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April 2, 2016, 12:45 AM

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google reverses Gmail April 1 prank after users mistakenly put GIFs into important emails  —  Google has reversed one of its April Fools' Day pranks after it caused a number Gmail users to unwittingly insert GIFs into business emails and other important communications.
Natt Garun / The Next Web:
The best and worst tech April Fools' 2016 jokes (so far)  —  It's often said that you can't blindly believe things on the Internet, but today in particular, TRUST.  NO ONE.  —  Except our definitive list of things that are confirmed April Fools' jokes from the tech industry this year.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As Apple turns 40, a look at the notes Regis McKenna took as he formulated an advertising and PR plan for Apple II  —  Regis McKenna's 1976 Notebook And The Invention Of Apple Computer, Inc.  —  On Apple's 40th birthday, an exclusive look at the notes its original media strategist took as he formulated an advertising and PR plan.
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Slack just raised another $200 million round, and it's now worth $3.8 billion  —  Slack just confirmed that it's raised $200 million at a $3.8 billion valuation, confirming what Business Insider had previously reported.  —  The new round was led by Thrive Capital with participation by GGV …
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: FBI worked with Israel's Cellebrite to crack the iPhone in the San Bernardino shooting case  —  FBI Worked With Israel's Cellebrite to Crack iPhone  —  The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation worked with Israel's Cellebrite Mobile Synchronization Ltd. to crack the iPhone used …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Investment robo-advisor Betterment raises $100M Series E led by Sweden's Kinnevik at $700M valuation  —  “Robo-advisor” Betterment raises $100 million  —  Betterment, a digital investment startup based in New York, has raised $100 million in a Series E round venture funding led by Kinnevik, a Swedish investment firm.
iFixit:
iFixit teardown finds iPhone SE and iPhone 5S screens are interchangeable, but SE battery connector differs from 5s  —  iPhone SE Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  In Progress  —  This guide is a work in progress.
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Dell's SecureWorks seeking to launch IPO this month, begin roadshow the week of April 11  —  Dell's SecureWorks Aims to Launch IPO in April  —  Offering would mark the first tech company this year to debut in the U.S.  —  A cybersecurity firm owned by Dell Inc. is seeking to end the technology IPO drought.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
BlackBerry Q4 misses expectations with 600K phones sold, $238M loss on revenue of $464M  —  Not even Google's Android can pull BlackBerry out of its tailspin  —  Not even Google's Android can pull BlackBerry out of its tailspin  —  The company only sold 600,000 phones in the fiscal fourth quarter.

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Microsoft:
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