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April 17, 2015, 12:20 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.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
YouTube competitor Vessel raises a $57.5M Series B round led by IVP, just weeks after launch  —  Vessel raises $57.5m funding to expand its ‘first window’ for YouTube creators  —  Silicon Valley heavyweight IVP joins US startup's investors, and predicts it could be as successful as Netflix and Twitter
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?
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% …
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 …
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:
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.
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 …
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 …
Vijaya Gadde / Washington Post:
Twitter General Counsel admits to inexcusably slow abuse response times, commits to balancing free speech and safety, says size of user protection team tripled  —  Twitter executive: Here's how we're trying to stop abuse while preserving free speech  —  Open discussion doesn't mean much if some people are afraid to take part.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple officially names Steve Dowling as Vice President of Communications  —  Apple has officially named long time director of public relations Steve Dowling as its new Vice President of Communications, as noted on the company's executive bios webpage.  Dowling succeeds former Apple Communications …
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.

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