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April 3, 2017, 2:10 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter adds location sharing for businesses 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 …
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 …
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 …

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