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April 4, 2017, 3:00 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 2013's model fell short, not coming in 2017  —  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.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple's Mac Pro refresh: $2,999 model goes from 4 to 6-core Xeon CPU, AMD G300 GPUs to G500 GPUs; $3,999 model goes from 6 to 8-core CPU, D500 GPUs to D700 GPUs  —  Apple today reshuffled its Mac Pro configurations and pricing, marking the first “update” to Apple's pro-oriented desktop computer in over three years.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Spotify to restrict new albums from Universal Music Group artists to its premium service for up to two weeks; sources say royalty payments are now slightly less  —  As part of its new licensing agreement with Universal Music Group  —  Spotify has agreed to a new licensing agreement …
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yelp acquires Wi-Fi marketing company Turnstyle Analytics for $20 million  —  Yelp this morning announced it has paid $20 million in cash to acquire the Wi-Fi marketing company, Turnstyle Analytics, which offers a service that allows businesses to connect with their customers over a freely provided Wi-fi network.
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

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