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February 16, 2017, 6:10 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Open letter outlining Facebook's attempts to build a more inclusive community, including improving tools for reporting abuse, squashing misleading stories, more  —  On our journey to connect the world, we often discuss products we're building and updates on our business.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
An inside look at why Apple has failed to revolutionize TV as it tests a fifth-generation Apple TV, which sources say is capable of streaming 4K video  —  The company is testing a new Apple TV capable of streaming ultra-high-definition 4K.  It may not be enough to take on Amazon and Roku.  —  by
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces WWDC 2017 will be held June 5-9 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, the first WWDC outside SF since 2002; registration opens March 27  —  Apple has announced it is holding WWDC 2017 from June 5th to June 9th, with a big change from previous years …
John Herrman / New York Times:
How a hands-off culture and tangible rewards for attention led to the PewDiePie scandal on YouTube, a platform with its own emerging politics  —  Felix Kjellberg, known to his fans as PewDiePie, is by far YouTube's biggest star.  His videos, a mix of video-game narration, humorous rants and commentary …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Tinder acquires Wheel, a collaborative video messaging app similar to Snapchat's Live Stories  —  Tinder is making a push into video with the acquisition of Wheel, a collaborative video messaging app that functions similarly to Snapchat's “Live Stories” format.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Home adds the ability to buy products via voice from select Google Express partners  —  The Google Assistant on Google Home is getting a new feature today that may sound rather familiar to anybody who has ever owned an Amazon Echo.  You can now use your Home to order everyday essentials …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
AT&T debuts $100/mo unlimited data plan that doesn't require a DirecTV subscription, but speed is throttled after 22GB usage; additional lines cost $40/mo each  —  AT&T on Thursday announced an expanded version of its unlimited data plan that does not require an additional subscription to a pay-TV service.
More: AT&T, ZDNet, and Gizmodo
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Snap seeks to raise $3.2B in IPO at $14 to $16 per share, which would value it at about $18.5B at the high end of the range  —  Snap Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $3.2 billion in its initial public offering in what could be the third-biggest technology listing of the past decade.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter is temporarily limiting reach of tweets from “potentially abusive accounts” to people who already follow them on case-by-case basis  —  Twitter time out.  —  Twitter is temporarily decreasing the reach of tweets from users it believes are engaging in abusive behavior via …

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