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April 6, 2015, 2:10 PM

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NY Daily News:
EXCLUSIVE: Judge says Brooklyn woman can use Facebook to serve divorce papers  —  A Brooklyn woman scored a judge's approval to legally change her relationship status to “single” via Facebook.  —  In a landmark ruling, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper is allowing …
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
After Kleiner trial, Ellen Pao talks about workplace sexism, changing hiring practices at Reddit, more  —  Ellen Pao Says Gender Issues Won't ‘Go Away’ After Kleiner Trial  —  In first interview since losing sexism case, Pao says too many 'women feel like there's no way to win'
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat Replaces “Best Friends” With Friend Emojis, Adds Low-Light Camera  —  It was always weird that Snapchat exposed who you snapped with most in the “Best Friends” list, so today the app is ditching that for a new private way to see who you're closest to.
AppleInsider:
LG may have accidentally revealed Apple's 8K iMac plans in a press release about display tech  —  Apple to release super-high resolution ‘iMac 8K’ later this year, display partner LG says  —  In a rather unusual reveal, a supposed “iMac 8K” has been outed in a press release that was published …
Hurriyet Daily News:
Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube, Facebook over hostage photo  —  Turkish authorities have blocked access to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook over the publication of photos published on the three social media platforms showing a prosecutor who was taken hostage by militants in Istanbul last week.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures-Backed Bitcoin Exchange Buttercoin Is Shutting Down  —  Buttercoin, a bitcoin exchange startup backed by Y Combinator and Google Ventures, is closing its doors at the end of this month after failing to raise new investment.  —  “Buttercoin will be turning off our service …
Bonnie Cha / Re/code:
Roku Adds Voice Search, My Feed for Upcoming Movies  —  Starting today, Roku users will have new ways to search and discover content on their set-top boxes.  —  That's because the Silicon Valley-based company updated its line of media streaming devices and mobile apps to support voice search.
Myce.com:
Update for Windows 7 and 8.1 silently installs Windows 10 downloader  —  Microsoft has released an optional update that “enables additional capabilities for Windows Update notifications when new updates are available to the user”.  We discovered the update is actually a downloader for Windows 10 …
Kanika Sikka / Reuters:
Plaintiffs withdraw antitrust case against Google over Android app bundling  —  Consumers withdraw U.S. lawsuit against Google over Android app limits  —  (Reuters) - Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc (GOOGL.O) on Friday withdrew their case accusing the search engine company …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Jonah Becker, Who Just Left HTC, Joins Fitbit as Design Chief  —  Jonah Becker, who last week left Taiwanese phone maker HTC, is joining Fitbit as VP of industrial design.  —  In the newly created position, Becker will report to Fitbit CEO James Park.  Before HTC, he was a partner …

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