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April 11, 2016, 11:30 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
U.K.'s Daily Mail Explores Bid for Yahoo Backed by Private Equity  —  Potential bid could take one of two forms, sources say  —  The parent company of the Daily Mail, the British newspaper and global tabloid website, is in talks with several private-equity firms about a possible bid for Yahoo Inc. …
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
How IP mapping service MaxMind locating 600M IP addresses to the geographic center of the US led to trouble for one Kansas resident  —  How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell  —  An hour's drive from Wichita, Kansas, in a little town called Potwin …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google Fiber drops free internet option for new subscribers in Kansas City, now starts plans at $50 per month  —  Google Fiber is ending a free-Internet offer in its first city  —  When Google Fiber first arrived, it came with a compelling pitch: Pay a one-time construction fee, and you get Internet access for free after that.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
With 60K home WiFi routers preordered, Luma raises $12.5M Series A from Accel, Amazon, others  —  Amazon Invests in Luma, a New Home WiFi System  —  It's been a year since we were introduced to Eero, a home Wifi solution that promised to improve coverage by using multiple access points.
Reuters:
After Daimler confirmed talks with Amazon and Microsoft about investment in HERE, Bosch says it is considering buying a stake, too  —  Bosch considers stake in digital mapping company HERE  —  Auto supplier Bosch [ROBG.UL] said on Friday it was in talks with high-definition digital maps company HERE …
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
Pinterest rolls out Promoted Pins outside the US, first in the UK, where MAUs are up 50% YoY to 10M, then in other English-speaking markets later this year  —  Pinterest sharpens focus on expansion with promoted pins in UK  —  Pinterest has started selling Promoted Pins in the UK …
George Dvorsky / Gizmodo:
Doctors used data collected by a Fitbit Charge HR to decide whether to reset a patient's heart rate with electrical cardioversion  —  This Dude's Fitness Tracker May Have Just Saved His Life  —  A 42-year-old man from New Jersey recently showed up in an emergency ward following a seizure.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Personal sharing shifts from Facebook to more intimate audiences on Snapchat and Instagram  —  Facebook Wants You to Post More About Yourself  —  Staff said to call lack of intimate sharing ‘context collapse’  —  Facebook tries prompting more personal types of posting

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