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May 8, 2016, 10:25 PM

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John Herrman / New York Times:
Apple met with top podcasters as concerns have grown about its commitment to the medium; lack of sharing tools, analytics, paid subs 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.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
NextVR signs five-year deal with Live Nation to broadcast concerts in virtual reality  —  NextVR is teaming up with music promoter Live Nation to offer hundreds of concerts in virtual reality.  Could this be the non-gaming experience the industry has been waiting for?  —  NextVR
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 …
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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