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April 5, 2016, 6:50 PM

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Cade Metz / Wired:
WhatsApp says it has enabled end-to-end encryption for all forms of communication on its service, which now has over a billion users, by default  —  Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People  —  For most of the past six weeks …
Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg:
Twitter acquires rights to stream NFL's Thursday night games, beating Amazon and Verizon, in an effort to attract mainstream users  —  Twitter Wins NFL Deal to Stream Thursday Night Games  —  Twitter Inc. won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter paid less than $10M for the 10 NFL games, while rival bids were higher than $15M; users can watch for free without signing-in  —  Twitter Beats Amazon, Verizon for Global NFL Streaming Deal  —  Surprise finish to the fight for NFL streaming rights: They're going to Twitter.
Medium / The Story:
Medium launches Medium for Publishers, a suite of branding and customization tools, over a dozen websites migrate over, including The Awl  —  Making Medium More Powerful for Publishers  —  At Medium, we're building out a new corner of the Internet specifically designed for people and publishers …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Starz launches standalone streaming service with apps for Android and iOS at $9/month, less than Showtime's $11/month offering  —  With a Stand-Alone App, Starz Looks Beyond the Cable Bundle  —  The hot and crowded market of subscription streaming services will get yet another entrant …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony's next PS4 update arrives tomorrow with game streaming for PC and Macs  —  Sony's next major update to the PlayStation 4 debuts tomorrow.  It includes a number of new features, but the most important addition is Remote Play for PCs and Macs.  New Remote Play apps for Windows and Mac …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
HTC Vive review: great innovative ideas, customizable UI, and solid construction, but glitchy and too expensive at $800  —  HTC Vive review  —  One month ago, I tested a virtual reality headset called the HTC Vive Pre.  The Pre was a development kit created by gaming behemoth Valve …
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
HP introduces super-thin 10.4mm, 13.3-inch Spectre laptop with i7 CPU, 9.5 hours battery life; starting $1,169, available for preorder April 25  —  HP goes for bling with new super-thin, copper-accented Spectre notebook  —  While taking up minimal space, it promises to deliver on battery life and power.

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