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April 4, 2016, 10:10 AM

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Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Apple faces opposition from India's largest phone brands in its push to import and sell used iPhones in the country to gain market share  —  Apple's Push to Flood India With Used iPhones Ignites Backlash  —  Apple seeks again to import and sell used phones into India
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft game chief Phil Spencer on openness, HoloLens, and Xbox 1.5  —  Microsoft has had its fair share of criticism about its platform strategy.  Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, recently blasted Microsoft's commitment to an open Windows platform.  HoloLens may not do much for games …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix throttling itself isn't a net neutrality problem, FCC chair says  —  Wheeler disappoints Netflix critics who called for investigation.  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said yesterday that he has no plans to investigate Netflix for throttling its own video streams …
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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 …
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.

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