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April 13, 2016, 3:45 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook unveils Surround 360, a 17-lens, 3D VR camera, will open-source hardware designs and specs this summer, materials to build will cost $30K  —  This is Facebook's gorgeous, open-source 360-degree video camera  —  Hoping to dramatically increase the amount of 360-degree video on its platform …
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.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Facebook makes its Live API publicly available, allows streaming directly to Facebook from non-mobile devices like drones, TV broadcast feeds  —  Facebook Opens Up Live Video to Developers to Allow Streaming from Any Device  —  Facebook just took video streaming on its Live platform beyond …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Messenger platform with chatbots  —  Facebook will now allow businesses to deliver automated customer support, e-commerce guidance, content and interactive experiences through chatbots.  By providing utility through its huge developer and business ecosystem …
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 …
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.
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 …
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Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Box teams up with AWS and IBM for Box Zones, which lets firms store files locally in Europe, Asia  —  Box Teams Up With Amazon, IBM to Offer Local Storage Worldwide  —  Cloud storage company Box is making an effort to widen its appeal as the office file storage and sharing product …

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