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April 7, 2016, 10:35 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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Edge to auto-pause Flash content that is not central to a page with Windows 10 update this summer  —  Microsoft to change how Windows 10's Edge browser handles Flash content  —  Microsoft will give users more control over Flash content in its Edge browser for Windows 10 when it delivers the Anniversary update this summer.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Amazon names Andy Jassy CEO of Amazon Web Services, Jeff Wilke CEO Worldwide Consumer; Bezos remains CEO of company  —  Amazon now has three CEOs: Tech powerhouse promotes Andy Jassy and Jeff Wilke to CEO roles of respective divisions  —  Amazon.com is changing the titles for the top bosses …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Open Whisper Systems' Signal Desktop messaging system now available to all, no longer invite-only  —  Now's your chance to try Signal's desktop Chrome app  —  The desktop version of Edward Snowden's favored end-to-end messaging system, Signal, is now available to anyone who wants to check it out.

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