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April 1, 2016, 3:40 PM

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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.
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.
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.
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.
Katie Benner / New York Times:
On demand office services startup Managed by Q raises $25M Series B round led by GV  —  Managed by Q, an On-Demand Start-Up, Raises $25 Million  —  Managed by Q began two years ago during a boom in on-demand start-ups, offering a service to clean offices in New York City whenever clients needed it.
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Reddit deletes surveillance ‘warrant canary’ in transparency report  —  Social networking forum reddit on Thursday removed a section from its site used to tacitly inform users it had never received a certain type of U.S. government surveillance request, suggesting the platform is now being asked …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
DJI files US patent lawsuit against rival Yuneec, starting drone industry's first major legal fight  —  DJI files patent lawsuit against Yuneec, starting drone industry's first major legal fight  —  When Yuneec unveiled its Typhoon H drones at CES earlier this year, we called it the first major contender for DJI's crown.
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Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC votes 3-2 to expand Lifeline program to give low-income Americans $9.25/month subsidy for broadband  —  America's poor can now get cheaper Internet access  —  Federal regulators have approved a historic expansion of subsidies for the poor, fleshing out for the first time a set …

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