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April 3, 2017, 1:35 PM

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Imagination Technologies:
Imagination Technologies says Apple will stop using its IP for graphics tech in new products in 15 to 24 months as Apple designs its own GPU architecture  —  Imagination Technologies Group plc (LSE: IMG, “Imagination”, “the Group") a leading multimedia, processor and communications technology company …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Statcounter report: Android now accounts for a larger share of internet usage than Windows for the first time  —  Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps.  A clear reminder of that comes with news of a report claiming …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube to start letting outside firms like DoubleVerify and comScore audit its efforts to avoid controversial ad placements  —  In an interview with Recode, Philipp Schindler, Google's top business exec, walks a fine line.  —  A top Google executive says the company's YouTube ad controversy …
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 …
Kim Zetter / Motherboard:
Security expert Amihai Neiderman says he's found 40 zero-day flaws in Tizen, Samsung's OS that runs on phones, smartwatches, and over 30M smart TVs  —  Last month, the CIA got a lot of attention when WikiLeaks published internal documents purporting to show how the spy agency can monitor people through their Samsung smart TVs.
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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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter adds location sharing for business offering customer support over Direct Messages  —  The Twitterverse is still reeling from Twitter's revamp of @ replies, and scratching its head over how changing a default avatar has anything to do with addressing abuse, but the network is plodding on …

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