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April 13, 2017, 3:00 PM

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Instagram says Stories has 200M daily active users, passing 161M DAUs Snapchat reported in S1; update today brings selfie stickers, pinning stickers to videos  —  Instagram is seeing continued growth in the number of people using its Snapchat Stories-like feature.
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: secret Uber program “Hell” created fake Lyft rider accounts to track Lyft driver locations, and identified individual drivers using Lyft vulnerability  —  As the ride-sharing market was exploding in the U.S. between 2014 and the early part 2016, Uber had an advantage …
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Apple has been conducting feasibility trials at clinical sites across the Bay Area for noninvasive and continuous blood sugar level monitoring tech  —  - Apple has a secret group of biomedical engineers developing sensors to monitor blood sugar levels, sources tell CNBC
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Slack now lets you change your status to a custom message with an emoji  —  Sometimes you need to step away from Slack, whether to pick up a phone call, head to a meeting, or you just need a break.  Unfortunately, that will often lead to your coworkers frantically trying to find you …
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Uber now allow riders who want extra privacy to input an intersection instead of an address as a drop-off or pickup location  —  Uber changed its app Thursday to allow riders to enter an intersection instead of an address as a drop-off or pickup location.  That way, customers can give …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils Steam-like refund system for Xbox One and Windows 10 games and apps with a 14-day return window  —  Refunds are already live for many users, come with 14-day window, Steam-like caveats.  —  Xbox One is officially the first video game console to support digital purchase refunds by default.
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon opens up Alexa's 7-Mic voice processing technology to hardware makers for free on an invite-only basis  —  Amazon's digital assistant Alexa might show up in a lot of new devices soon.  —  That's because the online retail giant has decided to open up what amounts to Alexa's ears …
Vikas SN / The Economic Times:
Google launches food delivery and home services app called Areo in India, currently operational in Bengaluru and Mumbai  —  Areo aggregates food dishes and home services across various local service providers, allowing users to order food or schedule appointments with a local beautician …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sources: Hulu's live TV service will likely cost $39.99 per month, with cloud DVR add-on costing less than $20 per month  —  The pricing for Hulu's live TV service, a competitor with cable television - as well as a host of other streaming TV services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV NOW …
Lora Kolodny / TechCrunch:
Yelp Eat24 partners with robotics startup Marble for new autonomous robot food delivery in two San Francisco neighborhoods  —  Rules governing the use of food delivery robots remain to be seen across the US.  But major food businesses are investigating the possibilities already.

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