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April 27, 2017, 3:40 PM

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Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Apple in talks to introduce person-to-person payment service, which may be announced later this year, and plans to offer prepaid Visa debit cards  —  Could the money-transfer service be called Apple Cash, perhaps?  —  Apple's on-again, off-again flirtation with building its own money-transfer service appears to be back on.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google debuts Google Assistant SDK in preview, letting developers run Assistant on their own hardware  —  Build your own Google Home out of whatever you want.  —  Today Google is launching yet another Google Assistant feature: The Google Assistant SDK.  This will allow developers to run …
Reuters:
Samsung Electronics says it will not adopt holding company structure, announces share buyback worth $2.03B; Q1 profit up 48% YoY to $8.75B  —  Strong memory chip earnings propelled tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) to its best quarterly profit in more than 3 years …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Facebook details its plans to tackle “information operations” by state actors and other orgs that amplify false content by deleting accounts identified using ML  —  Facebook Inc (FB.O) acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking …
Siddharth Parwatay / Digit:
Acer announces range of new devices including Predator Triton 700 ultra-thin gaming laptop, Switch 2-in-1 detachables with liquid cooling, more  —  Read the complete press release below  —  Acer today introduced its full 2017 back-to-school product lineup at the next@acer global press event in New York …
Bloomberg:
Jimmy Iovine says Apple will introduce a new version of Apple Music that better showcases video alongside the next version of iOS  —  The company wants to turn its music app into a one-stop shop for pop culture.  —  Subscribe Reprints  —  Will.i.am was shopping a reality show to TV networks …
Chris Morris / CNBC:
Nintendo has sold 2.74M Switch units since it went on sale in March, more than Wii U sold in its first year, and 2.76M copies of Zelda: Breath of the Wild  —  - Those sales figures are 20 percent of what the last console — the Wii U — has sold in four and a half years.  —  Nintendo's back in the game.
Barak Turovsky / Official Google India Blog:
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai outlines plan to roll back Title II net neutrality rules, plans to release full proposal on April 27 for FCC vote on May 18  —  Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to start the process …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UiPath raises $30M Series A led by Accel to help enterprises automate repetitive tasks with software robots  —  The world is awash with bots these days — applications the run either partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other artificial …
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