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April 6, 2016, 9:30 PM

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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.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook confirms it is paying media companies to use Live Video; sources say New York Times, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, among those getting paid  —  It's Not Just Celebrities — Facebook Is Paying Media Companies to Make Live Video, Too  —  Facebook wants big media companies like BuzzFeed …
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Bash, Cortana cross-device features, universal Skype app  —  Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs.  This is the first build released since Build 2016, where the company announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming this summer.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Hackers post personally identifiable information of 50M Turkish citizens online, more than half the country's 80M population  —  Hack Brief: Turkey Breach Spills Info on More Than Half Its Citizens  —  The nation of Turkey has been reeling from terrorist bombings in its biggest cities …
Rob Triggs / Android Authority:
Huawei debuts P9, P9 Plus flagships, with 5.2" and 5.5" displays, both have a dual 12MP rear camera; P9 Plus ships with 4GB RAM; P9 on sale April 16 for €599  —  Huawei P9 and P9 Plus officially announced - specs and price revealed  —  At a launch event in London today …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
UK grants E-Money Issuer license to a virtual currency company, Boston-based Circle, for the first time, allowing for a banking relationship with Barclays  —  Social payments startup Circle rolls into Europe  —  It may have started as a Bitcoin wallet but veteran entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire's …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
A look at the software and methods used to distribute 11M documents, totaling 2.6TB, of the Panama Papers to 100+ publications and about 400 journalists  —  From Encrypted Drives To Amazon's Cloud — The Amazing Flight Of The Panama Papers  —  It was an epic haul.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon buys 24.5% stake in online-video startup AwesomenessTV for $159M, plans premium short-form mobile video service to launch with its go90 free service  —  Verizon to Acquire 24.5% Stake in AwesomenessTV for $159 Million  —  DreamWorks Animation to remain majority owner, with Hearst holding remaining 24.5% stake
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Facebook is starting to suggest businesses you should chat with on Messenger  —  In Facebook's big push to make Messenger about more than just your friends, the social network has started suggesting businesses you might want to chat with as well.  —  The suggestions are hidden under …
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