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April 24, 2016, 9:10 PM

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Handelsblatt:
Sources: Apple has a Berlin office seeking engineers and partners for a car project; talks with BMW and Daimler ended, Magna believed to be current favorite  —  Exclusive: BMW, Daimler Reject Cooperation with Apple over “iCar”  —  German carmakers Daimler and BMW have ended talks with Apple …
Dan Grover:
WeChat PM: chat apps succeed when they streamline high-friction processes like app installation, login, and payment, not when they rely on conversational UI  —  Bots won't replace apps.  Better apps will replace apps.  —  Lately, everyone's talking about “conversational UI.”  It's the next big thing.
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Pinterest execs and engineers discuss overhauling its underlying software, its new iOS app, plans to capture international audiences, more  —  Pinterest Reinvents Itself to Prove It's Really Worth Billions  —  It's a week before Pinterest will announce its biggest engineering and design overhaul ever …
John Herrman / New York Times:
Vox is launching a gadget blog, Circuit Breaker, on Monday, primarily as a Facebook page, with a section on The Verge's website as well  —  Vox Media Tries Something Old on Something New  —  Vox Media, the ambitious online news start-up that runs Vox, a politics site; SB Nation …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
How FCC's reallocation of TV spectrum to the wireless industry over the next few years will work  —  How the FCC's massive airwaves auction will change America — and your phone service  —  The system that underpins wireless communication in the United States is about to dramatically change.
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Christie Smythe / Bloomberg:
US Department of Justice drops appeal seeking Apple's help in unlocking iPhone in Brooklyn case after it obtains passcode  —  U.S. Drops Appeal Seeking Apple Help in Brooklyn IPhone Case  —  The U.S. government said it no longer needs Apple Inc.'s help to get into an iPhone used by a drug dealer …
Office of Inadequate Security:
An unsecured database with 93.4M Mexican voter records found hosted on AWS, now taken offline  —  Personal info of 93.4 million Mexicans exposed on Amazon (UPDATED)  —  In today's installment of “Epic Infosecurity #FAIL,” more than 93.4 million Mexican citizens have had their voter …

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