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April 4, 2017, 3:05 AM

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Business Insider:
AOL and Yahoo will be renamed Oath after the Verizon deal closes  —  When Verizon merges Yahoo with AOL after its acquisition of Yahoo closes, the newly created division will get a new name.  —  That new name is Oath, sources tell Business Insider.  —  In a deal that was announced in July …
Jing Cao / Bloomberg:
New H-1B guidelines issued, requiring that computer programmers applying for the visa prove their jobs are complex and require advanced knowledge  —  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department issued a memorandum that makes it harder for companies to bring foreign technology workers …
Tony Romm / Recode:
White House confirms Trump has signed bill into law that allows ISPs to sell customers' browsing history without user permission  —  Internet providers will not have to ask permission before sharing sensitive data with advertisers.  —  President Donald Trump on Monday officially hit …
Jamie Rosenberg / Google:
Google announces PAX, an Android patent licensing initiative that's free to join, with Samsung, LG, Foxconn, others participating with total of 230K+ patents  —  In Latin, the word pax means “peace.”  In the world of intellectual property, patent peace often coincides with innovation and healthy competition that benefit consumers.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests a second News Feed, marked with a rocket ship icon, filled with posts from sources you haven't yet liked  —  Facebook's launch of Stories may be the social network's big news of the week, but some Facebook users have spotted another addition, and are thoroughly confused.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts Amazon Cash, which makes it easier to shop on Amazon without a bank card by letting users add cash to Amazon balance at participating retailers  —  Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
FCC reverses Charter Communications “overbuild” requirement for TWC merger that said it must expand broadband to 1M households already served by competitor  —  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is reversing a requirement imposed under the Obama administration …
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Data analysis startup ActionIQ raises $13M Series A led by Sequoia  —  Marketers aren't necessarily tech-savvy, which can be limiting if you have to sift through large amounts of data from different sources.  ActionIQ, which wants to help marketing employees navigate big data without having to write code …
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
COO Anthony Noto says Twitter is seeking deals with pay-TV companies to let subscribers watch live channels in Twitter app  —  Twitter is seeking to ink deals with pay-TV companies that would let subscribers watch live channels over the social network as part of a major video push.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube to start letting outside firms like DoubleVerify and comScore audit its efforts to avoid controversial ad placements  —  In an interview with Recode, Philipp Schindler, Google's top business exec, walks a fine line.  —  A top Google executive says the company's YouTube ad controversy …

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