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April 1, 2015, 9:45 PM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple wants TV networks to handle infrastructure and costs of streaming for its video service  —  Apple Asks TV Programmers to Supply Their Own Streams for Apple's TV Service  —  Apple wants the TV guys to provide their shows for its proposed streaming video service.
Barack Obama / Medium:
Obama signs Executive Order authorizing targeted sanctions against perpetrators of cyberattacks, with threats from overseas a primary focus  —  A New Tool Against Cyber Threats  —  It's one of the great paradoxes of our Information Age—the very technologies that empower us to do great …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Newest App Riff Lets Friends Add Clips To Collaborative Videos  —  You could start the next Harlem Shake-style crowdsourced video phenomenon with Facebook's new app Riff, out today worldwide in 15 languages on iOS and Android.  —  Shoot a video of up to 20 seconds in Riff …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sling TV will offer HBO for $15/month by April 12 as part of Dish and Turner distribution deal  —  Sling TV's Service For Cord Cutters Will Offer HBO Starting This Month  —  Sling TV, Dish's new over-the-top service designed for cord cutters, announced today that it will become …
Wall Street Journal:
GoDaddy opened and closed at $26.15 per share, almost 31% above IPO price, raising $460M; closing price values firm at nearly $4B  —  GoDaddy's IPO Shares Surge in NYSE Debut  —  Web-hosting firm—known for its ads with Danica Patrick—seeks image makeover
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Joint statement from 39 tech leaders calls for state laws to protect “everyone including LGBT people and people of faith”  —  Tech Leaders Call For States To Pass LGBT Protections, Ban Denial Of Services  —  Joint statement from 39 tech leaders comes in the midst of a national debate over religious liberty measures.
Amanda Connolly / The Next Web:
Roundup of April Fools' Day gags by tech companies  —  Roundup: The best (and worst!)  April Fools' Day pranks in the tech world ever  —  April Fools' Day might be dying a slow death in reality, but on the Web, it's being taken to a whole new level every year.

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