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April 13, 2016, 12:10 PM

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: FBI did not use Cellebrite to crack San Bernardino iPhone, paid hackers for undisclosed software flaw that was used to create hardware to crack PIN  —  FBI paid professional hackers one-time fee to crack San Bernardino iPhone  —  The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist's phone …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Google Calendar launches Goals feature on iOS and Android, which automatically schedules your self-improvement activities into gaps in your calendar  —  Google Calendar's new Goals will help find you time for self-improvement  —  Google Calendar turns 10 this year, but the service isn't ready …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Amazon announces $290 Kindle Oasis, its thinnest Kindle to date, which comes with leather case that extends battery life; pre-orders open today, ships April 27  —  Amazon's Kindle Oasis is the funkiest e-reader it's ever made  —  Amazon's philosophy with the Kindle line has been consistent …
Cade Metz / Wired:
Mark Zuckerberg talks about Facebook's future: Messenger bots, AI, live video, virtual reality, and open sourcing key technologies  —  How Will Zuckerberg Rule the World?  By Giving Facebook's Tech Away  —  When Mark Zuckerberg took his first steps, his parents marked the date in a good old fashioned baby book.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces Rights Manager to help video creators combat freebooting; content owners can apply for access beginning today  —  Facebook launches video Rights Manager to combat freebooting  —  There's an epidemic of stolen videos on Facebook.  Business Pages rip videos from YouTube …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Ian Hardy / MobileSyrup.com:
Logitech acquires Jaybird for about $50M in cash and $45M in potential earn-outs to expand into wireless audio wearables market  —  Logitech acquires Jaybird for $50 million (USD) in cash  —  Earlier this year ZAGG agreed to purchase Mophie for over $100 million.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
USB-IF announces new USB Type-C authentication spec so devices can verify certification status of accessories to avoid damage from rogue cables  —  A software fix for dangerous USB-C cables is coming  —  Now that it's becoming clear to everybody that it's distressingly easy to accidentally buy …
Kareem Anderson / WinBeta:
Marmalade Core, a cross-platform C++ SDK lets developers create games across iOS, Android, and Windows 10  —  Cross-platform games made easy with Microsoft's Marmalade Platform  —  During its developer conference, Microsoft traditionally announces new features or tools with a brief demo …
Narottam Medhora / Reuters:
Uber releases its first transparency report, showing it gave US regulatory agencies data on over 12M users and received 415 data requests from law enforcement  —  Uber says gave U.S. agencies data on more than 12 million users  —  Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Tuesday released …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's testing allowing businesses to send sponsored messages in Messenger  —  Facebook starts allowing “Sponsored Messages” ads  —  Facebook launched its Messenger chatbot platform today, but how will it make money on it?  By charging businesses to send re-engagement messages …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:

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