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April 3, 2017, 8:20 PM

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Business Insider:
AOL and Yahoo will be renamed Oath after the Verizon deal closes  —  When Verizon merges Yahoo with AOL after its acquisition of Yahoo closes, the newly created division will get a new name.  —  That new name is Oath, sources tell Business Insider.  —  In a deal that was announced in July …
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 …
Jing Cao / Bloomberg:
New H-1B guidelines issued, requiring that computer programmers applying for the visa prove their jobs are complex and require advanced knowledge  —  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department issued a memorandum that makes it harder for companies to bring foreign technology workers …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts Amazon Cash, which makes it easier to shop on Amazon without a bank card by letting users add cash to Amazon balance at participating retailers  —  Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
FCC reverses Charter Communications “overbuild” requirement for TWC merger that said it must expand broadband to 1M households already served by competitor  —  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is reversing a requirement imposed under the Obama administration …
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.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests a second News Feed, marked with a rocket ship icon, filled with posts from sources you haven't yet liked  —  Facebook's launch of Stories may be the social network's big news of the week, but some Facebook users have spotted another addition, and are thoroughly confused.
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Data analysis startup ActionIQ raises $13M Series A led by Sequoia  —  Marketers aren't necessarily tech-savvy, which can be limiting if you have to sift through large amounts of data from different sources.  ActionIQ, which wants to help marketing employees navigate big data without having to write code …
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Netflix now lets you download videos for offline viewing in Windows 10  —  Late last year, Netflix finally introduced offline viewing on some platforms.  Offline viewing on Netflix basically allows you to download videos so that you can watch them when you are offline.
Tony Romm / Recode:
White House confirms Trump has signed bill into law that allows ISPs to sell customers' browsing history without user permission  —  Internet providers will not have to ask permission before sharing sensitive data with advertisers.  —  President Donald Trump on Monday officially hit …
More: Variety and Associated PressThanks:@tonyromm
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 …

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