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April 3, 2017, 9:25 AM

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Imagination Technologies:
Imagination Technologies: Apple will stop using our IP for graphics tech in 15 to 24 months as it has been working on its own independent graphics design  —  Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG, “Imagination”, “the Group") a leading multimedia, processor and communications technology company …
Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
How Uber and Lyft use behavioral science, gamification, well timed messages, and other marketing techniques to entice specific behavior from drivers  —  The secretive ride-hailing giant Uber rarely discusses internal matters in public.  But in March, facing crises on multiple fronts …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Remote exploit, successfully demoed on two fully-updated Samsung smart TV models in Feb., compromises TVs via maliciously-crafted digital video broadcast signal  —  Demo exploit is inexpensive, remote, scalable—and opens door to more advanced hacks.  —  A new attack that uses terrestrial radio signals …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Facebook, Craig Newmark, Mozilla, Betaworks, others help launch $14M global News Integrity Initiative administered by CUNY to improve online news literacy  —  A global coalition of tech leaders, academic institutions, nonprofits and funders, including Facebook, Mozilla and Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark …
Alejandro Tauber / The Next Web:
18-month-old Dutch online supermarket Picnic, which offers free delivery of groceries via custom built EVs on set routes and times, raises €100M Series B  —  After just 1.5 years in existence, Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic has nabbed a historically large Series B funding round …
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Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Industry insiders shed light on how pricing war between Amazon and Walmart is putting pressure on suppliers of consumer packaged goods  —  Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze — big-time.  —  Last month, Walmart gathered some of America's biggest household brands near its Arkansas headquarters for a tough talk.

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