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April 11, 2016, 9:15 PM

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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.
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.
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 …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Gartner: global PC shipments fell 9.6% YoY in Q1, the first quarter below 65M units since 2007; Asus, Apple the only companies in top 5 to increase shipments  —  Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 9.6% in Q1 2016, the first quarter below 65 million units since 2007  —  No surprise here: The PC market started 2016 off poorly.
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 …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Accel raised $500M for Accel London V, a fund focused on Series A and B investments in Europe and Israel  —  Venture firm Accel just raised a new $500 million European fund  —  Accel is on a roll.  Shortly after announcing a $500 million seed fund and a $1.5 billion growth fund …
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. …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to start selling tickets through Facebook  —  Eventbrite To Sell Tickets Directly Through Facebook Too  —  Earlier today, BuzzFeed News reported that Ticketmaster will soon begin selling tickets directly on Facebook.  We've now learned that another big ticketing company, Eventbrite, is set to do the same.

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Internet Association:
Here They Come: A Look At The Future Of Cities In The Internet Age  —  The purpose of the report is to highlight and draw lessons from cities that are actively pursuing a greater integration of technology into their economies, environments, and policymaking.
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