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May 4, 2016, 3:50 AM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Satellite TV company Dish gets into the phone repair business, will now make on-site visits to swap your broken iPhone screen or battery  —  Dish, the satellite TV company, will now come repair your broken iPhone  —  Dish is getting into smartphone repairs.
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
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Former contractors who curated Facebook's “trending” news section describe preferred media outlets, “Twitter” censorship, layoffs, more  —  Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists?  Here's What Happened When It Hired Some.
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft acquires Italian IoT platform Solair  —  Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Solair, an Italy-based IoT service that was founded in 2011 (and not the U.S.-based company that makes retractable awnings).  —  Solair already used Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform …
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.
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 …
Josh Beckerman / Wall Street Journal:
Etsy Q1 beats estimates with $81.8M revenue, shares up over 12% in after-hours trading  —  Etsy Posts First Quarterly Profit Since Going Public  —  Growth in users and revenue remain strong  —  Etsy Inc. reported a quarterly profit for the first time since its April 2015 initial public offering …

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