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April 17, 2017, 11:00 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
How Facebook's shifting priorities and inferior monetization options for Instant Articles are leading some big publishers to abandon the format  —  Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing  —  Inside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters …
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
How Zuckerberg has polished his image to win people over, beginning with greater use of personal FB posts in 2015 and culminating in his current US talking tour  —  Until recently  —  , Mark Zuckerberg's most iconic public appearance may have been the image of the young startup founder sweating through …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Several hours passed before Facebook removed a video of a murder shared on the social network  —  Facebook took posts down hours later  —  A Cleveland man is at large after reportedly killing someone and uploading the footage to Facebook.  The video appears to show a man identified by police …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says Windows exploits disclosed by Shadow Brokers have been patched on all currently supported versions of Windows  —  Microsoft says it has already patched the Windows exploits released by the Shadow Brokers group.  The hacking tools, likely originating from the NSA …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft confirms that just about a dozen Windows Phone models will officially support the Windows 10 Creators Update  —  Microsoft is rolling out a new test builds for Windows 10 to phone Insiders (and to PC users), while acknowledging that only a dozen or so Windows Phone models will get Windows 10 Creators Update.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Robert Taylor, the innovator who played key roles in the invention of Arpanet, the Alto computer, and the computer mouse, dies at 85  —  Like many inventions, the internet was the work of many inventors.  But perhaps no one deserves more credit for that world-changing technological leap …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
How Google, Apple, and Microsoft and their operating systems are faring in their fight for the cheap computer market  —  The war for cheap computers is about to begin  —  It feels like a long time since we've had a great big knock-down, drag-out operating system battle.

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