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May 3, 2016, 7:35 PM

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Bloomberg:
Fiat Chrysler partners with Google to develop about 100 self-driving prototypes based on its Pacifica minivans, will build vehicles starting this year  —  Fiat, Google Plan Partnership on Self-Driving Minivans  —  Cooperation would be tech company's first with a carmaker
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
India rejects Apple's request to import and sell refurbished iPhones in the country  —  India Thwarts Apple's Plan to Sell Cheaper Refurbished IPhones  —  Company is also seeking permission to open retail stores  —  Apple's seeking new sources of growth as iPhone sales plateau
Ricardo Castro / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter's new Connect tab on iOS and Android suggests accounts to follow based on tweets you like, popular local accounts, and more  —  A better way to connect with people  —  Twitter connects you with the people you're interested in —whether that's someone across the world who shares …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Ellen Pao and other prominent Silicon Valley women launch new nonprofit Project Include to help collect and share data on diversity in tech companies  —  Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Ellen Pao spent the last few years spotlighting …
Natalia Scalzaretto / Reuters:
Brazil judge overturns 72-hour suspension of WhatsApp  —  SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge on Tuesday overturned a suspension of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging application that affected some 100 million users, after many people voiced frustration at the second such freeze in five months in the South American country.
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Google rebrands monthly OTA patch release for Nexus devices as Android Security Bulletin, fixes two critical Mediaserver flaws  —  Google Patches More Trouble in Mediaserver  —  Google has re-branded its monthly patch release, bringing a new name and new scope to the newly renamed Android Security Bulletin.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Giphy launches a keyboard for iOS called Giphy Keys  —  With all of Giphy's integrations with chat platforms, it was only a matter of time before the betaworks-backed GIF platform launched its own keyboard.  —  World, welcome Giphy Keys into the mix.  —  The Giphy Keys third-party keyboard launches …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Adblock Plus and Flattr launch a publisher payment system, Flattr Plus, which distributes payments among sites from a monthly budget after taking a 10% cut  —  Adblock Plus and Flattr's new project will let users automatically donate money to websites  —  Adblock Plus and Flattr today …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Adobe is buying Livefyre so brands can have more free content  —  Adobe has acquired marketing startup Livefyre for an undisclosed sum, the two companies announced on Tuesday.  —  The reason for the deal is the same reason a lot of stuff happens on the Internet: Content.

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at Disrupt SF  —  Khosrowshahi joined Uber following the ousting of then-CEO Travis Kalanick.  It's been a year since he's taken the helm, and we'll talk about the challenges so far.

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