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May 11, 2016, 12:25 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram's big redesign goes live with a colorful new icon, black-and-white app and more  —  Instagram's new icon is pink.  Well, it's pink and purple and yellow and orange.  It's definitely different.  And that's not all the company has changed today.  Instagram this morning is rolling …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp releases desktop app for Windows and Mac users, available for Windows 8 and above and Mac OS X 10.9 and above  —  WhatsApp announced today that it has launched a native desktop app that's available for both Windows and Mac.  The Facebook-owned company said that the app supports …
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
European Commission blocks Three-O2 carrier merger in UK, citing concerns over competition and higher prices  —  Commissioner Vestager kills takeover plan, citing significant UK competition concerns.  —  UK mobile operator Three's multi-billion pound bid to merge with O2 has been rejected by competition officials in Brussels.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google to ban ads for payday loans and other lending products from July 13  —  Google has today announced an update to its AdWords terms and conditions that will ban advertising for some lending products on Google.  —  The new update will go into effect on July 13 this year …
Michael Crider / Android Police:
The Google Store Starts Selling Cardboard VR Viewers In Canada, The United Kingdom, France, And Germany  —  So you've yet to snag a free Google Cardboard VR headset from a trade show.  Or a Star Wars promotion.  Or a copy of the New York Times, or a late-night talk show host, or even a freakin' porn website.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Disney ends in-house console game production with cancellation of its Infinity series  —  So much for Disney remaining a big player in the video game world.  As part of its second quarter earnings release, the media giant has revealed that it's getting out of the self-published video game business …
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Salesforce to use AWS for its IoT cloud service, expected to launch midyear  —  The business software company's IoT Cloud is expected to launch after midyear  —  Salesforce.com Inc. is building a new service on Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud computing facilities, a notable shift for a company …

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