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April 18, 2016, 8:40 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple confirms June 13-17 for WWDC 2016; ticket applications begin at 10 a.m. PT on April 22, with recipients notified April 25  —  Siri announces WWDC 2016 will be held June 13th through June 17th in San Francisco [Update]  —  [UPDATE: Apple has confirmed what Siri told us earlier today.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Bill Campbell, legendary “Coach” to Silicon Valley execs, and former Intuit CEO, has died of cancer at age 75  —  Silicon Valley's Legendary ‘Coach’ Bill Campbell Has Died  —  Bill Campbell — who garnered the name “The Coach” for the sage advice and counsel he gave numerous tech leaders …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube debuts live 360 video, releases API for hardware makers to integrate into devices, also launches spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos  —  YouTube rolls out support for 360-degree live streams and spatial audio  —  YouTube will today begin supporting 360-degree live streaming on its service …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Play Music gets podcast support on Android and the Web  —  As promised, Google today added podcast support to Google Play Music.  The new functionality is available today in Google Play Music for Android (grab the latest version from Google Play) and on the Web.
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court declines appeal by the Authors Guild to challenge Google Books, leaving in place the 2015 ruling in favor of Google, and ending the copyright suit  —  Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google book-scanning project  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge …
Wall Street Journal:
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
BlackBerry Won't Confirm or Deny it Gave Encryption Keys to Law Enforcement  —  Last week, a joint investigation by Motherboard and VICE News revealed that Canada's federal police are in possession of the “global encryption key” that unlocks every non-corporate BlackBerry user's encrypted BBM messages.
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
IBM beats Q1 earnings targets with quarterly revenue of $18.7B; strategic businesses including cloud and analytics grew revenue 14% year-over-year  —  IBM beats Q1 earnings targets on double-digit cloud growth  —  IBM said quarterly revenue from its strategic businesses including cloud …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to offer $8.99/month stand-alone video streaming option in US; Prime membership to be offered monthly for first time for $10.99/month in US  —  Amazon Ups the Ante on Streaming Video  —  New stand-alone option for its service is direct challenge to rival Netflix

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IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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