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April 14, 2017, 12:15 PM

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Reuters:
Japan's NHK: Apple considering multibillion dollar investment in Toshiba's chip business for stake of more than 20%  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is considering investing at least several billion dollars in the chip business put up for sale by Toshiba Corp (6502.T), public broadcaster NHK reported, citing an unidentified source.
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Facebook rolling out tech that analyzes patterns to find fake accounts that can spread misinformation, malware, and falsely boost page rankings  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is ramping up efforts to kill off sham accounts used to spread fake news, pass along malware and falsely boost page rankings …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Susan Fowler, the Stripe employee who exposed harassment at Uber, is named editor-in-chief of Increment, Stripe's new quarterly magazine for software engineers  —  The techie who became famous for her blog about the sorry state of Uber will run Increment.  —  Susan Fowler …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC's 600MHz spectrum band auction results: T-Mobile will pay $7.99B for what it says is 31MHz of spectrum nationwide, Dish to pay $6.2B, Comcast to pay $1.7B  —  Dish, Comcast, and US Cellular also bought plenty of 600MHz spectrum.  —  T-Mobile USA was the biggest winner in an auction …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Google has taught a neural network to sketch like humans, understand the concept of what it's drawing, and complete images started by someone else  —  Remember last year when Google released an AI-powered web tool that played Pictionary with your doodles?  Well, surprise!
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google adds “Style Ideas” feature in Image Search for mobile web and Android to show more fashion possibilities, using algorithms and authoritative sites  —  Google is not taking Pinterest's search ambitions lying down.  The company recently launched a “Similar Items” …
Android Police:
Google Photos v2.13 for Android adds video stabilization feature  —  Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: The first benchmark results - comparisons to Pixel, OnePlus 3T, Galaxy S7, and more
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Uber now allows riders who want extra privacy to input an intersection instead of an address as a drop-off or pickup location  —  Uber changed its app Thursday to allow riders to enter an intersection instead of an address as a drop-off or pickup location.  That way, customers can give …

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