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April 14, 2017, 10:35 AM

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Reuters:
Japan's NHK: Apple considering multibillion dollar investment in Toshiba's chip business for stake of more than 20%  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is considering investing at least several billion dollars in the chip business put up for sale by Toshiba Corp (6502.T), public broadcaster NHK reported, citing an unidentified source.
Elizabeth Weise / USA Today:
Facebook rolling out tech changes using patterns to find fake accounts that can spread misinformation, malware, and falsely boost page rankings  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook is ramping up efforts to kill off sham accounts used to spread fake news, pass along malware and falsely boost page rankings …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google adds “Style Ideas” feature in Image Search for mobile web and Android to show more fashion possibilities, using algorithms and authoritative sites  —  Google is not taking Pinterest's search ambitions lying down.  The company recently launched a “Similar Items” …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Susan Fowler, the Stripe employee who exposed harassment at Uber, is named editor-in-chief of Increment, Stripe's new quarterly magazine for software engineers  —  The techie who became famous for her blog about the sorry state of Uber will run Increment.  —  Susan Fowler …
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.
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Uber now allows 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 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC's 600MHz spectrum band auction results: T-Mobile will pay $7.99B for what it says is 31MHz of spectrum nationwide, Dish to pay $6.2B, Comcast to pay $1.7B  —  Dish, Comcast, and US Cellular also bought plenty of 600MHz spectrum.  —  T-Mobile USA was the biggest winner in an auction …
Android Police:
Google Photos v2.13 for Android adds video stabilization feature  —  Qualcomm Snapdragon 835: The first benchmark results - comparisons to Pixel, OnePlus 3T, Galaxy S7, and more
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 …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Google has taught a neural network to sketch like humans, understand the concept of what it's drawing, and complete images started by someone else  —  Remember last year when Google released an AI-powered web tool that played Pictionary with your doodles?  Well, surprise!

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