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April 4, 2016, 6:45 PM

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Rob Price / Business Insider:
Nest is disabling the Revolv home-automation service on May 15, effectively bricking Revolv home hub hardware, after acquiring the startup in 2014  —  Google's parent company is deliberately disabling some of its customers' old smart-home devices  —  Nest, a smart-home company owned …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Outlook Premium, Microsoft's subscription email service, starts trials at $3.99 per month, gives users up to 5 personalized email address, ad free inbox, more  —  Outlook Premium, Microsoft's subscription email service, starts trials at $3.99 per month  —  Microsoft's experiment …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
The FCC releases new “nutrition labels” for broadband to show speed, caps, and hidden fees; ISPs are not required to use the labels  —  FCC's “nutrition labels” for broadband show speed, caps, and hidden fees  —  New labels will help ISPs comply with net neutrality transparency rules.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
$85M patent verdict covering Android's push notifications, the largest ever against Google, overturned on appeal  —  $85 million patent verdict, largest ever against Google, wiped out on appeal  —  Patent describes a failed company's 1996 desktop notification system.
More: Ars Technica UKTweets: @jngross
iFixit:
9.7-inch iPad Pro teardown: A9X, 2GB RAM, less space dedicated to speakers than 12.9" model, larger capacity battery than iPad Air 2, 2/10 repairability score  —  iPad Pro 9.7" Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.

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