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April 21, 2016, 9:25 AM

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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 label support for organizing notes, now lets you easily save web pages and images 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?
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
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 …
Bill Gurley / Above the Crowd:
How “dirty” term sheets protecting valuations will imperil founders, employees, and investors alike  —  On the Road to Recap:  —  Why the Unicorn Financing Market Just Became Dangerous...For All Involved  —  In February of last year, Fortune magazine writers Erin Griffith …
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Opera Now Has a Totally Free and Unlimited Built-In VPN  —  Dodging firewalls and masking your IP address usually requires firing up separate—often paid-for—software or plug-ins while you're browsing.  Now, though, Opera has its own free VPN baked right into the desktop browser.
George Slefo / Ad Age:
Google expands AMP to News; site navigation, sidebar menus, and self-updating pages coming soon  —  AMP Articles Get Prime Real Estate in Google News  —  New AMP Features Like Site Navigation, Sidebar Menus and Self-Updating Pages to Come  —  Publishers Tout Content Management Systems As ‘Secret Sauce’
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.
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.
Steven Russolillo / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft stock surpasses 93% of the peak reached in December 1999, with cloud efforts as driver  —  How Microsoft Is Reclaiming Its Former Glory  —  As Microsoft's stock approaches its record, Thursday's earnings report could help the rally maintain its momentum

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