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April 20, 2016, 8:05 PM

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EU Press Room:
Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on Android operating system and applications  —  The European Commission has informed Google of its preliminary view that the company has, in breach of EU antitrust rules, abused its dominant position by imposing restrictions …
James Vincent / The Verge:
EU antitrust complaint against Android focuses on Google's prioritizing of its own services; Google says its business model keeps costs low, flexibility high  —  EU lodges formal antitrust complaint against Android  —  The European Union has notified Google of formal antitrust charges …
Samit Sarkar / Polygon:
Microsoft stops manufacturing new Xbox 360 consoles, will continue to sell remaining inventory and support existing consoles  —  Microsoft ending Xbox 360 production  —  IT'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE, THOUGH
Pras Sarkar / Gmail Blog:
Google updates Inbox with feature that gathers emails related to specific events, Save to Inbox feature for links, newsletter previews  —  Inbox by Gmail: a better way to keep track of events, newsletters and links  —  Life can get really busy.  Inboxes too.
Mario Anima / Google Docs Blog:
Google Keep gets updated with label support for organizing notes; now you can easily save web links and images to Keep from Android, iOS, and desktop Chrome  —  Stay on task with today's updates in Google Keep  —  How many times have you found yourself with a great idea, but no easy way to jot it down for later?
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
How Apple's unitary organizational structure creates great products but subpar services  —  Apple's Organizational Crossroads  —  Apple is unique, and I mean that objectively.  —  Forget about products for a moment, about which reasonable people can disagree.
Alex Heath / Tech Insider:
Snapchat comes under fire for ‘digital blackface’ filter that turns you into Bob Marley  —  Snapchat is facing backlash over a new filter that turns anyone into Jamaican singer Bob Marley.  The filter appears to be timed to coincide with April 20, a special day for cannabis enthusiasts.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Tech coalitions pen open letter to Burr and Feinstein over bill banning encryption  —  A group of tech coalitions has written an open letter to Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), concerning their bill requiring all encryption to be breakable on command …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out group voice calls in Messenger on iOS and Android globally  —  Facebook Messenger launches Group Calling to become your phone  —  Jump on the party line or hear the voices of your whole family with Facebook Messenger's latest feature.  Rolling out globally over the next 24 hours …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome for Android and iOS passes 1 billion monthly active users  —  Google today announced that its browser has passed 1 billion monthly active users on mobile.  In other words, Google has managed to add another 200 million Chrome for Android and iOS users in just five months.

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