promised, Google today added podcast support to Google Play Music.  The new functionality is available today in Google Play Music for Android (grab the latest version from Google Play) and on the Web.
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Twitter's new managing director for China worked in state security role, alarms Chinese Twitter users with plea to “work together” with state media  —  Twitter's new China head was a Communist Party engineer who worked on military security  —  Twitter's deeper foray into China …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube debuts live 360 video, releases API for hardware makers to integrate into devices, also launches spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos  —  YouTube rolls out support for 360-degree live streams and spatial audio  —  YouTube will today begin supporting 360-degree live streaming on its service …
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by the Authors Guild to challenge Google Books  —  Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google book-scanning project  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by a group of authors who contend that Google's massive effort …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon tops pack of Yahoo bidders as deadline arrives; Time, AT&T, others drop out as Daily Mail remains in talks with private equity co-bidders  —  Verizon Tops Pack of Suitors Chasing Yahoo  —  Telecom giant looks to build online ad business; Time, other potential bidders won't make offers
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
BlackBerry Won't Confirm or Deny it Gave Encryption Keys to Law Enforcement  —  Last week, a joint investigation by Motherboard and VICE News revealed that Canada's federal police are in possession of the “global encryption key” that unlocks every non-corporate BlackBerry user's encrypted BBM messages.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn launches LinkedIn Students app for Android, iOS in the US to help college grads find a job  —  LinkedIn's newest app helps college grads find jobs  —  For all the talk about its benefit to the “economic graph,” one of the main things LinkedIn is recognized for is being an online resume …
Dr. Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
9.7-inch iPad Pro has the “best performing mobile LCD display that we have ever tested”  —  iPad Pro 9.7 Display Technology Shoot-Out  —  iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro 9.7  —  President, DisplayMate Technologies Corporation  —  into any other work without the prior written permission of DisplayMate Technologies Corporation
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