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April 21, 2015, 3:35 PM

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Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Amazon launches Amazon Destinations for booking short hotel getaways in select markets  —  Amazon Travel Launches New Brand, Amazon Destinations  —  Amazon's new and expanded hotel service is called Amazon Destinations and it is currently available on desktop and mobile.
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:
Adobe Lightroom 6 arrives with facial recognition, HDR, improved editing tools, mobile apps  —  Adobe launches Lightroom 6 photo app update as rival Aperture bites the dust  —  Adobe has launched a major upgrade to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, its desktop photo management and editing app …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Failed Apple Rootpipe Fix Leaves Backdoor On All Macs, Researchers Claim  —  When Apple released the latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite earlier this month, it claimed to have fixed a significant flaw, a backdoor named Rootpipe, that had been resident on its computers since 2011.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $150M  —  Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM.
Erik Larson / Bloomberg Business:
Aereo to settle broadcasters' copyright claims of more than $99M for $950K  —  Aereo Settles Broadcasters' Copyright Claims for $950,000  —  Aereo Inc., the online-TV service brought down by a U.S. Supreme Court copyright ruling, agreed to pay Walt Disney Co.'s ABC and other broadcasters …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
FAQ: Google's mobile friendly algorithm update, rolling out today, explained  —  Mobilegeddon Checklist: How To Prepare For This Week's Google Mobile Friendly Update  —  The Google Mobile Friendly Update launches tomorrow, a day that many including ourselves here at Search Engine Land are calling “Mobilegeddon.”
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Over 1,500 iOS apps, including apps by Citrix, Alibaba, Rotten Tomatoes, still have HTTPS-crippling bug, weeks after it was first disclosed  —  1,500 iOS apps have HTTPS-crippling bug.  Is one of them on your device?  —  Apps downloaded two million times are vulnerable to trivial man-in-the-middle attacks.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp for iOS is updated with free VoIP calling, quick photo option, new sharing extension  —  WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users  —  Less than a month after WhatsApp introduced free voice calls to users of its Android app, so the Facebook-owned company …

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