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April 6, 2017, 3:35 AM

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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.
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:
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:
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 …
Patrick Traughber / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter rolling out Twitter Lite, a new mobile web version optimized for slower connections and minimal data usage  —  Every day, millions of people around the world use Twitter to see what's happening right now.  However, there are several barriers to using Twitter, including slow mobile networks …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Udacity spins out Voyage, which aims to create a fleet of self-driving taxis using retrofitted cars; Voyage has raised a seed round from Khosla Ventures, others  —  Six months ago, online education startup Udacity set out to train a new legion of self-driving car engineers.
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 …

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