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May 8, 2016, 3:45 PM

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John Herrman / New York Times:
Apple met with top podcasters as concerns grow about its commitment to the medium; lack of sharing tools, analytics, subscriptions remain industry sore points  —  Steven P. Jobs put his talent as a master salesman to the test when, in 2005, he introduced new Apple software for downloading digital audio shows.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Despite Apple's dominant role in podcasting, the medium has remained decentralized and open; individual podcasters would suffer if Apple asserted more control  —  This New York Times article gets a lot wrong, and both podcast listeners and podcast producers should be clear on Apple's actual role …
Rick Jervis / USA Today:
Uber and Lyft say they'll shut down Monday in Austin after voters reject proposition against fingerprint background checks for drivers  —  AUSTIN — Despite an $8 million dollar campaign by ride-hailing companies, Austin-area voters on Saturday rejected a proposal by Uber and Lyft to self-regulate …
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Dropbox says it's cutting some employee perks including SF shuttle bus, gym laundry service, and unlimited dinner guests in leaked memo  —  When Dropbox employees walked into their new office on Brannan Street last month, they were dazzled by something they hadn't seen before — a gleaming, 5-foot-tall panda statue made of chrome.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft will remove Windows 10 upgrade prompts from Windows 7, 8.1 PCs after July 29th  —  Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade prompts will become a thing of the past soon.  The software giant is planning to remove its Get Windows 10 app from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs after July 29th.
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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
HP EliteBook Folio G1 review: thin and light with a great build, trackpad, keyboard, but confusing array of configuration options  —  Two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a great keyboard and trackpad help it excel.  —  HP's EliteBook Folio G1. … Apple's laptop designs used to feel like they were a few years ahead of the curve.
Brad Chacos / PCWorld:
NVIDIA announces GeForce GTX 1080 starting at $600 and available May 27, and 1070 starting at $380 and available June 10; both are faster than the Titan X  —  Latest GeForce cards also push prices that won't break the bank either  —  Austin, Texas— “This is the largest chip project endeavor …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Evernote's CEO talks about slimming down the product, says 100K people sign up every day  —  By any standard, the past year has been hard on Evernote.  Phil Libin, who led the company to 100 million registered users and a $1 billion valuation, abruptly quit the CEO post last July …
Kerry Flynn / International Business Times:
Facebook testing “Discover” feature for Groups on iOS and Android to simplify finding Groups by category  —  More than 1 billion people use Facebook Groups every month.  But for the world's largest social network, that just isn't enough.  —  The nearly decade-old product …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 10 Likely to Include Standalone HomeKit App Designed by Apple  —  A unified, Apple-designed HomeKit app has been desired by HomeKit users since HomeKit first debuted, and it appears Apple is planning to introduce such an app in the near future, perhaps in iOS 10.
Katherine Boehret / The Verge:
Amazon Kindle Oasis review: extremely thin and light, but very expensive and no adaptive backlight  —  My favorite way to test any e-reader is to see if I still like using it when my reading material isn't exactly thrilling.  For the past week, I've been using Amazon's newest Kindle to get through a book called Oh Crap!
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