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April 4, 2017, 12:15 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Mike Masnick / The Verge:
How a new bill that seeks to make the Register of Copyright a president-appointed position would end a 120-year status quo and benefit the RIAA, MPAA  —  A new bill undoes over 100 years of history  —  On March 23, Reps. Bob Goodlatte and John Conyers introduced a controversial bipartisan bill …
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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 …
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
COO Anthony Noto says Twitter is seeking deals with pay-TV companies to let subscribers watch live channels in Twitter app  —  Twitter is seeking to ink deals with pay-TV companies that would let subscribers watch live channels over the social network as part of a major video push.
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 …

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Microsoft:
Helping a groundswell of citizen scientists aid the environment  —  See how Microsoft's AI for Earth program is partnering with iNaturalist to help amateur and expert scientists share data.
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