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April 1, 2017, 1:15 PM

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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Inside Twitter's decision 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 …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft is shutting down CodePlex, its service for hosting repositories of open source software, on December 15 due to the dominance of GitHub  —  Microsoft today announced that it's shutting down CodePlex, its service for hosting repositories of open source software.
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.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Roundup of April Fools' Day gags by tech companies  —  Topsy-turvy day  —  April 1st — a day colloquially known as “April Fools' Day” or “the worst holiday ever” — isn't even until tomorrow, but because the month of April starts on a Saturday this year, all the #brands are already …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Sources say Trump's Office of Science and Technology Policy is sidelined and understaffed as office's director and other key leadership postions remain unfilled  —  As he cuts federal research and targets immigration, Trump has neglected and marginalized the White House's own team of experts.
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 …
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 …
J.R. Wu / Reuters:
Foxconn sees 30% rise in quarterly profit YOY, despite its first revenue decline in its 26 years as a public company  —  Taiwan's Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker and a key Apple Inc supplier, on Friday reported 30 percent growth in fourth quarter net profit from a year ago, defying expectations for a decline.

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