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April 21, 2016, 11:55 AM

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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.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Live TV listings coming to search results as Google announces new ad platform for video  —  Following big Google Cloud announcements at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show earlier this week, the company is announcing a new ad platform to monetize and personalize video content …
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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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’
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Verizon Q1: $32.2B revenue misses estimates, adds 640K postpaid wireless subscribers, $195M IoT revenue  —  Verizon Q1 on track, $195 million in IoT revenue, 640,000 postpaid wireless additions  —  Verizon's wireless business hummed along as it aims to grow via investments in new businesses such as AOL and Internet of things.
MSDN Blogs:
Microsoft Translator for Android now translates text in photos, supports 43 languages offline  —  Microsoft Translator Adds Image Translation to Android  —  Today, we are announcing several new Microsoft Translator capabilities available for Android users, including instant translation of images.
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 …
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
Tribune Publishing using new comment software that lets readers earn or buy points for prominent comment placement  —  News Sites Start Charging Readers to Comment on Articles  —  A startup thinks newspapers can profit by getting people to pay to elevate their rants—or advertisements—to the top of the comments section.
Pras Sarkar / Gmail Blog:
Google updates Inbox with feature that gathers emails related to specific events, link saving feature, newsletter previews  —  Inbox by Gmail: a better way to keep track of events, newsletters and links  —  Life can get really busy.  Inboxes too.  Just think about everything inside your own inbox …
Mario Anima / Google Docs Blog:
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Quora testing ads on a small number of pages after being ad free for seven years, now has 100M monthly unique visitors  —  Quora begins testing ads on ‘small number’ of question pages  —  Quora has started looking at what ads would look like on the question-and-answer service.

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