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April 6, 2017, 4:15 PM

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Richard Leadbetter / Eurogamer.net:
A preview look at Project Scorpio reveals a console that is at least six months away from release and shows impressive performance in a game demo  —  Digital Foundry has the specs, has seen it running, and has talked to the people who built it.  —  Last week, Digital Foundry was invited …
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
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 …
Stefan Etienne / TechCrunch:
Nvidia updates its Titan Xp GPU with 12GB GDDR5X, 3,840 CUDA cores, and adds Mac support for the first time, available for $1,200  —  Nvidia updates its top-of-the-line Titan graphics card yearly, so it's only natural the Titan Xp got announced Thursday.  The Titan Xp's new specs include 12GB …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter aims to reset developer relations by streamlining its API platform around core features, introducing tiered access for devs in 2017, releasing a roadmap  —  Twitter historically has had a rocky relationship with its developer community.  —  It once encouraged third-party apps …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube says it will only allow channels with 10K lifetime views to monetize videos, to help make sure revenue flows only to those who play by the rules  —  The rule change is meant to weed out bad actors  —  Five years ago, YouTube opened their partner program to everyone.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Apple Clips hands-on: a fun, lightweight app for mobile video editing that can be complicated to use but creates nice looking videos, available now  —  Not a social network, but a fun video app … When I opened up Apple's new Clips app yesterday, as I've been doing for the past few days …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook Messenger opens its M assistant to all US users, easing the process of sending money in chats, sharing locations, making plans, starting a poll  —  Starting on iOS and Android in the US  —  Facebook's AI assistant, known simply as M, will now pop into your Messenger chat windows …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
F-Secure acquires Jonathan Zdziarski's Mac security app Little Flocker, will continue to offer it rebranded as Xfence for download  —  Security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski revealed he was joining Apple earlier this month, and now it turns out his Mac security app, Little Flocker, has gone awol because it's joining F-Secure.
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast unveils Xfinity Mobile wireless phone service for its internet and TV subscribers for $65 a month, and $12/GB pay-as-you-go plan  —  Cable-TV giant to unveil cellular plans in challenge to Verizon, AT&T  —  Comcast Corp. CMCSA -1.19% is poised to enter the fiercely competitive wireless phone market …
Leslie Hook / Financial Times:
Sources: Lyft raises $500M at a $6.9B valuation, a 50% increase over its January 2016 valuation  —  Read next … Lyft has raised more than $500m at a valuation of $6.9bn, according to three people familiar with the matter, as investors back the Uber rival's continued expansion across the United States.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify is considering directly listing its shares on a public exchange in September, instead of a traditional IPO  —  Music-streaming service considers a direct listing, bypassing the typical public-offering script  —  Music-streaming service Spotify AB is readying an initial public offering that is expected by year-end.

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