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April 4, 2017, 12:30 PM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple says it's working on pro displays and Mac Pros with modular designs that can fit high-end CPUs/GPUs, admitting the 2013 model fell short, coming next year  —  Let's not beat around the bush.  I have great news to share:  —  Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” …
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple will ship new iMacs later this year, including configurations targeted at the pro market; Phil Schiller confirms they will not feature a touchscreen  —  Apple's expected update to its iMac line will arrive later this year with some previously unexpected additions: pro models.
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
New report finds Ford, GM, Renault-Nissan, Daimler, and Volkswagon rank ahead of Tesla, Waymo, Uber on self-driving tech  —  Tesla on Monday overtook Ford in market value, but a new independent research report ranks Detroit's big automakers ahead of Silicon Valley upstarts in self-driving technologies.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: Marissa Mayer will not be part of Verizon's AOL-Yahoo combined company Oath, which will be led by AOL CEO Tim Armstrong  —  The Yahoo CEO is on her way out, say sources, which is really no surprise.  —  According to sources, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will not be continuing …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
ODG unveils enterprise-focused AR smart glasses optimized for “hazardous locations”, shipping in Q2 2017 for $3.5K  —  ODG may already be surfacing its ambitions to put smart glasses on consumers' faces, but the company has not forgotten about the specific and highly-unique needs of its enterprise customers.
More: VentureBeat and ZDNetThanks:@lucas_matney
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 …
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 …

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