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April 11, 2016, 8:05 PM

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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Ticketmaster to begin selling tickets to select events directly on Facebook by end of April  —  Ticketmaster Will Sell Tickets Directly On Facebook In Coming Weeks  —  Another business places its functionality, and faith, in Facebook.  —  Ticketmaster will start selling event tickets directly …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Leaked images reveal Amazon's new Kindle is called Kindle Oasis and has a one-handed design that is significantly lighter than Paperwhite and Voyage models  —  Get ready for the new Kindle  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos teased a new Kindle device for this week.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
KGI forecasts Apple Watch shipments will fall 25% year-on-year, be below 7.5M units vs. 10.6M in 2015  —  A KGI investment note seen by 9to5Mac suggests that Apple Watch shipments will fall by more than 25% this year.  The note estimates 2015 sales at 10.6M units, and predicts that full-year shipments …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Periscope tests letting you sketch on top of your live video streams, says it's rolling out the feature to everyone in a few weeks  —  Periscope tests letting you draw on top of your live video streams  —  The current beta version of Twitter's video streaming app Periscope includes a feature …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Lytro's Cinema 755-megapixel light field camera offers 40K resolution at 300 FPS, could make green screens obsolete; rental packages start at $125K  —  Lytro's 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen  —  Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.
Joshua Jamerson / Wall Street Journal:
Dell's SecureWorks could raise up to $180M in IPO, which could value the firm at as much as $1.5B  —  Dell's SecureWorks Could Raise $180 Million in IPO  —  Firm could be valued at as much as $1.5 billion, at high range of price estimates  —  SecureWorks, the cybersecurity arm of Dell Inc. …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
A look at how Microsoft is building out its bot platform, and the roles of its research, developer experience, applications and services, and search units  —  Inside Microsoft's build-a-bot strategy  —  Microsoft Research, its Developer Experience team and its Applications and Services Group …
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.
Brian Solomon / Forbes:
Lyft and Didi Kuaidi's cross-border partnership launches in US this week; Chinese travelers can hail, pay for Lyft rides using the Didi app  —  Lyft, Didi Kuaidi Launch U.S. Ride-Sharing For Chinese Visitors  —  Uber has opened multiple fronts in the battle for global ride-sharing supremacy.

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