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April 7, 2016, 5:55 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger hits 900M MAUs, adds short URLs and Snapchat-like scannable codes for starting conversations with businesses and individuals  —  Facebook pushes businesses to Messenger with new tools for Pages, including Snapchat-like scannable codes  —  A day after people started noticing Facebook …
TechCrunch:
Facebook will announce chatbot and live chat APIs at F8  —  Chatbots could replace 1-800 numbers, and Facebook wants them on Messenger.  But most businesses don't have the resources or technical skills to build chatbots themselves.  That's why Facebook is currently providing developers …
CNNMoney:
FBI director James Comey says the 3rd-party tool the FBI bought and used to unlock San Bernardino shooter's iPhone does not work with iPhone 5s or later  —  FBI director: We bought ‘a tool’ to hack terrorist's iPhone  —  FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the government had purchased …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Reddit launches its first official apps for iOS and Android  —  Reddit's long-awaited native mobile applications - the first-ever to be built by the company in-house - have now launched.  Available today for both iOS and Android, the new Reddit app will not only serve as the official means …
Office Blogs:
Outlook iOS and Android apps now integrate events and tasks from Wunderlist, Facebook, and Evernote  —  Introducing Wunderlist, Facebook and Evernote in Outlook on iOS and Android  —  The Outlook team is passionate about making your life easier by helping you manage and make the most of your time.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Verizon plans to make bid for Yahoo's core business next week; Google is also considering a bid  —  Verizon to Proceed With Yahoo Bid, Google Weighs Offer  —  Verizon Communications Inc. plans to make a first-round bid for Yahoo Inc.'s Web business next week …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook adds video search to combat original content sharing decline  —  Facebook is desperate to get you to watch original videos.  They're all over the feed, yesterday it launched a dedicated video browsing hub, and now it's announcing a video search engine.
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung forecasts solid Q1 earnings due to strong Galaxy S7 sales, helped by an early debut and lower pricing  —  Samsung Rewrites Playbook to Juice Galaxy S7 Sales  —  Estimates of S7 sales raised to 9 million units from 7 million  —  S7 expected to sell triple the amount of S6 in same period
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
BlueStacks partners with Twitch to stream mobile games to PCs, TVs, and mobile devices  —  BlueStacks makes it easy to stream mobile games to Twitch  —  BlueStacks has integrated its service with livestreaming site Twitch to stream mobile games to PCs, TVs, or mobile devices.
More: 9to5Google and TechCrunchThanks:@akanksha1105
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Virtual assistant bot startup X.ai raises $23M Series B, sources say at a valuation of around $100M  —  Rise of the bots: X.ai raises $23m more for Amy, a bot that arranges appointments  —  While voice-recognition-powered virtual assistants like Siri, Cortana and Amazon's Echo continue …

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