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April 17, 2015, 5:05 PM

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David McLaughlin / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: US Justice Department lawyers leaning against Comcast merger with Time Warner Cable, could submit recommendation next week  —  U.S. Antitrust Lawyers Said to Be Leaning Against Comcast Merger  —  Staff attorneys at the Justice Department's antitrust division are nearing a recommendation …
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.
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Interview: Slack's Stewart Butterfield on the favorable fundraising climate and options for spending the $160M he recently raised  —  Is Slack Really Worth $2.8 Billion?  A Conversation With Stewart Butterfield  —  When I recently wrote about Slack, a corporate messaging app that has aspirations …
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
MakerBot's new CEO lays off 20% of the staff, about 100 people  —  MakerBot Just Laid Off 20 Percent of Its Staff  —  When MakerBot, the Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, became a subsidiary of 3D printing giant Stratasys, Inc. in 2013, everyone expected there would be changes.
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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Universal credit card device Coin ships 350K units after year delay, some backers still must 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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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?
ZDNet:
Microsoft to bring universal Office apps to Windows Phones in a test build before the end of April  —  What's next for Microsoft's ‘universal’ Office apps  —  Summary:Microsoft is readying a test build of its Office ‘Universal’ apps for Windows Phones before the end of April.
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.
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.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Match.com's HTTP-only login page puts millions of passwords at risk  —  HTTPS error has been active for weeks, but few seem to have noticed.  —  Tens of millions of Match.com subscribers risk having their site password exposed each time they sign in because the dating site doesn't use HTTPS encryption to protect its login page.
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 …
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.

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