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April 19, 2017, 7:50 PM

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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Facebook copying Snapchat's features reduces the competition to just who has the stronger network, illustrating how monopolies are bad for innovation  —  The shamelessness was breathtaking.  —  Having told a few jokes, summarized his manifesto, and acknowledged the victim of the so-called …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft makes its Wunderlist successor, To-Do, available in preview as part of Office 365; Wunderlist will “eventually” be retired  —  Microsoft's ‘Project Cheshire,’ the successor to its Wunderlist to-do app, is now in public preview for many Office 365 users on a variety of devices.
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Inside Building 8, Facebook's moonshot lab working on a brain interface that translates thoughts into words and a project to use skin vibrations to “hear” words  —  The social network finally unveils what its secretive Building 8 hardware lab has been working on for the past year.
Tony Romm / Recode:
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snap, and 150+ more file brief in federal court arguing against Trump's revised travel ban  —  Amazon, Facebook, Google and Snap are among those filing.  —  Amazon, Facebook, Google, Snap and more than 150 other tech companies told a federal court in Virginia today …
Bloomberg:
Tesla settles lawsuit against the former director of its Autopilot program, Aurora co-founder Sterling Anderson, says it has been paid $100K  —  Carmaker had alleged Sterling Anderson breached his contract  —  Anderson formed startup with former Google car project chief
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
InterContinental Hotels Group says malware on cash registers at over 1,200 hotels in the US stole customer credit card data between Sept 2016 and Dec 2016  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Front desk cash registers at more than 1,200 hotels in the InterContinental Hotels Group, which includes the Holiday Inn …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify brings its half-price student tier to 33 new countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Japan, and New Zealand  —  Hot on the heels of Pandora's public launch of its on-demand streaming service, Pandora Premium, rival Spotify is looking to make its service more appealing …
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Qualcomm beats Q2 2017 estimates with $5.99B revenue, up 10% YoY, but warns Q3 results could be negatively impacted by its patent dispute with Apple  —  Qualcomm reported earnings for the second fiscal quarter that beat analyst expectations on Wednesday, and revenue that topped estimates.

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