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May 11, 2016, 8:35 PM

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Sunrise:
Microsoft will shut down Sunrise, the calendar app it bought last year, on August 31; team will work full-time on Outlook  —  As some of you might already know, we were acquired by Microsoft last year and have now moved on to work on Outlook for iOS and Android.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram's big redesign goes live with a colorful new icon, black-and-white app and more  —  Instagram's new icon is pink.  Well, it's pink and purple and yellow and orange.  It's definitely different.  And that's not all the company has changed today.  Instagram this morning is rolling …
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Sources: Google's answer to Amazon Echo is code-named “Chirp” and expected to launch this year  —  ‘Okay, Google,’ your turn.  —  A product team at Google is working on a hardware device that would integrate Google's search and voice assistant technology, akin to the Amazon Echo, Recode has learned.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft removes the Wi-Fi Sense feature that shared network passwords with friends from Windows 10, cites low usage and demand  —  Microsoft is removing part of its controversial Wi-Fi Sense feature from Windows 10.  “We have removed the Wi-Fi Sense feature that allows you to share Wi-Fi networks …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook now lets you upload panoramas along with photos from 360 cameras for viewing as 360 Photos in News Feed and on Gear VR headsets; Gear VR hits 1M users  —  Those panoramas trapped on your phone will finally get a better viewing experience, both on News Feed and the Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR.
Barak Turovsky / Official Google Blog:
Google Translate now lets you translate with one tap inside any app on Android, brings offline mode to iOS  —  Of the 500 million+ people who use Google Translate, more than 9 in 10 live outside the U.S. We've talked with thousands of you in India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Thailand to learn …
Davey Alba / Wired:
YouTube tests letting users share and talk about videos in group message threads within the app, which others can be invited to join  —  We've all had it happen: You're talking with a friend, and the conversation turns to something that a YouTube video perfectly encapsulates.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google to ban ads for payday loans and other lending products from July 13  —  Google has today announced an update to its AdWords terms and conditions that will ban advertising for some lending products on Google.  —  The update will go into effect on July 13 this year …
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
European Commission blocks Three-O2 carrier merger in UK, citing concerns over competition and higher prices  —  Commissioner Vestager kills takeover plan, citing significant UK competition concerns.  —  UK mobile operator Three's multi-billion pound bid to merge with O2 has been rejected by competition officials in Brussels.

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