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March 31, 2017, 11:45 PM

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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Inside today's decision by Twitter to change the default profile picture from an egg to a human silhouette  —  An icon that came to represent Twitter's dark side is giving way to one designed not to turn anyone off, without looking like something you'd want to stick with.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they don't sell customers' personal web browsing history, in response to cancellation of new FCC privacy rules  —  Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon published blog posts this morning responding to the backlash they've been receiving since Congress voted to revoke …
New York Times:
Uber executive and Otto founder Anthony Levandowski invokes fifth amendment, seeking to avoid potential charges in Waymo's case against Uber  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An Uber executive accused of stealing driverless car technology from his former employers at Google is exercising his Fifth Amendment right …
Allegra Frank / Polygon:
Gaming hardware and peripheral company Mad Catz shuts down and files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy after months of financial woes  —  Troubled hardware maker used up its ninth life  —  Mad Catz, Inc. has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States.  As of March 30, the company has shut …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Cloudera files to raise $200M in IPO; the company lost $187M on $261M in revenue for the year ending January 31  —  Big data software company Cloudera today submitted its S-1 filing to go public on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CLDR.  —  Joint underwriters on the deal include …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat starts rolling out search for public Stories to users in select US cities; public Stories from all users could stay visible for up to several months  —  Snapchat is shifting from a social network limited to content shared by people you follow to an ephemeral, real-time database of what's going on now everywhere.
Anjali Athavaley / Reuters:
Verizon restructures into three units, hires former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg to lead network and technology group  —  Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said on Friday that Hans Vestberg, the former Ericsson chief executive officer, has joined the company and will lead a team building …
Kunal Dua / NDTV Gadgets 360:
Phil Schiller officially opens Apple's new App Accelerator in Bengaluru for Indian developers  —  Phil Schiller is in India this week to mark the official opening of Apple's App Accelerator in Bengaluru, a venture that was announced by CEO Tim Cook during his visit to India last May.

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