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April 2, 2015, 1:45 AM

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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.
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 …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's ARC now runs Android apps on Chrome OS, Windows, Mac, and Linux  —  “App Runtime for Chrome” takes a big step toward making Android a universal binary.  —  The ARC Welder is a Chrome app that makes Chrome apps.  It shows up in the app list.
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 …
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 …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Groupon Quietly Launches Groupon Stores, a Marketplace for Its $2 Billion Goods Business  —  If Groupon's history was as a virtual coupon shop, it's future is starting to look more like a traditional online store.  —  Case in point: The Chicago-based company has quietly started testing …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
N64 and Nintendo DS games available on Wii U Virtual Console from today  —  Nintendo has announced that it's bringing Nintendo 64 and DS games to the Wii U via its virtual console service beginning today.  —  The virtual game service will allow you to configure your Wii U controller …
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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