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April 29, 2016, 12:30 PM

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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Supreme Court approves change that will allow US judges to issue search warrants for computers located in any jurisdiction  —  U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would allow U.S. judges …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Sources: HTC will make the next Nexus phones, likely codenamed Marlin and Sailfish  —  The Android rumor mill has decided: HTC will make the next Nexus phones  —  If you've been paying attention to Android rumors for the past month or so, you know that at this point it's a fait accompli …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Rovi buys TiVo for $1.1B at $10.70 per share, will adopt TiVo brand as new company name  —  Rovi Buys TiVo for $1.1 Billion  —  Entertainment technology firm values original DVR company at $10.70 per share  —  Entertainment technology company Rovi has purchased original DVR service TiVo for $1.1 billion, or $10.70 per share.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
Uber tests wait-time fees and a shorter cancellation window in NYC, New Jersey, Dallas, and Phoenix, in response to driver complaints  —  Uber Tests New Rider Rules: Two Minutes to Cancel or Show Up...or Else  —  Pilot program to allow charges for customers making drivers wait or canceling rides late, addressing complaints
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Snapchat strikes a non-exclusive deal with NBC to show Olympics highlights in US via live stories and Discover channel curated by BuzzFeed  —  Snapchat Scores Unprecedented Deal With NBC to Showcase Olympics  —  Companies to share revenue from ads paired with content
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft is working on a IFTTT-like automation tool called Flow  —  LEAKED: Microsoft is working on a new tool to help automate your life  —  Meet Microsoft Flow: A free way to connect all of your cloud services — including Slack, GitHub, Twitter, and Google Drive — together in new and novel ways.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases public preview of PowerApps business-app building service  —  A public preview of Microsoft's PowerApps service, which integrates with its just-unveiled Flow data-sharing tool, is available to business users who want to develop custom business apps.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Sources: FBI paid under $1M to unlock San Bernardino iPhone, can use technique on any iPhone 5c running iOS 9 without additional payment  —  FBI paid under $1 million to unlock San Bernardino iPhone: sources  —  The FBI paid under $1 million for the technique used to unlock the iPhone used …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Play is now labelling which apps contain ads  —  Google has just made a change to its mobile application storefront, Google Play, which will help customers make better decisions about the apps they want to download: it's now displaying if an app contains advertisements.
Jeffrey Matulef / Eurogamer.net:
YouTubers will soon receive money raised during Content ID disputes  —  New system will set earned revenue aside for whoever's found in the right.  —  YouTubers will soon be able to receive revenue made during Content ID claim disputes.  —  As is, if a YouTuber uploads a video …
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
LinkedIn's ad revenue grew 29% YoY to $154.1M in Q1, propelled by sponsored content which accounted for $86.3M, growing 80% YoY  —  LinkedIn's sponsored content pivot helps ad revenue hit $154.1 million  —  LinkedIn's ad revenue grew by 29% in the first quarter of 2016 …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IBM raises its game in blockchain with secure cloud services and Docker integration  —  Bitcoin may still be the most famous application of blockchain technology, but the distributed, encrypted database architecture is now being applied to a range of other services, from different kinds of …

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