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April 4, 2016, 8:10 AM

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Salvador Hernandez / BuzzFeed:
FBI Tells Local Law Enforcement It Will Help Unlock Phones  —  A law enforcement official told BuzzFeed News the FBI sent the advisory to local authorities on Friday in order to provide them with “technical assistance.”  —  Just days after breaking into a terrorist's iPhone using …
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Inside the development of Amazon Echo: early Echo team members recount company's ambitions for the device and the challenges they faced  —  The inside story of how Amazon created Echo, the next billion-dollar business no one saw coming  —  When Amazon executive Dave Limp first saw the pitch …
Paul James / Road to VR:
Oculus Refund Shipping Costs as Rift Shipments Delayed Due to “Component Shortages”  —  It seems that Oculus are acknowledging the troublesome Rift launch and associated delivery delays by covering shipping costs for affected customers.  According to emails sent out by Oculus to customers still waiting …
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Airbnb to purge illegal hotels from San Francisco listings, releases SF data set showing 1/5 of full-home rentals are controlled by multiple-property operators  —  Airbnb to purge illegal hotels from San Francisco listings  —  Airbnb says it is cracking down on San Francisco hosts who violate the city's law on short-term rentals.
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Pullbacks, delays, ad fraud: The story of Facebook's ‘$500 million’ LiveRail acquisition  —  When Facebook acquired the San Francisco-based LiveRail for a reported $400 million to $500 million in July 2014, the social network said the video ad-tech company would “help us make video advertising much better for everyone.”

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