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April 19, 2016, 3:55 AM

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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 …
Nicole LaPorte / Fast Company:
Sources: Apple held secret talks with A-listers at Sundance and in LA, plans to move into original content alongside Facebook, YouTube, and Alibaba  —  Apple, Facebook, Google, and Alibaba Take Hollywood  —  Since Netflix and Amazon proved that outsiders can thrive in entertainment …
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 …
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 …
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.

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