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April 6, 2017, 1:25 AM

Top News

Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube's $35/mo. TV streaming service debuts in Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco Bay Area, with 4 major networks, 40+ cable channels  —  Young people in the United States have already made the switch from traditional television to streaming services.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Canonical will discontinue its Unity desktop interface, focusing on GNOME instead, and will shutter its mobile projects  —  Ubuntu phones and tablets are dead, but the desktop, server, and cloud live on.  —  Six years after making Unity the default user interface on Ubuntu desktops …
Washington Post:
FCC's Ajit Pai and FTC's Maureen Ohlhausen on why FCC's ISP privacy rules were bad, and how FTC's authority to police ISPs' privacy practices will be restored  —  Ajit Pai is chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  Maureen Ohlhausen is acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
The Verge:
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google says its TPU chips are 15x to 30x faster on average for machine learning than a standard GPU/CPU combination and offer 30x to 80x better TeraOps/Watt  —  It's no secret that Google has developed its own custom chips to accelerate its machine learning algorithms.
Kevin Gallo / Windows Blog:
Windows 10 Creators Update and Creators Update SDK are available for download now  —  This is a big day!  Today we opened access to download the Windows 10 Creators Update and, along with it, the Creators Update SDK.  And today is a great day for all Windows developers to get the SDK …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Facebook to allow flagging revenge porn for review and removal, prevent further sharing of removed images on Messenger and Instagram using photo-matching tech  —  Facebook has implemented a new photo-matching technology to ensure people can't re-share images previously reported and tagged as revenge porn …
Alisha Green / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Okta increases the price range to $15-$17 from $13-$15 per share ahead of its expected Friday IPO and could raise up to $215M  —  Identity management company Okta has once again increased the target amount it hopes to raise by going public later this week, bringing the anticipated total up to to $215 million.

Sponsor Posts

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.
eero:
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Internet Association:
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