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April 6, 2016, 10:55 AM

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Fidji Simo / Facebook:
Facebook overhauls Live Video with support for groups and events, reactions, comments, filters, and a global map  —  Introducing New Ways to Create, Share and Discover Live Video on Facebook  —  With Facebook Live you can use your phone to share a moment instantly with the people you care about.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Vivaldi browser launches out of beta with plenty of customization features for power users  —  Vivaldi browser hits 1.0  —  After more than a year of public alpha and beta releases, the Vivaldi browser is hitting its 1.0 release today.  —  Vivaldi, which was founded by Opera co-founder …
Nick Summers / Engadget:
IKEA launches IKEA VR Experience, a kitchen showroom app for HTC Vive now on Steam, as a pilot that runs through August  —  Ikea made a kitchen showroom in VR  —  Don't want to go to the store?  No problem.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Source: new higher-end Kindle to come with a rechargeable case for extended battery life, and a solar-powered case is in development  —  Amazon to Release New Kindle With Rechargeable Protective Case  —  Solar-charged Kindle case also being developed  —  Amazon.com Inc. is betting …
David Meyer / Fortune:
WhatsApp's embrace of encryption is a landmark event because it brings ease of use and state-of-the-art encryption tech to billions for the first time  —  Why WhatsApp's Encryption Embrace Is a Landmark Event  —  The news that Facebook's fb WhatsApp now supports encryption across all its apps is nothing short of seismic.
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Cade Metz / Wired:
The Charlotte Observer:
PayPal drops plan to build $3.6M, 400-worker facility in Charlotte, NC, over recent discriminatory LGBT law  —  PayPal withdraws plans for Charlotte expansion over HB2  —  The technology company opposes North Carolina's new LGBT law  —  The company had announced plans to build …

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