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April 22, 2016, 1:35 PM

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New York Times:
Chinese regulator shut down iBooks Store and iTunes Movies in China last week say sources; Apple working on making them available again soon  —  Apple Services Shut Down in China in Startling About-Face  —  For years, there has been a limit to the success of American technology companies in China.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Windows Ink, Cortana improvements and more arrive in the latest Windows 10 build out now  —  It's going to be a good Friday for those testing the latest releases of the Windows 10 operating system, as Microsoft is today rolling out a new build of its PC and mobile OS which will allow users …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Microsoft, Google agree to stop complaining to regulators about each other  —  Microsoft and Google say they have recently reached an agreement under which they will drop pending regulatory complaints against one another across the globe.  The pair have also agreed that they will try …
J.M. Porup / Ars Technica:
Documents show UK intelligence agencies can access “Bulk Personal Datasets” containing sensitive personal information with flimsy safeguards against abuse  —  UK intel agencies spy indiscriminately on millions of innocent folks  —  The UK's intelligence agencies (MI5, MI6 …
David Scammell / VideoGamer.com:
Amazon blocks non-Prime members from buying some popular video games like GTA 5 directly from the company, still lets you buy through Marketplace sellers  —  Amazon blocks non-Prime members from buying certain video games  —  GTA 5, Rainbow Six Siege and Assassin's Creed Syndicate now available exclusively to Prime members.
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
SecureWorks starts trading at around its $14 IPO price, raising $112M and valuing company at about $1.1B  —  SecureWorks Trading Flat After Downsized Public Offering  —  Company priced shares at $14 a piece to raise $112 million  —  Cybersecurity company owned by Dell valued at $1.1 billion
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Q3: Surface-related revenue up 61% YoY to $1.1B; Lumia sales fall 73% to 2.3M devices; Windows OEM revenue outperforms rest of PC market but falls 2%  —  Microsoft's Q3 2016: Surface up and Windows Phone down again  —  Microsoft has published its Q3 fiscal 2016 earnings report …
Julia Edwards / Reuters:
FBI paid over $1.3M to break into San Bernardino iPhone, the most the FBI has admitted to paying for a hacking technique  —  FBI paid more than $1.3 million to break into San Bernardino iPhone  —  Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said on Thursday the agency paid …
New York Times:
Uber reaches settlement in class-action suit in CA and MA; drivers in those states to remain independent contractors; firm to pay drivers as much as $100M  —  Uber Settles Cases With Concessions, but Drivers Stay Freelancers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has long been embroiled in a debate …
Facebook:
Facebook's News Feed starts prioritizing time spent on content, and reduces how often it shows posts in a row from the same source  —  News Feed FYI: More Articles You Want to Spend Time Viewing  —  As we work to improve News Feed, we make updates to help make sure you see the most relevant stories at the top.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Alphabet posts Q1 revenue of $20.26B on analyst expectations of $20.38B as cost-per-click continues to decrease, down 9% YoY  —  Alphabet slides 5% after missing earnings expectations on revenue of $20.3B  —  For a split second, Alphabet was the most valuable company in the world.
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Microsoft:
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eero:
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Smartsheet:
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Zoho:
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Worldpay:
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