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April 17, 2015, 1:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple plans to launch Pay in Canada in November, in talks with six biggest banks, which account for more than 90% of country's retail bank accounts  —  Apple Pay Plans to Launch in Canada This Fall  —  Apple is in talks with six Canadian banks for mobile payment service's first venture outside the U.S.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Stores to Offer ‘Apple Watch Basics’ Workshops Beginning April 24  —  Starting on April 24, it appears that Apple will be offering “Apple Watch Basics” workshops in some of its retail stores around the world, helping customers who begin receiving their watches on that day to learn how to use them.
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
FAQ: The New Yahoo-Microsoft Deal, Explained  —  Yahoo and Microsoft have reached new terms in their search partnership that was created in 2009.  Here's how the new deal will work to give Yahoo more flexibility about ads.  —  Yahoo and Microsoft have renewed their search partnership.  What's changed?
Caleb Melby / Bloomberg Business:
Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating among highest-paid US executives, earning $65.2M last year  —  Apple's Tim Cook Is a Steal at $65 Million in Pay  —  Apple Inc.'s Tim Cook has the best pay-for-performance rating of any chief executive officer on the Bloomberg Pay Index …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Leaked emails from Sony Pictures hack indicate that Snapchat gave 0.11% of its stock to former Apple executive Scott Forstall to be an adviser  —  Snapchat Is Paying Ex-Apple Exec Scott Forstall 0.11% To Be An Advisor  —  A leaked email from the Sony Pictures hack indicates Snapchat set aside .11% …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Universal credit card device Coin ships 350K units after year delay, some backers still to wait months  —  Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping  —  The Coin (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) …
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Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
Square's Jack Dorsey on using data to minimize risk and improve the company's margins, how Caviar helps Square get inside restaurants, more  —  Square's Jack Dorsey Puts It All Together  —  The Square CEO and Twitter founder explains how his company's recent spate of initiatives fit together in the big picture.
Matthew Wall / BBC:
Mark Zuckerberg defends Internet.org after Indian companies pull out, says project not incompatible with net neutrality  —  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg believes Internet.org is not a threat to net neutrality  —  Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has defended the aims of his Internet.org initiative …
Joel Hruska / ExtremeTech:
How Moore's Law has been reinvented over the last 50 years, becoming cultural shorthand for innovation itself  —  Moore's Law is dead, long live Moore's Law  —  Moore's Law turns 50 this coming week — making this an opportune time to revisit Gordon Moore's classic prediction …
David C. Brock / Backchannel:
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Instagram Tightens Guidelines to Curb Pornography and Harassment  —  Instagram is dropping the nice-guy act.  —  The photo- and video-sharing app Thursday unveiled more-detailed standards for images, aimed at curbing pornography and harassment.  The tone is tougher, too …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's mobile search results on Android now prompt users to install apps that have content relevant to the search query  —  Google's Mobile Search Results On Android Now Prompt Users To Install Apps With Relevant Content  —  Google's mobile search results on Android will now prompt …
Mike Rogoway / Oregonian:
Oregon's new law exempts gigabit Internet services like Google Fiber from antiquated property tax  —  Gov. Kate Brown signs ‘gigabit’ tax bill for Google Fiber  —  Google Fiber made it all sound so simple.  —  The company arrived in Portland in early 2014 and said it might bring its hyperfast Internet service to town.
Anthony Deutsch / Reuters:
Dutch prosecutors launch criminal investigation into Uber for violation of court order, say police caught dozens of drivers offering illegal taxi services  —  Dutch launch criminal investigation into Uber  —  (Reuters) - Dutch prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into Uber …

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