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April 21, 2017, 2:40 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Samsung and Google partner to make Google Play Music the default music service on new Samsung phones and tablets worldwide, starting with Galaxy S8 and S8+  —  Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google Play Music the default music player and music service including …
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Elon Musk reveals plans for his startup Neuralink, says initial focus is on developing neural implants for treating brain injuries, to explore telepathy later  —  Startup Neuralink aims to treat disabled and ultimately create a new language of ‘consensual telepathy’
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
The Guardian confirms it has stopped publishing its articles to Apple News and Facebook Instant Articles  —  Publishers aren't happy with the deal platforms are cutting them.  Now, the Guardian has dropped both Facebook's fast-loading Instant Article format and removed its content from Apple News.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Duolingo launches $10/month subscription option with no ads and the option to download language lessons for offline use  —  Earlier this week, the popular language learning service Duolingo quietly introduced paid monthly subscriptions in its Android apps.  —  Subscribers get two benefits …
Alex Barnsbee / IOActive Labs Research:
Researchers find 10 vulnerabilities in 20+ Linksys Smart Wi-Fi routers; Linksys issues security advisory to mitigate risks until new firmware is available  —  Last year I acquired a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router, more specifically the EA3500 Series.  I chose Linksys (previously owned by Cisco …
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Plastc, the all-in-one smart payment card that raised $9M+ in preorders and failed to ship any product, says it will file for bankruptcy  —  There are dozens of ways to pay for things, but apparently, the world was not ready for one more.  Plastc, the company that promised to put …
 

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