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April 24, 2016, 2:10 PM

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Dan Grover:
WeChat PM: chat apps succeed when they streamline high-friction processes like app installation, login, and payment, not when they rely on conversational UI  —  Bots won't replace apps.  Better apps will replace apps.  —  Lately, everyone's talking about “conversational UI.”  It's the next big thing.
Christie Smythe / Bloomberg:
US Department of Justice drops appeal seeking Apple's help in unlocking iPhone in Brooklyn case after it obtains passcode  —  U.S. Drops Appeal Seeking Apple Help in Brooklyn IPhone Case  —  The U.S. government said it no longer needs Apple Inc.'s help to get into an iPhone used by a drug dealer …
Jenna McLaughlin / The Intercept:
Boston district court judge rules FBI hacking in child porn sting was illegal because magistrate judge that issued the search warrant was in another district  —  FBI Mass Child-Porn Hack Ruled Illegal on a Technicality  —  When the FBI hacked over 1,000 computers to ensnare consumers …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
All Apple Watch Apps Must Be Native Apps Starting on June 1  —  Apple today informed developers that starting on June 1, 2016, all watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later.  —  When the Apple Watch first launched …
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Six prominent ex-national security officials, who now work at firms with ties to the tech sector, support Apple on encryption  —  On Encryption Battle, Apple Has Advocates in Ex-National Security Officials  —  WASHINGTON — In their years together as top national security officials …

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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